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?’
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?
1. Cows are great problem solvers and will invent quite ingenious solutions to a problem. They have even been known to get excited and jump into the air when they have figured out the solution. 2. Cows are family oriented. Although they are not allowed to do this on farms, cows form herds similar… Continue reading Why Being Called a Cow is Not an Insult
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?
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’?
Anita Kranjc is the co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, a group who films pigs on their way to slaughter, hosts demonstrations to raise awareness about the atrocities of the slaughterhouse, and gives water to pigs deprived of it during transport to the slaughterhouse, sometimes for days. Canadian law says it is perfectly legal for pigs to… Continue reading The Anita Kranjc Case
Veganism and animal rights activism has often been criticized as a middle class movement, made up of people with money to spare. It may be true to an extent, because people tend to be more open to social justice messages when they aren’t focusing on their own survival. And a starving person will eat any… Continue reading Is Veganism for the Privileged?