Post Tagged with: "Animals"

Foie Gras Factory Project in China Scrapped after Roger Moore’s Campaign

Foie Gras Factory Project in China Scrapped after Roger Moore’s Campaign

License to Kill revoked. British firm was to have funded £10million  project to build massive facility producing the liver pate, made by  force-feeding ducks and geese. Plans to build a massive foie gras factory farm in China have been withdrawn after a campaign backed by James Bond actor Roger Moore, it was claimed today. British company Creek Projects Investments was […]

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8 Cruelest Foods We Eat

8 Cruelest Foods We Eat

By the time that cheeseburger arrives on your plate, it’s hard to think about anything but how tasty it’ll be. But when you trace the origins of each ingredient—the beef, the fried egg, the splurge-worthy bacon—some uncomfortable truths emerge. That we’re uneasy about the origins of our food is no surprise. After all, in our shrink-wrapped, pre-cooked, fast-food world, it’s […]

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What Would Gandhi Eat?

What Would Gandhi Eat?

Every day, I think about how lucky I am to have been born a human being. By the time you finish reading this post, 1,463 turkeys and 44,294 chickens will have had their throats slit, many of the 619 pigs who were slaughtered will have been scalded to death, and 217 cows are killed, many while still conscious. And that’s […]

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Butterball Worker Pleads Guilty To Felony Cruelty To Animals

Butterball Worker Pleads Guilty To Felony Cruelty To Animals

Hidden-camera video secretly shot at a North Carolina Butterball factory farm by an undercover investigator with the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals (MFA) has led to a criminal prosecution of a worker at the facility. Earlier today, Brian Douglas pled guilty to felonious cruelty to animals—a class H felony in North Carolina. Douglas, along with several other Butterball employees, […]

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John Robbins: Will the Farm Bill Nullify Laws Against Animal Cruelty?

John Robbins: Will the Farm Bill Nullify Laws Against Animal Cruelty?

    In the last few years, California and several other states have enacted legislation to prevent some of the worst abuse of farm animals. But last week Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) successfully introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would not only jeopardize those laws, but also any laws passed by any other state that might seek to […]

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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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Diseases from animals hit 2.4 billion people a year

Diseases from animals hit 2.4 billion people a year

A global study mapping human diseases that come from animals like tuberculosis, AIDS, bird flu or Rift Valley fever has found that just 13 such diseases are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths a year. The vast majority of infections and deaths from so-called zoonotic diseases are in poor or middle-income countries, but “hotspots” […]

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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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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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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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