Justice

A Veggie Burger Is Still A Veggie Burger, Says EU Parliament

Veggie burgers can stay, say MEPs, but “vegan cheese” has to go. Parliament also failed to support much-needed environmental reforms, allowing the agricultural industry to carry on destroying the climate.

What Trump’s Deregulations Mean for Animals

Many of the deregulations enacted by President Trump prioritize the interests of hunters, property owners, and the fossil fuel industry over the health and well-being of animals and their ecosystems.

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Why We Need to Hold This California Dairy Farm Accountable

Footage from an investigation inside Dick Van Dam Dairy—a supplier of popular milk brands like Dairy Pure and TruMoo—is so graphic, actor Kate Mara warns, “You may need to look away.”

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Hollywood Comes to Life in an L.A. Slaughterhouse

A team of activists donned the uniforms of slaughterhouse workers and entered the premises—owned by Chinese multinational corporation Smithfield Foods—to rescue a 300-pound pig.

Researchers Have a New Test Subject: The Octopus

The use of cephalopods in laboratory research is on the rise, with several labs in the U.S. raising octopuses for their own use and as a supply for researchers around the world.

The Food System Is Built on White Supremacy

The story of the American food system has been whitewashed; the labor of people of color and the systemic, deeply painful injustices they face have been erased from it. Yet the food system is utterly dependent on the work they do.

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Factory Farm Investigators Face Off With Unlikely Rival

Four activists obtained footage of alleged animal abuse at a hog farm in British Columbia. They reported it to local authorities, but now they’re facing off with an unlikely rival: the province’s foremost humane society.

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Dr. Milton Mills: On Being a Black, Vegan Doctor in Trump’s America

The star of the Netflix documentary, What the Health, speaks out about his experience advocating for truth and justice in all its forms. “Being a Black man in America prepared me for being vegan.”

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I Went Undercover on a Factory Farm—This Is What I Learned

Scott David investigated three slaughterhouses during his time in the field—a chicken slaughterhouse, a pig processing plant, and the largest lamb slaughterhouse in the U.S. It never got any easier.

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Humans Aren’t the Only Species That Feels Lonely

Animals in farms, zoos, and aquariums are prevented from doing most of the things that are natural and instinctive to them, and suffer psychologically as a result.