New laws and actions will help NYC reach 30% emissions reduction by 2030—more than any other U.S. city—and unlike many big-oil-focussed climate initiatives, the Green New Deal is also targeting animal agriculture.
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Like their terrestrial counterparts, industrialized fish farms may be with us for some time as demand for protein outpaces production and alternatives are developed. But there’s no reason to open the country’s federal ocean waters to unsustainable industrial fish farming — the risk to the environment and animal welfare is much too great.
Lunches at public schools in America lack proper nutrition. This mother-turned-founder is taking it upon herself to build an educational curriculum for her daughter that aligns with her vegan values.
Many companies claim the feathers they use in down coats, pillows, and blankets are “sustainable” and “ethical.” But such marketing is rampant in industries that want to gloss over the treatment of animals.
Fast food burger giants like Burger King and White Castle are embracing the rise of plant-based foods and adding vegan burgers to their menus. McDonald’s, on the other hand, is not. The fries aren’t even vegan.
The idea of factory-farmed meat makes most people feel uncomfortable, so they justify eating animals by claiming their food was produced ethically–not on a factory farm. The majority of them are wrong.
The third-fastest growing vegan market in the world faces its biggest challenge yet—the May 2019 elections. Amid mounting criticism, members of the Animal Justice Party are still hot on the campaign trail.
There is currently no entity that keeps track of emotional support animals nationwide, which is causing confusion and abuse of the system. Owners who don’t need a support animal are making it harder for those that do to have one.
According to the United States Supreme Court, students do not give up their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and assembly when they walk in the door. If the animal rights club at Volunteer High School is not approved, there could be serious consequences.
Poultry farmers are growing chickens faster than ever to meet soaring consumer demand. At this rate, the EU will set a record for poultry consumption in each of the next 10 years.
To the executives at Perdue Foods, chickens are vehicles of protein and, more importantly, material investments they expect to turn a profit. As a result, animal welfare standards fall by the wayside and recalls follow.
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