Author Archives: Animal Ethics Project

Over 450 Drugs are Administered to Farm Animals

Animals raised for meat in factory farms are often genetically manipulated to grow unnaturally large and hence more profitable for the agricultural industry. Chickens slaughtered in the United States, for example, are bred to weigh a staggering nine pounds today … Continue reading

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Brussels Bans Cruel Force-Feeding for Foie Gras

Brussels will soon ban the cruel practice of force-feeding ducks and geese for the production of foie gras. According to Expatica, this is part of a movement to ban all force-feeding across the Belgian and Flemish capital. Recent research commissioned … Continue reading

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Stop the Torture of Rabbits in Canada Petition

If you were a rabbit guardian, would you keep your companion locked in a tiny cage for her entire life, never allowing her to take a single hop, and neglecting her to the point that she developed painful lesions on … Continue reading

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Norway’s Whaling Program Just Got Even More Controversial

So few people in Norway want to eat whale meat that it’s ending up in the feed manufactured for animals on fur farms, according to a new document released by the Environmental Investigation Agency, a London-based nonprofit, and the U.S.-based … Continue reading

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This Man Has Spent 40 Years Replanting Forests Lost to Cattle Ranching in Brazil

Few stories are as inspirational as this one about Antonio Vicente, a man who has dedicated the past forty years of his life to reforesting the precious natural ecosystems of Brazil. As one of fourteen children raised in a farming family, Vicente saw … Continue reading

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Monumental Success for Europe’s Farmed Rabbits

Today marks an incredibly positive step forward for Europe’s farmed rabbits. MEPs have voted in favour of species-specific legislation in today’s plenary vote. A recent You Gov poll* showed that 78% of UK adults would support European-wide legislation to phase … Continue reading

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Hey Veterinarians…We Need to Talk About Veganism

Millions of Americans trust veterinarians to care for their companion animals’ health and well-being. We often think of them as Dr. Dolittle, compassionate and loving toward all their patients, regardless of species. But what about the animals on their plates? … Continue reading

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