Category: WebNews Articles

Op-ed: Will factory farming be the springboard for an avian flu pandemic?

Four years ago, as COVID-19 gathered steam, I wrote an article titled “Reducing pandemic risk begins with ending factory farming.” But here we are again. Avian flu is raging throughout the country, having jumped the species barrier from birds to mammals, even killing cats and showing up in cows’ milk. Yet the potential for a new human pandemic, should the disease find its way from other mammals to us, is only casually tossed around. Such a jump from animals to people has happened more than once, with COVID and other diseases, including avian flu....

Op-ed: Ensuring that animal industries cannot legislate their way out of negative publicity

In a landmark decision, the Ontario Superior Court recently struck down a provincial “ag-gag” law, affirming support for both whistleblowers and journalists dedicated to exposing animal cruelty in Canada’s factory...

Congresswoman Escobar Leads Letter Calling for Regulatory Protections for Downed Pigs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 7, 2023) — Yesterday, Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led a bipartisan group of nine colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and Under...

Op-ed: Service Members Deserve the Freedom to Choose Plant-Based Options

If this kept me from joining the military for years, it must have kept other plant-based potential recruits out entirely—and still does....

Op-ed: Service and Sacrifice Shouldn’t Include Going Hungry

As a military brat, I learned at a young age the importance of our American values. I committed myself to defending them as an Army Medical Service Corps officer and...

Op-ed: Cows in China Are Draining California’s Water Supply

This California winter was wildly wet, and the federal drought monitor is less red than it’s been in years. The state seems as though it may never want for water...

Op-ed: Response to “Animal Activists Are Trying to Hijack the Farm Bill”

As CEO and president of an international animal protection nonprofit, I must address the misinformation in Jack Hubbard’s March 9 opinion piece, “Animal Activists Are Trying to Hijack the Farm...

Op-ed: More Bad News for Michigan Egg Consumers

It’s no news that the cost of food is outrageous. Grocery shopping is straining many Michigan families’ budgets as prices continue to soar, including those in the egg aisle. What...