Campaign launched to ban foie gras sales in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Today marks the launch of Animal Equality’s campaign against foie gras sales in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Foie gras, a French “luxury” dish, is produced by force-feeding ducks and geese until their livers swell up to ten times their normal size. These swollen, diseased livers are ground into a pâté and served at […]

Good news! Washington becomes 12th state to ban sale of animal-tested cosmetics

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Last week, Washington became the 12th U.S. state to pass a law to ban the sale of cosmetics newly tested on animals. This is a win for all the guinea pigs, rabbits, mice and rats who will never have to suffer through painful testing, including having cosmetics chemicals forced down […]

Animal welfare groups file complaint with Ombudsman over EU Commission’s caged-farming ban failure

24 Nov 2023 — Over 30 animal protection organizations have lodged an official complaint with the European Ombudsman against the European Commission’s (EC) failure to uphold its commitment to a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) in which 1.4 million citizens asked for a ban on cages in animal farming.  In its answer to […]

Foie Gras: UK Parliament Debates Import Ban as Protesters Gather

In the heart of Westminster–London’s historical and political hub–UK animal defenders demanded an end to foie gras imports.  While standing in front of the iconic Big Ben last week, protesters carried distressing video footage of foie gras production. They even displayed a ‘gavage tube,’ an instrument used to force-feed ducks and geese.  Others distributed plant-based […]

USDA finalizes organic farming rule, clarifying gestation crate ban for animal welfare and public health

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a historic move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program has issued the final Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards rule, a landmark federal regulation that strengthens and clarifies animal welfare standards. While the rule only covers animals raised in the National Organic Program, it will be the […]

Man accused of breaching lifetime animal ownership ban

A 76-year-old man has been charged with breaching a lifetime animal ownership ban. The accused, who lives in the Shire of Mundaring, was convicted on several charges of animal cruelty in 2012 in relation to around 70 starving and neglected sheep and cattle at properties he owned. He was prohibited from being in charge of […]

‘No remorse, no respect’: Waikato woman’s blatant breaches of animal ban

SPCA Seven cows were among the 123 animals found on Lai Toy’s property in Waharoa, in spite of her five-year ban on owning any kind of animal. A Waikato woman banned from owing animals for five years has incurred a further five-year ban after being found with more than 120 on her property, a move […]

Javier Moreno Urges Senate to Ban Cages for Over 300 Million Animals in the EU

Javier Moreno, Co-founder and Communications Director of Animal Equality in Spain, spoke about the urgency of banning cages for animals, like pigs and hens, and the work of Animal Equality to denounce this cruel factory farming practice. On June 22, 2023, Javier Moreno from Animal Equality, was invited to speak at the Spanish Senate on […]

Animal Equality Urges Spanish Government to Ban Cages

On June 22, Animal Equality participated in the parliamentary forum “For the End of Cages in the EU.” A Parliamentary Forum is a platform that allows lawmakers from different countries and political parties to come together and discuss specific topics of common interest. The topic of this forum was a cruel practice Animal Equality has […]

Supreme Court weighs California foie gras ban appeal

WASHINGTON − Sometimes the same issue crops up again and again on the Supreme Court’s docket − Obamacare, for instance, or immunity for police officers accused of excessive force. And sometimes the issue is foie gras. More than a decade after California banned the sale of the French delicacy because it is made by force-feeding […]

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