animal welfare


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
happy endings

Lab Chimps Left to Die on an Island Are Finally Getting Help

The New York Blood Center has partnered with the Humane Society of the United States to ensure the apes’ long-term care.
Kaleigh Rogers
Ag Gag and then some

Arkansas Bill Would Let Businesses Sue Whistleblowers

The state's Senate is considering the bill and is expected to vote on it this week.
Kaleigh Rogers
See You in Court

Animal Rights Groups Have Filed a Lawsuit Against the USDA for Removing Records

PETA, Born Free USA, and others filed the lawsuit Monday.
Kaleigh Rogers
what the cluck

California Has Charged a Farmer Under Its Chicken Cruelty Law for the First Time

Under the law, chickens must be able to stand up, turn around, and spread their wings.
Kaleigh Rogers

This Blog Is Republishing All the Animal Welfare Records the USDA Deleted

A grassroots effort to recover the extant records has sprung up amid controversy over the USDA’s decision to remove the files from the web.
Kaleigh Rogers
nothing to see here

Why Did the USDA Delete Thousands of Animal Abuse Records From Its Website?

In a climate of criticism over the Trump administration’s lack of transparency, these kinds of decisions are getting higher scrutiny.
Kaleigh Rogers

A Canadian Court Might Jail Woman for Giving Pigs Water

Animal activists say the trial is raising awareness to their cause.
Kaleigh Rogers

Taking This Photo Would Be Illegal in Utah

Ag gag laws make it illegal to go undercover in factory farms, like the Humane Society did at this egg farm in Maine.
Kaleigh Rogers

SeaWorld Ends Orca Breeding But Its ‘Last Generation’ Will Live Another 50 Years

The announcement Thursday was a definite win for animal welfare activists, but what about the 23 whales currently living at the parks?
Kaleigh Rogers

Dairy Farm Accused of Beating Cows Finally Faces Charges After Two Years

One of the largest dairy farms in Canada is now facing 20 counts of animal cruelty.
Kaleigh Rogers

From Droughts to Disease, 2015 Highlighted Our Food System's Shortcomings

A look at the big moments in food production this year reveals how far we’ve come, and how very far we have left to go.
Kaleigh Rogers