Sign the Petition: Shut Down the Abuse of Animal Cruelty to Cows at Fair Oaks Farm

Kai Marten started this petition to Coca-Cola and 1 other

On June 4, 2019, a video was released exposing Fair Oaks Farm, in Indiana, for their animal abuse and cruelty. The video showed calfs being separated from their mothers, being thrown into trucks, being stepped on, being hit, and other forms of cruelty. The lack of respect show to these animals is unacceptable.

Everyone sees Fair Oaks as a family friendly place to be. It is an animal killing place for profit by big corporations. I urge Coca Cola to stop funding this place.

Fair Oaks kills cows everyday. They show the proper way to milk a cow everyday in the showrooms. However, they fail to show the extreme abuse from the handlers to the cows. The lack of dignity from these employees is unacceptable. This is not just one or two bad workers, it’s all of the cow handlers.

Coca Cola has the power to shut down this operation. I urge you to sign this petition to stop this abuse and give these innocent animals liberation.��✨

Millions of Animals Have Died in Florence Flooding. End Factory Farming Now.

Thanks to industrial agriculture, a gruesome scene is unfolding in North Carolina where millions of drowned chickens, turkeys, and pigs are bobbing in the floodwaters surrounding factory farms. With hazardous weather conditions continuing, this toll is likely to rise.

It didn’t have to be this way.

Factory farms are a nightmare for everyone involved, from the animals housed there to the humans who work there. Chickens, pigs, and other animals are packed into tightly crowded barns and raised with minimal contact or affection. The sole goal is to fatten them up for market as quickly as possible with minimal “losses,” a clinical way to describe dead, downed, and ill animals.

Close conditions promote aggressive behaviors, foster the spread of disease, and lead workers to engage in cruel activities like debeaking chickens to reduce aggression. They also generate extremely large volumes of waste — before the storm, many were very worried about the manure lagoons where pig feces are stored, fearing (correctly) that they would rupture in floodwaters. The stench of factory farms can be unbearable, and the state legislature just passed a law making it harder for neighbors to take legal action.

For workers, being on a factory farm involves long, grueling hours with few employment protections, for extremely low pay. The money from the sales of animals at market doesn’t end up in the pockets of farmers, for the most part. It goes to the multinational companies they work for, like Pilgrim’s Pride and Foster Farms. Meanwhile, farmers may incur substantial debt as they make outlays of cash to invest in farming operations, running a risk of losing their farms if things go wrong.

With Florence, some farmers did try to evacuate livestock from low-lying areas — flooding of factory farms is a known issue. But they couldn’t move all their stock, and as a result, animals were left to drown in the waters. That’s not all, though. Some animals survived, but their farms were cut off, making it difficult to supply them with food, water, and other needs, with farmers fearing that their livestock may die before they can reach them.

We know that factory farms are bad for animals, bad for humans, and bad for the environment. And while some states have begun to pass legislation that covers specific aspects of factory farming cruelty — like laws mandating more space for laying hens or banning inhumane “gestation crates” for pigs — we need to think bigger.

What if we banned factory farming altogether, insisting on more humane conditions for farm animals and humans alike?

Tell the industry that we’re tired of the animal, environmental, and human costs of factory farming. It’s time for a meaningful alternative, and no more mass farm animal deaths in natural disasters.

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While Thousands of People Evacuated From Hurricane Florence, Millions of Animals Drowned on Factory Farms


Estelle Rayburn

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, countless North Carolina families have packed up their most valuable belongings and evacuated their homes in the interest of their own safety. Most fleeing residents with pets have done everything in their power to bring their dogs, cats, and other animal companions with them or, if doing so wasn’t possible, arranged for them to go somewhere safe during the storm.

On the contrary, the millions of animals trapped inside of North Carolina’s factory farm operations haven’t been given this very basic right to be protected from a horrific death by drowning.
Rather than being treated like the living creatures they are and evacuated along with the majority of the humans and pets in the path of Hurricane Florence, livestock have remained confined inside metal cages with no chance to escape as the state has experienced extreme flooding.

These photos were shared by Woodstock Farm Sanctuary via Steve Helber of the AP, and they illustrate the state that factory farms have been left in. Woodstock writes, “There are nine million pigs across the state, babies living their entire lives inside giant sheds. Mothers in metal cages, unable to save themselves or their piglets.”

At one of the state’s industrial meat production facilities, Sanderson Farms, a whopping 1.7 million chickens have already died, and this number is expected to continue climbing and to include pigs and turkeys as well as flooding persists and farmers remain unable to access the buildings where the surviving animals are stuck suffering without adequate food and water.

This is an absolute tragedy, yet instead of being regretful regarding the massive loss of animal life, all the company seems to be concerned with is how much money it will lose. In a press release, Sanderson Farms described the millions of dead chickens as being “destroyed as a result of flooding,” as if they were disposable objects rather than living, breathing beings.

For this factory farming operation and the numerous others across the state that left countless livestock to drown or starve to death during the storm, innocent farm animals losing their lives is simply seen as a financial loss.

As Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary described the upsetting situation in a Facebook post, “Sad but predictable … Farm animals are the most abused of all, and there wasn’t even an effort to relocate them, which would have been logistically difficult.”

He went on, “At the very least, factory farms should not be located in areas prone to flooding, and tax dollars should [not] be used to reimburse this cruel industry, which ironically and wrongly opened their statement by announcing that they didn’t experience loss of life in the wake of the storm. Please note, chickens and other farm animals are living animals, and their deaths very much represent a loss of life.”

We couldn’t agree more. Quite frankly, it’s difficult for us to fathom how people can be so nonchalant about animals dying en masse. But then again, these creatures would have eventually met a cruel fate at the slaughterhouse even if they hadn’t died in a flood. It’s difficult to say which is worse.

Try as we might to ignore it, the unpleasant reality is that our insatiable appetite for meat and dairy is what is fueling this inhumane industry. The huge demand for cheap animal protein in the U.S. has led to the rise of factory farming and the resultant disturbing treatment of animals as commodities rather than as the intelligent, precious beings they truly are. We also have to acknowledge the horrific irony that industrial animal agriculture contributes immensely to climate change, which is making these huge storms more frequent and powerful, and sadly, in every scenerio, it is the animals who pay the worst price.

But it doesn’t have to be like this. We can all help dismantle this industry and bring about a more sustainable and humane future by swapping out meat and dairy for plant-based alternatives.

To learn all about how ditching animal products can create a better world for everyone, check out the #EatForThePlanet book.

Image Source: Woodstock Farm Sanctuary/Facebook

Petition · Publix Super Markets: Stop McArthur Dairy Farms from torturing cows by terminating their contracts now. ·

Piglets rescued from barn fire served to firefighters as sausages


Source: Piglets rescued from barn fire served to firefighters as sausages

Urge Department Store Bon-Ton to End Fur Sales

Department store Bon-Ton is complicit in the torture of fur-bearing animals. Urge it to stop selling fur immediately.

Source: Urge Department Store Bon-Ton to End Fur Sales

Stop Grinding Chicks Alive in Egg Production

Male chicks are routinely ground up alive in huge maceration machines because they are considered “useless” to the egg industry. Urge the government to ban this barbaric practice at once and encourage egg producers to move toward supplying cruelty-free plant-based foods instead.

Source: Stop Grinding Chicks Alive in Egg Production

Petition · U.S. Senate: Senate: Stand with Poultry Farmers, Not Greedy Corporations ·


Petition update · Perdue Announces Groundbreaking Policy to Improve Lives of 680 Million Chickens ·


Tell Chicken Giant Perdue to Stop Appalling Animal Abuse
by Mercy For Animals · 181,713 supporters
Petition update
Perdue Announces Groundbreaking Policy to Improve Lives of 680 Million Chickens
Mercy For Animals

Jun 27, 2016 — Thanks to you and the nearly 182,000 others who signed this petition, today, Perdue Foods, one of the nation’s largest poultry producers, is announcing a precedent-setting commitment to improving animal welfare.

While there is still work to be done, Perdue’s commitment is the most comprehensive animal welfare policy ever adopted by a major chicken producer. Of the more than 8 billion chickens killed for meat annually in the U.S., Perdue’s policy will reduce the suffering of nearly 680 million birds on 2,200 farms.

Citing the “five freedoms,” a set of ethical imperatives for farmed animal welfare, the policy outlines the company’s efforts to implement on-farm improvements, such as environmental enrichment and natural light; curb malicious abuse; and eliminate cruel live-shackle slaughter.

Perdue also addresses the unnaturally rapid growth rates of chickens, which cause incredible suffering to birds—crippling them under their own weight, rendering them immobile, leaving them in constant pain, and causing many to die of organ failure. Additionally, the policy mandates annual third-party audits and increased video surveillance—including of transport areas—to deter instances of illegal animal abuse.

Most notable is the policy’s commitment to replacing live-shackle slaughter methods with less cruel Controlled Atmosphere Stunning, a move that will spare millions of birds from the horrific suffering caused by dumping, shackling, shocking, and slitting the throats of conscious animals. This change is even more meaningful given that chickens, who comprise 95 percent of land animals raised and killed for food in the U.S., are excluded from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.

With this announcement, it’s never been clearer that the days are numbered for many of the poultry industry’s cruelest practices. Perdue’s policy represents important progress and we look forward to seeing the company establish deadlines for the implementation of these crucial changes. Perdue’s policy will also hopefully inspire other companies to adopt similar meaningful animal welfare requirements.

It’s now time for Tyson, Foster Farms, and other poultry producers to stop dragging their feet and reduce the needless pain and suffering animals endure on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.

• Sign our petition demanding that Tyson stop tormenting chickens:

• Sign our petition calling on Foster Farms to stop abusing birds:
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Petition · As a worker at Eggland’s Best, I uncovered sickening animal cruelty—please help me end it! ·

Shut Down Farm Horrifically Mistreating Chickens


Millions of chickens are routinely mistreated in a giant egg-producing factory farm. Footage shows hens sharing cramped cages with mummified corpses and chickens caught in wire, unable to reach food or water. Demand that this horrific facility be immediately closed for good.

Source: Shut Down Farm Horrifically Mistreating Chickens

Exposed: Despite ‘Responsible Down Standards,’ Farms Still Live-Plucking Geese



‘Humane’ down suppliers to Eddie Bauer, Lands’ End, and Hollander Sleep Products are linked to live plucking of geese.

Source: Exposed: Despite ‘Responsible Down Standards,’ Farms Still Live-Plucking Geese

Free Bears From Horrific “Bile Farms”

Bears are being stolen from the wild, strapped down on tables and painfully injected with catheters for the purpose of forcibly extracting their bile. Demand the Laos government shut down these bear bile farms and release the poor abused animals to proper sanctuaries.

Source: Free Bears From Horrific “Bile Farms”

Exposed: Juvenile Ostriches Butchered for Hermès ‘Luxury’ Bags


Soon after exposing the slaughter of alligators and crocodiles for Hermès Birkin bags, eyewitnesses capture video of an Hermès supplier butchering young ostriches.


Source: Exposed: Juvenile Ostriches Butchered for Hermès ‘Luxury’ Bags

Stop Horrendously Abusing Birds to Make Foie Gras

Foie gras, or duck liver, is a French luxury cuisine served in the United States. The abuse suffered by animals used to make foie gras is completely abhorrent; from forced feedings to death by disease, foie gras farms display a shocking indifference to life. Help put an end to this cruelty.

Source: Stop Horrendously Abusing Birds to Make Foie Gras

Make Animal Welfare a Priority in New Farming Plan

A new farming plan could intensify farming practices, causing even more environmental degradation, consumer health concerns and animal suffering. Urge government officials to revise this plan, taking animals, the planet and the public into consideration.

Source: Make Animal Welfare a Priority in New Farming Plan

Petition · City of Gimcheon, South Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Stop the meat dog farmer who is threatening to breed 1,000 dogs by performing vocal cord removal surgery on them!!! ·

Stop Alleged Mistreatment of Tyson Chickens at Farm

Undercover footage of a farm in Delaware that raises chickens for Tyson shows alleged abuse and neglect. Demand that Tyson end its contract with the farm to show that it will not tolerate such abuse.

via Stop Alleged Mistreatment of Tyson Chickens at Farm.

Pigs Beaten with Cans and Boards Deserve Justice

Pigs Beaten with Cans and Boards Deserve Justice.

Shell to Hell: Please Sign a Petition to Speak Out Against Horrific Cruelty to baby chicks

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel

Shell to Hell

A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at a Maple Leaf-owned hatchery in Ontario reveals chicks thrown by their fragile wings, drowned in scalding water, and ground up alive.

Warning some people will find the following video disturbing

Please sign and share the petition.

Boycott and comment on Maple Leaf Foods Facebook page.

Maple Leaf Prime Facebook page.

Maple leaf on Twitter, please send them a tweet:

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Don’t Ban Undercover Farm Photos and Videos

Don’t Ban Undercover Farm Photos and Videos.

Demand An End To Horrific Slaughterhouse Practices Now!

Vegan Lynx

Sign the petition here.

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Beirut: CIWF (UK) Expose Utter Animal Cruelty In All Forms At The Karantina Slaughterhouse. Now It Is Currently Closed Down.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)



Picture – CIWF.

An update from our friends and fellow campaigners; Philip and the crew at Compassion In World Farming (CIWF), down at Godalming, here in England.


Please note that the video on the following link shows extreme cruelty, and viewer discretion is advised.

Update January 2015:

During December 2014 Compassion attended several meetings in Beirut with government officials to discuss and advise on the animal welfare issues at Karantina and the potential next steps that must be taken to reduce animal suffering. It became clear that authorities wish to carry out temporary renovation work at Karantina with a view to building a new slaughterhouse in the future that will both improve animal welfare and food hygiene. Officials were positive about the importance of improving animal welfare in any new set up and have said they will keep Compassion involved as the situation develops. We very much hope…

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Stop Scalding Hens Alive

Stop Scalding Hens Alive.

Urge Dairy Industry to Admit its Products are Harmful – ForceChange

Urge Dairy Industry to Admit its Products are Harmful – ForceChange.

Giant hog farms are making people sick. Here’s why it’s a civil rights issue.

Giant hog farms are making people sick. Here’s why it’s a civil rights issue..

Shut Down Inhumane Duck Farm – ForceChange

Shut Down Inhumane Duck Farm – ForceChange.

Old MacDonald’s Factory Farm: A Look Into Who’s Behind the World of Big Ag | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

6624374437_0b271bd96f_b-1200x747The animal agriculture industry goes to great lengths to convince the public that farmed animals are raised on lush green pastures owned and operated by family farmers. From their deceptive product packaging to the hundreds of television advertisements they run every year, the animal agriculture industry desperately wants to perpetuate the myth of a benevolent Old MacDonald and his small farm of happy and healthy animals.

The reality is that a handful of extraordinarily powerful corporations own and control the entire industry, and often team up with influential trade and lobby organizations and even government agencies to shape the market to their benefit. Their tool of choice is the efficient but cruel factory farm, a far cry from familiar Old MacDonald’s farm.

Here’s a look at the major players that give “Big Ag” its well-deserved name.


The Corporations

Contrary to what Big Ag wants us to think, the…

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