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

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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

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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 …

A New Year, A Kinder World: Ways To Take Action For Animals in 2021

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When 2020 started, we had no idea what was to come. But despite everything, we made it through unprecedented challenges and continued working for farmed animals — together. Here at Animal Outlook, we celebrated our 25th anniversary and renewed our commitment to changing the world for animals by exposing truth and inspiring change.  In 2021, we challenge you to renew …

Animal Outlook Demands Investigation of Bravo Packing

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March 4, 2021 update: Following an FDA inspection prompted by our complaint, Bravo Packing, Inc. has recalled both its Performance Dog and its Ground Beef frozen raw pet foods due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Has your pet become sick after eating these foods? Contact us at info@animaloutlook.org.  Click here to view our full press release. Pet food maker Bravo …

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Lawsuit Claims Tyson Foods Supervisors Bet on COVID-19 Positive Results

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Slaughterhouses are breeding grounds for disease, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, communities around slaughterhouses and factory farms are being decimated by the virus. But instead of closing down, slowing lines or providing adequate personal protective equipment, Tyson Foods managers are taking bets on how many workers will test positive for the deadly virus.  In a lawsuit filed in November, the …

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McDonald’s Announces Meatless “McPlant” Line

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Following pressure from Animal Outlook with support from other animal advocacy groups, McDonald’s announced that it is developing a line of plant-based meat called “McPlant.”  Despite previous trials of Beyond Meat in some Canada locations, McDonald’s will make this new line in-house. McPlant could consist of plant-based burgers and nuggets. The global chain has offered plant-based products in other markets. …