In the absence of political leadership, grassroots organizations and NGOs are taking on factory farms themselves, building on growing public support for less intensive animal agriculture.
The ditch dairy argument can be a tough pill to swallow. This is not meant to shame anyone, simply to share my story of why I chose to stop consuming dairy.
By not being upfront with consumers, labeling systems are making the industry seem like it is doing more than it actually is to improve animal welfare.
Fish receive fewer legal protections than almost any other animal and are confined with even less understanding of their individual needs.
GMO chickens have not been subject to gene transfers, DNA editing, or splicing in a lab. However, their genes have been modified in a broad sense through the process of selective breeding.
The industry’s excessive use of chicken antibiotics shows us just how far producers will go to treat the symptoms of animal agriculture before changing the conditions themselves.
Following China, the U.S. is the world’s second-largest producer of pigs. The top pork producing states account for nearly 72 million pigs, and almost all of them are raised on factory farms.
With as many as 800,000 boats in the water, some as far afield as Argentina, China is unmatched in the size and reach of its fishing vessels. Ian Urbina reports on the fleet’s global fishing dominance.
A new investigation from Viva! brings us deep inside the lives of farmed fish, who suffer from overcrowding and pain on a daily basis.
Live animal export is one of the single greatest threats to animal welfare. Every year, billions of animals are crammed into cargo holds, and many don’t make it out alive.