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. …

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 …

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 …

law

Our Legal Advocacy Interns & Externs: In Their Own Words

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Each law school semester — spring, summer and fall — Animal Outlook’s Legal Advocacy Program hosts two to four law students as externs or interns to work with us using the legal system to fight the systemic injustices of factory farming.  Our interns and externs work under the direct supervision of our attorneys and play a vital role, contributing meaningful …

science

How to Mainstream Vegan Values and Actions? Science And a Little Practical Common Sense

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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 …

Raised & Rooted Tyson

VICTORY: Tyson Raised & Rooted Plant-Based Line is ACTUALLY Plant-Based Now — And It’s Expanding

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In 2019, Tyson claimed to officially enter the plant-based arena when it announced the launch of its new “plant-based” and “blended” protein line. But once the Raised & Rooted items hit store shelves, compassionate consumers were disappointed to learn that not only did the “blended” burger still contain cow meat, but even the “plant-based” nuggets still contained eggs. In December …