Last week Tyson announced their new Tyson FarmCheck™ Program – an animal treatment audit of suppliers’ farms. Although Tyson denies a direct link between this new program and pressure from animal rights groups, there is undoubtedly a connection. Although Tyson’s standards are still not stellar – they allow the use of gestation crates, for example […]
Yet another huge meat purchaser, McDonald’s, has made the commitment to end the use of gestation crates for pigs. While this won’t fully take effect until 2022 (10 years away!) at least it is a step in the right direction. In many news articles Paul Shapiro, vice president of farm animal protection for the Humane […]
Farmers and ranchers will for the first time need a prescription from a veterinarian before using antibiotics in farm animals, in hopes that more judicious use of the drugs will reduce the tens of thousands of human deaths that result each year from the drugs’ overuse… Continue reading the NY Times article…
What is Ag-Gag? It’s “any bill or law that punishes those who expose abusive conditions on factory farms.” Or “the act of silencing opposition to the abuse of farmed animals.” Read more at ag-gag.org and sign the petition to help expose conditions in factory farms!
Another reason to avoid factory “farms”. Great article by NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof: Let’s hope you’re not reading this column while munching on a chicken sandwich. That’s because my topic today is a pair of new scientific studies suggesting that poultry on factory farms are routinely fed caffeine, active ingredients of Tylenol and Benadryl, […]
Great article from an Alaskan student! View original: http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2012-03-26/conscientious-eater-know-your-meat-etarian Conscientious eater: know-your-meat-etarian Verbatim Posted: March 26, 2012 – 9:25am By Heather Morton My bologna has a first name, it’s m-o-o-s-e. My bologna has a second name, it’s c-a-r-i-b-o-u. I love meat. The smell of it makes my mouth water and I find it uniquely satisfying. Yet, […]