April 20th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Award-winning country music superstar Carrie Underwood has voiced her opposition to Tennessee’s “ag-gag” bill, which, if approved by Governor Bill Haslam, will make it the seventh state to adopt the measure.
Read More:Country Music Star Carrie Underwood Stands Up for Undercover Farm Investigators
March 17th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
After the monumental resolution passed by the EU banning the sale of any cosmetic products that have been tested on animals, a campaign initiated by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International has garnered major celebrity support.
Read More:EU Animal Testing Ban Influences Celebrity Action in the U.S.
March 1st, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The health and wellbeing of livestock and industrial farm animals is being largely overlooked by the world’s leading food companies, according to a “ground-breaking” report released by UK-based Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare.
Read More:Failed Animal Welfare Widespread in Food Industry, Cites New Report
August 1st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A four-month long investigation by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals documented serious cruelty and neglect of pigs at one of Wal-Mart’s biggest pork suppliers.
Read More:Wal-Mart Under Fire for ‘Horrific’ Animal Cruelty
March 2nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Iowa Legislature approved a bill last week making it the first state to criminalize clandestine or undercover activity used to collect footage of animal abuse occurring on factory farms. The decision has led to an outcry of concern from animal welfare groups, some of which have successfully aided in the criminal prosecution of abusers caught on tape acquired covertly.
Read More:Iowa Makes It Illegal to Videotape Illegal Animal Abuse… Really?
February 26th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The Bon Appétit Management Company announced a commitment to stop serving pork products from pigs raised in controversial gestation crates and any eggs from egg-laying hens raised in battery cages all of its 400 locations in 31 states.
Read More:Major Food Service Provider Takes Huge Stand Against Animal Cruelty
October 12th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
After earning praise from animal rights advocates in the U.S. for a commitment earlier this year to begin buying cage-free eggs, McDonald’s has turned heads in the other direction with the news of its newest sandwich: A veal burger.
Read More:Do You Want Tears with That? McDonald’s Launches 100% Ground Veal Burger
August 22nd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Feeling the pressure of the growing number of small-scale farms and activists concerned with food safety and the effects Big-Ag farming has on the environment, some of the largest U.S. farming groups have joined forces in the formation of new organization called the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.
Read More:Welcome to the Farm Wars: Big Ag Fights the Small Farm Movement