Under the tremendous pressure of the ever-growing plant-based dairy substitute industry, Big Dairy has dreamed up another propaganda campaign to safeguard the future of dairy farming and the consumption of READ ON
Animal Products and Ethics
Adopt A Cow Program is Pure Industry Propaganda
National Geographic’s Delusional Portrayal of ‘Humane” Dairy Farming!
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
QCamel, The First Organic Camel Dairy, Profits on the Humane Myth
In recent years, awareness of the inherent cruelty in the dairy industry is growing, while at the same time many folks have turned to consuming more “niche” animal breast milks. READ ON
Why is the British Veterinary Association Encouraging Us to Eat Baby Animals?
The British Veterinary Association has recently launched a new policy position that actually makes a case for eating more baby calves and kids. Before we even get into the details READ ON
Slaughterhouses Prey on the Most Vulnerable Humans and Nonhumans Alike
Slaughterhouses prey on the most vulnerable beings in our society; this includes not only the billions of helpless animals trapped in our violent food system, but also millions of vulnerable READ ON
There Is No Such Thing as a “Fair Life” on a Dairy Farm, Ever
Last Thursday, I published an article on a breaking investigation from Animal Recovery Mission, in which they exposed horrific, widespread and long term abuse on a dairy farm that supplies READ ON
Is Clean Meat Easy Prey for Meat Industry Elites?
There is still so much to learn about this complex subject of clean meats, which the more optimistic proponents claim could save billions of animals, but there is much room READ ON
The Science of Delivering Drugs through Chicken Eggs?
Scientific researchers are heralded in our culture as the saviors of humankind, reinforcing an ancient myth in which the “lesser animals” are elevated as martyrs for their “sacrifice” in serving READ ON
The Unavoidably Violent History of Backyard Eggs
One day you learn that your favorite necklace, purchased at a flea market years ago, belonged to a woman who was murdered in the process of being mugged while wearing READ ON
‘Ethical’ Baby Goat Meat: Another False Dilemma of the Dairy Industry
A recent article by The Sun shares that goat meat is set to become the “ethical meat” food trend of 2019. Does the killing of goats that were artificially bred READ ON
Slaughter-Free Dairy Is Terrible for the Environment and Can Never Be ‘Humane’
The niche “humane” dairy sector is working to popularize the notion of “slaughter-free” dairy, with perhaps the most well known model being Ahimsa Dairy, a Hare Krishna initiative in which READ ON
We Save What We Love: Thoughts On Biophilia and the Vegan Ethic
How is it possible, as the environmentalist asserts, to worry about “all the plants and creatures” of a system while managing to avoid caring about each and every one? Why READ ON
Preventing Ex-Vegans: The Power of Ethics
“Helping people go vegan is great. But it’s meaningless if we can’t help them stay vegan.” Plant based dietitian Virginia Messina discusses the power of ethics in preventing ex-vegans, citing READ ON
A Young Mother’s Plea to Mothers Everywhere
On the day of my daughter’s birth, I marveled at the billions and billions of living souls before me whose bodies had heaved and rolled through labor. On hands and READ ON
How a Turkey Became My Best Friend
When I went to the kitchen to do dishes, he would stand intently by the sink and watch me do the dishes, he was so curious about my activity. He READ ON
Former Meat and Dairy Farmers Who Became Vegan Activists
Slaughterhouse journalist Upton Sinclair once wrote, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” But while it may be READ ON
Killing Animals for Profit & Pleasure Justified if They Don’t Suffer?
The following is a response to the recent NY Times opinion piece by Rhys Southan, “The Enigma of Animal Suffering,” in which he concludes: “Exploitation is harmful only when the READ ON
Pasture Raised Eggs: the Humane, Sustainable Fiction
In a recent article in Civil Eats by author Brie Mazurek, a pasture-based chicken farmer named Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm in Dixon, California gets a chance to puff up READ ON
Factory Farming vs. Alternative Farming: The Humane Hoax
“Animal agriculture is a business making money on the bodies of other sentient beings. This can never be free of a fundamental insensitivity towards the victims of the industry’s profits READ ON
Fascism and the Language of ‘Humane’ Meat
if given the “choice” between, on the one hand, being shot in the back of the head while overlooking the pleasant Latvian countryside, and a deep trench filled with bodies, READ ON