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What The Dairy Narrative Is Missing: Lessons Learned From Years Of Investigations In Our Movement

Cheryl Leahy Animals, Cheryl Leahy, Investigations 1 Comment

There has been an uptick in public interest in switching to what used to be called “dairy alternatives,” language that still implicitly places the vegan options in the outsider position and puts cow’s milk in the dominant frame. Now, people refer to non-dairy milk products as “plant milks,” bringing them right to the center of the table –quite literally— and …

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5 Vegan Books That Make The Perfect Gift 

jenny Animals, Environment, Food, Health, Holidays, Veg Eating 1 Comment

From cookbooks and nutritional guides to educational pieces and children’s books, there’s no shortage of vegan books to choose from. Here are five of our favorites that would make great gifts this holiday season:   Own Your Health: How to Live Long and Avoid Chronic Illness by Glen Merzer Perfect for those who want to live healthier lives, this book is …

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Dairy: The Life of a Cow, From Birth to Slaughter

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Real-life undercover footage of the dairy industry shows the truth about animal agriculture Animal Outlook’s new video takes viewers on an intimate journey through the life of a farmed animal in the dairy industry from birth to slaughter, using real-life original footage from its undercover investigations. In this video — the first in what Animal Outlook will release as a series …

Thanksgiving

The Meaning of Traditions on This Vegan Thanksgiving

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My eight-year-old came home last week with a reading passage on Thanksgiving and the meaning of traditions as part of his homework. As many third-grade assignments do, it was written in a way meant to dictate a certain set of principles and ask the children to “make an inference” about them – in this case, on the meaning of certain …

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Land O’Fakes: How The False Narrative Of The Happy Farm Hides The Truth About Animal Agriculture’s Impact On The Planet

jenny Animals, Environment 7 Comments

Picture a farm as it might be portrayed in a children’s story or a television commercial. A red barn. Perhaps a rolling hill with a lone oak tree at the crest. Cows, pigs  and chickens dot the landscape, each one idly enjoying the sunshine and green grass. The subtext of these images is clear: This is a peaceful, happy place. …

Cheryl Leahy

Celebrating 15 Years of Dedication and Compassion

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Saturday, August 28 marks the 15th anniversary of Animal Outlook’s Executive Director Cheryl Leahy. We want to say thank you and congratulations to her for years of tireless work to make the world a better place for farmed animals.  Cheryl joined Animal Outlook in 2006 as general counsel, using her legal expertise to stand up for animals in the courts. …

Five Easy Things You Can Do To Help Farmed Animals — Right Now

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Farmed animals: How can you help them — right now? If you care about animals or want to learn the truth about the cruel abuse of animals in the animal agriculture industry, now is the time to get involved in the animal protection movement. Here are five easy ways to get started. Intern or Volunteer With Animal Outlook  We’re always …

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

Cheryl Leahy Animals, Cheryl Leahy, Investigations, Legal Advocacy, Veg Eating 11 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 …