Category Factory Farming

How to Get an Internship at an Animal Sanctuary

“Hi There! I only recently began following you, but I’m super jealous about your internship at Farm Sanctuary and I’m wondering how you came across such an amazing opportunity and if you have any advice for me to get a similar opportunity?” I think you’d actually be surprised at how often I get this question. […]

Feminism & The Meat Industry

Last night, I drove a whopping twelve miles to the valley so I could see an indie movie that’s only playing in a small number of theaters. It’s not often that I go out of my way to see any movie, and it’s really unusual for me to write anything about one, but this was special, I […]

Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration for the Turkeys 2013

Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration for the Turkeys in Acton, CA was an amazing event. Seeing so many dedicated animal activists all in one room was truly humbling and inspiring. The turkeys were the guests of honor, and were led to a feast of fresh pumpkin and cranberries prepared just for them. It was beautiful to see […]

Safran the Calf : The True Face of Dairy

About a month ago, Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California shelter rescued a baby calf who was destined to become veal. He was found in a pen with other calves at the San Bernardino County Hallmark slaughterhouse by the President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur.  Just a few days old when he arrived at the […]

Ag-Gag Laws and What They Mean for Animal Liberation

Several bills in large farm states have recently been signed into law banning all undercover investigations of animal cruelty on factory farms because the public seeing the truth about where their food comes from hurts their profits. Animal rights groups like Mercy for Animals have halted all undercover investigation in the states that have recently […]

How and Why the ‘Free Range’ Claim is Scamming You

The free range issue is one that saddens me deeply, because the people who buy products that are supposedly “free range” are doing so in hopes of helping to reduce the amount they support the meat industries’ horrific practices. They believe that they are making the ethical and humane choice by choosing a product that […]

Cows and Life Expectancy

Cows can live to be up to 25 years old and weigh up to 2800 pounds. Veal calves are slaughtered when they are 1-24 weeks old. Beef cows are slaughtered at 18 months, and when dairy cows are spent after about 4 years of constantly being pregnant and pumped, they are slaughtered as well. No […]