Category: Animals & Environment

4 Reasons Why Soy in Fish Feed Could be Devastating

4 Reasons Why Soy in Fish Feed Could be Devastating

What could happen if fish are fed soy – a food they would virtually never come into contact with in their natural environment? • Increased pollution: Fish fed soy produce more waste than other fish, which means more pollution the ocean is not set up to handle. Also, GM soy is invariably contaminated with residues of potent glyphosate-based herbicide formulations […]

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What you can do to help farm animals

What you can do to help farm animals

As food policy director for The Humane Society of the United States, Matthew Prescott has the privilege of working with people all over the country taking steps to help farm animals every day. Fortunately for the animals, one needn’t be a full time advocate to help make things better for pigs, chickens, cows and other farm animals. Here are five […]

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Fukushima Report a Wake-Up Call for Sleeping U.S. Nuclear Regulators

Fukushima Report a Wake-Up Call for Sleeping U.S. Nuclear Regulators

The same underlying “man-made” problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the English-language version of the official report of the Japanese Parliament’s […]

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U.S. Ranks Poorly at 9th Among Top 12 Nations in Energy Efficiency Rankings

U.S. Ranks Poorly at 9th Among Top 12 Nations in Energy Efficiency Rankings

The United Kingdom comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed closely by Germany, Japan, and Italy, according to the first-ever International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The report finds that in the last decade the U.S. has made “limited or little progress […]

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Former Citibank VP Makes Blazing Animal Rights Speech

Former Citibank VP Makes Blazing Animal Rights Speech

Philip Wollen’s passionate 10-minute speech about animal rights and the state of the world on May 16, 2012 shakes the rafters of this auditorium. Wollen is a former VP of Citibank and Australian philanthropist who is known to keep out of the spotlight, but he sure rose to the challenge for this debate to deliver a powerful message. He lists […]

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Emily Deschanel, Kevin Nealon Turn Out to Support Farm Animal Protection

Emily Deschanel, Kevin Nealon Turn Out to Support Farm Animal Protection

The stars were part of the Hollywood crowd who attended a benefit for Farm Sanctuary, which works to stop factory farm cruelty, held at the house of interior designer Michael Smith and HBO exec James Costos. On the night of June 16 in Los Angeles, James Costos, VP of global licensing and retail, consumer marketing for HBO, and Michael Smith, […]

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Half-million pigs to be slaughtered in Chile health emergency

Half-million pigs to be slaughtered in Chile health emergency

A half-million pigs on a Chilean farm will be destroyed after the facility was closed for several days during a dispute with local residents. Jose Guzman, chief executive of Agrosuper, which owns the farm, said the animals would be killed rather than moved, according to a report from Agence-France Presse. “They are going to be slaughtered. They are not going […]

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American Rivers names America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2012

American Rivers names America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2012

With Congress considering drastic cuts to national clean water protections,  and rivers nationwide facing threats from natural gas drilling, pollution, and new dams, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. American Rivers named the Potomac River, known as ‘the nation’s river’ as it flows through the capital, the most endangered in the country. While the […]

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Horrific Animal Abuse At Wyoming Premium Farms

Horrific Animal Abuse At Wyoming Premium Farms

The Humane Society Of The United States (HSUS) has uncovered yet another pig farm where horrendous abuses are taking place. Last February the HSUS exposed animal abuse at the Seaboard Foods and Prestage Farms. Now it’s Wyoming Premium Farms, a supplier to Tyson Foods, that’s under fire for their stomach-churning treatment of pigs. The undercover investigators had to watch the […]

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Healthy Eating To Protect Our Planet

Healthy Eating To Protect Our Planet

Healthy eating has huge benefits for your own health, but did you know that eating healthy green food is also very important for the health of our planet? We usually attribute global warming to our immense use of fossil fuels in transportation, manufacturing, heating, cooling, etc. All these are responsible for large greenhouse gas emissions that lead our climate change, […]

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