So gut-wrenching are the images — cows being shocked, turkeys being stomped, horses being burned with chemicals, piglets kicked like soccer balls — that the videos recorded by animal rights organizations at factory farms are almost impossible to watch. That, though, has helped make them effective tools in the fight against illegal and cruel treatment of farm animals.
A Raeford man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of animal cruelty that stemmed from a December 2011 raid at a Hoke County Butterball turkey farm.
“This film is appalling. It cannot be ignored. The eyes see what they see, and this cannot be ignored, said High Court of Justice judges Miriam Naori, Noam Sohlberg, and Yoram Danziger during the hearing into the investigative report, broadcast on Channel 2’s “Kolbotek”, of conditions at the abattoir of Tnuva Food Industries Ltd. meat subsidiary Adom Adom Ltd.
Striving to protect the living conditions of hens, animals lovers have sued federal agencies, demanding the government take action to revise labeling requirements for egg cartons. A lawsuit filed in a California federal court contends labels are misleading because they mischaracterize the treatment animals are receiving. Plaintiffs include Compassion over Killing and Animal Legal Defense Fund, two nonprofit advocacy groups, and several members of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
We all see them. The forsaken carcasses of animals who wanted to cross the road but ended up getting steamrolled by passing traffic. Roadkill is yet another consequence of humanity’s encroachment on the natural world, and it’s even more common in areas where there’s more wildlife than people.
At 6 p.m. Saturday 16 animal rights activists protested Game’s use of foie gras. Holding signs reading, “stop selling cruel foie gras,” “force fed to death,” and “tortured ducks and geese, the group, who appeared to range in age from 20s to early 30s, stood silently across Lexington Road from the restaurant.
A mother killed her baby and herself to end the torture of life on a bear bile farm. She hugged her cub until it suffocated, then drove her own head into a wall. Bear bile is prized in traditional Chinese medicine, and the demand for it has led to mass production. Bear farmers lock moon bears into “crush cages,” so small the bears can’t move. Then farmers puncture their gall bladders to siphon off their bile.
Oklahoma is on track to become the first state in the U.S. to lift its own ban on horse slaughter since Congress legalized it. In 2007, horse slaughter came to an end in the U.S. when the last slaughterhouses in Texas and Illinois that processed horse meat were shut down.
Animal rights activists to demonstrate outside Grand Rapids area Walmart over pork supplier practices
A Grand Rapids area Walmart will be one of three stops a national animal rights group will make in Michigan over the next several days. “People in Grand Rapids have a right to know … (how pigs) are treated before they end up on Walmart shelves,” said organizer Phil Letten.
After unveiling a video showing workers at an Idaho dairy stomping, shocking and beating cows, an animal rights group on Wednesday urged Irvine-based In-N-Out to end its relationship with the milk supplier. Three former workers at the Hansen-based dairy – Idaho’s largest – were charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty because of the video, according to Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs.
A former employee at a south-central Idaho dairy has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse after an undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed workers stomping, dragging, and beating cows inside a milking barn.