ANIMAL AGRICULTURE NEWS
The rising demand for animal products has resulted in a fast-growing animal agriculture industry which has left a severe impact on the environment.
Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, criticising MP’s in the European Parliament for voting to continue funding unsustainable farming.
Think dairy is good for you? More and more high-quality research is showing us that dairy is not all that it’s cracked up to be.
Livestock are among the largest sources of methane, which can have 80 times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide, although it persists for less time.
Movie star, Joaquin Phoenix speaks about veganism, animal activism and how he uses his platform for social and environmental activism.
Animal rights groups warn that Post-Brexit US trade deal could see tortured chickens imported into the UK and sold to consumers.
The planet can only be saved from climate catastrophe if people realise their power as consumers and opt out of an unsustainable food system.
The documentary, entitled A Life on our Planet, explores how man-made climate catastrophe is impacting the planet and those who occupy it.
Undercover investigations into alleged animal abuse have come to light at Erath County Dairy Sales in Texas as well as a at a dairy farm in California.
The Trump administration is pumping millions into Big Ag prior to the November election in critical mid-West states which are a must-win for him.
Plant-based food tech Impossible Foods has announced it is planning to double the size of its Silicon Valley-based R&D team to end the animal ag industry.
Hurricane season in the US is getting worse each year due to climate change. This can have a devastating impact on the lives of chickens raised for meat.
The multi-brand company raised 135 million dollars to expand its reach into the US and towards developing new and exciting products.
A new survey carried out by the Eurogroup for Animals finds that most EU citizens want to see animal slaughter without stunning banned.
The largest French dairy company, Lactalis, has repeatedly broken environmental regulations and in the process polluted the country’s rivers.
The meat lobby wants to slap a ban on certain labels on vegan products like ‘veggie burger’ and ‘veggie sausage’ as well as products described as “cheese-like” and “yoghurt-style” for plant-based alternatives to dairy products.
BBC Documentary ‘Meat’: A threat to our planet focuses on Animal Ag massive contribution to climate change
A BBC documentary investigates to impact that the Animal Agriculture sector has on our planet. Presenter Liz Bonnin travelled around the globe on what the broadcaster has described as an ‘ambitious and sometimes dangerous mission’ to discover the truth.
Long time animal rights champion Sir Paul McCartney founded Meat Free Monday back in 2009 to encourage people to eat more plant-based meals.
Researchers find that coronavirus strain which existed in China since 2016, SADS-CoV, that infects piglets can be replicated in humans.
One of the biggest causes of air-pollution is animal agriculture causing roughly half of all US air pollution. So what can be done?
Plant-based meat is being purchased more than ever as sales skyrocket amid the coronavirus outbreak and market confusion.
We are running out of time to stop the climate crisis. Society faces three options in addressing climate threats… one of them unacceptable: do nothing and suffer the consequences of that inaction.
The World Resources Institute has launched an innovative idea; labelling food so that consumers know which foods have a smaller climate footprint.
Human fishing and farming of salmon is leading to other, bigger problems for animals who rely on the fish for their survival.
For many years older high profile conservationists and high profile organizations like Sierra Club, the WWF and Greenpeace who were campaigning for wild animals and endangered species have not made the link that farmed animals have appalling lives.
Industrial farming relies on large-scale environmental exploitation, triggering climate change, and destroying natural habitats.
Study finds “unacceptable” levels of bacteria, including Salmonella and E coli, on meat produced in the US, confirming the fears of UK campaigners.
Fossil fuels might be the most widely discussed when it comes to climate change, however, animal agriculture is one of the biggest contributors.
The climate crisis is real and it is happening right now with unprecedented natural events happening all over the globe.
Our efforts to curb climate change are jeopardised due to the continuous growth of intensive animal agriculture globally.
The leather industry is set for a huge shake-up by new biotech start-up Bolt Threads to produce vegan leather goods for luxury companies.
Multiple studies have shown that plant-based diets are the most effective way to avoid climate catastrophe – Now its time we listened to them!
As people become aware of the impact of meat and dairy on their health and the planet more consumers are eating plant-based.
Oxford Food Researcher, Marco Springmann, says that government policies are the only real way to influence change in unsustainable eating habits.
According to a British Social Attitudes Survey, three-quarters of Britons don’t want to eat chlorinated chicken and 90% also reject hormone-treated beef.
Chlorinated chicken, pork with growth hormone, sponge cake made with cruelly produced eggs and more could be coming into British kitchens.
This video implores viewers to consider a new normal for farm animals as we come to terms with the new normal for humans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eating less meat, not simply switching to grass-fed beef, is something that should have been made clearer in this Netflix documentary.
A study published in a peer-reviewed journal finds that more Germans are choosing to follow a vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian diet.
Check out ten of the most interesting details from Impossible Foods’ latest media conference including the companies Asia expansion.
Actor and animal rights advocate, Joaquin Phoenix, made some strong comments about the nature of meat-eating during an interview with Vanity Fair.
Research published by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows most Americans are aware of the impact of animal agriculture on climate change.
Environmentalist, Sir David Attenborough, joins Instagram to promote climate-change activism and educate people on climate catastrophe.
Jonathan Safran-Foer, author of Eating Animals and We Are the Weather, speaks about his books, climate change and going vegetarian.
Ireland is experiencing a water crisis. Its natural water resources are drying up, and industrial animal farming is to blame.
The personal decision to eat meat and dairy is adding up to a global catastrophe and contributing to environmental destruction in more ways than we know.
Sir David Attenborough’s latest brilliant nature documentary shows his audience the horror of a world being destroyed by climate change.
Is it possible that the COVID-19 pandemic has enhanced the movement calling for an end to unsustainable animal agricultural practices?
Veganism is the ethical choice, it is also our best shot at saving the earth from climate catastrophe for future generations.
A number of milk companies have added plant-based options to their range of products. A victory as dairy contributes significantly towards climate change.
Meat companies have begun adding plant-based options to their range, but does this change the fact that they are destroying the planet?
According to the environmental group, Greenpeace, animal agriculture in the EU is worse for the planet than cars and vans together.
Everyone can do something to stop the climate crisis. Eating a plant-based diet has been identified as one of the four most important actions we can take as individuals to tackle the climate emergency.
We will never know the answer for sure, but here is what we can learn from looking at the sales and consumer trends of Impossible Foods.
Contrary to popular belief, scientists and researchers are now saying that animal-agriculture is the biggest threat to the planet.
Germany to enact a crisis management plan after African Swine Fever has been detected in a wild boar. This could include a mass culling.
China claims to be dealing with the health-risk factors that have become synonymous with its animal agriculture and wildlife trades.
To improve food security and public health, innovative policies are needed that promote whole food, plant-based diets, rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts
Last fall nearly every Democratic presidential candidate pointed to links between food production and the climate crisis.
Meat and dairy farming is the biggest contributor to climate change. In order to save the planet, more people must go vegan.
The meat industry causes deforestation and habitat destruction, which lead to pandemics; and yet they go unchallenged by politicians and world leaders.
Animal agriculture’s contribution to the destruction of the earth is staggering. Going vegan is still the most effective way to fight the climate crisis.
If we consider the price that the planet pays for continued animal agriculture; meat and dairy are the most expensive products in the grocery store.
Many industries such as the fossil fuel, coal mines, gas-guzzling SUVs, plastics are targeted by environmental groups. Why not meat?
The “pushy vegan” stereotype is as old as veganism itself. Can we really categorise vegans that way when animal agriculture has proved itself destructive?
Wildfires, as a result of climate change, have swept through parts of the US, highlighting the dire consequences of resisting a change in food systems.
The company, Meat-Tech 3D, uses stem-cells sourced from the umbilical cords of animals to produce meat using 3D printing technology.
Humans shouldn’t just stop eating animals. We need to re-evaluate our cultural values and start treating the entire world and everything on it with respect.
The group protested the Common Agriculture Policy that gives funding preference to big meat farms neglecting environmentally sustainable alternatives.
The Amazon basin has all factors that can generate new “zoonotic” diseases, and on a scale unprecedented in human history.
Inspectors are concerned after safety controls are reduced for pig and poultry. They claim that this has exposed consumers to unnecessary risk.
Climate activists are becoming more and more invested in the idea of a green, sustainable future by means of remodelling our food systems.
Animal rights and climate justice group ‘Animal Rebellion’ have urged the UK government to “tell the truth” about animal agriculture and climate change.
A survey commissioned by Eat Just shows that Americans are looking for ways to eat less meat. This is after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the Earth Day Network found that Americans are willing to ditch meat if they knew the cost to the planet.
A new study by Nature Sustainability argues that we should not only be eating less meat but more vegetables if we want to fight climate change.
The UN Environment Programme says that a reduction in food-related GHG emissions could be the answer to meeting climate goals.
Scientists warn that the next pandemic could arrive sooner than we think and that it will almost certainly be caused by animal exploitation.
A new study published by Tshowulane University and the University of Michigan shows the impact of meat and dairy consumption on the planet.
Researchers find that reducing meat and dairy consumption could dramatically reduce human impact on the environment and slow down climate change.
11 000 scientists have a signed a letter which calls for a curb in meat and dairy consumption in order to fight climate change.
Choosing to cut meat and dairy from your diet can help to reduce harmful agricultural practices that are causing climate change.
One single act is all it will take to start to heal the planet we all share. We need to eat as humans are designed to eat – plants and only plants.
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales has called for a pause on the approval of new poultry farms opening to avert environmental catastrophe.
Veganism is growing in popularity as more people learn about the meat industry and its impact on the environment and climate change.
Animal agriculture is the biggest cause of environmental degradation. The industry plays a significant role in polluting the air and water we all rely on.
Director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) explains how the meat and dairy industry is destroying the planet.
Animal welfare campaigners say that chickens forced to grow in cramped conditions inside of factory farms are developing a white stripe syndrome.
Hundreds of thousands of chickens in the UK have been culled after the coronavirus outbreak disrupted normal business routine.
Axing meat and dairy from your diet could help you ease your anxieties about environmental collapse, and make real change.
A study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that what we choose to eat has big implications for our bodies and the planet.
Animals usually farmed for food are suffering worst of all during this time. Many have suffered neglect, starvation and even culling.
Meat-eating has been the cause of many diseases over the years. These preventable zoonotic diseases have killed thousands of people.
AppHarvest has opened the world’s largest indoor farm in Kentucky, offering a sustainable option for the future of agriculture and creating jobs!
Beyond Meat CEO, Ethan Brown, says “when you have unwavering conviction about something, you are willing to be marginalised for a while.”
The US agricultural industry is heavily reliant on unsustainable practices including large-scale animal farming, which is putting the industry at risk.
Science tells us over and over again the risks of eating animals, and now we face the ultimate punishment of our despicable actions as a society.
A proposed law might see companies having to account for any contribution to deforestation, in the hope of addressing climate-crisis.
New research finds that the coronavirus can contaminate meat products, surviving on frozen meat items for up to three weeks.
We have the complete guide on how to become a more climate-change concerned and environmentally conscious consumer, that will help you reclaim your power.
Poor conditions in British poultry farms means that over 60 million chickens suffered disease or defects over a 3 year period.
Renowned natural historian, David Attenborough, says that the earth cannot support meat-eaters, we should eat plant-based instead.
Your food choices impact the environment and may even be contributing to climate catastrophe. How can we be more purposeful in our consumption?
Shefali Sharma, director of the IATP says that steering clear of meat and dairy makes us “active citizens”, instead of just consumers.
A documentary which exposes the appalling cruelties of the meat industry has won the Wild Animal Award at the British Documentary Film Festival.
An insightful interview with, Liz Marshall, producer of a documentary on the cultivated meat industry entitled “Meat The Future”
Joaquin Phoenix speaks out on the cruelty of animal agriculture, particularly factory farms, and urges his fans to go vegan.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine files petition against USDA for failing to screen meat products for COVID-19.
The meat industry is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions. Can we trust their promise to find sustainable solutions?
A group of Extinction Rebellion activists formed the group to draw attention to the link between animal agriculture and the climate crisis.
In order for plant-based meats to replace meat as a more sustainable option, it needs to be sold at an accessible price to consumers.
Fresh Start for Hens, a charity that rescues hens and rehomes them as pets say they received 52,000 requests for hens during the lockdown.
Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris, says Americans need to be educated about the impact that meat production has on the planet.
Aside from animals killed for food, millions are killed in wasteful practices by the meat industry who deems their lives unprofitable.
The inability to accept animal lives as equal to human lives leaves animals vulnerable to exploitation. Could this be the source of pandemics like COVID-19?
Argentinian environmental activists have criticised the plan saying that Chinese authorities are only trying to outsource a pandemic risk.
Factory farming and animal agriculture’s destruction of the environment often impacts poor people of colour most severely.
Activists say that free dairy milk offered at UK schools should be replaced with healthier, sustainable plant-based milks.
Pop Crooner James Blunt got scurvy after only eating meat for two months to annoy his vegan mates
US trade deal could bring unhealthy, factory farm chickens to UK consumers. Activists say US farming is unsustainable and cruel.
A report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy shows that meat and dairy companies are polluting more than major oil companies.
Fast-food is cheap, accessible and internationally loved. When the fast-food industry quits meat and dairy, the world will too.
Creative PETA campaign strikes at the core; criticises the meat industry for coronavirus outbreak which has killed thousands of people.
A new video shows the ill-treatment that cows face in the making of leather. Unnecessary and senseless brutality can be avoided if we opt for vegan leather.
Continued human encroachment on, and destruction of, natural habitats is a major cause of coronavirus and similar outbreaks.
American animal farmers feel entitled to public land and it’s threatening the existence of wild animals including bison and endangered grizzly bears.
As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, the meat industry is finding it harder to hide their unethical processes using euphemisms.
Saudi COVID-19 restrictions bar entry for an import of 3000 live sheep from Sudan leaving the animals to die of hunger and thirst.
Secret films taken at the chicken farms of some big brands show chickens having their necks crushed while others are left to die of thirst.
A national dietary meal-plan that addresses the impact of animal agriculture on climate change could help countries reach their climate goals, says UN.
If you were saddened by the loss of animal lives during the Australian wildfires, you should go vegan to help save animals killed for meat.
Chinese health authorities in some cities have found traces of COVID-19 in meat products imported from South American meat plants.
The current pandemic has exposed the animal slaughter industry’s weaknesses – proving that the food system is in need of change.
A new report states that shifting to a vegan food system could create millions of jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Changes in our eating habits and farming practices have dramatically ramped up pigs’ propensity to gin up new pathogens.
New scientific research has shown that the coronavirus has its roots in continued destruction and plundering of natural habitats.
Unsustainable farming methods are making future pandemics more likely to occur. The only solution is to radically change how we farm our food.
Climate-change induced anxiety is becoming common as people learn about the climate crisis. Could eating plant-based help us feel empowered?
The success of the animal rights movement might depend on the public face of activism. Does animal rights need a personality?
Meat is killing us through disease, pandemics and ultimately through climate change which will lead to human extinction. Could lab-grown meat save us?
Animal rights activists have accused the European Commission of refusing to stop shipments of live animals being transported to war-torn Libya from Ireland.
Journalist and researcher, Andrew Wasley, says that the cost of animal agriculture on the planet, animals and human wellbeing is far too high.
The closing of meat plants due to COVID-19 outbreaks at multiple plants across the world has shone a spotlight on the abusive practices of factory farms.
Animal agriculture, including the meat and dairy industries, are the biggest threat to sustainability and the biggest climate change hurdle to overcome.
Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, who is known for his environmentalism, says that plant-based, vegan meat could replace the real thing by 2025.
On Monday popular vegan meat brand, Beyond Meat gained two new investors. Major retailers will now be stocking their products.
Activists campaigning for animal welfare in the country’s animal agriculture sectors have been instrumental in shining a light on the issue.
Amidst the rise of meat as a popular dietary choice, the vegan revolution has also been on the rise. Here’s why we should lobby against meat.
The high demand for meat products means that thousands of animals are bred for lives in captivity, tortured and ultimately killed.
The decline in meat consumption could mean many things for the planet, global markets, and ultimately for the future of the meat industry.
KFC admits that many of their chickens suffer from footpad dermatitis caused by cramped and unclean living conditions, and have committed to changing this.
Enhancing sustainability, better land management, and educating people on the origin of zoonotic diseases are all ways to prevent the next pandemic.
Several large food producers, including Nestle, Tesco and Unilever, are making an effort to make plant-based food an accessible option.
Amazonian indigenous farmers have been losing their land to illegal land invasions and raids in the Amazon by animal farmers producing meat.
People around the world are eating less meat, and it could be due to the COVID-19 pandemic encouraging more home cooking.
The vegan meat company, Meatless Farms, which is the fastest-growing vegan meat brand in the UK, has launched a creative campaign to get people’s attention.
New documentary reveals the secrets of Brazil’s meat industry; corrupt politics, dirty meat-money and a regime destroying the plant.
Greening the economy creates jobs and ensures a more equal distribution of wealth. This could benefit countries whose economies are reliant on meat.
The outspoken vegan couple’s new film “The End of Medicine” will take a look at the impact of factory farming on human health and the environment.
As the world experiences a deadly pandemic, we are slowly learning compassion, consciousness and a need for change. Will this mean the end for meat?
Enfield Council has committed to cutting meat from its menu. Future events will only offer vegan and vegetarian options in response to the climate crisis.
As consumers become more conscious about their eating choices; health and sustainability, meat is starting to look like a bad option for investors.
We should respond to COVID-19 by making an effort to prevent future pandemics; this means changing how we see ourselves in relation to the natural world.
An employee of meat giant JBS leaks photographs showing that the company is knowingly supporting deforestation of the Amazon.
Brazil meat company, JBS, which is also the world’s biggest meat supplier loses big investor due to concerns JBS is complicit in Amazon deforestation.
Finneas O’Connell, brother to pop singer Billie Eilish, took to Instagram to promote relief campaign to get vegan food to those made vulnerable by COVID-19.
Actress Kate Mara is cautiously optimistic for the future of veganism and discusses how her love for animals helped her embrace the lifestyle.
The businesswoman and Dragon’s Den star along with PETA have launched a campaign aimed at getting dairy farms to switch to plant-based.
Many of us grew up to believe that milk would give us strong bones and keep us healthy. But what is the reality?
Current food systems are unsustainable in the long term. How influential will plant-based “meat” be in shaping the future of food?
A new report shows that Asian meat companies have often failed to comply with ESG standards. Asia is home to a high number of international meat companies.
American consumers seem to agree that plant-based meat alternatives are tastier, healthier and better for the environment as meat sales plummet.
The world sneaker industry is worth billions. It seems that not a day goes by without the launch of yet another sneaker line.
Starbucks serves 80,000 different drink combinations—most of which include dairy. Switching to plant-based milk would dramatically reduce environmental damage and alleviate animal suffering.
From the impact on human health to environmental unsustainability and animal cruelty; here are some reasons why we should do away with industrial farms.
Worrying statistics on climate change, health and sustainability show a need for change in country’s ranked among the world’s most destructive eaters.
The plan which has been designed by scientists at the EAT-Lancet Commission says that meat should be reduced and that subsidies to meat and dairy cut.
The actor, musician and comedian; Hugh Laurie, says that we should judge the present as harshly as the past regarding climate change and animal rights.
Is the latest Burger King burger a revolutionary move towards a more sustainable fast-food industry or simply corporate green-washing?
Despite growing sensitivity towards animal cruelty in our time, will we be judged by future generations for our treatment of animals bred for consumption?
With two million cases of coronavirus, Brazil is one of the worst-hit countries in the world, and also the world’s second-biggest meat supplier.
Government dietary guidelines focus on financial gain over health and sustainability, say scientists
The meat/dairy intake recommended by government dietary guidelines are higher than those recommended by the WHO and other health & environmental experts.
A new report from ProVeg has identified industrial farming of animals as the most likely cause of a future global pandemic.
The pandemic has caused meat-plants to shut their doors due to repeated outbreaks amongst employees, leading to an almost 20% drop in red meat production.
Experts predict that meat and dairy won’t feature so prominently in a sustainable and ethical future of food, so what can we expect instead?
The world’s wealthier nations are more likely to fail at their climate targets, and it’s all because of diets that are reliant on meat and dairy.
Research from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication finds most American’s are not connecting their diets to the climate crisis.
Many fast food places are taking small steps towards being “greener”, but with menus loaded with meat and dairy, are they doing enough?
A ProVeg report warns that the use of intensive farming methods, such as factory farming, will be cause for another pandemic.
The health of the human race is at risk, and the culprit is our food. Better food systems and food security are needed to ensure we are protected.
The growing demand for meat and dairy products is impacting the environment and contributing to the climate crisis, but what is the science behind this?
Researchers Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang find that animal agriculture contributes more to climate change than any other factor.
It is time we begin to rethink the way we choose to promote and encourage a vegan lifestyle, and vegan meat might be the answer.
Focusing on human health alone won’t solve the core issues that cause pandemics, such as COVID-19. We must adopt a holistic approach.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed a UNEP report which claims animal exploitation must be avoided to prevent pandemics.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the meat industry in several significant ways leading to a rapid decline in meat sales.
New medical research paper argues that factory farming is a significant threat to human health as the world battles the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The fashion industry is one of the most unsustainable, but how exactly does animal agriculture factor into its contribution to climate change?
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought some severe blows to the agriculture industry and may be the beginning of a more sustainable future.
Banks and investment firms urged by climate activists to stop funding the meat and dairy industry to halt unsustainable agricultural practices.