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VICTORY: CA Upholds Proposition 12 Limiting Cruel Confinement Despite Industry Pushback

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Despite opposition from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), a coalition of animal protection groups including Animal Outlook just won a fight to uphold California’s historic Proposition 12.   Proposition 12 This proposition, passed in 2018, supplements prior legislation that prohibits cruel confinement practices for egg-laying hens, pigs, and calves used for veal, as well as the sale of eggs derived …

Undercover Investigator Goes Public to Reveal Animal Cruelty on California Dairy Farm

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“Dead on arrival” dairy is failing cows–and failing with consumers San Jacinto, CA — October 8, 2020 — After a two-year career working undercover inside several factory farms, Animal Outlook investigator Erin Wing now reveals her identity, stepping out of the shadows to shine a light on the stomach-churning horrors she witnessed at her most recent — and last — …

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Emails Suggest Meat Industry Influenced COVID-19 Executive Order

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As COVID-19 began to spread across the United States this spring, slaughterhouses were hit particularly hard. But despite outbreaks making thousands of workers sick and even killing some of them, President Trump issued an executive order aiming to keep production lines running. As a result of staying open, more slaughterhouse workers across the country were infected with COVID-19, and many …

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Sick Employee Sues Central Valley Meat for COVID-19 Exposure

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When COVID-19 hit the United States, many meatpacking facilities were slow to shut down or even limit production. Slaughter lines kept moving despite the unique risk of contracting the disease in crowded, poorly ventilated work conditions. Central Valley Meat (CVM), a California slaughterhouse that Animal Outlook investigated in 2012, was even slower.  Now, the San Diego-based firm representing one of …