humanewashing

When A Fight Over Language Is Actually About The Right To Know The Truth

Cheryl Leahy Animals, Cheryl Leahy, Investigations, Legal Advocacy, Veg Eating 10 Comments

You may have noticed more debate recently about the issue of humanewashing, which is the meat, dairy and egg industries’ practice of telling consumers through advertising, on packaging and elsewhere with claims and imagery, that the animals were treated well. To put a finer point on it, these messages are intended to deceive consumers into believing that the products they …

science

How to Mainstream Vegan Values and Actions? Science And a Little Practical Common Sense

Cheryl Leahy Animals, Campaigns, Cheryl Leahy, Veg Eating Leave a Comment

Science and a little practical common sense can mainstream vegan values and actions In my first three posts in this series on Animal Outlook’s four programs, I talked about specific strategies and tactics to move us beyond factory farming and into a world where people feel empowered by the knowledge of what’s happening to animals and how they can be …

law

Does The Law Protect Farmed Animals? 

Cheryl Leahy Animals, Cheryl Leahy, Legal Advocacy 2 Comments

I decided to go to law school because I wanted an end to animal exploitation, and I had the idealistic belief that law plays the unique role in our society of legitimizing moral progress. Historically, the role of law in the fight for the expansion of rights for mistreated individuals and groups has been crucial. Once a moral principle is …