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From Bad to Worse: The Rise of GMO Salmon 

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In 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved AquaBounty Technologies to sell its genetically modified (GMO) “AquAdvantage” salmon in the U.S., making it the first GMO animal to be approved for sale to U.S. consumers. After the first “harvest” of AquAdvantage in May, the first shipments of GMO salmon were sent to restaurants in eastern U.S. states in June.  …

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Four Meaningful Legal Victories For Farmed Animals

Will Lowrey Animals, Investigations, Legal Advocacy 1 Comment

Legal victories: In the past week, Animal Outlook has achieved four meaningful victories for farmed animals through the legal system. The Supreme Court of the United States Rejects Meat Industry Challenge to California Law Prohibiting Cruel Confinement of Farmed Animals On June 28, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected the North American Meat Institute’s (NAMI) challenge to …

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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 …

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Thinking About the Meaning of Motherhood For All This Mother’s Day

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Each Mother’s Day, I think about both my own experience as a mother and the way our society treats the mother-child bond for so many non-human moms. To me, the essence of motherhood is both strength and vulnerability, with the celebration of new life and all of its promise and need for nurturing to realize its potential. Mothers and children …

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“Gunda” Director Viktor Kossakovsky Interview With Animal Outlook’s Erin Wing

jenny Animals, Interviews, News 1 Comment

Viktor Kossakovsky, director of the breakout hit documentary Gunda, speaks with Erin Wing, Animal Outlook’s deputy director of investigations about the making of the film, his childhood experiences that inspired him to stop eating animals when he was just four years old, and much more.  Experiential cinema in its purest form, Gunda chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, …

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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 …

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Muddying the Waters: Aquaculture’s Plague on Welfare, Environment & Health

jenny Animals, Investigations, Outreach, Veg Eating 1 Comment

Aquaculture is a rapidly growing form of food production, but that’s not a good thing for animals, the environment or consumers. Aquaculture involves the farming of aquatic animal and plant species. In 2016, global aquaculture raised roughly 110.2 million metric tons of fish for food. As a grim testament to the magnitude of animals slaughtered in industrial aquaculture, the United …

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Aquaculture: The Painful Truth Beneath the Surface 

Erin Wing Animals, Investigations, Veg Eating 2 Comments

When you think of the animal agriculture industry, what comes to mind? Cows, pigs and chickens? Many people aren’t aware of the cruel world of fish factory farming, or aquaculture.  Aquaculture presents serious environmental and other risks, yet it largely flies under the radar, although it’s coming under increasing scrutiny. I wasn’t truly aware of the dangers and horrors of …