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Marin Slaughterhouse Public Hearing Update

by Nadia Schilling

  A huge thank you to everyone who voiced their opposition to a newly proposed development code which would allow slaughterhouses to operate in Marin County, California. Approximately 80 people attended the public hearing, the majority of whom were on the side opposing the development code. Staffer Melissa Flower spoke on behalf of In Defense […]

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21 Shocking Practices Revealed

by Nadia Schilling

  Animal agriculture manuals are not in plain view, in the hope that we won’t look. So what exactly is inside of these manuals? We’ve extracted 21 standard farming practices from the US, UK, and Australia — which industry leaders don’t want you to know. These are direct extracts, including the original source underneath each […]

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Slaughterhouses in Marin? Say No!

by Nadia Schilling

**Attention Marin County, California Activists** This upcoming Monday (November 28th), the Marin Planning Commission is holding a second community meeting to discuss if it will allow slaughterhouses, both permanent and portable, in Marin County. This is a critical opportunity. Residents who can attend and speak at this meeting in person will have the most impact.  […]

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Surviving Activism Behind Enemy Lines

by Lisa Levinson

  Have you ever wondered how undercover investigators can withstand witnessing animal abuse long enough to provide compelling evidence against animal abusers? What support systems do they have in place that allow them to tolerate immersing themselves in the world of institutional animal suffering for the greater good of all animals? Matt Rossell has extensive […]

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Florida Court Strikes Blow to Farmed Animal Justice

by Ingrid Taylor

  Florida Court Strikes Blow to Farmed Animal Justice Over 9 billion farmed animals are killed every year in the United States. Sadly, these pigs, cows, chickens, and sheep do not die peaceful or happy deaths. Rather, they are often mutilated and abused before dying slow agonizing deaths on a slaughterhouse floor.   Shrouded in secrecy […]

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Operation Glass Walls

by Nadia Schilling

Operation Glass Walls In the United States and across the globe, farmed animals and slaughterhouse workers are often hidden from the public eye, shielded behind private walls and isolated in remote locations. Undercover footage regularly reveals shocking animal cruelty in animal factories. The meat industry usually responds by condemning their workers, and assuring the public […]

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Hollywood-Style Slaughterhouse March

by Lisa Levinson

Last weekend, In Defense of Animals joined over one hundred activists who marched down Hollywood Boulevard in honor of animals suffering behind closed doors on factory farms and in slaughterhouses around the world. Activists surprised tourists at the infamous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with a “die-in,” where they lay on the ground for a moment of […]

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Operation Glass Walls – Launched!

by Nadia Schilling

Operation Glass Walls – Launched! It’s a subject few of us want to think about, but it’s a harsh reality for billions of animals. In the United States and across the globe, farmed animals and slaughterhouse workers are often hidden from the public eye, shielded behind private walls and isolated in remote locations. Undercover footage […]

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Bull Runs for His Life from New York Slaughterhouse

by Nadia Schilling

Bull Runs for His Life from New York Slaughterhouse Recently in New York, a bull named Frank Lee ran for his life in absolute terror from a slaughterhouse in Queens. Eventually, the NY police department caught up with Frank after a caller reported him racing down Liberty Avenue near 160th Street towards the campus of […]

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The Dirty Secret of America’s Slaughterhouse Industry

by Ingrid Taylor

The Dirty Secret of America’s Slaughterhouse Industry Americans are inundated with the message, “Meat is a way of life” from close knit family interactions at barbeques to close-ups of sizzling burgers in fast food commercials. We have one of the highest rates of flesh consumption in the world, with the average person consuming around 200 […]