animal agriculture

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 Leave a Comment

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

jenny Animals, Health 1 Comment

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 factory farming, 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 looking for …

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 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 …

Five Documentaries That Will Get You To Try Veg

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Are you curious about trying a vegan diet and looking for that final push to give it a shot? Are you already vegan, but looking for a documentary to recommend to your veg-curious friends? Here are our top five documentaries to inspire you or your friends to Try Veg. Vegucated Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and …

Beyond Meat Launches Vegan Chicken Tenders 

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Big news: Beyond Meat has unveiled its newest product, vegan chicken tenders. Largely known for its Beyond Burger, the company has also branched out to create meat-free alternatives including meatballs and sausages. Beyond Meat’s number-one competitor, Impossible Foods, has matched Beyond’s efforts with its line of beef products. However, Beyond is creating serious differentiation as they venture into the world …

GMO salmon

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.  …

legal

Four Meaningful Legal Victories For Farmed Animals

Will Lowrey Animals, Investigations, Legal Advocacy 7 Comments

July 28, 2021 update:  On July 28, 2021, Animal Outlook and our coalition partners achieved another courtroom victory for farmed animals. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected another challenge from the meat industry to California’s Proposition 12, a law that bans the intensive confinement of egg-laying hens, mother pigs and calves used for veal. In …