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How Animal Equality is Taking on the Commercial Dairy Industry

By Kim Johnson

When Joaquin Phoenix received his award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 2020 Oscars, he used his acceptance speech as an emotional plea to viewers to be more mindful about injustice in the world, noting the exploitation of cows…

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Joaquin Phoenix Wins Oscar for Best Actor, Dedicates Speech to Justice for All

By Kim Johnson

Joaquin Phoenix won the best actor award at tonight's Academy Awards ceremony for his role in the film Joker. While accepting his Oscar, Phoenix used his speech to talk about important issues facing the environment and injustice, including farmed animal exploitation, and…

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SURPRISE! Over Half of Americans Agree on this Important Issue

By Dane

Last October, 1,000 registered voters in Iowa and North Carolina were surveyed on their feelings regarding the level of oversight and regulation of factory farms and other large-scale animal operations. Fifty-seven percent of those polled said that a lot or a little…

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Starbucks Plans to Move Away From Dairy, Increase Plant-Based Options

By Kim Johnson

Last week, Starbucks’ CEO Kevin Johnson announced the coffee chain’s new sustainability commitment, which focuses on plans to become more “resource positive” by reducing carbon emissions and freshwater use, as well as eliminating waste.  IS STARBUCKS REALLY DITCHING DAIRY?: Starbucks’ statement lists…

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France Bans Live Shredding of Chicks in Major Victory for Animals

By Ollie Davidson

France has announced that it will ban the controversial practice of live-shredding male chicks by 2021, as well as ending the castration of piglets without anaesthesia. THE DETAILS: Every year around the world, billions of male chicks in the egg industry are…

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Meat Recalls on the Rise

By Kim Johnson

Because meat is cut, ground up, and molded into different shapes, it can be easy to forget that it’s actually the decaying flesh of an animal who was once alive. That’s why meat-eaters have to be sure to cook their food enough…

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Moby’s New Album Will Benefit Charities, Including Animal Equality

By Ollie Davidson

Moby has announced the release of a new album title All Visible Objects, to be released on March 6th, with all proceeds from the sale of the album to be donated to a variety of charities, including Animal Equality. THE DETAILS: Moby,…

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Fast Food Plant-Based Meat Saving a Quarter of a Million Animals a Year

By Kim Johnson

According to new research by the animal protection group World Animal Protection, Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat additions to fast food menus are saving 250,000 animals a year. That’s nearly 700 animals a day! THE DATA: Because businesses are often secretive about…

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The Future of Meat Will Come From Cells, Not Slaughter

By Dane

The end of animal farming, or even a significant reduction, would bring huge benefits to the planet, human health, and of course the lives of the billions of animals slaughtered annually for consumption. Cultivated meat may just be the means to this…

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Uncovering Cruelty: Animal Equality’s Investigations of 2019

By Kim Johnson

We believe that people have the right to know where their food comes from and what industries are doing behind closed doors. That’s why investigations are a cornerstone of Animal Equality’s work. Our brave investigators go undercover and risk it all to…

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