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.
Hunters believe the killing contests help maintain balance in local ecosystems, but advocates say they are often used to protect farming interests.
A new report reveals that an estimated 235 million pounds of pesticides were used to grow feed crops for factory-farmed animals in the U.S. in 2018.
Weathers is running for State Representative in the city of Stowe, Vermont, where he says “the status quo isn’t working” anymore.
A team of third-party experts will help seven JBS plants reduce employee coronavirus exposure and prepare for future outbreaks.
We are excited to announce Jenny Splitter as the new Managing Editor of Sentient Media. Her writing has been seen in Vox, the Guardian, and Popular Mechanics, among others.
A new report claims that Groupon “routinely partners with some of the cruelest captive wildlife venues in the U.S.” Sentient Media investigates three of the highest-profile facilities.
For years, he inspired curiosity and awe for the natural world in ways that no other television presenter had done before. But recently, the tone of his films has changed.
British supermarkets are pouring millions of pounds into the UK’s beleaguered pig farming sector. Experts fear it may only make the problem worse.
Animal advocacy has a long record of racial and sex-based discrimination. As workers continue to speak out, some organizations are answering the call—and others aren’t.
An expansive new report shows that cheap poultry for markets, restaurants, and pets comes at the expense of Indigenous peoples in Brazil.
The H5N1 virus continues to spread through poultry farms across the U.S. and around the world, forcing farmers to cull record numbers of birds.
A new documentary film by BAFTA-award-winning director Alex Lockwood explores the underreported connections between animal farming and human disease.
In 2021, a pregnant pig named Matilda escaped from a farm in England. Sentient Media spoke with the independent filmmaker who decided to turn her story into a film.
The decision was met with backlash from opponents, who favor interventions that address the human side of the problem.
The automated emotion recognition tool can apparently be used to assess pig welfare on farms. But advocates say it is too little too late.
Doctors confirmed that a four-year-old child in the country’s Henan province has been infected with the illness. Millions of birds are already suffering.
With your help, we can continue reporting on industrial animal agriculture and its impacts.
Women-led food tech startups are changing the fabric of the food tech industry, which they say has been dominated by “bro culture” for too long.
New systems are changing what we eat, how it is made, and who makes it. These changes could expand access to high-quality food while reducing environmental impacts.
“We must take this heart-rending opportunity not to turn away, to understand that zoo animals are war victims, too,” says Barbara J. King.