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New York Residents: Take Action for Farmed Animals!

by Nadia Schilling

  New York Residents: Take Action for Farmed Animals! The New York Times editorial board recently slammed factory farms for the horrific and  deliberate concealment of cruelty they inflict on farmed animals. Now, as a resident of New York, you  have a great opportunity to stop some of the worst abuses by supporting New York, […]

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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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Factory-Farmed Soy Tastes Just Like Meat

by Ingrid Taylor

  Factory-Farmed Soy Tastes Just Like Meat Vegetarians can finally enjoy the taste of meat with Greenwood Farms’ new “Nature’s Way” meatless products. According to Greenwood Farms, eighty percent of taste test participants couldn’t tell the difference between their products and regular meat. The secret to “Nature’s Way” authentic and mouthwatering taste is not in […]

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An Amazing Education Program That Will Inspire You…

by Nadia Schilling

  An Amazing Education Program That Will Inspire You… “Today’s youth are tomorrow’s decision-makers who will shape the world in very profound ways.”- Lorena Mucke, President and Founder of the Ethical Choices Program. It is with great excitement that we announce In Defense of Animals’ new sponsor partnership with the Ethical Choices Program! This powerful […]

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What Happens to Dairy Calves?

by Ingrid Taylor

  What Happens to Dairy Calves? Milk from cows is necessary to produce many of the chocolate products you see in the stores at Easter. However, most people don’t realize that cows produce milk by being artificially  impregnated over and over again. These unfortunate cows have their calves forcibly removed at birth so that we […]

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The Hidden Cost of Dairy

by Ingrid Taylor

  The Hidden Cost of Dairy It sounds like a scene from a horror film…. On February 16, 2016, dairy worker Ruperto Vazquez-Carrera began his shift at Sunrise Organic Dairy Farm in Idaho. Ten hours later, his submerged body was found, after Ruperto drowned in a 20 acre manure pit. Sadly, this wasn’t the first […]

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43 New Vegan Products Launching TODAY

by Nadia Schilling

  43 New Vegan Products Launching TODAY Happening Across the USA at Walmart and Target Stores! Just last week, we reported on the revolutionary formation of the Plant Based Foods Association, the first plant based brand trade association ever. Today, we have even more progressive news to share:! This Monday, March 14th, Hampton Creek, the startup […]

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Plant-Based Food Companies Form First-Ever Trade Association!

by Ingrid Taylor

  Great News! Leading Plant-Based Food Companies Form First-Ever Trade Association! With increasing concerns about the environment, personal health, and animal abuse, savvy consumers are turning more and more to plant based diets. Prominent health institutions, including the World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, and the American Institute for Cancer Research all advocate eating […]

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Germany Becomes the First Country to Outlaw ‘Chick Shredding’!

by Nadia Schilling

  Germany Becomes the First Country to Outlaw ‘Chick Shredding’ in the Egg Industry! Christian Schmidt, Germany’s Agricultural Minister, has announced that “chick shredding” will be banned starting in 2017, making Germany the first country in the world to stop the barbaric practice. Many people are shocked to learn that each year, millions upon millions […]