How many animals are killed for food in the US each year? Adjusting for pre-slaughter farmed animal mortality rates, industrial farming claimed the lives of 8.38 billion land animals in 2018 to support the U.S. food supply: Chickens: 7,958,900,000 Turkeys: 226,580,000 Cattle (incl. calves): 35,810,000 Pigs: 123,680,000 Ducks: 28,620,000 Sheep (incl. lambs): 6,880,000 Aquatic animal deaths are […]
Fish are amazingly diverse and truly fascinating. Did you know, for example, that they are fast learners with long-term memories and a keen sense of time? Contrary to popular myth, mounting scientific evidence shows that fish can suffer fear and pain.
Throughout the world there are over 70 billion animals being exploited and slaughtered every year. Many more farm animals are discarded on dead piles, culled when they don’t meet the farmers’ requirements, or rescued from abusive situations. Some have miraculously managed to escape, leaping from the moving trucks that are taking them to slaughter. Our communities need to […]
Are you looking for the no-nonsense facts behind the production of dairy and how it can affect your health? Here is the lowdown with links for you to check the facts for yourself. Facts About Dairy Forced Impregnation of the Cows Dairy cows are artificially inseminated on an annual basis, giving birth to a vibrantly […]
It is now possible to reproduce 3D human tissue structures for in vitro testing in laboratories. I asked Organovo how close we are to replacing animal testing.
by Robert Grillo This article was originally published by Free from Harm Doris was one of the great loves, gifts, joys, and inspirations in my life. I’ve been in such a funk since she unexpectedly died on Monday, August 18th, that it took me over a week to actually bring myself to write about her. […]
When looking forward to the future and how animals will safely co-exist with us in a Vegan World, we will face innumerable dilemmas. Are all issues surrounding animal-human interaction problematic, or are we investing too much time into the issues which have simple solutions that are beneficial to both humans and animals? The Truly Complicated […]
Do you have a lovable, joyful bundle of furfamily whom you come home to every night? Is he or she unconditionally loyal and always happy to see you? We like to think we love our pets unconditionally in return. We call them our ‘best friends’ and our ‘children’. As kind as this may seem, it […]
Do you believe that animals deserve basic legal rights? Should there be legal remedy for animals who have had unnecessary suffering and death inflicted upon them? Yes! Right? However there seems to be confusion between what truly constitutes an animal’s rights and what we think our duties should be towards them. Elated drew up a […]
When Marcie arrived at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary, she had already lost everything—her freedom, her community, her family, her youth, every baby she had ever had, everyone she had ever loved, everyone she had ever trusted, everything that was familiar. She arrived in this new world with nothing except, for the brief time before she went […]