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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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Infiltrators expose the cruelty of meat

Infiltrators expose the cruelty of meat

Iowa companies that breed, feed, cage and kill animals for people who savor the taste of the creatures’ flesh are having anxiety attacks. In March, they persuaded the state legislature to pass a law meant to punish anyone who deceptively infiltrates slaughterhouses or factory farms to film or report the grisly goings-on. Utah has a similar law and other states […]

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Martha Stewart Speaks Out About Cruelty to Farm Animals

Martha Stewart Speaks Out About Cruelty to Farm Animals

Martha Stewart recorded this powerful message about the cruelty of factory farming.  Visit http://www.farmsanctuary.org/

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Al Sharpton Now a Vegetarian, Calls for KFC Boycott

Al Sharpton Now a Vegetarian, Calls for KFC Boycott

He’s fought for civil rights, he’s run for president, and now Al Sharpton is fighting against cruelty to animals at KFC.

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