animal welfare


Farm Gets Death Threats Over 'Choose Your Own Christmas Turkey' Promotion

“We will put a name tag on it and you come and feed it and help look after it for the next 2 months," wrote Greendale Farm Shop in the fateful Facebook post.
Jelisa Castrodale
5 days ago
animal welfare

Whole Foods Files Restraining Order Against Animal Rights Activist Group

Direct Action Everywhere had been planning a weeklong occupation of the chain’s Berkeley location.
Lauren Rothman

There's Something Suspicious About This Lifetime-Supply-of-Bacon Contest

Bacon is the best way into a lot of people's hearts, but is it also the best way to distract from abuse allegations and legal trouble?
Lauren Rothman

Maine Rejects PETA's Request to Erect a Huge Tombstone to Memorialize Dead Lobsters

The five-foot-tall grave would have been engraved with the phrase "In Memory of the Lobsters Who Suffered and Died at This Spot."
Jelisa Castrodale
Dog meat

South Korean Court Rules Killing Dogs for Meat Illegal

A precedent that could lead to the outright ban nationwide.
Ian Burke

Butchers Say They Fear For Their Lives After Being Threatened, Harassed by Vegans

A British butcher shop is facing vandalism and bomb threats for, uh, existing. And they're not the only ones.
Jelisa Castrodale
food politics

This Ice Cream Truck's Sole Purpose Is to Troll the Shit Out of Trump's Bad Food Policies

Who wants a double scoop of Confined-Cow Chocolate?
Lauren Rothman

Veganism Is Growing in Japan, But Followers Say It Isn't Always Easy

How do you create a vegan movement in a country raised on broth made from pork bones?
Rachel Krantz

Restaurant Owner Notices Fish Is Still Alive, Releases It Back into Ocean

"I've never seen a fish so tenaciously attached to life," Braghieri said.
Jelisa Castrodale
animal welfare

Switzerland Has Made It Illegal to Boil Lobsters Alive

As of March 1, lobsters will have to be 'stunned' before being cooked.
Nick Rose

FAA Says Sorry, It Can't Stop Pilot From Throwing Live Turkeys Out of Plane

Watch for loopholes—and falling turkeys.
Jelisa Castrodale

Animal Rights Protesters 'Liberate' Tilapia from Florida Man Fishing with Family

The activists said that if the fish had been a dog or a cat, they would have been hailed as heroes.
Jelisa Castrodale