Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat exposes a worldwide crisis in mega-farming. (Graphic from Sunday Times review by coauthor.) The authors, Philip Lymbery and Isabel Oakeshott, believe that the … [Read full article]
There were 3 good activism stories this past week that I thought I’d include a quick roundup of. 1. When Activism Becomes “Terrorism” Will Potter, one of the world’s top … [Read full article]
OK, which is cuter, these adorable little piglets playing with a dog (video below), or that rat and cat drinking milk together video that I posted 10 minutes ago? h/t … [Read full article]
Animal rights and environmental activists are increasingly being targeted by governments as terrorists (or “eco-terrorists”) as award-winning independent journalist and author Will Potter repeatedly shows. One of his recent posts on his site Green is the New Red was on animal activists in Finland being prosecuted for undercovering filming of factory farms. The story:
A working group of the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research in London has drawn up the first “regulatory framework” to guide the creation, use and treatment of animal-human hybrids, also known as chimeras. The framework is outlined in the group’s July 22 published document ‘Animals Containing Human Material’ and calls for the UK to take the lead in establishing safeguards for future chimera experiments.
A survey released two weeks ago in conjunction with National Butchers’ Week suggests that many British consumers think that pigs can fly.
Smithfield puts a positive spin on pork production in a new multimedia campaign that it claims “takes the mystery” out of how they use pigs to make pork products… but it doesn’t work.
HBO will premier a new documentary titled “Death on a Factory Farm” tomorrow at 10 pm EST. [social_buttons] The film is a sequel to 2006’s Emmy-nominated “Dealing Dogs,” which exposed … [Read full article]