Articles about Animal Rights
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Just Because Your Chicken Is Organic Doesn't Mean It Was Raised Humanely
The USDA’s organic standards don’t prevent mistreatment of farm animals—but the agency may finally move to change that. Do you ever wonder why so much organic food also carries animal welfare labels? The short answer is that while the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...
Choosing Life
MINISINK, N.Y.—The affable, soft-spoken dairy farmer stood outside his 70-stall milking barn on his 230-acre family farm. When his father started farming there in 1950 were about 800 dairy farms in New York state’s Orange County. Only 39 survive. Small, traditional farms...
Activist's Harsh Sentence Shines Spotlight on England's "Medieval" Badger Cull
Jay Tiernan, a leader in the fight to stop the killing of wild badgers in England, has received a six month suspended jail sentence and up to $83,000 in fines for breaching a court order brought by cattle farmers who support the “badger cull.”  According to The Guardinan...
Unbelievable Photos Show Factory Farms Destroying The American Countryside
Food production has become a race for maximum efficiency. When it comes to producing meat, whether chicken, beef, or pork, that race has fallen at the feet of the so-called factory farm and its hallmark feature — the feedlot. Feedlots, officially called Concentrated Animal...
Pandaleaks: The Dark Side of the WWF
We are pleased and proud to announce the long-awaited publication of PandaLeaks – The Dark Side of the WWF: the controversial book by award-winning German journalist and filmmaker Wilfried Huismann, now finally available in an English language edition – unabridged and...
Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson: "Confessions of a Fat Bastard"
How do I know when my critics have run out of valid arguments against what I am doing? It’s when they resort to making insulting remarks about my appearance. I was actually quite amused to see a posting yesterday from a woman in the Faroe Islands calling me Emperor Fatson...
Vivienne Westwood is Right: We Need a Law Against Ecocide
The economic and legal system rewards corporations that bulldoze, stripmine and burn. A new law against ecocide could halt this destruction. Designer Vivienne Westwood expressed anguish and alarm at the worsening state of the planet, at a press conference yesterday. "The...
Ask Umbra: Can I Rest Easy Eating Organic Beef?
Q. I always buy organically raised beef, when I do buy beef. I read that ground beef you get is a mixture of beef from different animals. How do I know the beef I am getting is, in fact, organically grown? Could it be mixed with other feedlot beef? Also, when it comes to...
'Factory Farms' Aren't Farms: They Are Concentration Camps for Animals
In most state legislatures today, "off the wall" has become the political center, and bizarre bills are no longer unusual. Still, it seems strange that legislators in so many states — including Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Vermont — have...
A Must View Collection of the Best Animal Rights Films Free to Watch Online
In the spirit of the popular Wall of Films we created back in 2012, we wanted to roll out a series of visual walls each crafted around a unique theme. Our first is dedicated to the rights of mother Earth and all our relatives. Check it out here. Below are 20 of our...
What's Wrong with McDonald's?
This article is asking you to think for a moment about what lies behind McDonald's clean, bright image. It's got a lot to hide. "At McDonald's we've got time for you" goes the jingle. Why then do they design the service so that you're in and out as soon as possible?...
Flesh Choice: A Meat Lover's Guide to Giving It Up
I once saw a turkey carcass in a New York City garbage can. It did not look good. I said to myself, I’m never eating meat again. A few hours later, I ate meat. If you have ever driven between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the 5, you may have seen a disgusting cattle...
Japanese Whalers Fire Their First Shot of the Season - at Sea Shepherd
It looks like the Japanese whaling fleet is ready to rumble. They fired their opening shot today by having the United States 9th District Court issue an injunction against Sea Shepherd and Captain Paul Watson, specifically. The court order was a single page e-mail granting...
Sea Shepherd : Makes a Bid to China's Government
Sea Shepherd Makes Bid to China to Survey Diaoyu Islands to Protect Indigenous Marine Wildlife Japanese fishermen driving a pod ofRisso's dolphins off the coast of TaijiPhoto: Sea ShepherdIt would be a tragedy to marine life to allow Japan to continue to control the Senkaku...
On the Lam and Back in Command: Paul Watson and Sam Simon
For the past eight years the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) led by Captain Paul Watson has prosecuted its anti-whaling campaigns in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary near Antarctica and disrupted the annual Japanese whaling hunt. This year another ship is being...
Bolivia enshrines natural world's rights with equal status for Mother Earth
Bolivia is set to pass the world's first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country's rich mineral deposits as "blessings" and is expected to lead to radical...
Leaked EPA Memo Links Pesticide to Mysterious Bee Deaths
An internal EPA memo released Wednesday confirms that the very agency charged with protecting the environment is ignoring the warnings of its own scientists about clothianidin, a pesticide from which the German agrichemical giant, Bayer racked up about $262 million in...