Why Researchers Say Building Octopus Farms Is a Bad Idea

In an analysis published in Science and Technology, a team of researchers concluded that farming octopus would harm both the environment and animals. Read more...

Investing in Black Activists: Introducing The People’s Fund by Mercy For Animals

The People’s Fund will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 (USD) to Black activists working in the U.S. animal protection movement or related movements (vegan food-justice movements, for example). Read more...

UPDATE: How We’re Advancing Our Commitment to Fighting Racial Injustice

We are committed to being antiracist and rooting out systems of oppression in our organization and throughout our society. Read more...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Tofu Flying off the Shelves! Here’s Why.

Since the pandemic began in March, tofu has been flying off the shelves, and Google searches for tofu recipes have nearly doubled. Read more...

Fish Cut in Half, Electrocuted, and Suffocated in New Investigation

A recently released Mercy For Animals investigation video narrated by actress Kristin Bauer reveals fish cut in half, shocked, and left to suffocate. Read more...

Pigs Arrive at Slaughterhouses Too Sick to Stand, Mercy For Animals Takes Legal Action

Mercy For Animals, as part of a coalition of organizations and activists, is confronting the USDA over the treatment of “downed” pigs. Read more...

New Study: Intensive Breeding Causes Fatty Stripes in 80 Percent of Chicken Breasts

A new survey reveals that more than eight out of 10 packages of chicken breasts sold in major grocery stores show evidence of fatty white stripes. Read more...

Why Live-Shackle Slaughter Is One of the Cruelest Meat Industry Practices

In live-shackle slaughter, birds are shackled upside down by their legs, painfully shocked, and slaughtered, many while still conscious. Read more...

NEW VIDEO: These Chickens Are So Calcium Deficient They Lay Eggs Without Shells

The investigation reveals live hens kept in tiny cages with decomposing birds, animals with open wounds, and chickens so calcium deficient they lay eggs without shells. Read more...

New Zealand Halts Live Export After Ship Carrying Nearly 6,000 Cows Capsizes

A ship carrying 43 crew members and nearly 6,000 cows capsized off the coast of Japan. Only two crew members have been rescued. Read more...

New Study Results Could Greatly Reduce Suffering for Billions of Chickens

This week, Global Animal Partnership published the initial results of a two-year study that could greatly reduce suffering for the billions of chickens raised for meat each year—nine billion in the United States alone. Read more...