50,000 Hens Abandoned - Felony Cruelty Charges Filed
One year ago, the owners of a Turlock, Calif. egg factory farm reportedly abandoned the facility, leaving behind 50,000 hens in cages without food. While most of the birds either died or were euthanized, over 4,400 were rescued in a monumental effort led by Animal Place. The suffering these birds endured is unimaginable, and the case is now going to court: the owners are facing felony charges of animal cruelty.
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Horsemeat Scandal Prompts UK Consumers to Eat Less Meat
The discovery of horse DNA in beef products throughout Europe has left UK consumers with a bad taste in their mouth. Distrustful of the food industry and questioning where their food comes from, 20% of British adults report eating less meat as a result of the scandal. This news is also an alarming reminder for American consumers about the lack of transparency in our food production system.
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Company Shells Out Innovation: Beyond Eggs
Motivated by environmental, animal welfare and health reasons, food entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley want us to move Beyond Eggs. This start-up company is working to perfect cruelty-free, sustainable and cheaper egg replacement products that can be used in everything from omelets to mayonnaise to muffins.
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Intern at Compassion Over Killing!
Join our efforts to help make the world a kinder place by interning with us in either Washington, DC or Los Angeles! Get hands-on experience while organizing feed-ins, leafleting, and working with COK staff on a wide range of projects and campaigns. Interns will also gain a better understanding of farmed animal issues and the tools available to spread a message of compassion.
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