January 25th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger
Washington State might be progressive when it comes to passing laws that allow the use of recreational cannabis, but it’s taking a turn back in time towards oppressing its residents freedom of speech with one of the first proposed laws of 2015: House Bill 1104—an “ag-gag” bill sponsored by state Reps. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) and and J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm) that will make it illegal to record audio or video of activity taking place inside Washington factory farms without consent.
December 10th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
We have the power to change lives for farm workers and end slaughterhouse cruelty by making more mindful food choices.
December 9th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Contract farmer Craig Watts spoke out about chicken factory farming in a heart-wrenching video. This is what Cage Free, Humanely Raised chickens really look like on a Perdue factory farm
October 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
It’s Blog Action Day, and while I generally cringe at putting my name next to anything promoted as a “blog”, this is a worthy cause as the theme is “inequality.” As someone who has been a vegan and animal rights activist for more than 20 years, writing about inequality in our food system is a no-brainer. It’s an important topic to discuss. From the food deserts, to the high price for healthy food, to the tons of it going into the trash while millions go hungry. But no issue is more pressing and more ignored than eating animals
September 17th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
In a recent article published in Beef Magazine, readers were warned that while ISIS may be a threat to our freedom all the way over in the Middle East, we have other, much more serious dangers closer to home: namely animal welfare advocates.
March 23rd, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
To his fans, it's no secret that Moby is a long-time vegan. What's new though is that Rolling Stone published an op-ed by the musician about why he's maintained a vegan diet for twenty-seven years
October 14th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Graffiti artist Banksy released a powerful video that showcases one of the cruel aspects of factory farming. Watch his video, "Sirens of the Lambs," here
July 15th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Backyard chickens are a big part of the local food movement, but there's a dark side to urban chicken-keeping that folks don't talk so much about
April 2nd, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
The dairy industry starts marketing to us practically from birth—kids are often exposed to its slick (and misleading) campaign materials at school. By the time we're grown, we may think that we know milk well—but you might want to think twice before stopping at your supermarket's dairy case
August 19th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford
Let's take a look at some of the highlights from the Animal Rights 2012 National Conference