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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...
What Those ‘Humane’ Milk Labels Really Mean

What Those ‘Humane’ Milk Labels Really Mean

In February—at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards—actor and longtime vegan Joaquin Phoenix gave an impassioned acceptance speech for his Best Actor win. He took home the Oscar for his performance in “Joker.” But the...
Dairy Cows Are Becoming Meat Amid COVID-19 Meat Shortage

Dairy Cows Are Becoming Meat Amid COVID-19 Meat Shortage

With an imbalance between supply and demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. dairy farmers are facing a milk surplus. In order to offset the impact, more farmers are sending milking cows to the...
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...
Declining Dairy Industry Gets Battered By Coronavirus

Declining Dairy Industry Gets Battered By Coronavirus

Dairy groups are calling on the government for support through the COVID-19 pandemic. Milk supply exceeds demand by at least 10 percent in the U.S. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy...
Widespread Meat Shortages are Coming Due to COVID19

Widespread Meat Shortages Are Coming Due to COVID-19

(Updated May 5, 2020) | The U.S. may face widespread meat shortages as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Major retailers including Costco and Kroger have restricted meat purchases, likely anticipating shortages. Costco announced...
Ireland’s Beef Industry May Not Recover From Coronavirus

Ireland’s Beef Industry May Not Recover From Coronavirus

McDonald’s decision to close all of its restaurants in the U.K. and Ireland due to coronavirus concerns is causing the Irish beef sector to suffer.  Tim Cullinan, president of the Irish Farmers’ Association, said the...
How Big Meat and Dairy Deceive You With Doublespeak

How Big Meat and Dairy Deceive You With Doublespeak

Doublespeak is one of animal agriculture's allies when it comes to convincing consumers that there is a humane way to exploit animal bodies for food. The term, inspired by author George Orwell’s dystopian 1949...
Joaquin Phoenix Urges People to Go Vegan In New Billboard Ad

Dairy Farmer Agrees With Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars Speech: ‘We’re Disconnected’

In response to Joaquin Phoenix's latest Oscars speech, David Finlay, an organic dairy farmer in Scotland, says his industry "can learn a lot from vegans." Finlay made the comments in an opinion piece he authored...
Lewis Hamilton: Joaquin Phoenix Has ‘Led the Way’ to a Vegan World

Lewis Hamilton: Joaquin Phoenix Has ‘Led the Way’ to a Vegan World

Vegan Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has praised Joaquin Phoenix's Oscars acceptance speech and said he's leading "the way for the world." The racing car driver shared a clip of Phoenix's speech on Instagram. The...
Organic Dairy Farms Are Being Converted to Grow Oats

Organic Dairy Farms Are Being Converted to Grow Oats

Vegan yogurt brand Hälsa Foods is helping U.S. farmers transition away from dairy with oats. The founders of the oat milk yogurt company, Helena Lumme and Mika Manninen, want to help U.S. dairy farmers grow...
Lena Dunham Says Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars Speech Turned Her Vegan

Lena Dunham Says Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars Speech Turned Her Vegan

Lena Dunham says Joaquin Phoenix's Oscars speech made her go vegan. The actor, director, and writer shared a video of the "Joker" star's Oscars acceptance speech on Twitter. Phoenix won the Academy Award for Best...
The Dairy Industry Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes: This Is Why

The Dairy Industry Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes: This Is Why

A glass of milk is as American as apple pie. Images of milk-mustachioed celebrities and athletes became part of popular culture and we were all taught that milk builds strong bones. The food pyramid,...
The Oldest Dairy Farm In California Is Now Growing Almonds Instead

Another Dairy Giant Just Filed for Bankruptcy

Borden Dairy Co. has filed for bankruptcy. The 164-year-old company is the second major milk producer in the U.S. to do so in the space of a few months. Borden follows Dean Foods -- America's...
Amsterdam Now Has a Vegan Cheese Shop

Amsterdam Now Has a Vegan Cheese Shop

Amsterdam now has its first vegan cheese shop. Plant-based company Willicroft has opened the first vegan cheese store in the Netherlands. The shop is located in south-west Amsterdam and currently sells all five Willicroft-produced cashew-based...
2 Wisconsin Dairy Farms Go Out Of Business a Day Now

2 Wisconsin Dairy Farms Go Out Of Business a Day Now

In Wisconsin, two dairy farms go out of business per day. The Midwestern state produces more dairy than any other and is leading the nation in farm industry bankruptcies. Experts attribute the increase in closures to...
60% of Scottish Dairy Farmers Say Industry Is In Full Decline

60% of Scottish Dairy Farmers Say Industry Is In Full Decline

Most of Scotland's dairy farmers believe the industry is suffering. A recent survey found that 60 percent of Scottish dairy farmers are "not so confident" or "not at all confident" about the future of...
Ben & Jerry’s Sued Over Claim Cows Are ‘Happy’

Ben & Jerry’s Sued Over Claim Cows Are ‘Happy’

(Updated January 28, 2020) | American ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's has dropped claims that the dairy it uses in its products comes from "happy cows." The move follows a lawsuit filed last...
Dean Foods, America's Largest Milk Producer, Files for Bankruptcy

America’s Largest Milk Producer Files for Bankruptcy

(Updated March 15, 2020) | Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer, filed for bankruptcy last November. Now, the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the largest dairy co-operative in the nation, has agreed to buy...
The Oldest Dairy Farm In California Is Now Growing Almonds Instead

The Oldest Dairy Farm In California Is Now Growing Almonds Instead

California's oldest dairy farm Giacomazzi Dairy is ending its operations. It's turning its back on cows and looking to almonds instead. Giacomazzi Dairy has been in the dairy industry for 125 years. It is the...
The Struggling Dairy Industry Is Losing One Farmer a Week

The Struggling Dairy Industry Is Losing One Farmer a Week

Amid slumping dairy sales, farmers are moving onto other careers. One dairy farmer leaves the industry every week, new research finds. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) -- a levy board funded by farmers...