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Chickens raised for Bell & Evans, like these in Pennsylvania, eat feed laced with oregano oil. Photo Credit: Jessica Kourkounis, NY Times

U.S. Ranks Second Worst For Farm Animal Cruelty

(FACTORY FARMING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) In a new animal cruelty index tracking 50 countries that are among the world’s largest producers of farm animal products, the U.S. disturbingly ranks as the second worst country for animal welfare. Belarus and Venezuela joined the U.S. among the lowest ranked countries, whereas Kenya, India, and the United Republic of Tanzania […]

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Of all the agricultural land in the U.S., 80 percent is used to raise animals for food and grow grain to feed them. That’s almost half the total land mass of the lower 48 states. Photo Credit: PETA

5 Films That Will Make You Want To Change Your Diet

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/FACTORY FARMING) There is a new epidemic sweeping across the globe, but it seems nobody is doing anything about it. That’s probably because this epidemic doesn’t affect people–it affects animals. Millions of helpless animals are tortured, abused, and mistreated just so we can feed our faces. Factory farming is big business, and it’s destroying […]

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Turkeys have been so manipulated by farmers to produce the best Thanksgiving dinner meat that they can no longer mate naturally. Photo Credit: Andrea Goh via Flickr

Turkeys Raped By Technology For Thanksgiving

(THANKSGIVING/TURKEYS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is necessary we re-evaluate our traditions. Each Butterball Turkey purchased for the dining room table condones cruel procedures that have forever destroyed the natural abilities of these once wild animals. In order to create the meatiest birds, farmers breed for a large breasted turkey. As a result of this […]

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No Such Thing As Better Beef

(FACTORY FARMING) Eating completely sustainable meat doesn’t seem possible. Factory farming is undoubtedly destroying the environment, slaughtering unprecedented amounts of animals, and putting humans at risk of deadly diseases like E. coli and salmonella. However, sustainable farms have their own set of problems. Is this alternative better for the animals? Or is sustainable meat just […]

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The Truth Behind “Humane” Food

(HUMANE EATING/ANIMAL WELFARE) What does Certified Humane really mean? Organic? Free range? What’s the difference between these and how do they affect us? We’ve compiled the ultimate list with all of the answers to what humane labeling really means and the animals behind the labels. — Global Animal

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"The Last Pig" focusses on Comis' personal struggles as a pig farmer. Photo credit: The Last Pig

Pigspiracy? ‘The Last Pig’ Documentary

(PIGS/FACTORY FARMING) It’s no secret that factory farms engage in inhumane practices–most prominently, the gruesome slaughtering of innocent animals. Films such as Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a documentary chronicling the horrors of factory farming, are gaining momentum among modern-day activists. Cows, however, are not the only animals enduring such hardship. — Global Animal

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Cruelty Cannot Be Concealed: Judge Lifts Idaho Ag-Gag Law

(AG-GAG LAWS/FACTORY FARMING) IDAHO — This week, in a major victory for factory farm animals, a federal judge ruled Idaho’s ag-gag law–which prohibits undercover investigations of agricultural operations–as unconstitutional. The misguided law was passed last year in response to Mercy For Animals footage revealing horrific conditions and unspeakable cruelty to animals at an Idaho dairy […]

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John Oliver: Exposing The Meat Industry

(FACTORY FARMING/OP-ED) There aren’t many notable figures who attack America’s systems and bring light to important issues that many turn a blind eye to. John Oliver is one of few who doesn’t soften the blow and tells us exactly how harmful many of our actions as humans are to ourselves and to the world. Already, […]

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What Does “Humane Meat” Mean At Whole Foods?

(FARM ANIMAL ABUSE/FACTORY FARMING) Earlier this month, PETA filed a false advertisement complaint over Whole Foods’ promises of “Humane Meat.” The organization is urging the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to prevent Whole Foods’ Washington D.C from selling meat-wrapping paper imprinted with the slogan, “Thanks for Caring about Animals.” — Global Animal

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Pigs can spend their entire lives in pig gestation crates which prohibit them from turning around. Photo credit: Humane Society of United States

Starbucks Serves Up Grande Animal Welfare Policy

(FACTORY FARMING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) With a helping hand from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Starbucks is starting the new year off on the right foot. As of January 1, 2015, the massive coffee chain put in place a North American cage-free egg policy, along with a much broader and extensive list of commitments […]

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