The Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958 was passed with the intention of placing regulations on slaughter practices for animals in factory farms in an effort to make them more “humane.” However, over the decades it has become glaringly obvious that the HMSA is not doing what it is meant to do and between the legal loopholes and the inconsistent enforcement, the Act has become just another piece of legislation that has failed to protect animals suffering in factory farms.
Factory farming generates a significant measure of suffering through environmental destruction and social injustice. But of all the suffering resulting from animal agriculture, the billions of animals affected are suffering most of all.…
If we believed the packaging we see on egg cartons at the grocery store we would think that the hens who lay our eggs live idyllic lives wandering around green fields and preening their full brown feathers in the sunshine.…
For a lot of people, life without access to healthy food is hard to imagine. For far too many, however, it’s an everyday reality. The problem is not that we don’t produce enough food but that millions of people can’t access it, particularly those who live in areas known as food deserts.
While many people put considerable thought into where their food comes from, and actively choose not to consume products produced in factory farms, we do not think quite so much about the food our pets are eating.