So called “ag-gag” laws criminalize elements of undercover investigations like taking photographs and recording video in factory farms.
Egg production is far from the idyllic image of a mother hen sitting atop her nest. Big Ag has corrupted the process, creating cheap eggs at the expense of billions of anguished chickens.
Is anything at McDonald’s vegan? This guide has answers.
Over 1.5 million cattle graze on public lands to the detriment of biodiversity — wiping out native wildlife and destabilizing ecosystems.
Wondering which alcoholic drinks are vegan? This guide can help.
A growing number of vegan bodybuilders prove you can meet the body’s protein requirements without meat.
Honey is largely produced by bees living in manmade hives that are very different from their natural habitats.
Though bullfighting is often portrayed as a fair fight between man and animal, the bull experiences stress, physical pain and, ultimately, death.
Jell-O is made from gelatin, an ingredient that comes from the bones, skin and connective tissues of farmed animals.
Increasing adoption of vegan diets and curbing food waste are two powerful ways to combat world hunger
Despite what you may have read in a few viral Twitter threads, animal leather is not more sustainable than vegan leather.
The global animal agriculture industry rakes in billions of dollars while putting the environment and human health at risk.
A new study found chickens are playful creatures who run, jump, wrestle and play with toys.
There are many different versions of vegetarianism, and a wide range of benefits from adopting a more plant-rich diet.
The global dairy industry is responsible for rising rates of water and air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and degraded farmland.
Is Costco’s chicken healthy? The wholesaler’s practices aren’t good for chickens or the workers who raise these birds, and there are plenty of healthy plant-based alternatives to choose instead.
Human activities like industrialized animal farming are causing the destruction of ecosystems worldwide, including as many as 1 million plant and animal species.
Turkeys can live for decades in the wild but, when raised for food, these creatures are slaughtered as young as 12 weeks old.
This course explores the contemporary labor landscape and workers’ rights in the animal protection movement.
Every second, 271 animals are killed for food in the U.S. Millions more are killed every day. Find out why so many animals are killed and how it happens.
Despite the persistent myth that goat milk is healthier and more ethically farmed, dairy goats experience the same factory farm conditions as cattle.
Sentient Media is launching a new $10,000 fund and training program to support journalists in the Midwest who report on environmental and agricultural issues.
Intensive farming may have made cashmere more affordable, but overgrazing has also led to widespread environmental damage and animal suffering.
Deforestation continues to wipe out the Amazon rainforest at alarming rates — threatening to release climate emissions and wipe out wildlife and Indigenous communities.
An animal sanctuary is a facility where animals are brought to live and be protected for the rest of their lives.
Non-human animals engage in a wide range of relationships that mirror the human experience — from monogamy to open relationships to dating around.
“But plants feel pain too,” is a frequent argument put to vegans but the bottom line is plants do not possess pain receptors like humans and animals.
Processed meats are a regular part of the American diet but eating them could be be risky for your health.
Hunting is defined as the act of chasing another animal to kill, typically with a gun. Eight states have banned wildlife killing contests.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, especially clearing land for cattle and soy to feed farmed animals.
Animal farming is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, including methane and nitrous oxide.
In Sentient Media’s monthly video series, host Jasmine Leyva shares the top stories in food, animals and the environment in 60 seconds.
Dogs who participate in the Iditarod sled race experience illness, injury and, in some cases, death.
Is it healthy to eat eggs every day? People may avoid eating eggs due to health concerns, allergies or ethical considerations.
On factory farms, animals are subjected to stress, confinement and physical harm. But the meatpacking industry is also harmful to humans caught within it.
Nonhuman animals are constantly proving themselves to be capable of thought, empathy and intelligence in ways that challenge our assumptions.
Soybeans are a protein-rich legume native to East Asia and the main ingredient of many different nutritious foods.
Salmon has long been considered a healthy source of protein, but there are plenty of nutritious plant-based alternatives.
While there are many drivers of deforestation, a leading cause is animal agriculture.
The term “food desert” describes an area where it is hard for people to access fresh, healthy and affordable produce.
Omega-3s are most commonly associated with seafood, but can also be found in leafy greens and other vegan sources, including foods that come from plants.
Roughly 25 million farmed animals are slaughtered in the U.S. every day. Many die before they even arrive at the slaughterhouse.
Baking without eggs may sound challenging, but it’s easier than you’d think. Check out this list of the best egg substitutes for home bakers and cooks.
Our planet is in trouble. Younger generations, like Generation Z, born between 1997 and 2012, are taking action.
The gelatin available at most grocery stores is primarily made from a protein found in the bones of farmed animals such as cows and pigs.
The vast majority of chickens spend their entire lives in the confinement of a factory farm. Farmed animals live for about six weeks before they are slaughtered.
In the wild, dolphins spend their lives surrounded by other dolphins. But in captivity, life looks very different, and their health often suffers as a result.
Proposition 12 is a law that California voters passed in 2018 to define the minimum amount of space that farmers must give to cows, pigs, and chickens.
Lab-grown meat companies promise to remove animal slaughter from the production process. But they have run into a few road bumps along the way.
Plant-based foods are one of the food industry’s top-selling items. Here are a few of this year’s trends, from “meatier” meat to plant-based seafood.