Category Animal Rights

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 […]

Fish: The Forgotten Meat

Ethical arguments against eating meat usually take a backseat for fish eaters, who focus mostly on what they believe to be the health benefits of including fish in their diet. Omega 3 fatty acids are considered the healthiest part of eating fish, however, this beneficial fatty acid can be found, and is actually more easily absorbed, in […]

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 […]

Goats

A lot of people don’t think that goats are farmed much for their meat and milk, but the popularity of goat meat and cheese is increasing in the US. Much like cows, goats are forcibly impregnated over and over again so they can continue to produce milk. Baby goats are taken away from their mothers […]

Wool and Mulesing

Very few people think of wool as a product of a cruel industry, but it is. Sheep used for wool are bred to have unnatural amounts of fleece and have more wrinkles than normal sheep so that they can produce more. However, these wrinkles collect fecal matter and flies lay their eggs in them, causing […]

Foie Gras

Ducks and geese are farmed for Foie Gras,(translation- “fatty liver”) and the process to produce Foie Gras is not a pretty one. Workers shove metal pipes down duck’s and geese’s throats three times a day and pump about four pounds of fat into the animal’s stomachs, which makes their livers bloat up to ten times […]