Spy cam reveals suffering and squalor on Red Tractor farm

Spy Cams Reveal Squalor and Suffering on Mega-Farm

Hidden footage captured at pork mega-farm Bickmarsh Hall reveals pigs living in filth and suffering from injuries.

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New: Undercover Footage Shows Lidl’s Cheap Chicken Makes Farmed Animals Pay the Price

A new video investigation documents Lidl’s fast-growing chicken breeds suffering in factory farms.

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Hogwood Farm: A Modern Horror Story

After four years investigating one of Britain’s largest and most contentious pig farms, the team at Viva! shows just how far the industry is willing to go to hide the truth.

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As Supreme Court Hears Prop 12 Arguments, a New Investigation Looks Into Gestation Crates

As the Supreme Court hears arguments in pork industry challenge to Proposition 12, a new investigation reveals cruelty of intensive animal confinement.

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What an Animal Investigator Learned From 50 Years of Undercover Work

Mike Huskisson spent 50 years as an undercover investigator documenting acts of animal cruelty that the public had never seen before.


Here’s What Happens Behind Closed Doors at an Intensive Goat Dairy

A new undercover investigation by Animal Justice Project shows how goats are treated on a large dairy farm.

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New Duck Farm Investigation Reveals Abuse, Gaps in Biosecurity Protocols

Viva!’s latest undercover investigation of a commercial duck egg facility reveals severe abuse and lapses in biosecurity protocols.


Sentient Media Podcast: No One Wants to Work in a Slaughterhouse, with Undercover Investigator Pete Paxton

In this episode, Pete Paxton shares his experiences working in illegal slaughterhouses, the complex moral battles undercover investigators face, the corrupt world of puppy mills and more.

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Investigators Followed a Livestock Truck for 32 Hours. Here’s What They Found.

A new investigation from Animal Outlook documents what happens when animals are held in transport trucks for hours on end with no rest.

America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.

For years, a dangerous salmonella strain has sickened thousands and continues to spread through the chicken industry. The USDA knows about it. So do the companies. And yet, contaminated meat continues to be sold to consumers.

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Major Animal Pharma Industry Group Forced to Remove UN Logo from ‘Misleading’ Briefing on Livestock Climate Impact

United Nations distances itself from “distortive” and “biased” animal pharma livestock briefing that used UN sustainable food summit logo.

New Slaughterhouse Investigation Reveals Critical Lapse in Federal Law

Fish are one of the few farmed animals not protected by the Humane Slaughter Act. Producers are aware of this loophole and regularly exploit it, investigators say.

Crocodile Farming Investigation Exposes Hermès Supplier

The Farm Transparency Project just released footage from four intensive crocodile farms in Australia, exposing one of the darkest corners of the fashion industry.

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The Jungle, Revisited

More than a century has passed since Upton Sinclair’s tell-all novel, The Jungle, sparked public outrage at the corruption of the meatpacking industry. Not much has changed.

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Exposing the Secretive World of Animal Exploitation with Pete Paxton

Over the past two decades, Pete Paxton has dedicated his life to exposing animal abuse wherever it hides, earning him a spot among the most accomplished undercover investigators of all time.

This Kansas Farm Is Making Headlines—for All the Wrong Reasons

Many of the farmed animals were found “in a severe state of neglect.” The USDA, which has already given the farm $160,000, refused to comment on whether or not it would continue its support.

Fish Farming Giant Faces Animal Abuse Allegations

Atlantic Sapphire, one of the largest fish farming companies in the world, is under fire after 800,000 fish died at its Florida facility. The company could face criminal charges.

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New Investigation Exposes One of the Darkest Corners of the Dairy Industry

The dairy industry works hard to convince consumers that its milk is cruelty-free. But a new investigation into the trade of days-old dairy calves tells a different story.

Fish Are the Forgotten Victims of Factory Farming

Fish receive fewer legal protections than almost any other animal and are confined with even less understanding of their individual needs.

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New Film Gives Us a Rare Glimpse of Animals in Transport

Join renowned photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur as she climbs transport trucks in Turkey, documenting animals in their final moments on the way to slaughter.

Imagine Living in a Cage Filled with Millions of Tiny Parasitic Sea Lice

A new investigation from Viva! brings us deep inside the lives of farmed fish, who suffer from overcrowding and pain on a daily basis.

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Open Cages Releases New Video from Inside a Mink Gas Chamber

Last week, new footage from a mink fur farm in Poland was published by Open Cages amidst calls for a ban on British fur sales.

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Pioneering Undercover Investigator Finally Emerges From Behind the Camera

As the pandemic forces Gem de Silva to take some time out, he reflects on 30 years of investigating factory farms and other industries exploiting animals.

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What a Secret Investigation into UK’s Largest Duck Slaughterhouse Reveals About the Industry

This isn’t the first time the Crown-approved duck supplier has come under fire, and it certainly won’t be the last. The industry is riddled with violence.

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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.”

How to Build an Investigative Story with Lee Fang of The Intercept

Watch the fourth installment of our new speaker series, Sentient Sessions, for valuable insights and advice from a veteran investigative journalist.

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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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Britain’s Largest Food Retailer Hides Behind High Welfare Claims

The problem is not that their animal welfare standards are too low, but that the language of welfare has no place in these standards at all.

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Despite Perdue’s High Welfare Standards, Some Chickens Can’t Survive 45 Days

Perdue is often touted as a leader in chicken welfare. But across the poultry industry, companies continue to leave their youngest and sickest birds behind.

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Does “Certified Humane” Mean Cruelty-Free?

Humane food labels are supposed to give consumers confidence that their products are responsibly sourced and farmers are held to higher welfare standards. But too often, they’re proven wrong.

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New Mini-Doc Exposes Pork Industry’s “Unseen” Pandemic Risks

The mini-documentary chronicles pigs’ harrowing 700-mile journey across the American southwest, exposing widespread corporate misconduct that threatens public health.

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Hidden Video Reveals Gruesome Mass-Extermination Method for Iowa Pigs Amid Pandemic

This video includes graphic images some readers may find disturbing. Cruel and excruciating methods are being used to kill thousands of pigs that have become commercially worthless during the pandemic.

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“If the Industry Won’t Tell the Truth, We Will”: Animal Equality’s Fight Continues

Through corporate responsibility programs, media campaigns, and groundbreaking investigations, Animal Equality is making the choice to support animal rights an easy one.

“This Is Horrific Abuse”: Rooney Mara Joins Shocking Investigation of Factory Farming

Relating her first-hand experiences in an investigation with Animal Equality, actor Rooney Mara exposes the reality of factory farming. “It’s so much more awful than you can even imagine.”

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VIDEO: Inside an Italian Pig Slaughterhouse

New footage from Animal Equality shows the disturbing reality inside an Italian pig slaughterhouse. The violence is savage, but not outside the norm.

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Ukraine’s Last Foie Gras Farm to Shut Down

Following an expose published by Open Cages, Ukrainian poultry company MHP will cease production at Ukraine’s only foie gras farm.

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Activists Risk Going to Prison for Rescuing Animals

Activist Cassie King is currently facing seven felonies for helping animals trapped in factory farms. But the charges are not stopping her.

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First-Ever Cruelty Investigation into an Organic Dairy Farm

The term “organic” may make the consumer think the milk came from a happy cow, but Animal Recovery Mission’s latest investigation proves no dairy is cruelty-free.

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Uncovering Dairy Cruelty: Abused Calves Freeze to Death at Babybel Supplier

Animal Equality reveals shocking scenes of animal abuse and neglect at Summit Calf Ranch in Nebraska, a facility housing 11,000 calves and owned by Tuls Dairy.

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Moving Animals: Photographing the Undeniable Suffering on Factory Farms

There is a reason why the animal agriculture industry fights to keep its practices hidden. What happens to animals in the food system is fundamentally wrong–and needs to be seen.

How Undercover Investigation of Lamb Slaughterhouse Led to Federal Prosecution

A whistleblower offered the first hidden-camera look inside a lamb slaughterhouse in the U.S. Now, the Department of Justice is stepping in. That’s how bad it was, yet it is all too common.

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Factory Farming: Shedding Light on the Highly Secretive Industry

Torturous labor conditions and systemic animal abuse are well hidden by the industry. That is until investigators show up. The undercover investigators at factory farms are risking everything to show the rest of the world the systemic, business-as-usual animal abuse going on every day.

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Chilling Footage From Inside a Canadian Pig Farm

More than 1,000 mother pigs were found suffering miserable lives in crates at one of British Columbia’s largest pig farms. PETA’s investigation spurred direct action by hundreds of activists over the weekend.

Hundreds of Activists Unveil Cruelty at a Pig Farm in British Columbia

“The needless violence inflicted upon these animals needs to stop. This facility is not unique in their horrendous treatment of animals. This is a standard representation of factory farming here in Canada.”

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Book Review: The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 by Kathryn Gillespie

There is so much suffering hiding behind the walls of a factory farm. The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 reminds us that there are animals in there, too.

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Millions View Animal Welfare Campaign Video in Time Square

Since July, a campaign showing the suffering of factory farmed McDonald’s chickens displayed on a…

Supplier for Costco and In-N-Out Accused of Confining, Mistreating Animals

California’s darling burger chain In-N-Out and the wholesale retailer Costco are supplied, in part, by…