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Farm Animal Abuse

Massachusetts Voters Are About To Pass A Historic Animal Protection Law

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics

Voters in Massachusetts will decide next month whether to pass a far-reaching law to protect farm animals from extreme confinement, and polling sugges...

Make 'Organic' Mean Something

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

When an animal food product in your grocery store is proudly labeled "USDA Organic," you would think that means the animal had exposure to fresh air, sunshine, and significantly more space to move than on standard non-organic farms. But in reality, the "organic" label provides no clear requirements for either space or outdoor access for most animals.

Texas-Sized Rhetoric On Ag-Gag

Paul Shapiro | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Paul Shapiro

When one realizes that inhumanity toward farm animals is the norm, not the exception, in animal agriculture today, it becomes clearer just why there's such fervor in the meat industry to pass ag-gag laws. This is an industry that's desperate to keep Americans in the dark about its routine cruelty.

Abused Donkey Is Rescued In An Unlikely Place

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 08.18.2015 | Green

Fernando, a Spanish donkey, knew nothing but work for his first 20 years on Earth. When he injured his foot, the owners who had profited from Fernando...

Court Says No To Gagging Those Who Reveal Farm Animal Abuse

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

A hard-to-watch video, filmed in 2012 by undercover investigators with Mercy for Animals, shows Idaho dairy farm workers viciously abusing cows. The s...

The First Controversy of Chris Christie's 2016 Presidential Campaign: Tortured Food

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

It seems that Governor Christie overturned the will of the people of New Jersey to protect the interests of a group of people in another state one thousand miles away: Iowa.

NASCAR Driver Joins Race To Protect Farm Animals

Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

It may seem like an unlikely partnership, but in the race to protect animals from the abuses of factory farms, NASCAR driver Andy Lally and TRG driver...

The Ag Gag Bill: Industry Lobbying & Corporate Overreach Run Amok

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Industrial agriculture, like most powerful business interests, has a very effective lobbying organization -- not only in DC, but also in state capitols around the country.