Mother's Day

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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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 …

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Three Birds Every Second: Horrifying High-Speed Slaughter

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In November 2018, Compassion Over Killing released gut-wrenching undercover footage exposing the horrors of high-speed chicken slaughter at Amick Farms in Maryland. This horrifying footage showed chickens being punched, kicked, and thrown, as well as being left to slowly drown during equipment breakdowns. Our investigator even found “red birds” with blood still under their skin–meaning they likely entered the scalding …

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Owner of Tyson-Contracted Factory Farm Charged with Animal Cruelty, Enters Plea Agreement

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After a Compassion Over Killing hidden-camera investigation uncovered heartbreaking abuse to birds at Atlantic Farms, a Virginia factory farm contracted by Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest chicken producer, our evidence was turned over to authorities, who promptly investigated. The video reveals birds being violently kicked, slammed, thrown, and run over and crushed to death by forklifts. Other birds were killed …

Abuse

Abuse of Birds by McDonald’s Illuminated by Times Square Ad

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Abuse of birds in McDonald’s supply chain illuminated by Times Square ad As thousands descended upon Times Square to ring in the New Year, the crowd saw an eye-opening billboard from a coalition of animal protection organizations including Animal Outlook, Animal Equality, The Humane League, World Animal Protection and Mercy For Animals. This powerful ad exposes fast-food giant McDonald’s and …

VIDEO: Heartbreaking Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

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Following devastating Hurricane Florence in 2018, Animal Outlook investigators were on the ground — and in the air — in North Carolina. Among the devastating flooding, they documented the toll of this deadly storm on the environment, surrounding residential areas, and on animals. It is a severe toll that’s been multiplied by factory farms, where manure lagoons have spilled tons …

Hurricane Florence Threatens Millions of Human and Animal Lives

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Animals at risk As Hurricane Florence threatens east coast communities, people and their companion animals are evacuating. But in North Carolina, millions of lives remain at risk. Pigs, birds, and cows will be subject to flooding, winds, and overall extremely dangerous conditions. In the state of North Carolina alone, farmed pigs nearly outnumber people. There are currently upwards of 9 …