Cheryl Leahy

Celebrating 15 Years of Dedication and Compassion

jenny Animals, Campaigns, Investigations, Veg Eating Leave a Comment

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 …

aquaculture

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 3 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 …

lives

165,000 Lives Lost in Tragic Fire

Erin Wing Animals, Investigations, News, Veg Eating 5 Comments

Just several days ago, 165,000 lives were lost in a fire. If anyone were to read a headline like that, they would undoubtedly refer to it as a tragedy and mourn the lives lost. But when the 165,000 lives are those of chickens imprisoned at an egg factory farm, the animal agriculture industry refers to that as an unfortunate loss …

International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Animal Rights Style

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International Women’s Day, Animal Rights Style In a movement often called a “boy’s club,” Animal Outlook is proud to be a women-led animal rights organization. Our president, Erica Meier, has been involved in animal protection since college and, in 2013, was honored with the prestigious Animal Rights Hall of Fame award. Our executive director, Cheryl Leahy, joined Animal Outlook in …