Today, a coalition filed a proposed initiative petition in Washington state to halt the use of battery cage confinement in egg production.There is a commercially viable alternative: cage-free production.
Pig producers who sell meat to Russia must wean their animals off antibiotics at least two weeks prior to slaughter. Japan requires a four-week flush-out period. This begs the question, what do the Russians and Japanese know about meat that we don't?
Pork shoulder at my local supermarket costs 99 cents a pound, but zucchini cost $1.99 a pound. Why? Because American factory farms mass produce swine with such efficiency that the cash value of a pig's life has dwindled downward.
Today's industrially produced birds have been selectively bred for enormous body mass. Many of them cannot stand or walk after a few months of life. They are not healthy animals, and they suffer chronic pain.
A Humane Society of the United States investigator has gone undercover again to take a behind-the-scenes look at the living conditions of laying hens confined in battery cages. The findings are deeply disturbing.
We have seen time and again that factory farmers' willful disregard for animal welfare often goes hand in hand with disregard for the environment, for workers' rights, and the rights of the unfortunate neighbors of these facilities.
Just a year and a half ago, Goldman was kept afloat by billions of dollars in U.S. government funds. Does that mean U.S. taxpayer dollars subsidized cruel, polluting, climate-heating factory farms in China?
I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.