Tag: Factory Farming

Ractopamine’s Impacts on Animal Welfare and Human Health

December 21, 2012

This week, ALDF joined forces with Center for Food Safety (CFS) to petition the FDA to rethink its mistaken approval of high levels of the dangerous animal drug ractopamine. On…

Public Interest Groups Challenge FDA on Use of Controversial Animal Growth Drug

December 20, 2012
Petition Calls for a Review of Ractopamine Use in Nation’s Meat Industry; Cites Animal Welfare, Food Safety Concerns and Widespread International Ban

ALDF Defending Birds in the Spirit of Thanksgiving

November 20, 2012

ALDF’s Litigation Program is going to court this week to shed light on the living condition of hens in the egg industry. It’s well known that 95% of the 300…

A Cruelty-Free Day of Thanks: For the Turkeys

November 19, 2012

As disturbing undercover video investigations of the Butterball turkey plants have shown, Butterball is abusing turkeys–again. Butterball claims it will fire these employees. But the cruelty is chronic; the abuse…

Candy Corn Cows

October 2, 2012

Superimposed lollipop, these cows were not fed candy. I’ve got a beef with the cattle industry. As the countdown to Halloween begins, cows are getting a head start on the…

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Bay Area Egg Producers For False “Free-Range” Advertising

October 1, 2012
Lawsuit Targets Deceptive Promotional Materials Used by Judy’s Eggs and Petaluma Egg Farm

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues New York State Agricultural Department, Leading Foie Gras Producers For Allowing Sale Of Diseased Food

September 25, 2012
Lawsuit targets failure to declare potential health risks of products from force-fed ducks and geese.

Giving Thanks for Turkeys

November 23, 2011
Give thanks that turkeys are not our food, but our companions.

Attention Hipsters: Your Trends Are So Dead

July 5, 2011

In hipster enclaves from Silver Lake to Williamsburg, the long July 4 weekend no doubt meant a serious run on PBR, miles of windblown bangs, and artfully-uniformed ironic dodge ball…

Eating Animals at Animal Rights Events

May 31, 2011

Maybe I am barking up the wrong tree, but I have a pet peeve. It’s an issue that I’ve been chomping at the bit to air for some time now.…

Ask Joyce: How Do I Go Egg-Free?

May 18, 2011

ALDF’s  "Ask Joyce" column appears in each issue of The Animals’ Advocate, ALDF’s member publication. The following excerpt comes from a letter that ALDF received in response to our last…

Saving Farmed Animals’ Lives

April 7, 2011
Support a win-win approach to providing children with nutritious, wholesome food choices while simultaneously reducing the number of animals used in the food industry.

Resolve to Make 2011 the Year You Go Vegan

January 3, 2011
Make 2011 a happy new year for the animals, the earth, and yourself.

A Talk by the Mad Cowboy, Howard Lyman

March 15, 2010
The University of Washington Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) recently hosted a talk by Howard Lyman, author of "Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat."

Boston College Cafeterias Go Cage-Free Thanks To SALDF Students

December 11, 2009
Proving that a few voices can create change, Boston College Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) members convinced the school to stop using eggs from hens kept in battery cages and instead switch to using cage-free eggs.

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