Animal Welfare Archive

Slime Me Once

Richard Berman is slime, but you probably already knew that. Berman runs the Center for Consumer Freedom, a notorious front group for agribusiness and food companies. His misdeeds are well documented, and Berman is a PR mercenary so beholden to the interests of his corporate food benefactors he’s been publicly disowned by his own...
You may have noticed that the price of eggs has gone up. That’s partially due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza epidemic that decimated poultry farms across 15 U.S. states this spring. The death toll from the flu and culling has surged to over 48 million birds. The bulk were egg-laying hens, many concentrated in massive...
Consumer preference for more ethical and healthy fare is driving change in food and farming. Animal welfare concerns are often at the heart of this change. Spurred by activists exposing cruel treatment of livestock, many operations have made welcome and humane improvements in how farm animals are handled. Still, it seems every week another...