the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a rule allowing pig slaughterhouses nationwide to police themselves and kill pigs at very high line speeds.
Author Animal Legal Defense Fund
The California Fish and Game Commission’s omission of the required research detailing how this rule change would affect wildlife demonstrates its priority to accommodate hunters over the protection of animals.
Tillamook’s advertising campaigns are designed to tell consumers that the company’s products are sourced from humane, pasture-based, small-scale family farms, where animal care standards exceed those of other dairy companies. But this is far from reality.
Fur-Ever Wild is a Minnesota-based business that displays wolves and other wildlife in a roadside zoo, breeds wolf pups for petting interactions, and later skins the wolves for their pelts, which are sold for a profit.
Under the law, which is set to go in effect this week, plant-based products, such as “veggie burgers,” “tofu dogs” and “almond milk” would be considered mislabeled and subject to fines for not containing any actual animal products.
Every summer, as temperatures rise, so does the danger of companion animals dying because they are carelessly left in a hot car.
It is very disturbing when your local humane organizations are not addressing the needs of animals in your community in an effective and compassionate manner. Animal Legal Defense Fund advises on how to respond.
Fish are living, feeling beings, yet they often go without any form of legal protection from cruelty. In ten states, they are expressly excluded from the definition of “animal” under state cruelty laws.
When Justice was rescued he was horribly neglected and 300 pounds underweight. This lawsuit could be the first to establish whether animals have a legal right to sue their abusers.
It can be heartbreaking to see a neighbor’s animal suffering in a situation of neglect. Depending on the situation, there are various ways you can help the animal or animals involved.
After a recent visit to Special Memories Zoo in Greenville, Wisconsin, Tucker was so disturbed by the conditions and health of the animals she felt compelled to stand up and advocate on their behalf. Please take action and urge the USDA to investigate the roadside zoo.
Some California restaurants and retailers have continued selling foie gras, despite a state ban on the sale of this cruelly-produced “gourmet” delicacy made from the liver of a force-fed duck or goose.