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Campaign Spotlight: Humane Education

This week's campaign spotlight is on MFA's Humane Education program. Teaching students to have empathy for animals is perhaps the most effective, long-lasting and substantial way to build a more compassionate world....

Signature Drive Begins for Ohio Farm Animal Protection Ballot Initiative

Last week, I visited my home state of Ohio to help launch a historic signature-gathering effort that aims to place a modest, yet meaningful, farm animal protection initiative on Ohio's November 2nd ballot. If approved by voters, the initiative will eliminate some of the cruelest factory farming practices in the state - reducing the suffering of over 27 million cows, pigs and chickens in Ohio each year....

Kick the Habit: Join the 25th Annual Meatout!

On (or around) March 20th - the first day of Spring - thousands of caring people all over the world host events to educate their communities and ask their friends, families, and neighbors to "kick the meat habit" (at least for a day) and explore a wholesome, compassionate diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains....

Campaign Spotlight: Undercover Investigations

Each week, for the next eight weeks, we will be profiling a different Mercy For Animals campaign, highlighting the mission, focus, and some of the people working on them behind the scenes. This weeks campaign spotlight is on MFA's undercover investigations....

New CNN Story on MFA’s Dairy Farm Investigation & NY Tail Docking Ban

MFA's undercover investigation at New York's largest dairy farm, which revealed shocking animal cruelty, continues to make waves....

USDA Veterinarian Accuses Officials of Covering Up Animal Abuse

In an eye-opening testimony given to the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday, March 4, Dr. Dean Wyatt, a supervisory veterinarian at the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, accused senior USDA officials of attempting to cover up reports of cruel and illegal slaughterhouse practices....

Manure from Factory Farms Is Fastest-Growing Threat to Our Planet

As The Washington Post reported on Monday, since the first Earth Day 40 years ago, the United States has significantly reduced the amount of manmade pollutants known to cause acid rain, global warming and dead zones (areas in lakes, rivers and oceans that are too oxygen-depleted to sustain most forms of life); however, the amount of "natural" pollutants generated by the United States has increased dramatically, in the form of animal manure from modern mega-factory farms....

New MFA Billboard Campaign Urges Las Vegas Residents to Go Veg

A new Mercy For Animals' anti-meat billboard campaign is turning heads in Sin City. Spread across the greater Las Vegas area along bustling highway routes and nestled on busy street corners, are nine newly erected pro-vegetarian billboards that are giving residents and visitors to the entertainment capital of the world some serious food for thought....

Delightfully Delicious College Vegan Outreach

Dedicated advocates with Mercy For Animals recently dished up both food for thought and the stomach, when they spent the day at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois reaching out to students and faculty about the multitude of benefits of a plant-based diet....

CBS News Asks: Is Antibiotic Overuse on Factory Farms Hurting Humans?

Although rampant animal cruelty in the American poultry and pork industry is reason enough to go vegetarian, CBS Evening News is exposing yet another dark side to factory farming - the potentially dangerous overuse of antibiotics in livestock....