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Exciting News! Mercy For Animals Welcomes Four New Board Members

Our mission to create a compassionate food system requires exceptional leadership. We need leaders with ambition, passion, and wisdom on a scale that matches our massive goal. Today, we are...

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. As many of us have likely seen...

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

In June, Mercy For Animals committed to nine actions in support of racial justice. In line with our values and our ambition to be a more antiracist organization, a key...

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

Earlier this year Mercy For Animals outlined nine practices to move our organization’s racial justice work forward. We know that just opposing racial injustice and inequity isn’t enough. We are...

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! According to Nielsen, tofu sales in the first half of 2020 were a whopping 40 percent higher...

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

A recently released Mercy For Animals drone and undercover investigation video narrated by actress and animal rights activist Kristin Bauer reveals fish cut in half, shocked with electricity, and left...

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

Pigs are intelligent, affectionate animals. But at factory farms and slaughterhouses they are routinely subjected to horrific cruelty until the moment they’re killed. Some become too sick or injured to...

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

A new study reveals that more than eight out of 10 packages of chicken breasts sold in major grocery stores contain meat with fatty white stripes. These stripes run parallel...

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

Live-shackle slaughter—the predominant slaughter method for chickens in the United States—is one of the cruelest practices in the meat industry today. Designed to kill as many chickens as possible in...

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

A Mercy For Animals investigator went undercover at a U.S. egg factory and found live hens kept in tiny cages with decomposing birds, animals with open wounds, and chickens so...