Supply chain problems and workplace infection risks mean experts are urging U.S. producers to focus on sustainability.
PETA plans to use its shareholder position to influence Tyson, Smithfield, and others to switch to packing only plant-based meats.
COVID-19 is exposing slaughterhouses as one of society’s most exploitative and unstable industries. In cramped, unsanitary conditions, workers and animals suffer endlessly.
With COVID-19 closures impacting meat and dairy supply chains, the industry faces a choice: stay open and risk the lives of its employees, or shut down and force farmers to cull millions of animals.
Switching from meat production to growing crops for vegan foods can be good for farmers and the environment.
In a year of unprecedented social and environmental upheaval, activist groups are scrambling to predict how the pandemic will play out.
Capturing the massive quantities of methane dairy farms emit could reduce overall carbon pollution. But critics say the effort is propping up Big Dairy.
Farmers are focusing on ways to reduce methane emissions and save water to further reduce the staple crop’s climate footprint.
Chefs, farmers, food activists, rural community leaders, and academics weigh in on the state of our food system, during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
Sources inside the facility say management failed to adequately inform workers when the first COVID-19 cases broke out on the line. In fact, they did the opposite—offering workers bonuses to keep them coming back.
Most families abandon their “Easter rabbits” in less than a year, overburdening shelters with new arrivals following the holiday season. Animal advocates recommend Easter celebrations that are cruelty-free.
Investigative photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur and documentary filmmaker Kelly Guerin visited Asia’s busiest wet markets to document the breeding grounds of highly infectious diseases like COVID-19.
Chickens are social animals–until we take their freedom away. They form groups, make friends, and help each other grow. Meet Hens of the Hills microsanctuary founder, Deirdre Duhan, and see what happens when this group of rescued hens get back their right to live.
The Australia bushfires killed an estimated 1.25 billion wild animals. Emergency-preparedness plans still often ignore the needs of wildlife populations during and after natural disasters.
The footprint of soy-based vegan food is negligible compared to that of “ghost soy” in meat, dairy, and eggs.
Industrial farming practices are making it increasingly more difficult for independent farmers to sustain on their own.
Studies suggest that dogs—and perhaps other companion animals—take on human emotions as their own. The connection implies that human self-care and companion animals’ health are closely intertwined.
Sentient Media Fellow Jesse Harris spoke with veteran activist Jenny McQueen about the recent action at King Cole duck farm and what a new Ontario bill targeting animal activists means for the budding social justice movement.
Susana Romatz struggled to mentally cope with the demands of working on a dairy goat farm—like separating mother goats from their babies—until she said enough was enough.
In Australia, children as young as age five—who are naturally inclined to love and care about animals—are being “educated” by the dairy industry.
The Albert Schweitzer Foundation has promoted cage-free supply chains and other animal welfare initiatives for over 20 years. They’re just getting started.
A lifelong animal advocate, Phoenix knows better than most: “We have a personal responsibility to take action right now.”
Animal Outlook, formerly Compassion Over Killing, has revolutionized animal cruelty investigations, going deep undercover to bring the truth to light.
Jo-Anne McArthur reports from the ground in Australia, where wildfires have wreaked havoc on farmed animals and wildlife.
After nearly 35 years of animal advocacy, Farm Sanctuary co-founder Gene Baur is doubling down on his commitment to inspire and empower advocates wherever they are in their journeys.
Sentient Media spoke with Rachel Dreskin, Compassion in World Farming USA’s Executive Director, about CIWF’s commitment to ending factory farming and improving animal welfare both nationally and globally.
Amidst the news of animals dying in burning zoos and wildfires, Jessica Scott-Reid writes of the lack of protection afforded to farmed animals in North America.
Pig slaughterhouses are now allowed to operate slaughter lines at any speed they choose. But how can an industry responsible for so much suffering be expected to regulate itself?
Heat waves aren’t just a people problem. When food, water, shade, and safe transport are scarce, farm animals are often the first ones to suffer.
Journalist Sophie Kevany reports from the front lines of the dairy industry, where there are suggestions cows might need opioids to cope with the stress of calf separations.
In a bid to make American healthy again, a group is offering to donate one million dollars to veterans if President Trump goes vegan for one month.
Animals play a role in religious ceremonies, meals, and sacrifices. Activists pursuing change to these roles face challenges regarding religious freedoms.
Youth activists in The Raven Corps are coming together to bring awareness to the pivotal issues the world is currently facing. These activists will not be silenced in their mission to change the world.
Footage captured by undercover investigators shows the tragic last moments of life faced by countless animals in Middle Eastern slaughterhouses after the long journey from Brazil.
When businesses pay to support unnecessary animal slaughter and the destruction of our planet, the public has a right to know.
The case is the first filed by Harvard Law School’s new Animal Law & Policy Clinic, which teaches law students how to advocate for animals.
Within 24 hours of a city-wide foie gras ban passing in New York City, animal rights group Voters for Animal Rights filed a suit against the largest foie gras distributor in the United States.
A historic vote on animal rights legislation in New York City has led to the City Council banning foie gras from force-fed birds within city limits.
Is the “luxury” of foie gras worth the constant suffering of force-fed ducks and geese? A majority of New York City residents think not.
British police arrested Animal Rebellion activists who disrupted operations at a Farnborough slaughterhouse that kills pigs, cows, goats, and sheep to call attention to the climate crisis.
9-year-old VeganEvan just graduated from the Main Street Vegan Academy in New York, and is now the youngest person to ever become a vegan lifestyle coach.
Activists with Animal Rebellion risked arrest storming CarVal offices to expose companies profiting the most from climate change.
Hundreds of Animal Rebellion activists descended on Smithfield Meat Market, igniting a global conversation on how to transition society towards a plant-based food system.
In the name of efficiency and productivity, kill line speeds are increasing in North American slaughterhouses. This is very bad for the animals, and bad for the people, too.
Groundbreaking undercover investigation of salmon aquaculture exposes cruel, filthy practices of the industrial fish farming industry.
New investigation from Moving Animals reveals the terrifying conditions of caged civets, whose feces are used to produce the world’s most expensive cup of coffee.
Despite the atrocities birds face in foie gras facilities, Farm Sanctuary is able to provide intensive care to these animals and give them the life they deserve.
In a sweeping act of defiance, the protester spray-painted the side of the UK’s Central Criminal Court. Someone shouted, “Hey, you know you’re going to get arrested?” But that was entirely the point.