factory farms

John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” Blasts Factory Farms, Slaughterhouses

Piper Hoffman Animals, Environment, Events, Investigations, News, Veg Eating 6 Comments

The last two episodes of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” showed in chilling and vivid detail how abuses in animal agribusiness cause animal suffering and environmental devastation as well as human illness, injury, and death.

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Starbucks Acknowledges Plant-Based Shift,Tests 100% Vegan Food Menu At Single Location

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Tell Starbucks it’s time for vegan food nationwide by signing our petition today. When Starbucks began offering non-dairy milk, Animal Outlook supporters kept the pressure on, asking the coffee giant to offer a vegan food item to pair with its non-dairy coffee. And as demand continues to rise for compassionate vegan offerings, we may be getting our wish.  In its …

USDA Withdraws Reckless High-Speed Chicken Slaughter Rule

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In 2018, Animal Outlook revealed the horrors of high-speed chicken slaughter with undercover footage of a facility operating under a waiver allowing it to slaughter up to 175 birds per minute. The Trump administration proposed a rule to make this reckless, dangerous speed the norm by allowing all facilities to run slaughter lines about 25 percent faster than the current …

How Big Dairy Duped The New York Times

Erin Wing Animals, Investigations, News, Veg Eating 7 Comments

NYT Asks: Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows? We’ve Known the Answer for Years. Last October, we released a heartbreaking undercover investigation exposing horrific abuses of mother cows and their calves. Recently, The New York Times published an article highlighting our investigation, asking: “Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows?”  Our answer: Unequivocally, yes. But Big Dairy’s PR machine spun the …

Debunking Lies the Meat Industry Tells About Healthy Eating

smcdonald Animals, Health, Veg Eating 3 Comments

As consumers increasingly reject cruelly-produced, unhealthy animal products, the meat industry is grabbing at any chance it can to win them back. In late 2020, AgWeb published an article entitled “Eat Meat to Support Your Immunity During a Crisis.” But as people resolve to eat more plants in the new year, thousands participating in Veganuary, consumers are proving that they …