Emaciated dog taken in by Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— An animal shelter in Luzerne County welcomed a new stray to its pack this holiday weekend, but this pooch was nothing like they have ever seen before. The dog was nothing but skin and bones when she was found. The stray was taken in by Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge […]

South London farm needs £25k to replace life-saving animal ambulance that’s not ULEZ compliant

An animal rescue centre in South London is trying to raise £25,000 for a new animal ambulance, as their current van will see them being charged £12.50 a day to use under Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) regulations. Foal Farm, which stands for Friends of Animal League, has started a campaign to raise funds for […]

Animal rights activists protest octopus farm plans in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Animal rights activists have gathered in Madrid to protest plans for the construction of a large-scale octopus farm. They said Sunday that there are no laws in the country or the European Union to guarantee the welfare of octopuses in captivity. The farm is scheduled to be built next year in Spain’s […]

The Life of a Chicken in a Factory Farm

Undercover investigations play a vital role in exposing the cruelty that takes place in hatcheries. Hatcheries are facilities where millions of chickens are hatched every year, often in cramped and unsanitary conditions. These facilities are notorious for their cruel practices, such as the mass culling of male chicks, which are deemed useless by the egg […]

Breaking: Supreme Court upholds strongest farm animal protection law in U.S.

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We are thrilled that after months of tireless efforts and unwavering dedication, we have emerged victorious in our landmark Supreme Court defense of California’s Proposition 12. The decision, announced earlier today, upholds the nation’s strongest farm animal protection law and unanimously rejects the pork industry’s primary constitutional claim. The […]

South Fork Dairy Farm Fire Kills 18,000 Cows

On Monday, April 10th, 2023, an explosion occurred at the South Fork Dairy Farm in Dimmit, Texas, and a fire that killed 18,000 cows. Authorities believe that the fire was caused by a potential equipment malfunction in the facility’s manure management system. The animals were trapped inside the burning factory and only a few survived. South […]

Hamilton Community Players present ‘Animal Farm’

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Community Players present a staged reading of George Orwell’s 1945 allegorical masterpiece “Animal Farm” at 7:30 pm. Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, at Arts at the Palace Theater Underground, 19 Utica St. Set against the backdrop of a revolt by barnyard animals opposing Farmer Jones, the story, as adapted […]

Looking back at George Orwell’s Animal Farm A stunning indictment of corrupt power and manipulation of truth

In recent elections, Finland pulled to the right, joining a host of nations which have taken a conservative turn. Elsewhere, chaos reigns for various reasons: war, a breakdown in relations between powerful nations, climate change, widening divide between rich and poor, a virus which refuses to go away. Increasingly, reality is beginning to resemble the […]

Show of support for farm animal sanctuary owner | Local News

An animal rights rally took place on Thursday morning in front of the Niagara County Courthouse on Hawley Street in Lockport. Twenty activists gathered to protest the ongoing legal proceedings against Tracy Murphy, the owner of a farm animal sanctuary in Newfane called Asha’s Sanctuary. Ironically, the same ground was the site of a Niagara […]

Food security drives China to cut soymeal use in animal feed

BEIJING, April 14 (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry issued a three-year action plan on Friday to reduce soymeal use in animal feed as it continues to try to reduce its heavy reliance on soybean imports. The new plan proposes that soymeal ratios in animal feed should be reduced to under 13% by 2025, down from […]

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