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Poultry Producers Use ‘Most Inhumane Method’ to Kill Birds Exposed to Avian Flu

New analysis from the Animal Welfare Institute found that the majority of producers chose to kill their animals using ventilation shutdown plus heat.

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Claims of Meat Shortages During the Pandemic Were ‘Baseless’, Report Finds

A scathing new report alleges that the country’s largest meat producers made “baseless” claims of meat shortages to keep their facilities running in the early stages of the pandemic.

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Report Ties Smithfield Pig Farms to Decades of ‘Chronic’ Pollution

“This is what happens when you try to put too many animals in the same place,” says the report’s author, who lives next door to one of the pig farms.

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Meat Industry Relies on ‘Powerful Voice’ to Cover Up Climate Impact

A first-of-a-kind study looked into the UK meat industry. It found that the industry relies on misinformation to cover up its harmful impacts.

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Antibiotic Residue Found in Antibiotic-Free Meat at Whole Foods

A new study reveals that meat certified to be antibiotic-free was, in fact, raised with antibiotics. Another study found that organic farms were also not antibiotic-free.

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New Study Shows How ‘Inefficient and Inequitable’ Food Systems Can Be

A new study reveals that millions of tons of fish caught in the global south are being fed to farmed salmon sold for human consumption in wealthier countries.

The Growth of Factory Farming in Kenya: An Interview with Judy Muriithi

Brighter Green’s Kwolanne Felix spoke with the founder of Lawyers for Animal Protection Africa about the growth of industrial agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.

USDA Releases Years of Slaughterhouse Records Following Lawsuit

New records released by the USDA reveal the handling of farmed animals in slaughterhouses over the past five years. This marks a major step towards transparency in the food supply chain.

Rising Meat Production Could Put UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Out of Reach

New report illustrates how political inaction continues to enable the expansion of large-scale meat and dairy companies despite the sectors’ climate and health impacts.

The Hidden Cost of Italy’s Meat Industry

Every year in Italy, nearly 600 million animals are killed and sold as 2.6 million tons of meat. But there’s a catch: all of the industry’s profits cannot even begin to cover its costs.

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New Study Confirms Inhumane Breeding of Broiler Chickens

A new study released in September by the University of Guelph, Ontario, shows decisively that this genetic manipulation comes at a great physical cost to the birds.

At Least 2 Million Animals Killed in Barn Fires in US Since 2017

Amidst the news of animals dying in burning zoos and wildfires, Jessica Scott-Reid writes of the lack of protection afforded to farmed animals in North America.

Reports Challenge Meat Industry Expansion Claims

Meat industry forecasts of rising demand are being challenged by new reports that see the future of animal-derived proteins as limited to bleak.

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99% of U.S. Farmed Animals Live on Factory Farms

The idea of factory-farmed meat makes most people feel uncomfortable, so they justify eating animals by claiming their food was produced ethically–not on a factory farm. The majority of them are wrong.

One State. 525 Million Farmed Animals.

525 million is a lot of animals to clean up after, and according to experts from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Waterkeeper Alliance, concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, do a horrendous job at containing the mess.

Year of the Pig Is Starting. Let’s Consider the Pig.

Celebrating the Year of the Pig means standing up for pigs ourselves. Once you know how many pigs die on factory farms every day, it’s hard to forget.

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The World’s Largest Fast Food Companies Are Failing Chickens

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals A new report from World Animal Protection identifies the cruel mistreatment of chickens by suppliers to eight of the world’s largest fast food companies.

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Nearly Half of Poultry Slaughterhouses Fail USDA Salmonella Inspections

Hundreds of USDA-inspected chicken and turkey slaughterhouses failed federal Salmonella performance standards, according to a…

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Call It Pig or Pork: People Still Want to Eat Bacon

Faunalytics asked, and U.S. consumers answered. Research shows that even if you trade indirect terms…