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The mini-documentary chronicles pigs’ harrowing 700-mile journey across the American southwest, exposing widespread corporate misconduct that threatens public health.
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.
Plant-based campaigners Million Dollar Vegan explain the fundamental changes necessary to avoid the next pandemic. Experts warn that if we don’t act now, we may not have another chance to.
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.
With much of the world on lockdown tracking the death toll and flight cancellations, no one is questioning why we are in the midst of the worst global pandemic in over a century, Sentient Media delves into the origin story.
At the heart of the Canadian Rockies, hundreds of sled dogs – naturally energetic and free-spirited animals – spend their days tethered to a six-foot chain.
New footage from Animal Equality shows the disturbing reality inside an Italian pig slaughterhouse. The violence is savage, but not outside the norm.
Horrific new footage from animal protection organization Open Cages shows domestic dogs and foxes neglected and starving at a Polish fur farm.
In an exclusive interview, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said we are losing the race against climate catastrophe, but a Green New Deal can help.
Climate scientist Ryan Towell from the Climate Reality Project explains which foods will be harder to produce as a result of climate change – and which foods are making it worse.
The Guardian just released aerial footage showing the desolation left in the wake of fires that have swept the Amazon rainforest over the past month.
Corporate lobbying efforts at Subway, Dunkin’, and McDonald’s are playing an increasingly effective role in animal advocacy.
Activist Cassie King is currently facing seven felonies for helping animals trapped in factory farms. But the charges are not stopping her.
Plant-based meat and the fantastic array of proudly “fake” and animal-free meat alternatives are changing the look and the value of protein as we know it.
Animal Equality just released new footage of extreme animal suffering on three chicken farms that supply the large restaurant chains and grocers in the UK.
The footage shows how well prepared the activists are in response to the highly orchestrated animal cruelty happening inside the farm.
While unfortunate in its timing, target, and implementation, the disruption at the MoveOn event raises important questions about how politicians view the treatment of animals. However, the animal rights movement needs to be mindful about its allies and make more friends, not fewer.
As consumer demand for non-animal proteins increases – for reasons of health, climate impact, and animal suffering – many fast food competitors are putting plant-based food on their menus. McDonald’s is not so fast.
Chicken is America’s favorite meat, and farmers risk their entire livelihoods to produce it. But they don’t have to. What would you say to change a chicken farmer’s mind?
Beyond Meat IPO’s is ringing all kinds of bells. Shares soared 167% on its debut last week. The valuation: $3.8 billion. What’s next for Wall Street’s freshest face?
Former undercover investigator Geoff Regier takes us inside the disturbing world of factory farming, where 25 million chickens are killed for food every day—just in the United States.
In his latest TEDx Talk, Earthling Ed pulls the rug out from under the entire modern food system, leaving us with one lingering question. Why are we just hearing about this now?
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.
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.
In this video of his first podcast episode, the popular animal rights activist Earthling Ed, known for his Socratic debating style, takes a detailed look at some recent media attention that his work and arguments of other animal rights activists have garnered
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In this third episode of Animal Matters Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald and Sentient Media co-founder Grant Lingel discuss the ethical and philosophical precepts of the animal rights movement.
In this second episode of Animal Matters Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald and Sentient Media co-founder Grant Lingel discuss the political leanings and the associated values around the animal rights movement.
Animal Matters is a series of video discussions with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, and Sentient Media co-founder Grant Lingel. In this first episode Glenn and Grant talk about why animal rights are important for them personally and introduce the series and its goals.
Improving the lives of animals is just one part of making the world a better place—to fully accomplish that mission, we must be antiracist as well.
Octopuses look extraterrestrial but are not alien in any way, shape, or form. We need to be mindful that referring to octopuses as “alien” may be facilitating their exploitation.
Big Ag has historically endangered the most marginalized individuals in its quest for profit. During the pandemic, slaughterhouse workers and farmed animals have often been the first to suffer.
On social media, people are using photos of animal abuse to delegitimize Black Lives Matter protests. But the credibility of these claims is questionable at best.
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