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.
Today’s post is by Wayne Hsiung, co-founder of Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). DxE acquired undercover footage of Petaluma Farms, a cage-free, organic, and Certified... [View more]
"Animal Rights Group’s Video of Hens Raises Questions, but Not Just for Farms"
New York Times - Jan 09, 2015
Early last week the animal activist group Direct Action Everywhere released a harrowing video based on an undercover investigation of Petaluma Farms, a Northern California operation that supplies eggs to Whole Foods and Organic Valley. In it, hundreds of chickens are shown... [View more]
"Know What Kind of Life Your Dinner Lived"
Whole Foods - Jan 08, 2015
This new Whole Foods ad appeals to the increasingly popular dictum to know where your food comes from. It reads: “Know What Kind Of Life Your Dinner Lived.” On the face of it, the movement to better understand the inner-workings of the food system is a noble... [View more]