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Joaquin Phoenix Urges Slaughterhouse Workers to Report Abuse

Joaquin Phoenix Urges Slaughterhouse Workers to Report Abuse

Joaquin Phoenix is urging slaughterhouse workers to report instances of abuse. The award-winning vegan actor has partnered with animal law advocacy organization Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) for its "Report Animal Ag" campaign. According to...
Meat Industry Labor Leader: ‘Lives Are Worth More Than a Ham Sandwich’

Meat Industry Labor Leader: ‘Lives Are Worth More Than a Ham Sandwich’

John Grant—president of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 77 labor union, which represents 2,000 food and meat processing plant workers—has spoken out against meat companies amid the coronavirus crisis. Last month, it...
Nurses Protest to Shut Down Slaughterhouses to Protect Public Health

Nurses Protest to Shut Down Slaughterhouses to Protect Public Health

Nurses in Delaware are calling for slaughterhouses to be shut down in the interest of public health. Last week, local nurses gathered with dieticians and residents outside the state capital building. They maintained social distancing...
Senator Tammy Baldwin Wants the Inside of Slaughterhouses Exposed to the Public

Senator Baldwin Wants the Inside of Slaughterhouses Exposed to the Public

Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling for meat companies to be more transparent about slaughterhouse conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to Andre Nogueira, the CEO of JBS USA Holdings Inc, Kenneth...
COVID-19 Infections At Meat Plants Nearly Double National Rates

COVID-19 Infections At Meat Plants Nearly Double National Rates

Coronavirus infection rates at meat processing plants and slaughterhouses are nearly double the national average, Bloomberg reports. Some of the nation's largest meat processing facilities, operated by JBS, Tyson, and Cargill, have become epicenters for...
Map of 5,000 Factory Farms Hopes to Turn More People Vegan

Map of 5,000 Factory Farms Hopes to Turn More People Vegan

The first of its kind interactive map details the exact locations of more than 5,000 factory farms and slaughterhouses across Australia. The animal rights group Aussie Farms launched the map along with more than 14,000...
Scottish Parliament to Introduce Mandatory CCTV Surveillance Slaughterhouses

CCTV to Be Mandatory in Scottish Slaughterhouses

CCTV cameras are to be made mandatory in Scottish slaughterhouses. Rural affairs minister Mairi Gougeon said that the announcement is part of the Scottish government's plan to “improve further the already high standards” of all livestock. The...
Trump's Biggest ICE Raid Yet Exposes Worker Exploitation in the Meat Industry

Trump’s Biggest ICE Raid Yet Exposes Worker Exploitation in the Meat Industry

Nearly one hundred employees at a meat processing plant in Tennessee were arrested by ICE last week, the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The employees face deportation, having been in the U.S. illegally....

11 Vegan Statistics from 2017, The Best Year for Veganism So Far

2017, what a year it has been - especially for veganism. As we head into the new year, it's a good time to reflect on what's happened in the past 365 days, and get...
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CCTV Will Be Compulsory and Unrestricted In British Slaughterhouses

The British government appears to want to tighten up on poor animal welfare across the country and have insisted that CCTV installation in slaughterhouses will be non-negotiable by 2018. With plans to better-monitor animal welfare...