Tag: Factory Farming

Is Eating Meat Putting Your Life at Risk?

April 2, 2013

If, like most Americans, you and your loved ones eat meat as a regular part of your diet, you should consider the following: an astounding eighty (80%) of all antibiotics…

Celebrating a Cruelty-Free Easter

March 29, 2013

It’s time for another edition of the Animal Legal Defense Fund Pinterest Board! Tofu-scramble, breakfast burritos, cupcakes, cookies, and smoothies–for an easy breezy brunch. It’s time for all the sweets…

Animal Protection Groups Sue Federal Agencies for Failing to Regulate Deceptive Egg Labeling

March 28, 2013

Lawsuit Pushes for Mandatory Labeling of Eggs as "From Caged Hens," "Cage-Free," or "Free-Range" For immediate release Contact:Megan Backus, Animal Legal Defense FundCheryl Leahy, Compassion Over Killing OAKLAND, Calif. —…

Egg Labeling Lies: Take Action!

March 28, 2013

Do we have the right to know how eggs are really produced? Consumers are increasingly concerned about the abusive, intensive confinement of the vast majority of the millions of egg-laying…

The Future of Eggs, and Beyond

March 27, 2013

In March 2013 ALDF visited Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek Foods, at his SOMA headquarters to talk about the future of humane eggs. The company is getting lots of…

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Appeal against New York State for Allowing Sale of Diseased Foie Gras

February 27, 2013

Ongoing Legal Fight against Foie Gras Industry Continues For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, ALDFMegan Backus, ALDF ALBANY — Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed an appeal…

Public Interest Groups Applaud Russia’s Ban on U.S. Beef and Pork Products

January 30, 2013

U.S. Insistence on Feed Additive "Ractopamine" Causes Alarm Worldwide For immediate release Contact: Lisa Franzetta, ALDF Megan Backus, ALDF SAN FRANCISCO — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)…

Animal Protection Groups Urge New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee to Oppose Harmful Ag-Gag Bill

January 14, 2013

For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, ALDFMegan Backus, ALDF NEW HAMPSHIRE — The Animal Legal Defense Fund, The Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary, Mercy For Animals, Compassion Over…

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.

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