ANIMAL AGRICULTURE NEWS
Photojournalists explore all of the ways in which animals are exploited for consumption by humans and it will change how you see the world.
Demand for seafood and over fishing is leading to dramatic declines in sea life despite large amounts of seafood being thrown away.
The country’s pork industry is under strain after an outbreak of ASF. With the meat industry hit by COVID-19, its hard to tell if pig farms will survive.
The conservation NGO has noted industrial farming for profit as being a major cause of environmental destruction and climate change.
Most people are unaware of how their diet can influence the environmental. A Uswitch study says going vegan can slash climate emissions by almost 50%.
Mainstream society has deemed it ethically acceptable to consume animals, yet people are increasingly less tolerant of seeing the origins of their food. We need to ask why.
The vast majority of meat comes from factory farms. Factory farming presents a risk in both viral and bacterial pandemics, along with antibiotic resistance.
Workers on farms supplying world’s biggest meat firms allegedly paid £8 a day and housed in shacks with no toilets or running water.
Erin Wing has worked undercover for two years and has watched fish slammed into concrete floors, chicks being impaled and calves being brutally de-budded.
Experts predict that parts of the Amazon rainforest could turn into savannas in just 15 years – due to the world’s appetite for meat.
The beef industry wants consumers to believe that their consumption of grass-fed beef is part of the fight against climate change. Don’t be duped.
Meat is not essential and slaughterhouse workers are being oppressed. Each of us who continues to underwrite that abuse bears some of the responsibility.
A recent study suggests that nearly 90% of land animals could lose much of their habitat by 2050 if current agricultural systems continue as is.
Animal farmers have blasted Veganuary as a ‘gimmick’ and have called on people to buy their local meat rather than go plant-based.
Around 85% of Brits want an ‘urgent’ ban on factory farming to prevent future pandemics with 31% planning ‘to slash their meat consumption in 2021.
Meat, dairy and eggs are huge water guzzlers. By choosing to eat more plant-based foods, you can drastically cut your carbon footprint while saving water.
Climate damage caused by organic meat production is just as high as that of conventionally farmed meat, according to research.
While it’s impossible to say for sure what the future holds, hopefully the decades ahead will hold the promise of delicious food derived from plants.
Celebrities, including Jane Goodall and Ricky Gervais, are urging everyone to consider going vegan in January an effort to curb the climate crisis and prevent the next global pandemic.
Each bottle contains the equivalent of eight eggs and can be used in cakes and Yorkshire puddings, as well as in quiches and scrambled eggs.
Supermarkets don’t show you the grim details of animals’ short lives in their cosy festive adverts. Listen to your heart. Go vegan this Christmas.
Denmark, the world’s largest producer of mink fur, is experiencing a groundwater contamination scare after 15 million culled mink were buried in a mass grave.
French politicians have suggested banning the harmful substance from food. Nitrites are suspected to be a cause of cancer.
We’ve all heard that fish is a healthy food option. However, research seems to suggest that it isn’t, now more than ever.
Wildfires are fast becoming a common problem globally which could be a symptom of a dying biosphere due to land clearing and animal agriculture.
Males calves born on dairy farms are often killed shortly after birth as dairy farmers consider them to be a costly burden.
Pork and dairy producers try to package biogas created from manure as sustainable energy, but activists are not having it.
Emily Kasriel interviews dairy farmers to get their take on how the industry will adapt to accommodate the rise of climate-friendly diets.
Studies show that eating a healthier vegan diet can ensure that COVID-19 risk is lowered, it can also ensure that pandemics stop occurring.
Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, a world heritage site, have become the victim of largescale fires. Something must be done to protect them.
A coalition of women are calling on Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris to seize the moment and promote a plant-based diet to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
We gave coal the boot, it’s time we did the same to the livestock industry, which is overwhelmingly recognized as a leading cause of the climate crisis.
As wild salmon numbers begin to dwindle due to overfishing, inland factory-farmed salmon will replace it, but what does this mean for the planet?
A newly published report is urging Welsh meat farmers to cut down on their climate emissions to help meet UK’s climate goals.
CEO Patrick O. Brown says the alternative meat company plans to replace all meat with plant-based options by the year 2035
Cultured meat grown in a lab seems to tick all the boxes for those who want to eat meat, but feel uncomfortable about the impact of meat on the planet.
Plant-based meats are becoming more popular amongst consumers who want to shop sustainably, here’s why these vegan alternatives are the right choice.
Dr Neal Barnard, president of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, says that the next USDA Secretary must take a firm stance on meat
Swiss food heavyweight Nestlé pledges €3 Billion to cut down on climate change inducing emissions but won’t ditch meat and dairy
Advertising that promotes animal agriculture such as meat and dairy are helping to drive an unsustainable industry that is poisoning the environment.
Animal Agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than fossil-fueled transport as well as being detrimental to human health.
VEGANUARY promotes switching to a plant-based diet is a total win-win – for the planet, human health and the animals
Industrial farming is harmful to pigs who are abused while there. Pigs are intelligent animals who deserve to be treated better.
Sending live animals abroad for slaughter will be banned in England and Wales under new government plans.
The Amazon rainforest is experiencing deforestation at an alarming rate due to animal agriculture and right-wing politics.
Investment initiative FAIRR estimates that a carbon tax on beef could cost 40 meat companies up to US$11.6 billion in profits by 2050.
Researcher at the University of Sydney finds that cows can communicate emotions intelligently to one another just like humans do.
Singapore has safety-approved the US company Eat Just’s lab-grown “chicken bites”. This is a huge win for the cultured meat industry.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, in just one year, the possibility of the collapse of our food systems. Industrial agriculture is simply not sustainable.
America’s second-biggest private company, Cargill, is quickly making a name for itself as an example of industrial food’s destruction of the environment.
10,500 turkey birds will be culled due to a bird flu outbreak at a meat plant in North Yorkshire just weeks before Christmas.
Soya farms in Latin America and the US, the main source of chicken cheaply produced feed, are linked to widespread deforestation.
The Climate Crisis is the most serious issue facing our planet today: the major cause, Animal Agriculture, is hardly covered in the media.
Turkeys don’t celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas. The end of the year is not a time for celebration for them, but a time when their lives come to an end.
Global temperatures must be kept under 1.5/2C to prevent global warming from becoming a climate crisis that is beyond our control.
A new policy will move £1.6bn previously spent on land-owner subsidies towards the restoration of natural habitats and damaged soil.
New UK policy document calls on churches to band together to promote environmentally sustainable eating and protect animal welfare.
Unsustainability, pollution and labour malpractice in the meat industry has become an issue for investors, and they aren’t being silent about it.
By 2031 Zillennials will have the biggest share of buying power. How will their views on meat and the climate influence the economy?
Big-name supermarkets and food outlets have been found sourcing chickens from Brazillian farm responsible for the deforestation of 300 sq miles of land.
Soya plantations in the Cerradi savannah are leading to large scale deforestation and pollution devastating native communities.
Interview with researcher Michael Clark from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford on the study.
The International Finance Corporation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have pumped billions into meat and dairy.
Thailand’s fertile soil at risk of being destroyed thanks to growing animal agriculture and unsustainable industrial farming.
Have you ever wondered what would become of food insecurity if the whole world experienced a food revolution and went vegan?
Time Magazine has just named Impossible Foods’ plant-based pork as one of their 100 best Inventions of 2020.
The giant billboards which read “one beef burger pollutes more than your car” is aimed at encouraging consumers to make sustainable food choices.
A report by the U.N. agency on biodiversity and ecosystem services claims intensive farming and deforestation are triggers for future pandemics.
A coalition of healthcare workers released a report calling for taxation on meat and dairy for its environmental and health impact.
The emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic is an indication that civilization has breached a major ‘tipping point’ resulting ecological emergencies.
As the fast-food enterprise introduces a vegan burger selection to its menu, the question remains; when will government’s catch up?
The residents complained about the smell, flies, buzzards and truck traffic caused by the meat company’s massive industrial swine farm.
Footage of severely abused pigs in a factory farm in Spain has been leaked to the media amidst calls for EU animal welfare rules to be enforced.
It is a complete myth perpetuated by the Animal Agriculture industry that eating turkeys is a time-honoured tradition at Thanksgiving.
The Vegan Society’s campaign ‘Future Normal’ launched the widely broadcasted TV ad to promote veganism to animal lovers. Watch it here!
Not nearly enough progress is being made to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The key is the failure of the Animal Ag industry to curb emissions.
It may come as a surprise, but our food habits are responsible for fuelling global warming and slowing the process of curbing the effects of climate change.
A massive cull of turkeys has been planned in Germany after bird flu was discovered on a poultry farm.
Young environmentalists are staging a virtual meeting to replace the cancelled COP26 to focus on greater action on the climate crisis.
The introduction of the McPlant burger at McDonald’s is going to have a big impact on the planet as beef is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases.
Joaquin Phoenix says slaughterhouses ‘some of the darkest places on earth’ as new book on activities inside factory farms and abattoirs is launched.
Lockdown style rules have been placed on chicken farmers in the UK to restrict the spread of bird-flu amongst livestock.
A study done by Australian researchers shows that eating just one egg a day can increase your risk of diabetes by up to 60%.
All animals communicate – just not in human languages. When humans take the trouble to listen, it becomes quite clear that animals talk to us.
When one thinks of The Netherlands, most people think of cheese. Yet this small country is becoming a plant-based protein global powerhouse.
The most promising way we will reach our climate goals is by shifting from animal agriculture to plant-based foods, says the University of Oxford.
Indigenous leaders who have been fighting the destruction of the Amazon rainforest express their hopes for Joe Biden’s presidency.
Report by World Animal Protection (WAP) says intensive farming is engaging in “risky business” as animals begin to show signs of antibiotic resistance.
Fast food industry kicks back with criticism after the UK proposes a nation-wide ban on junk-mail advertising to promote healthy eating.
Danish Minks farmed for fur have proved to be carriers of COVID-19 that could harm public health. As a result the animals are being culled.
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This is really very simple – a quick fix if you will. We just need more people who are willing to take that extra step and transition to a plant-based diet.
The UK Health Alliance says that implementing a tax on unsustainable food products such as meat could help combat climate change.
Nature can’t cast a vote but is impacted by our political decisions. After an anti-green Trump era, will endangered species benefit from a Biden presidency?
One study fingers beef as the climate change culprit. Other meat and dairy products such as lamb, cheese and shellfish feature high up on the list.
In order to cut down on Green House Gasses, farming as we know it must undergo a complete change in favour of sustainability.
The chicken you find on the shelf at your local grocery store is often times the result of an unsustainable, unsanitary and unethical production process.
Protestors greeted the arrival of one of the world’s largest cattle ships in Timaru, NZ over the weekend where 8000 cattle were loaded for export to China.
Denmark plans to cull more than 15 million animals due to fears that a COVID-19 mutation moving from mink to humans could jeopardise future vaccines.
Food production alone generates up to one-third of all climate emissions globally, with the production of meat and dairy being the biggest contributors.
According to a report if by 2030 10% of meat production is replaced by plant-based foods this could have a massive positive impact on the environment.
Activists have called on global banks to stop financing activities that drive climate change including industrial farming, fishing, fossil fuels.
Foods such as meat and dairy products produce higher carbon emissions. Consumers should be encouraged through taxes to make sustainable food choices.
A farm in West-Sussex, England has been accused by Animal Rights Activists of rampant animal cruelty in breach of welfare laws.
As temperatures rise due to climate change, animals raised for meat and dairy are beginning to feel the impact of the human-made catastrophe.
Newly published research suggests returning strategic farm areas back to nature as a solution for the environmental crisis we face.
PETA’s Jessica Bellamy says that we must embrace a decarbonised economy by going vegan if we wish to save the future of our planet.
A report by environmental group, WWF, shows that diets rich in meat and dairy are contributing the most to climate catastrophe.
A new report finds human exploitation of nature set the scene for the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed thousands of lives globally.
The coronavirus pandemic is resurging in many countries who thought they had it under control. It is especially in slaughterhouses, meat processing plants.
The Guardian finds that livestock ships are more likely to sink than ships transporting other cargo, due to inexperience and faulty design.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, we should reflect on the appalling treatment of turkeys that are destined for so many “celebratory” tables.
When you realize what cow’s milk actually does to the body, the planet, and the animals, the truth is is really horrifying.
Killing animals for food is a dreadful business. Almost no one grows up with the ambition to work in a slaughterhouse. Often the work is done by the most vulnerable individuals in society.
People often classify vegans and vegetarians together, but there is a big difference between the two lifestyles. So how do they differ?
We know there’s a strong link between diet and longevity, so it is not surprising that vegan celebrities are showing up for the vegan revolution. Transforming food choices and moving the world to better wellness outcomes.
‘The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change’ report makes a number of suggestions on how to ensure a healthy and sustainable society.
Plant-based companies in the EU and USA have been fighting for the right to refer their products as ‘burgers’ and ‘sausages’ or ‘milk’.
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.