Dairy Sales Drop So Industry Dumps 43M Gallons of Milk

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Dairy demand is dropping – and fast. Milk consumption keeps declining with each generation as more and more consumers move on to plant-based milks of the future, which are free of cholesterol and cruelty. So what’s next for this troubled industry? Well, it’s already begging for government bailouts, desperately attempting to squash almond milk sales, and it even got involved in a deadly …

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Class Action Settlement: U.S. Dairy Industry to Pay $52 Million in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

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Dairy Industry Pays $52M in Price-Fixing Conspiracy Settlement As Animal Outlook has exposed time and again, the dairy industry consistently shows utter disregard for animal welfare — from taking newborn calves away from their mothers to shipping “spent” cows off to slaughter. That’s hardly where the unethical behavior ends. According to a class action lawsuit filed in 2011, the industry’s …


Dairy Industry Tries to Squash the Rise of Almond Milk

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Dairy industry in downward spiral While milk consumption declines with each generation — it’s down 37 percent since the 1970s and keeps dropping — demand for plant-based milks is on the rise.  In fact, the market for dairy-free foods is projected to reach $20 billion by 2020. This growing demand isn’t going unnoticed by the industry.  On a positive note, industry …

Running for Her Life: One Cow’s Fight for Freedom

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In late May, Yvonne, a six-year-old slaughter-bound cow, escaped from a German farm and ran for her life. In her quest for freedom, she spent nearly 100 days hiding in the forests of Bavaria. Garnering international attention, she eluded capture by police, farmers, countless good samaritans and animal advocates, and hunters (until authorities called off the “hunt”). Some joined the …

Right to Farm… or Right to Harm?

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The meat industry has been fighting to keep the public in the dark. They’ve been feverishly working to pass dangerous ag-gag laws that would criminalize investigations of factory farms. Compassion Over Killing has been standing up for the public’s right to know what happens on factory farms every step of the way. Now, Big-Ag is pushing a new strategy: so-called …

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Animal Intelligence: Fish Use Tools, Cows Have Best Friends

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cows_0-300x183.jpgTurn on your TV or read the news and you might occasionally see a light-hearted story about the lives of animals. Remember “the Animal Odd Couple”from 2009 in which an elephant and a dog became best friends? Or what about the story of the Echo Park, CA resident who befriended a goose? Stories like these warm our hearts and often encourage us to think a bit differently about the animals in our lives and even about the wildlife we admire from afar.