Animal Welfare

Good animal welfare requires disease prevention, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter. Billions of animals suffer on factory farms in stressful environments with limited space, while others undergo cruel testing for consumer products.



Stories


Singapore approves lab-grown meat product

The approval for a U.S. start-up's "cultured chicken" product is a small victory for the nascent la…

6 months, 1 week

McDonald's introduces Beyond Meat P.L.T to their menu

McDonald's will test a new "plant, lettuce and tomato" sandwich using Beyond Meat's patties in 28 r…

1 year, 8 months

KFC Looking to 3D Print Chicken Nuggets

If you're craving chicken nuggets, perhaps I can interest you in some 3D-printed ones from KFC. The…

10 months, 4 weeks

3 ways to launch a factory farm divestment movement

It's time for a global divestment campaign against the factory farming industry. It has now proved …

11 months

Colgate launches vegan-certified toothpaste in recyclable tube

Colgate has launched a new toothpaste which is being billed as the first of a kind because it comes…

1 year, 4 months

Animal Cruelty Bill Signed Into Law

In a rare display of political unity, President Trump on Monday signed a bipartisan bill that, for …

1 year, 6 months

TripAdvisor Ends Ticket Sales to Attractions That Breed or Buy Dolphins and Whales

Under the new policy, the company will no longer sell tickets to SeaWorld and other parks that brin…

1 year, 8 months

E.P.A. Says It Will Drastically Reduce Animal Testing

The move was hailed by animal rights groups, but some researchers said it pushed the agency too qui…

1 year, 9 months

KFC Will Test Beyond Meat Plant Based Chicken

Colonel Sanders will soon be serving vegan fried chicken to see if customers think it's finger lick…

1 year, 9 months

Appetite for disruption: How leading food companies are responding to the alternative protein boom

The plant-based foods market maintained a strong growth through 2018 and into 2019, with market ana…

1 year, 10 months

Petitions


Archer-Daniels-Midl… Bunge Limited
Bunge and ADM Boards: stop deforestation!

Join us in calling on Bunge and ADM's Board to vote YES on the shareholder proposal calling for stronger action to protect our planet.

$110.7 million supporting

Apple Inc.
Apple: Stop Offering Products Using Leather

Apple watch straps, leather phone and iPad covers all contain leather. Animal products contribute to environmental damage and exploit animals.

$13.6 million supporting

Starbucks Corporati…
Starbucks: Stop Offering Food With Animal Products

Starbucks has not committed to moving away from meat, only dairy. Animal products contribute to environmental damage and exploit animals.

$11.4 million supporting

Verizon Communicati…
Verizon: Stop Offering Products Using Leather

Verizon leather cases and pouches contain leather. Animal products contribute to environmental damage and exploit animals.

$13.5 million supporting

Ariel BlackRock Eaton Vance
Divest from companies that exploit animals

"Sustainable" and "Socially Responsible" funds should also be cruelty-free and not support, cause, or contribute to animal exploitation and suffering.

$14.8 million supporting

McDonald's Corporat…
Please add a vegan burger to your menu in the US.

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi

$286,080 supporting

General Motors Comp…
General Motors: Stop Offering Leather Interiors

GM produces vehicles with interiors containing leather. Animal products contribute to environmental damage and exploit animals.

$10.7 million supporting

Ford Motor Company
Ford: Stop Offering Leather Interiors

Ford sells vehicles with interiors containing leather. Animal products contribute to environmental damage and exploit animals.

$11.1 million supporting

Costco Wholesale Co…
Costco: Stop Funding Environmental Destruction

Our planet can’t wait any longer. Tell Costco to drop contracts with meat suppliers that are destroying rainforests and polluting our waters.

$3.4 million supporting

Fidelity
Fidelity: support SASB disclosure on agriculture

Sustainable accounting standards for agriculture will go live later in 2018. Fidelity should ensure adherence to these standards.

$11.3 million supporting