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Former Fur Trade CEO Calls for Boris Johnson to Ban Fur Sales

Former British Fur Trade Association (BFTA) CEO Mike Moser wants Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ban all fur sales. Moser spent over a decade in the industry, initially at the International Fur Federation and then...

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,...
The Pandemic Will Lead to a 9.5 Billion Ton Drop In Meat Consumption

Coronavirus Is Causing Meat Consumption to Drop By 9.5 Billion Tons

The coronavirus outbreak is severely impacting the meat industry. Analysts predict the pandemic will cause a 3 percent drop in global meat consumption this year. That comes out to some 9.5 billion tons. According to...
Joe Rogan: Factory Farming Is the Worst Thing Humans Are Capable Of

Joe Rogan to Jon Stewart: Factory Farming Is the Worst Thing

Comedian, director, and activist Jon Stewart was recently a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Rogan and Stewart discussed politics and factory farming. "Do you have any moral qualms about meat or is...
Jo-Anne McArthur Exposes Factory Farms In New Book

Jo-Anne McArthur Exposes Factory Farms In New Book

(Updated July 2, 2020) A new photography book from We Animals Media, entitled “Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene” (stylized as HIDDEN), examines the relationship humans have with non-human animals around the globe. The collectible...
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...
Hasan Minhaj Just Exposed the 6 Meat Giants Controlling the Food Supply

Hasan Minhaj Just Exposed the 6 Meat Giants Controlling the Food Supply

"Patriot Act" host Hasan Minhaj explained how six companies came to control the majority of the U.S. meat industry. More than 5,000 meat plant workers have been infected and at least 20 have died as...
Joaquin Phoenix: Adopt a Cow for Mother’s Day

Joaquin Phoenix: Adopt a Cow for Mother’s Day

Vegan actor and animal rights advocate Joaquin Phoenix is urging people to virtually adopt a cow for Mother's Day. Earlier this year, the "Joker" star rescued a cow and her calf from a slaughterhouse in...
USDA Lawsuit Says Current Meat Policies Are Pandemic Risks

USDA Lawsuit Says Current Meat Policies Are Pandemic Risks

Animal activists are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over its factory farm policies. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)—an animal rights organization—filed the lawsuit earlier this month. It alleges the USDA...
Bill Maher Calls Factory Farms 'Just as Despicable' As Wet Markets

Bill Maher: Factory Farms Are Just As Bad As Wet Markets

Talk show host Bill Maher called American factory farms "just as despicable" as wet markets in a recent editorial segment. On Friday evening's episode of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," the comedian opened with...
EU to Tighten Factory Farm Rules After COVID-19

EU to Tighten Factory Farm Rules After COVID-19

The European Union has revealed it will step up action against wildlife trading within its 27 member states. It will also try to make factory farming "more sustainable," reports Reuters. The EU recognizes the role...
Cargill Shuts Meatpacking Facility After COVID-19 Infects 350 Workers

Cargill Shuts Meatpacking Facility After COVID-19 Infects 350 Workers

Cargill Ltd. will temporarily shut down its beef plant located in High River, Alberta. The closure comes after more than 350 workers tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadian subsidiary of the Minneapolis-based multinational agribusiness Cargill...
How Meat Will Actually Help Avoid Future Pandemics

How Meat Will Actually Help Avoid Future Pandemics

(Updated April 20, 2020) | The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis has exposed the dangerous link between infectious organisms and industrial animal agriculture. More importantly, it has revealed the need to move away from animal meat...
African Swine Fever Outbreak Discovered In Poland

African Swine Fever Outbreak Discovered In Poland

Officials have confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in western Poland.  The virus was reported Monday on a farm containing approximately 10,000 pigs near the village of Więckowice near Poznań. This is the...
New Zealand Pushed to Replace Animal Agriculture With Plant-Based Crops

New Zealand Pushed to Replace Animal Agriculture With Plant-Based Crops

(Updated April 21, 2020) | New Zealand researchers are urging the country’s government to end its reliance on animal agriculture. A new report is urging New Zealand to embrace plant-based farming. The Green Protein Report...
Dr. Michael Greger Has Been Warning About Pandemics for a Decade

Dr. Michael Greger Has Been Warning About Pandemics for a Decade

American plant-based physician Dr. Michael Greger warned about the possibility of a coronavirus-like pandemic more than a decade ago. Dr. Greger issued the warning in 2008, during a speech in Washington D.C. At the time,...
'What the Health' Director Links Coronavirus to Factory Farming In New Film

‘What the Health’ Director Links Coronavirus to Factory Farming In New Film

Keegan Kuhn, who co-directed 2017's "What The Health," is releasing a new documentary linking the coronavirus to factory farming. Kuhn, who also co-directed “Cowspiracy,” is the writer and producer of the new film. It is...
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...
The Coronavirus Could Force Mass Slaughterhouse Closures

The Coronavirus Could Force Mass Slaughterhouse Closures

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is under pressure to keep slaughterhouses open amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. But, the pandemic could lead to closures. In an attempt to reassure meat producers, the USDA announced...
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...
Animal Agriculture Is a Bigger Threat to Healthcare Than Economic Boost

Animal Agriculture Is a Bigger Threat to Healthcare Than Economic Boost

Animal agriculture costs more in health and environmental damage than it contributes to the U.S. economy, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (PNAS). The study,...