Leather production poses a triple threat—it inflicts unimaginable cruelty on animals, harms and kills tannery workers, and destroys vital ecosystems.
While unfortunate in its timing, target, and implementation, the disruption at the MoveOn event raises important questions about how politicians view the treatment of animals. However, the animal rights movement needs to be mindful about its allies and make more friends, not fewer.
As consumer demand for non-animal proteins increases – for reasons of health, climate impact, and animal suffering – many fast food competitors are putting plant-based food on their menus. McDonald’s is not so fast.
In 2018, about 3,000 dairy farms closed across the United States, in part due to the federal government’s lack of interest in the well-being of small farms. Could plant-based milk be the future of small, local farming?