Bizarre form of torture for dairy cows

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Bizarre form of torture for dairy cows

On the heels of our Cow Ribbon campaign, comes this bizarre video from a company called AnimartInc. It features their device, the UdderSinge.  It’s pretty much what it sounds like, believe it or not: Udder Singe uses a low temperature flame to remove hair from the udder and belly to aid in reducing mastitis incidences and


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Coming soon: The Ghosts in Our Machine

Are animals property, to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings, deserving of rights? This is the question we are asked to think about in Liz Marshall’s latest documentary, The Ghosts in Our Machine. For those of us who attended this year’s Animal Advocacy Camp, we were lucky enough to hear Liz talk


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Are factory farms “the new sweatshops?”

Well, not exactly, since that kind of implies that  “old” sweatshops no longer exist.  (Wouldn’t that be nice?)  That said, the point of this very informative article is no less valid. A Human Rights Watch report from 2005 on the state of the meat industry in the US documented that slaughterhouse workers lose limbs, suffer from massive


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Walk for Farm Animals: Julia and her piglets

Since Liberation BC’s 6th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is coming up this Saturday, it’s time to get to know just a few of the some of the approximately 900 animals who live at Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters.  Are you ready for the Walk? This is part of a series of farm animal stories on our blog. “feisty”


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Walk for Farm Animals: the Cattaraugus 60

Since Liberation BC’s 6th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is coming up on September 29th, it’s time to get to know just a few of the some of the approximately 900 animals who live at Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters. (It’s also time to register and get started fundraising!) This is part of a series of farm animal stories on our


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Walk for Farm Animals: Noel the Goat

As we approach our 6th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary on September 29th,we’re posting a series of stories about a few of the approximately 900 animals who live at their three shelters.  Have you registered for the walk yet?  Get more info here! This is part of a series of farm animal stories on our blog. After


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Abuse at Conklin Dairy Farms, not an anomaly

I think by now everyone has seen or at least heard about the 4 minute undercover investigation video released by Mercy for Animals earlier this week. Workers at Conklin Dairy Farms in Ohio engaged in sadistic abuse of the animals they are paid to care for. Calves having their heads stomped on, diary cows tied


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Puppy Mill Seizure

Dogs being unloaded and taken to the temporary shelter right after the raid Last week I was deployed to Washington state on a puppy mill seizure assignment with United Animal Nations (UAN).  The seizure was lead by Humane Society of United States (HSUS). It was the first time I’d ever done anything like this. I


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I just saw this post from the Change.org Animal Rights blog about animal abuse. Stephanie Ernst makes the point that all animal farming is inherently abusive to animals. Please read her post: Defining Abuse (Yes, All Farmed Animals Are Abused). I would add that unnaturally confining animals and not allowing them to indulge in natural,


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