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What Is Factory Farming? Everything You Need to Know

Approximately 70 billion animals are farmed for food around the world every year. Around two-thirds, which is almost 50 billion animals, are raised in intensive factory farms. In the U.S., 99 percent of meat,...
Former Dairy Farms Now Make and Deliver Vegan Oat Milk

Former Dairy Farms Now Make and Deliver Vegan Oat Milk

Refarm'd is helping former dairy farmers to produce and deliver vegan oat milk. The organization targets regions where farmers have shown an interest in transitioning away from traditional dairy. Refarm'd then helps farms move into plant-based...
Red Meat Production Has Dropped 18% Over Last Year

Red Meat Production Has Dropped 18% Over Last Year

Updated 7.7.20 - According to new data, the production of red meat has dropped 18 percent compared to this time last year. The data has been compiled by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS),...
73% of the World’s Largest Meat Producers At Risk for Pandemics

73% of the World’s Largest Meat Producers At Risk for Pandemics

According to collaborative investor network Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return(FAIRR), meat producers are vulnerable to pandemics—but also a key factor in their creation. A new report, titled "An Industry Infected," warned investors of COVID-19's...
Life As a Bull Stud: What Really Happens In Cattle Breeding?

Life As a Bull Stud: What Really Happens In Cattle Breeding?

What is life like for a bull stud, the cattle used to breed new animals for the meat and dairy industries? The bull semen market is very lucrative. Animal agriculture forcefully breeds animals to have...
The 13 Largest Dairy Companies Produce As Much Greenhouse Gas As the UK

The 13 Largest Dairy Companies Produce As Much Greenhouse Gas As the UK

According to a new report, the 13 biggest dairy companies in the world have the same combined greenhouse gas emissions as the entirety of the UK. These include Amul, Le Groupe Lactalis, Saputo Inc.,...
The Link Between Cancer and Climate Change

The Link Between Cancer and Climate Change

According to a new study by public health experts, climate change increases the production of—and exposure to—known carcinogens. Global warming also threatens people's access to effective cancer treatment following exposure. The study was produced by...
Farmers in the meat and egg industries are euthanizing and aborting animals as the coronavirus (COVID-19) causes a breakdown in the supply chain.

Struggling Meat Industry Resorts to Early Slaughter With No Profits

(Updated May 17, 2020) | The struggling meat industry is resorting to early slaughter as the coronavirus (COVID-19) closes restaurants and slaughterhouses. Many producers set themselves up to cater specifically to the foodservice sector. They...
Former Slaughterhouse Workers Will Be Trained to Make Vegan Meat

Former Slaughterhouse Workers Will Be Trained to Make Vegan Meat

Former slaughterhouse workers could train to make vegan meat through a new program from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The international animal rights organization just offered to train workers to produce vegan...
Japan Launches Cow-Centered Campaign to Boost Dairy Sales

Japan Launches Cow-Centered Campaign to Boost Dairy Sales

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture just launched a new campaign to help the struggling dairy industry. The Plus One campaign encourages people to drink more milk and boost dairy sales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. An...
Suppliers Dump Milk and Eggs As Demand Drops During COVID19

Suppliers Dump Milk and Eggs As Demand Drops During COVID-19

(Updated May 1, 2020) | As demand falls due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, suppliers are dumping excess milk and eggs. Closed restaurants, cafeterias, and businesses are leaving U.S. farmers and food companies with...
U.S. Beef Sales Drop 23% As Coronavirus Slows

U.S. Beef Sales Could Drop 23% As Coronavirus Slows

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly impacted the U.S. beef market. Slaughterhouse and restaurant closures, worker sickness, and falling meat prices are all contributors. According to Worldometer, there are more than 2.5 million coronavirus...
This Former Pork Farmer Rescues Pigs Now

This Former Pork Farmer Rescues Pigs Now

Former pork farmer Justin Reineke quit his job, went vegan, and adopted a pig. In a new documentary short by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the now-animal advocate describes the cruelty of...
New Report Exposes How Unsustainable The Meat Industry Really Is

New Report Exposes How Unsustainable the Meat Industry Really Is

A new report says the meat industry is unsustainable. It proposes a large-scale shift to plant-based and cultured meat instead. The global meat industry is currently worth more than $2 trillion. The production of meat...
UK Urged to Ban Factory Farms to Prevent 'the Next Coronavirus'

UK Urged to Ban Factory Farms to Prevent ‘the Next Coronavirus’

Campaign group Pause the System is urging the UK government to ban factory farming. The organization suggests that this could help prevent any future pandemics following the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The group currently has a...
What Is Meat’s Role In Antibiotic Resistance?

What Is Meat’s Role In Antibiotic Resistance?

Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer is sounding the alarm on antibiotic resistance, claiming it could kill ten million people per year, effectively wiping out humanity. Plastic pollution and antibiotic use in...
Vietnam May Ban Wildlife Trade to Mitigate Coronavirus

Vietnam May Ban Wildlife Trade to Mitigate Coronavirus

Vietnam may soon ban the wildlife trade to control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Prime Minister Nguyen Phuc requested that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development "quickly" draft a directive to ban the wildlife...
Are Octopuses the Smartest Animals In the Oceans?

Are Octopuses the Smartest Animals In the Oceans?

Octopuses are considered to be one of the smartest creatures in the ocean—and people love them. Despite this, around the world, the demand for delicacies made with octopus is on the rise. Some scientists...
Switzerland May Soon Ban All Factory Farms

Switzerland May Soon Ban All Factory Farms

The Swiss public will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that guarantees better welfare for factory-farmed animals. The amendment is to be drafted by the government, according to the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary...
The National Trust Is Converting Beef Farms Into Forests Of 20 Million Trees

The National Trust Is Converting Beef Farms Into Forests Of 20 Million Trees

The National Trust is going to plant trees on 44,000 acres of land. Around half of this is grazing land, currently used by dozens of sheep and cattle farmers, who will have to reduce their...
Apocalypse Cow’ Is the Documentary Meat-Eating Environmentalists Need to See

’Apocalypse Cow’ Is the Documentary Meat-Eating Environmentalists Need to See

Channel 4 documentary "Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet" could change the way some environmentalists see meat. Presented by vegan environmentalist George Monbiot, the documentary explores how animal agriculture is linked to climate change. The...