JBS USA: Behind America’s Leading Meat Processor

JBS USA is a leading American meat processor responsible for some of the worst recalls, environmental scandals, and animal cruelty cases ever seen before.

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Tyson Foods: How Many Chickens Does Tyson Kill Per Day?

Tyson Foods produces 20 percent of the United States’ chicken, pork, and beef products. Their market dominance is won at the cost of cruelty to animals, harm to the environment, and risk to human health.

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Smithfield Foods: How Many Pigs Does Smithfield Slaughter Per Day?

An estimated 121 million pigs are slaughtered every year in the United States, and one pork producer is responsible for over 15 million of those deaths.

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Go Vegan: A Practical Vegan Guide for Beginners

Going vegan has never been easier. As grocery stores and restaurants add new vegan options and more information becomes available online, going vegan is the logical answer to anyone looking to stop animal suffering and incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet.

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Plant-Based Meat: Healthy Snack or Vegan Junk Food?

Plant-based meat is here to stay. With growing popularity, these cruelty-free options are presenting meat eaters and vegans alike with delicious options on their mission to end animal farming.

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Fish Farming: Harming Oceans While Poisoning People and the Environment

Avoiding both farmed fish and wild fish is the solution. Consuming fish is a personal choice for people consuming a Western Diet, not a staple for survival.

The Ethical Vegan Versus a Plant-Based Diet: What Is the Difference

The animals don’t care why you aren’t eating them. But on a human level there are distinctions between people’s motives for their behavior.

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Fast Food’s Not-So-Secret Vegan (and Vegetarian) Menus

Making the most out of a not-so-good thing can feel, well, kinda good, like ordering off of the secret vegan and vegetarian menu at your local fast food joint. It’s not healthy, but at least it’s vegan. Where else can you get a Spicy Potato Soft Taco for $1?

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The Western Diet: Processed Foods and Meats Are Killing Us

Over the years, the Western Diet has created numerous dangers for people who follow it. Unfortunately, many of those people don’t realize they’re harming their body or are unwilling to give up their favorite foods.

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Vegan Weight Loss: Why Veganism Goes Beyond Just Your Diet

Healthy weight loss involves a well-balanced diet, plenty of exercise, and a true understanding of how your actions impact your health. That goes for vegans, too.

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Dairy Industry Horrors: It’s Neither Wholesome Nor Humane

The dairy industry is often presented to consumers as wholesome and humane. What actually goes…

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Vegan Snacks to Curb Your Hunger and Stay Healthy

Vegan snacks aren’t as elusive as you might think. After you have a few months of veganism under your belt, you’ll feel more confident about choosing snacks and meals that align with your values.

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The Raw Vegan Diet: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Tips

There’s nothing inherently dangerous about a raw vegan diet. It’s naturally full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and heart-healthy foods. Let’s dive in to the wonders and misconceptions of this diet.

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Food Labeling Secrets You Need to Know to Stay Healthy

Food labeling isn’t nearly as clear, concise, and transparent as it should be. Lots of people are confused about what specific food labels mean, especially those that are often used erroneously, such as organic, free range, and all natural.

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Vegan Health: What You Need to Know About the Vegan Diet

Vegan health is an important topic for everyone, even if you’re not quite vegan yet. The more you learn about your food choices as well as other things that impact your health, such as exercise and sleep, the better your transition will be.

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Pig Farming Uncovered: The Pork Industry’s Disturbing Truths

Pigs are highly intelligent, social creatures that deserve compassion and respect. They don’t deserve to spend their short lives confined to atrocious conditions waiting for imminent slaughter.

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Food Insecurity: What It Is & What Is Causing It

The facts don’t lie: we’re using grain and other perfectly human-edible nutritious plants to bulk up animals for destruction instead of feeding people who can’t feed themselves.

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The Meat Industry and Their Deceitful Marketing Messages

The idea that we need to consume meat to remain healthy is a myth rooted in a culture with customs of eating meat and in an industry that wants to make money. Those two facts go hand-in-hand to support the meat industry.

Becoming Vegan: What You Need to Know to Make the Change

Becoming vegan is one of the best ways in which you can contribute to a…

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Plant-Based Protein Can Help End Animal Agriculture

The best reason to choose plant-based protein is that it’s a cruelty-free source of something you need.

Vegan Benefits for Both People and the Environment

If you aren’t aware of the many vegan benefits, you might want to sit down.…

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The Flexitarian Phenomenon

Animals are suffering. The climate is on the brink. People are dying from preventable diseases, and it all starts with what we eat.

Animal Rights Groups: What Are They and What Do They Do

Animal rights groups exist for one reason: Because animals need them. Animals can’t fight for…

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100 Billion Animals Farmed

Let’s review: There are over 100 billion farmed animals alive today. That’s more than 10…

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What Is a Vegan and Why You Should Consider Veganism

Becoming a vegan isn’t as tough as people think, and it certainly doesn’t make you sick or weak. It’s simply a decision you make to improve your health and protect animals from needless slaughter.

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What Are Free-Range Chickens?

Chickens and laying hens that have continuous access outside are considered “free-range” as labeled by…

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More than 300,000 Crate-Free Pigs Raised in Three Years

Affran Moffat/Flickr DuBreton, a farming operation providing Certified Humane and organic pork to millions of…

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What Is Proposition 12 in California?

Proposition 12 in California would establish new cage-free housing requirements for baby veal calves, mother…

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What Is the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act?

In 1971, President Richard Nixon signed the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, the first…

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What Is Cage-Free Poultry?

Cage-free is a labeling term regulated by the USDA. It refers to eggs that require…

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What Is the Migratory Bird Treaty Act?

Passed in 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal to “take posses, import,…

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How to Support Animal Welfare in the Farm Bill

World Farm Animal Day came and went! Celebrate by supporting animal welfare in the 2018…

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What’s Happening to America’s Sows?

🐷 Sows are dying at alarming rates—rising from 5.8% to 10.2% on farms with more…

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Is Vegetarianism Healthy?

Throughout history, there have been doubts about the health benefits of vegetarianism. In the 1980s,…

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Which Countries Produce the Most Meat?

For the first time since 2012, meat is on the rise. Exports for the 35.4-billion-dollar…

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What Is Animal Intelligence?

The concept of animal intelligence has its roots in the theory of sentience, or an…

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What Is the Horse Protection Act?

In 1970, the public began to voice their outrage to Congress over the treatment of…

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What Is the Twenty-Eight Hour Law?

Vladimir Morozov/akxmedia This federal law set standards for animals being raised for food and transported across…

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What Is the Health Research Extension Act of 1985?

IAEA/Flickr This legislative mandate directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services to create and…

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What Is the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act?

Originally passed in 1958, the law was amended in 1978, then again in 2002. It…

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What Is Manure Runoff?

Manure from agricultural operations and livestock farms is the main source from which phosphorus and…

What Is the Animal Welfare Act of 1966?

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was preceded in the 1960’s by a public outcry about…

What Is a Hatchery?

A hatchery is used to raise eggs under controlled conditions. Most poultry hatcheries in the…

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1 in 4 Calories Produced in America Go to Waste

3 billion pounds of produce is thrown away every year—just in California. Another 20 million…

What Is a Nuisance Lawsuit?

A major point of contention over the last 20 years between residents and farmers has…

What Are Ag-Gag Laws?

Ag-gag laws is a name given to a set of bills by former New York…

What Does It Mean to Be Vegetarian or Vegan?

Many different forms of vegetarianism exists but at its core it is defined as a…

What Is a CAFO? The Truth About Animal Agriculture

For the last century farming practices have shifted with the growth of technology from a…

More Pigs Than People in Spain

There are 3.5 million more pigs than people in Spain, an increase of about 9…

How Do Hog Farms Operate?

Hog producers are often contracted by corporate pork producers to raise hogs for processing. The…