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Our Runaway Reliance on the Caging of Living Beings [AWEN archive]

by Alina Lilova

first published on: 22 September 2012

HER NOSE CLOSE TO THE METAL MESH, THE SERVAL LISTENS INTENTLY to an unseen prey hiding in the overgrown space between her cage and the fence that keeps visitors away. 2,791 more words

Why You Can’t Tell a Sheep “Bon Voyage” [AWEN archive]

by Alina Lilova

first published on: 22 April 2010

Countless farm animals are subjected to long journeys across countries and even continents. To them, this is no small matter but a very unpleasant and sometimes even painful experience. 722 more words

American Humane Association Encourages Nation to Set a Humane Table for the Holidays

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America loves Thanksgiving – the holiday that celebrates American traditions, family togetherness and gratitude for the unparalleled bounty of our great nation. As Thanksgiving approaches this year, American Humane Association went to Capitol Hill to urge Americans to set a humane table for the holidays and support humane farm practices. 2,671 more words

What would you do with 100 euros?

On 22 October 2014, the European Parliament will be voting on the EU’s 2015 budget. This can be expected to make a shocking contribution to animal suffering across Europe: historically, 40% of the EU’s total budget (55 billion euros – or 100 euros per citizen – per year) has served to prop up industrial farming via subsidies awarded under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). 943 more words

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Gone off fish

In the growing debate on industrial animal farming, aquaculture remains largely ignored. Yet with its severe animal welfare implications, its worrying threats to human health and its disastrous environmental impact, this gigantic industry raises some very serious concerns for us all. 1,123 more words

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Starving the world

Two thirds of farmed animals are reared in industrial systems where they are confined, crowded and mutilated. This makes meat and dairy production the biggest cause of animal suffering worldwide. 1,109 more words

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Some mothers work harder than others

They say that women forget the pain of labour as soon as their children are born. Despite 17 hours of exhausting contractions, I have to say I found this to be remarkably true. 920 more words

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