Issues

Animals Used for Food

 Organic, free-range, free-run—what does it all mean, and how humane is it?

Dairy cows suffer greatly. Like all mammals, they must have babies to give milk. The veal industry is a result of the calves that are born.

Egg-laying chickens are some of the most abused farm animals on the planet. 

What does more damage to the planet than all the cars in the world put together? That's right—it's animal agriculture. 

Old MacDonald's Farm may not be as pleasant as you'd thought. 

Water-dwelling animals such as fish, lobsters, and octopuses are often regarded as almost plants - incapable of suffering. Are they more worthy of our concern?

24 million ducks and geese die every year for the foie gras industry, which is illegal in Holland, Sweden, Israel, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, among others. 

Dairy cows suffer greatly. Like all mammals, they must have babies to give milk. The veal industry is a result of the calves that are born. 

Animals Used for Clothing

Canada's annual commercial seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. 

The birds used in the production of feathers and down are often live-plucked, a painful and frightening process during which their feathers are torn out in large chunks at rapid speed. 

Fur

50 million animals die every year for fur. Many of them will be skinned alive. 

Leather is more than a byproduct of the meat industry. It is harmful to animals and the environment and many alternatives exist.

The wool industry is more violent than most people realize.

Animals Used for Entertainment

The aquarium industry relies on misleading claims about conservation and education to hide high death rates, routine mistreatment, and disturbing connections to bloody dolphin hunts.

Like aquariums, zoos do very little for conservation or education and are responsible for a great deal of suffering and death.

Animals Used for Science

A cruel relic of earlier centuries, animal experimentation is no longer necessary and may actually be impeding our scientific progress.