“Predictable, inevitable, preventable.” Those are the words of Wendy Orent, an anthropologist specializing in health and pandemics, in describing the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
I first learned about Karen Davis and United Poultry Concerns in 2009 when exploring ways to better understand and care for my first family of adopted chickens. I was immediately READ ON
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
When we say, ‘Everything eats and is eaten,’ we are also implying a conclusion which is something like, “Therefore eating animals is justified because it’s natural.” But there are many READ ON
Some plant crops are particularly destructive to rainforests, indigenous communities and other native species as well as exploit slave and child labor. In discussions of veganism and animal rights, some READ ON
A recent report on sheep behavior dispels many of the common cultural myths that have clouded our understanding of this species for centuries.
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
Free from Harm is working with Chicago Bird Collision Monitors on a rescue of 11 King pigeons — the white domestic variety that are raised for meat (squab) and ceremonial READ ON
It should be of no surprise that the media finds figures like Bruce Friedrich a more “palatable” subject for indulgent feature stories like the one recently published in the New READ ON
For some reason, as soon as the subject of animal agriculture’s impact on climate change comes up, the substance vanishes and the denial kicks into full gear. Watching this play READ ON
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
At one point during an interview on The View, host Meghan McCain raised the subject of Booker’s veganism. What was left unsaid spoke volumes.
The grotesque notion that needlessly killing someone yourself — rather paying someone else to do it for you — makes you morally superior surfaced in mainstream media once again when READ ON