Domestic chicken-keeping surged in popularity during lockdown. Then avian flu happened.
A growing body of evidence shows that both intensive and extensive farms are increasing the risk of the next pandemic.
Campaigners say the U.K.’s Genetic Technology Bill doesn’t do enough to protect farm animals.
Between February and August of last year, more than half of commercial chicken depopulations used ventilation shutdown.
The microsanctuary movement gives rescuers with limited resources a way to do the work.
We know there were animals during Earth’s chilliest era. The question is, what did they look like?
Touring a caviar farm gives a rare glimpse into the life of a captive sturgeon.
At COP15, world governments are at a crossroads.
A growing chorus of animal advocates and researchers argue farm animal gifts cause more harm than good.
36 new factory farms are slated to open in Ireland, pending approval from the Irish EPA.
Marketed to consumers as “sustainable,” this “climate-beneficial” wool is polluting the land and killing wildlife.
Climate change is causing more North Carolina farms to flood, killing animals and flooding the streets with their manure.
Researchers in South Africa developed artificial nests to help protect penguins from extreme heat.
A new study shows pigs socialize in similar ways to humans.
“Bees have a richer behavior and life than we would have previously thought.”
Reboot Food calls for replacing factory farms with precision fermentation.
Researchers found tourists — despite their best intentions — may make life worse for the lion cubs they visit.
More than 80 percent of flu vaccines rely on chickens confined in secret FDA facilities. But there are alternatives.
Beef production is a leading driver of climate emissions but in Brazil, a collaborative carbon sink project has returned a degraded cattle ranch to carbon-rich forest.
Links between exposures to toxic pollutants, like agricultural pesticides, and maternal health outcomes remain under-researched.
Sargassum provides habitat for hundreds of species and food for turtles. But when it chokes the coastline, it’s a sea-life killer that smothers shallow-water habitats.
Animal advocates are working with farmers and communities to get the last of the bile bears released to sanctuaries.
Exploiting wild fisheries for animal feed disturbs marine ecosystems, drives food insecurity and supplies an industry responsible for massive environmental pollution.
Finland’s Meeat Food Tech is accelerating food system change by converting existing meat facilities into plant-based protein factories.
Chris Burnam talks about developing the perfect vegan chick’n, being a conduit for food transitions and the importance of discussing Black veganism.
Animal Rebellion is pledging to block dairy deliveries until the government agrees to support rewilding and plant-based food system transition.
One way to make plant-based foods more accessible is to increase the “universal meals” served at schools, prisons and hospitals.
A UN treaty to protect international waters has been delayed for the fifth time.
Grouse hunting kills hundreds of thousands of animals each year in the U.K. and releases 260,000 tons of carbon.
“Animal caregivers tend to want to help others but not always themselves.”
The Latinx-led Chicago Roo Crew rescues roosters and works with the communities who keep and protect them.
Are sanctuary owners obligated to nearby cattle farms? A recent case sparked outrage among animal rights activists and farmers.
A new paper finds businesses that exploit captive animals for profit are marketing themselves as sanctuaries to draw in conscious consumers.
Earlier this week, animal protection groups filed briefs in support of Proposition 12, California’s landmark animal protection law.
At least 10 percent of households no longer have their pandemic pets. In the future, digital pets could be an alternative.
A poultry processing company in Singapore offers up its waste to cultivated meat companies. But should they use it?
A new study shows bees not only experience pain but can make decisions about whether to endure pain for reward.
Sentient Media is now featured on Charity Pots at over 250 Lush Cosmetics Stores in the United States.
Companion animals and the state’s feral cat population are at risk.
Iowa residents once had a right to sue polluting factory farm neighbors, Now the Iowa Supreme Court has taken that right away.
Through a series of exclusive interviews, our reporters offer key insights into the role chicken farmers are playing in the fight for a more equitable food system.
The connection between factory farms and zoonotic diseases is well-established. But new research shows that less-intensive farming styles also come with their own risks.
Even the most protected parts of the ocean “allow for some degree of extractive use, and some are even completely open to commercial fisheries.”
“I found people with beautiful hearts who give everything for animal advocacy,” says Hillary Cabrera Gavilán, who first got involved when she was 19.
Under Gen Z’s guidance, the climate movement has grown during the pandemic, with younger, bolder leaders emerging from all over the world.
KFC has a surprising number of vegan options. Recently, the fast food chain tested a new plant-based product, Beyond Fried Chicken, in select stores.