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CRUELTY-FREE FARMING: Veganic farming may be the agricultural philosophy the world needs

TANUVI JOE: With growing climate concerns, there is a constant need to change the way land is used for farming and other agricultural practices. Veganic farming, a mostly unknown yet vital new way of stewarding the Earth’s lands, can help preserve the environment, regenerate soil fertility, and replenish the biodiversity around it, which helps tackle greenhouse gas emissions and financially empower farmers across the globe. But what exactly is vegan farming? Veganic farming also called ‘vegan organic’ and plant-based farming, is the organic cultivation and production of food crops that have…

CASE IN POINT: Investigation of major U.S. chicken producer reveals the gruesome, devastating truth about the industry

ANIMAL OUTLOOK: In 2021, a brave Animal Outlook investigator took a hidden camera inside a North Carolina chicken hatchery owned by Case Farms that processes more than 200,000 chicks daily. Our investigation reveals the torment these fragile chicks experience and the devastating impact of viewing animals as food products... Animal Outlook's undercover footage revealed: - Newly-hatched chicks killed, mangled, maimed or trapped in equipment or machinery that was improperly operated or set up. - Some chicks were not mangled by machines but were deformed, hatched improperly, hatched early and…

BIG-AG FAT CHECK$: The Democrat Party’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill ‘DOES NOT’ include an animal agriculture tax

DANIEL FUNKE: As Congress deliberates trillions of dollars worth of spending on infrastructure and social welfare programs before a looming government shutdown, some online claim the legislation includes a new tax on farmers. A Sept. 27 Facebook post says the "$3.5 Trillion Infrastructure package includes an animal agriculture tax on dairy cows in the amount of $6,500.00 and $2,600.00 per head of other cattle." "It also includes an agriculture tax in the amount of $500.00 on swine (pigs- hogs) raised in the United States," the post says. "AND that would be for each and every year." The post…

Henry Mance: Meat comes at too high a price, author argues

CONOR POPE: Journalist and author Henry Mance’s new book "How to Love Animals in a Human-Shaped World" examines ethical and environmental costs of meat production... In the book, Henry Mance becomes a slaughterhouse worker and – with absolutely no training – is charged with skinning lambs, it is impossible to shelter from the painful reality that our relationship with animals on virtually every conceivable level is so often simply wrong. His thesis is that unless we change how we see animals we will make the climate catastrophe even worse than it is going to be and the lives of all animals…

NOT FOR ‘GIVING’: Several animal rights activists arrested at turkey farm protest in Ontario, Canada

MEAT THE VICTIMS CANADA: 200 animal activists staged a Meat the Victims action at a Hybrid Turkeys breeding farm in Ontario, a week before Canadian Thanksgiving... bringing attention to abuse that regularly occurs on farms, which is hidden from the public. But filming abuse inside these facilities has been outlawed by Ontario’s new ag gag law, Bill 156. With no laws for on-farm animal welfare, and no monitoring from government inspectors, one of the only ways the treatment of farmed animals has been brought to light is when activists expose it. Hybrid Turkeys, the world’s largest breeder…

‘Eating Our Way To Extinction’: New documentary narrated by Kate Winslet just releasedd

JEMIMA WEBBER: After years of planning, research, and collaboration, the highly anticipated documentary, Eating Our Way to Extinction, was released. The cinematic feature documentary explores the environmental impact of diet. Specifically, bringing to light the destruction caused by animal agriculture in various corners of the world. For example, the Amazon rainforest, the Mongolian desert, the Taiwanese Mountains, and the US Dust Bowl... The filmmakers spoke to leading scientists and high-profile figures about the issue. Actor Kate Winslet narrates the film, and is also the executive…

GRUESOME NEWSOM: Animal rights activists protest outside California governor’s mansion, demand an end to the horror of ‘factory farms’

ROSALIO AHUMADA: A group of animal rights activists on Wednesday locked themselves together outside the front gates of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s home in Fair Oaks as part of a protest aimed at stopping the expansion of “factory farms"... Approximately 60 other individuals protested in the neighborhood but did not cause a disruption... A few dozen demonstrators from the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere gathered outside Newsom’s home. Others drove a truck hauling a trailer filled with burnt wood debris collected at a California wildfire site. The demonstrators lifted the…

A Twin Study: Which is better, plant protein or animal protein?

LUCY DANZIGER: It must be fun to be an identical twin. You can do things like, eat a diet of animal protein for 12 weeks while your sib only eats plant protein for the same period, and compare who got fatter, who got stronger, and who felt like crap. Turns out that this is exactly what Ross and Hugo Turner did, and you won't believe which twin won or which protein source was the best for building muscle, increasing endurance, and melting fat. In a new fitness study with a cohort of two – albeit who share the same DNA, making it a more relevant body of work than if it has just been two…

FOSTERING CRUELTY: Activists arrested for protesting after releasing undercover video of live chickens slammed on concrete floors

SARA SIROTA: In June 2015, the animal rights organization Mercy for Animals sent two investigators to work as undercover employees at a slaughterhouse run by Foster Farms. They documented workers throwing live chickens against metal shackles, birds being scalded alive, and other treatment that the group argued amounted to animal cruelty. Mercy for Animals complained to the Federal Trade Commission that Foster Farms’ labeling of its products as certified by the American Humane Association, or AHA, deceived consumers. The agency declined to take action, though, noting that the company fired…

A BUG’S LIFE: More people are eating insects for food, but is it ethical to farm them?

MATAN SHELOMI: What is the life of a cricket worth? Insect farming is a rapidly growing industry, with hundreds of companies worldwide rearing insects at industrial scales. The global value of insect farming is expected to surpass US$1.18 billion by 2023. Farmed insects, or “mini-livestock,” refers to insects such as crickets and mealworms raised for the sole purpose of being sold as food or animal feed... Is insect meat cruelty-free?... insects do not evoke much empathy. With exceptions, even vegetarians rarely think twice about swatted mosquitoes, let alone the millions of agricultural…