Category: Animals & Environment

Groundbreaking New Sanctuary for Abused Animals Unveiled in Mississippi

Groundbreaking New Sanctuary for Abused Animals Unveiled in Mississippi

In Defense of Animals has unveiled brand-new, state-of-the-art facilities to care for the Deep South’s most abused animals at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Carroll County, Mississippi. The organization has rescued and rehabilitated animals in Mississippi since 1993, and this weekend it revealed a cutting-edge sanctuary that will support animals and the local community for many years to come. Members of […]

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The Future is Vegan, says Farm Sanctuary’s New CEO Kera Melrose

The Future is Vegan, says Farm Sanctuary’s New CEO Kera Melrose

Science has illuminated the health and environmental impact of factory farming, confirmed the benefits of plant-based living, and increased awareness of the inhumane treatment of farm animals. It’s within the context of this elevated public consciousness that Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization, names Kendra “Kera” Melrose Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. The announcement comes at a […]

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Animal Welfare Advocate Links Lettuce E.coli Outbreaks to Animal Byproduct Fertilizers

Animal Welfare Advocate Links Lettuce E.coli Outbreaks to Animal Byproduct Fertilizers

Author of Farm to Fable and Animal Advocate Robert Grillo is warning people that the animal byproducts in soil used to grow lettuce might be linked to E. coli outbreaks affecting people in 19 states. “In my book, Farm to Fable, I explore the conditions under which chickens and other animals are raised and how these conditions are incubators for […]

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By going Vegan, America could feed 390 Million extra people

By going Vegan, America could feed 390 Million extra people

More than 41 million Americans find themselves at risk of going hungry at some point during the year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. But it doesn’t have to be this way. New research suggests the country could feed all 327 million Americans — plus roughly 390 million more — by focusing on plants. If U.S. farmers took all the […]

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Can Virtual Reality Teach City Kids Compassion for Farm Animals?

Can Virtual Reality Teach City Kids Compassion for Farm Animals?

This spring, middle and high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area will find themselves standing in the middle of rolling green pastures, interacting with rescued cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, and other farm animals without ever leaving their classroom. This immersive “virtual field trip” is part of an exciting new in-classroom humane education program called “Meet the Animals: A […]

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‘Dairy Is Scary’ Song to Help Animal Charities

‘Dairy Is Scary’ Song to Help Animal Charities

Norfolk, UK musical duo ‘Matty G & Li’l Winter’ are taking on the dairy industry with a brand-new release entitled ‘Dairy Is Scary’ with 60% of proceeds to be donated to animal based charities ‘The Humane League’ ‘Hillside Animal Sanctuary’ and ‘Veganuary.’ The song which features additional musician Adam Barney aka ‘Barney’ as well as the voice of well-known vegan […]

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New Calculator Shows Side Effects of Meat Consumption

New Calculator Shows Side Effects of Meat Consumption

Problematic animal husbandry, resource consumption and excessive use of antibiotics – there are many reasons to switch to a vegetarian diet in 2018. And yet the average American still consumes more than 260 lbs carcass weight of meat per year. The topic just seems too abstract for consumers to connect the effects of their diet with the environment. A new […]

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10 Worst Zoos for Elephants Exposed by In Defense of Animals

10 Worst Zoos for Elephants Exposed by In Defense of Animals

The shocking hidden suffering of captive elephants has been exposed today by In Defense of Animals on its respected annual list of the Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants in North America. The 2017 list reveals premature deaths, brutal breeding procedures, and flagrant violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Zoos all over the US and one zoo in Canada appear on […]

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Holy Cow! Online-Calculator Shows How Much Meat We Eat in A Lifetime

Holy Cow! Online-Calculator Shows How Much Meat We Eat in A Lifetime

Problematic animal husbandry, resource consumption and excessive use of antibiotics – there are many reasons to switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet. And yet the average American still consumes more than 170 lbs of meat per year. The topic just seems too abstract for consumers to connect the effects of their diet with the environment. A new online tool wants to […]

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Cruelty Free Investing Launches, Giving Transparency to Humane Investing

Cruelty Free Investing Launches, Giving Transparency to Humane Investing

Cruelty Free Investing (CFI), the first non-profit organization to evaluate each publicly traded U.S. stock for participation in animal exploitation, announced their launch today. Every stock appears on one of two lists on the new CFI website (CrueltyFreeInvesting.org), a list of companies that do exploit animals, and a list of companies that do not. Also identified on the website are the top ten […]

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