Tag: animal welfare

Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

| January 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

The world’s largest hog and pork buyer wants its contract farmers to move pregnant sows out of constrictive crates and into group houses, generally considered more humane, by 2022. The move is significant because independent farmers supply about 40 percent of the company’s sows.

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2013 Was The Year Bills To Criminalize Animal Cruelty Videos Failed

2013 Was The Year Bills To Criminalize Animal Cruelty Videos Failed

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year, 15 bills in 11 states attempted to make undercover videos on farms illegal. Not a single one passed. Activists say a broad-based coalition that tapped the grass-roots concern for animal welfare helped defeat the measures.

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What The Rise Of Cage-Free Eggs Means For Chickens

What The Rise Of Cage-Free Eggs Means For Chickens

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Promises from big food companies to switch to “cage-free” eggs have set off a supply chain reaction among egg producers. Some producers are adding more cage-free houses to their operations. But scientists are still trying to measure whether cage-free chickens are really better off.

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Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Congress gets to work on the farm bill, two common-sense, bipartisan reform measures seem to have gotten run over somewhere along the way. The first would set minimum standards for housing egg-laying chickens. The second sought to change how the U.S. provides food aid to people in foreign nations.

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A Legal Twist In The Effort To Ban Cameras From Livestock Plants

A Legal Twist In The Effort To Ban Cameras From Livestock Plants

| April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Legislation introduced in several states would require anyone who records evidence of animal abuse to turn it over to authorities within a set period of time. But animal rights activists aren’t welcoming these measures: They see the bills as veiled attempts to stifle long-term undercover investigations that can prove a pattern of abuse.

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Your Bay Area Vegan Thanksgiving Event and Meal Guide

Your Bay Area Vegan Thanksgiving Event and Meal Guide

| November 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Vegans and vegetarians also love to celebrate Thanksgiving with those closest to them and share a grand meal. What we do differently is not just swap out the meat — we also thank the animals who make our lives richer, funnier, eye-opening, and loving. Here is a list of events and meal options in the area that are sure to make your veggie Thanksgiving a fabulous one!

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Restaurants Struggle with Sustainability

Restaurants Struggle with Sustainability

| March 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

Call it the triple whammy. Restauranteurs in San Francisco have to pay their workers a higher minimum wage than the state minimum. If their restaurant has over 20 employees they have to pay for health care expenditures. And now, they have to pay for sick leave for all workers. Needless to say this is all […]

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Michael Pollan & John Mackey

Michael Pollan & John Mackey

| February 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

Those expecting a brawl got more of a lovefest when Whole Foods CEO John Mackey met with Michael Pollan author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma at UC Berkeley last night. The feud, if you can call it that, goes to back to a time shortly after the publication of the book when Mackey took issue with […]

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