An investigation by the international animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) found filthy, inhumane overcrowding at a Farmer John farm, a brand owned by Hormel that produces the popular LA Dodgers' Dodger Dogs.
Started in 2009, the Yulin dog meat festival, with its brutality and filth, has become symbolic of China’s now declining, mostly unregulated dog meat industry, which is responsible for killing between 10 and 20 million dogs for food annually.
When California’s unprecedented animal welfare legislation, Proposition 2, passed in 2008, animal activists cheered. Many residents who voted for the law believed... [View more]
Investigators found birds trapped in feces that covered much of the floor, a half-foot deep in some places; with eyes that were swollen shut, swollen nostrils, open wounds and bruises; missing large patches of feathers; inflamed and swollen crops; and stress bars on their feathers — an indication of poor environmental conditions or severe malnutrition.