In industrial design, “planned obsolescence” refers to the practice of designing products with artificially limited useful lives so that they will become obsolete, that is, no longer functional after a READ ON
Animal Products and Culture
National Geographic Wild recently debuted a new TV docuseries called “The Hatcher Family Dairy” about life on a Tennessee dairy farm that has been exploiting cows for 175 years. Read READ ON
Last week a fake news story broke and spread rapidly in right wing media outlets claiming that President Biden’s climate change mitigation policy would mean severely limiting or eliminating red READ ON
According to CSC, its multi-million-dollar investment in an industrial goat farm pilot project is for the benefit of prisoners who will “acquire new skills.” The real reason: money. Canada’s prison READ ON
Ben & Jerry’s seems to be missing the point. They are the third largest ice cream producer in the U.S. and are owned by corporate giant Unilever, with an already READ ON
As a member of the “Youtube-TikTok” generation, I have one message for the dairy industry: It’s too little, too late.
Language can inflame racism and prolongs solving the root of the problem that we now face: the wildlife trade and animal agriculture. Covid-19 could have originated in any country that READ ON
As I was preparing to speak on a panel on the subject of so-called “factory farming,” I felt compelled to question what this powerful slogan even means.
National Geographic, a well-trusted platform that frequently publishes updates on wildlife and world news, has recently posted a photo to their Instagram which was a sponsored partnership with Chipotle. Many READ ON
Lately, I’ve seen many social media friends express their excitement and enthusiasm over the introduction of plant-based meat offerings at fast food chains and giant big box supermarkets.
One of the most frequently expressed concerns about ending animal farming is what will happen to the workers and/or businesses if and when this change happens? The same concerns are READ ON
What the owners and managers of this business are implying by scrawling “Mindful Meats” on the slaughterhouse is that there is something different happening inside this building now, that they READ ON
Why did he do it? He didn’t need to videotape killing a chicken to convince antiabortionists, so was he targeting ambivalent voters who still support a woman’s right to make READ ON
With increasing consumer awareness of the cruelties inherent in dairy farming, and medical experts confirming the negative impacts of dairy on human health, the dairy industry is getting desperate. Not READ ON
No matter how “small, family farm,” “organic, local & pasture raised,” “certified humane” or “welfare approved,” animal agriculture at its core is based on the grossest devaluing of life. When READ ON
As someone who researches the dairy industry regularly, I have observed over the last few years a distressing surge in pro-dairy messaging from an increasingly visible and vocal sector of READ ON
Vegan children’s book author Ruby Roth discusses the harm we do to children by involving them in violence toward animals they would never choose to support. “We can’t afford to READ ON
“It may be hard for most to admit, but killing and using animals for food today is needless. Just like trophy hunting is needless. Both are done for pleasure and READ ON
As I was biking home the other day, I found a beautiful nest in the road. The next car that drove by could have easily flattened it. All the amazing READ ON
Throughout history, many traditions that were once considered natural and normal for generations were eventually deemed outdated, cruel, or simply no longer necessary. Some traditions are positive and make society READ ON