animal welfare

food news

Millions of Birds Are Vacuumed to Death Every Year for Our Martini Olives

Olives have a better flavor if they’re harvested at night, which is bad news for the birds who tend to sleep in those trees.
Jelisa Castrodale
4 days ago
Munchies

Woman Fined for Killing, Eating Rescue Pig That She Promised She Wouldn't Eat

The woman had signed a contract promising to care for the animal, but ended up turning it into 200 pounds of pâté.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.8.19
Vegan

Bank Employee Tells Customer That All Vegans 'Should Be Punched in the Face'

Knuckle sandwiches: probably not vegan.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.20.19
meat

Farm Gets Death Threats Over 'Choose Your Own Christmas Turkey' Promotion

“We will put a name tag on it and you come and feed it and help look after it for the next 2 months," wrote Greendale Farm Shop in the fateful Facebook post.
Jelisa Castrodale
11.8.18
animal welfare

Whole Foods Files Restraining Order Against Animal Rights Activist Group

Direct Action Everywhere had been planning a weeklong occupation of the chain’s Berkeley location.
Lauren Rothman
9.27.18
lobsters

Does Getting Lobsters High Before Boiling Them Alive Reduce Suffering?

Michael Tlusty, a lobster biologist at the University of Massachusetts Boston, says the jury is still out on if lobsters can feel pain.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.19.18
bacon

There's Something Suspicious About This Lifetime-Supply-of-Bacon Contest

Bacon is the best way into a lot of people's hearts, but is it also the best way to distract from abuse allegations and legal trouble?
Lauren Rothman
9.11.18
lobster

Maine Rejects PETA's Request to Erect a Huge Tombstone to Memorialize Dead Lobsters

The five-foot-tall grave would have been engraved with the phrase "In Memory of the Lobsters Who Suffered and Died at This Spot."
Jelisa Castrodale
9.5.18
Munchies

South Korean Court Rules Killing Dogs for Meat Illegal

A precedent that could lead to the outright ban nationwide.
Ian Burke
6.21.18
meat

Butchers Say They Fear For Their Lives After Being Threatened, Harassed by Vegans

A British butcher shop is facing vandalism and bomb threats for, uh, existing. And they're not the only ones.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.4.18
food politics

This Ice Cream Truck's Sole Purpose Is to Troll the Shit Out of Trump's Bad Food Policies

Who wants a double scoop of Confined-Cow Chocolate?
Lauren Rothman
5.16.18
japan

Veganism Is Growing in Japan, But Followers Say It Isn't Always Easy

How do you create a vegan movement in a country raised on broth made from pork bones?
Rachel Krantz
3.26.18
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