Tag: Farmed Animals
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 HawthorneNovember 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.
Fur Flies in West Hollywood Showdown over City BanNovember 15, 2013
Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. District Court, Central District of California on behalf of the city of West Hollywood, which is the target of a fur-related lawsuit by the high-priced West Hollywood fashion boutique Mayfair House, Inc.
The Ghosts in Our Machine: A Film by Liz MarshallOctober 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.
Cancel the Great Bull Run!October 17, 2013
On October 19, the Great Bull Run Company will host a "running of the bulls" event at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia. ALDF has called on the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the City of Conyers to cancel this inhumane, dangerous event.
Animal Legal Defense Fund calls for Cancellation of Unlawful Georgia Bull RunOctober 10, 2013
Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund sent formal letters and a white paper to Georgia officials, calling for the prohibition of a running of the bulls event at the Georgia International Horse Park by the Great Bull Run Company.
Saving Moon Bears: Interview with Jill RobinsonSeptember 25, 2013
ALDF recently spoke with Jill Robinson about Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears a beautifully illustrated children’s book. Jill, founder of Animals Asia, has been recognized globally for her work with Animals Asia, which has established animal sanctuaries in China and Vietnam and rescued hundreds of moon bears from the “bear bile” industry.
Dolphin-Safe: Don’t Buy the HypeSeptember 18, 2013
Like the ocean’s tides, consumer consciousness regarding the animal welfare impacts of their purchases ebb and flow.
My Pet ChickenSeptember 16, 2013
When I was a child, my pet chicken lived to be 17. Today's chickens live a short and brutal life, a far cry from the 17 years of being loved and cared for that my pet chicken had.
California Court Upholds Foie Gras Ban!August 30, 2013
Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California’s ban on the production and sale of foie gras, the cruel delicacy produced from the livers of force-fed ducks.
FDA Ordered to Disclose Stats on Confinement of HensAugust 27, 2013
Freedom of Information Act Clashes with Commercial Interests in Battle over Egg Production Practices
Animal Advocates Declare Victory in Federal Foie Gras False Advertising SuitAugust 15, 2013
Hudson Valley Foie Gras No Longer Promoting Itself as “The Humane Choice”
The Legal VeganAugust 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.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Public Interest Coalition Call for Labeling of Meat from Antibiotic-Dosed AnimalsAugust 6, 2013
“Superbug” Health Crisis Prompts Petition to Federal Agency
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.