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What Is ‘Certified Humane’?

by Nadia Schilling

How Marketing Gurus are Trying to Dupe You You may have seen ‘Certified Humane’ and similar claims on meat packages, but what do they really mean? Sadly, not very much. ‘Certified Humane’ labels prey on people’s consciences, using misleading and confusing information to make customers feel they are doing the right thing for animals. ‘Humane’ […]

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Chinese Millionaire Loses Dog, Begins Fight to Save China’s Dogs

by Melissa Flower

  When his own dog went missing, Wang Yan searched and searched, hoping to be reunited with his beloved companion. In the U.S., such a search would take us to various animal shelters. In China, Yan faced the horrifying reality that his dog may have been taken to be eaten. He went to the local […]

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Nearly 50% of ALL U.S. Meat is contaminated with Superbugs

by Matthew Scott

“Consumers should be very concerned that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are now common in the meat aisles of most American supermarkets.” -Environmental Working Group nutritionist Dawn Undurraga.The livestock industry is globally feeding 63,000 tons of antibiotics to chickens, pigs, and cattle each year. That accounts for 80% of the total antibiotics used in the United States. It […]

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End the Suffering of Horses and Cows

by Anja Heister

Live Animals Packed and Shipped to Russia for Slaughter Demand a Response from McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Other Involved Fast Food Chains In January, 7765 IDA supporters signed our alert [link to alert] asking their federal representatives to investigate an incident which revealed that horses and cows from the United States are being live-exported […]

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Dog Meat and the Catholic Church of South Korea

by Robin Dorman

There is a newly awakened fervor about the Catholic Church in South Korea. In February, the Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul had the high honor of becoming one of 19 new cardinals, joining the College of Cardinals at the consistory in Rome.  He promised to “make efforts to realize Pope Francis’ vision of a […]

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South Korea’s Dog Meat Question

by Robin Dorman

According to Kim Jin-sun, the head of the South Korean organizing committee for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Koreans don’t eat dogs. When asked about the subject this past February at the Sochi Olympics, he declared the issue “cannot be raised at Games time because there is no practice of eating dogs in Korea.” He did […]

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The Philosopher

by Robin Dorman

According to a television program that aired in South Korea, in 2011, “South Korea’s Dangerous Health Food—Inconvenient Truth About Dog Meat,” physician Dr. PD Kim, said: “Currently, there is no law regulating the industry of dog slaughter, so the majority of dog slaughterhouses do not carry proper sanitary equipment.” The undercover team visited slaughterhouses throughout […]

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THE SURVIVOR

by Robin Dorman

South Korea’s Moran Market conjures up any bustling farmers’ market—thronged with shoppers, talking and bargaining, all very lively and cheery. But on the days when the entire folk market is open, days that end in 4 and 9, more street vendors are on site, stationed beneath colorful umbrella stands (selling everything from veggies to clothes […]

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Dogs in South Korea Need You!

by Robin Dorman

In the margins of an unfathomable existence—in dog farms, slaughterhouses, butcher shops, “health” food stores, among other wretched places, with their smell of human injustice and cruelty, dogs in South Korea are subjected to the most unimaginable suffering until their last breath. Huddled together in filthy cages or on unforgiving slabs of cold cement, gripped […]