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Germany Moves to Protect Slaughterhouse Workers From Abuse

Germany Moves to Protect Slaughterhouse Workers From Abuse

A new draft bill may protect slaughterhouse workers from abuse in Germany. Last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a draft bill that would ban the use of subcontractors and agency workers in the meat...
Over 140 Coronavirus Cases Now At LA’s ‘Dodger Dog’ Meat Plant

Over 140 Coronavirus Cases Now at LA’s ‘Dodger Dog’ Meat Plant

More than 140 employees at a Los Angeles meat processing plant have tested positive for coronavirus. The Vernon plant, called Farmer John's Slaughterhouse, produces the Dodger Dog—a popular pork hot dog that's named after LA's...
Hundreds of Slaughterhouse Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

Hundreds of Slaughterhouse Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

(Updated April 27, 2020) | Smithfield Foods Inc. is closing its Sioux Falls-based pork plant indefinitely as hundreds of slaughterhouse workers test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The pork plant has become the single-biggest source of...
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...
Joaquin Phoenix Rescues Cows From Slaughter Just Hours After His Oscars Speech

Joaquin Phoenix Rescues Cows From Slaughter Just Hours After His Oscars Speech

Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix didn't just talk about the atrocities of factory farming during his Oscars speech. Just a few hours later, the "Joker" star rescued a cow and her calf from those...
900 Workers at a Tyson Factory Test Positive for COVID-19

Canada Just Permanently Shut Down 3 Slaughterhouses

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has closed three major slaughterhouses following an E. coli outbreak. Activists have also accused the Toronto-based meatpackers of cruelty to animals. Ryding-Regency Meat Packers, Canadian Select Meats Inc., and The...
22 Dogs Rescued From Becoming Dinner at Shanghai Restaurant

22 Dogs Rescued From Becoming Dinner at Shanghai Restaurant

Dog meat was for sale in restaurants just miles from the World Dog Show held in Shanghai last month, according to animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI). And while that's still technically legal, the...
This Former French Slaughterhouse Is Now a Vegan Cheese Factory

This Former French Slaughterhouse Is Now a Vegan Cheese Factory

Vegan cheese company All In Foods has set up shop in a former slaughterhouse in France. All In Foods was launched in 2013 by the Jouault brothers, Huffington Post reports. The company produces dairy-free cheese and other...
Vegans and Slaughterhouse Workers Come Together Over Plant-Based Christmas Dinner

Vegans and Slaughterhouse Workers Come Together Over Plant-Based Christmas Dinner

Bristol-based vegan group Friends Not Food invited slaughterhouse workers to join them for a plant-based Christmas dinner in a bid to promote festive peace and compassion. The animal welfare advocates, local to Gloucestershire, visit Westerleigh's...

Bryan Adams Says ‘Go Vegan’ Because ‘No One Wants to Kill Your Christmas Dinner’

Singer Bryan Adams asked his Instagram followers to go vegan in the lead up to Christmas. In the social media post, Adams refers to an article by the newspaper The Guardian, which highlighted a lack...
10,000 Jobs Unfilled in Meat Industry Because 'People Do Not Want to Do This Work'

10,000 Jobs Unfilled in Meat Industry Because ‘People Do Not Want to Do This...

"Soaring" staff shortages have resulted in roughly 10,000 posts being unfilled at major slaughterhouses, reports British farming industry magazine Farmers Weekly. The shift in the industry could cause animal protein companies to "seriously struggle"...
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CCTV Will Be Mandatory in All English Slaughterhouses This Year

In August 2017, the British government launched a consultation study regarding the possibility of introducing CCTV cameras in slaughterhouses. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response (99% of the four thousand respondents were in support),...

Former Slaughterhouse Worker Claims the Job Breeds Violent Behaviour

Former slaughterhouse worker Scott Hoskins has spoken out about the ways in which his work negatively affected his personal life. Speaking with animal rights charity, Mercy For Animals, Hoskins claims that he believes his work...

Nearly 50% of Americans Support a Ban on Slaughterhouses, Claims Study

In a recent survey conducted by a nonprofit think tank, Sentience Institute, nearly half of Americans questioned said that they would support a ban on slaughterhouses. A huge 47% of people survey said that they...

The Save Movement: What To Expect at a Slaughterhouse Vigil

The Save Movement is a global organisation which holds peaceful vigils outside slaughter houses. The movement was started in Toronto with the formation of the Toronto Pig Save. This group was founded by an...