Tag: Factory Farming

Tyson Foods and a Culture of Cruelty

November 27, 2013
Another shocking exposé has come to light about horrific animal cruelty at a supplier for Tyson Foods, Inc (one of the largest producers of pork, beef, and chicken products in the nation).

Troubled Turkey on Your Table?

November 26, 2013
Turkeys suffer terribly to adorn our holiday tables. After being given growth hormones that make them so heavy their legs can’t hold them, crammed into dark, miserable spaces, their beaks and toes chopped off without anesthesia, they are then sent to slaughter.

Animal Book Club Interview: Mark Hawthorne

November 20, 2013
ALDF’s Animal Book Club is so excited to bring you an interview with author Mark Hawthorne. Mark’s latest book Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering will hit the shelves on November 29.

The Ghosts in Our Machine: A Film by Liz Marshall

October 31, 2013
This Halloween, let’s reflect on real ghosts: the billions of animals exploited for food, fur, and in laboratories, and the hidden suffering they endure.

ALDF Looking for Victims of Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Linked to Outbreak in Foster Farms Chicken Meat

October 10, 2013
Dangerous and apparently antibiotic-resistant strains of salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken have sickened hundreds of people nationwide.

FDA Ordered to Disclose Stats on Confinement of Hens

August 27, 2013
Freedom of Information Act Clashes with Commercial Interests in Battle over Egg Production Practices

The Legal Vegan

August 7, 2013
Why is ALDF vegan? Because we are dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. One of the best ways we can all join together to stop the abuse of animals is to simply not purchase products or support industries that abuse animals.

Is the Urban Chicken Farming Trend Good for Chickens?

July 25, 2013
Urban chicken farming is old news at this point, but the mainstream media has been erupting with reports of the number of chickens recently flooding into animal shelters.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Historic “Ag Gag” Lawsuit

July 22, 2013
Landmark Lawsuit Targets Utah Animal Agriculture Law for Violating U.S. Constitution

Landmark “Ag Gag” Lawsuit Fights Threat to Freedom of Speech

July 21, 2013
In Salt Lake City, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and PETA are filing an historic lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of “ag gag” laws.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Cal Expo and University of California for Mistreating Pigs at State Fair

July 18, 2013
Illegal Confinement of Farrowing Pigs without Adequate Exercise Triggers Lawsuit

Legally Brief: The Greenwashing of Factory Farms

July 5, 2013
Seeming ecologically sound, rather than being so, is greenwashing. And that is just what Tyson is doing when they only make cosmetic changes to their website, rather than to the treatment of animals on their factory farms.

U.S. Horse Slaughter Rears its Ugly Head

June 28, 2013
It is with great disappointment we learned today that the USDA has issued a permit for a Horse Slaughter plant to open in Roswell, New Mexico––with permits for two more plants in Missouri & Iowa apparently to follow next week.

Humane Standing: A Step Forward in Case against Hudson Valley Foie Gras

June 26, 2013
Yesterday, the Animal Legal Defense Fund achieved another victory moving forward in our case against Hudson Valley Foie Gras—the largest remaining U.S. producer of force-fed foie gras.

Stop the Corrupt “Livestock Board” in Massachusetts

May 31, 2013

A bill in Massachusetts (H. 753) has been introduced that would create a politically unaccountable Livestock Board that could dictate your farm animal welfare and food safety standards. That Board…

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