Not all elected officials are in the pocket of the meat industry, though. Did you hear the one about the congressman who went vegan? No, for real.
Proving that investigative journalism is alive and well, Reuters had a very potent story this week about the poultry industry’s routine drugging of chickens.
A new exposé by Mercy For Animals this week caught major dairy producers on video routinely beating and whipping cows, generating national media attention. Perhaps it’s not a surprise that some in the ag industry want to make it a crime to videotape their treatment of animals. My coworker Matt Dominguez has a new piece on the ag-gag issue this week.
Some good news to end your week: McDonald’s in Australia is dropping eggs from caged hens!
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The Humane Society of the United States
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P.S. Video of the week: Ever seen a chicken giving a dog a back massage?