Koch Foods, the fifth largest poultry processor in the US, and Joseph Grendys, its Chairman, CEO and President, have made an enormous fortune on the slaughter of chickens and the READ ON
10 Facts About Koch Foods and Joseph Grendys
Investment Firm Abandons Plans to Build a Mega Slaughterhouse in Wisconsin!
The head of an investment firm planning to build a mega slaughterhouse in Wisconsin (worth an estimated 74M) has informed us that they have changed their strategy and are no READ ON
“The Jungle” Transformed into the Future of Food
Robert Grillo shares his views on a huge new development: Natural Fynd is building a 35,000 sq. ft. plant-based meat and dairy factory built on the ruins of what was READ ON
The Reducetarian Paradox: Rigidly Applying ‘Moderation’ to Eleven Madison Park Restaurant
“Reducetarian” founder Brian Kateman took issue with the news that famed Eleven Madison Park, a Michelin 3-star restaurant in New York City, announced it was converting its menu to full-on READ ON
Call Out NPR for Normalizing Animal Exploitation!
Last Thursday we delivered a public comment at the NPR Directors Board Meeting about their thoughtless reporting on animal-related issues and their refusal to report on the serious public health READ ON
4 Reasons Why We Don’t Advocate for “Humane” Animal Products
At a recent online symposium on animal law, an audience member asked an all-too-common question which goes something like this: Since we are not going to see 100% of people READ ON
Help Stop the Cruel Treatment of Chicks Heading to Slaughter!
Call and email Health Commissioner Arwady to express your outrage at Slaughter Free Chiago’s footage from Aden Live Poultry and urge her to shut them down immediately.
Reflections for the Anti-Slaughterhouse Activist
. Activism is about pushing open the Overton Window, shifting societies attitudes about an injustice from indifference to empathy. That’s the hard work we must do and that every impactful READ ON
The Crispr Cow: A Tech-Savvy False Dilemma and Humane Myth
The industry that grinds up billions of male chicks, rips out the testicles of newborn piglets, and anally electrocutes unwanted dairy calves as a method of killing is now telling READ ON
Facebook for Activists in Turbulent Times
Most of us have had our share of regrettable and unpleasant exchanges on Facebook that have left us wanting to retreat from people, groups and even activism for animals.
Our Solidarity with Racial Justice Struggle
Free from Harm has always worked for positive change in the world for all species, including the human ones, and for the survival and healing of our ailing planet. Our READ ON
What Fauci’s Call to Shut Down ‘Wet Markets’ Means for All Slaughterhouses
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, we are stunned by the lack of reporting on the source of the problem. Finally, after weeks of sparse coverage, we are beginning to see the READ ON
‘Predictable, Inevitable, Preventable’: Viral Outbreaks and Our Contact with Other Animals
“Predictable, inevitable, preventable.” Those are the words of Wendy Orent, an anthropologist specializing in health and pandemics, in describing the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
The Modern Chicken Industry: Humankind at its Worst
For me, the modern chicken industry is an expression of humankind at its worst. My visit last night to Ciales slaughterhouse in Bucktown to document the delivery of birds showed READ ON
Why Are We Still Talking about Factory Farming?
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.
Sally Came from a Place that Should Not Exist Today
When I learned about Sally’s rescue from a Chicago slaughterhouse we have been working on closing, I knew what this rescue would expose. I’ve been inside this place. I’ve seen READ ON
How 50 Activists Killed a 60-Million-Dollar Slaughterhouse Deal in 12 Days
The 50 activists who shut down a 60-million dollar slaughterhouse in 12 days should serve as a huge inspiration to many. It demonstrates what is possible when a small yet READ ON
Why the Meat Industry Does Not Need My Praise for Plant Alternatives
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.
Calling Out Governor Pritzker’s Elitist Support of Animal Agribusiness
The question we must ask as Illinoisans is whether our governor can claim to have a progressive agenda as he gleefully supports an industry that profits on climate catastrophe, environmental READ ON
Eating Away at the Climate Crisis
It’s not news that food choices are a critical factor in curbing the unfolding climate crisis we face. We know that both the energy sector and agricultural sector need radical READ ON