Activism · Animal Issues · Veganism

Why Focus on ‘Humane Farms?’

Many people ask this question. ‘Why bother protesting small farms? Large industrial farms are the problem and the biggest animal abusers.’ Actually a good point. Why do some groups like DXE and others focus so much on supposedly ‘humane’ establishments instead of the indisputably horrible ‘factory farms’? Well the simple answer is this. Killing an… Continue reading Why Focus on ‘Humane Farms?’

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What are ‘Ag-gag’ laws?

Ag-gag laws are laws that ban the use of film, photography , undercover investigations, or even whistleblowing in places like slaughterhouses and farms. Some are passed after undercover investigations showing conditions in these places, like Utah’s ag-gag law, which was passed the same day a fifth employee of butterball pleaded guilty to animal cruelty as… Continue reading What are ‘Ag-gag’ laws?

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Is Disruption a Good Tactic?

Many activists and organizations use disruptions as an activism tactic. Basically, a disruption  is  activists  marching into an establishment or other location, and chanting, speaking, or otherwise drawing attention. The animal rights movement is  famous for this, especially the group Direct Action Everywhere, but this is a tactic used throughout history many times. Disruptions are… Continue reading Is Disruption a Good Tactic?

Animal Issues

No Such Thing as ‘Responsible Breeder’

  Many people, upon learning of the atrocities of puppy, kitten and rabbit mills, decide to buy their animals from so called ‘responsible breeders’. While it is true maybe thy don’t keep their animals in cages, and provide vet care, they are by no means responsible. Because of overcrowding, shelters are euthanizing millions of animals… Continue reading No Such Thing as ‘Responsible Breeder’

Animal Issues · Veganism

What is ‘humane washing’?

Almost everyone has heard of free range, cage free, certified humane, free run, or ‘naturally raised’ animal products. Most corporations will state they have a huge commitment to ‘animal welfare.’ Some companies, when exposed for their gruesome practices, like castration without pain relief or gestation crates(stalls so small pregnant pigs cant turn around), they will… Continue reading What is ‘humane washing’?