Biotech Abuses Expose Holes In Federal Animal Protections
The Feds are investigating a California biotechnology company for inadequate care of thousands of goats and rabbits, and hiding hundreds of animals from inspectors for years. Experts say the case reveals major weaknesses in animal welfare law.
Mistakes At This Controversial Monkey Lab Led To Animal Injuries, Deaths, Escapes
Last year, a New Mexico biodefense lab that studies plague, anthrax, and radiation subjected more monkeys to unrelieved pain and distress than any other facility in the nation. Now, pointing to years of federal inspections finding animal welfare violations, a watchdog group is demanding an official investigation.
Animal Cruelty Exposed At Alleged Chick-fil-A Suppliers
Activist group Mercy For Animals filmed chickens being kicked and thrown by workers at a plant they said supplies Chick-fil-A. The restaurant said they haven't used that supplier in more than a year. Warning: contains images some viewers may find disturbing.
Terminally Ill “Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon Is Giving Away His Fortune To Charity
In an interview with NBC News, Simon said his work since being diagnosed with terminal cancer has “been a fight, it’s been an adventure, and it’s been an education and the most amazing experience of my life so far”.
Burger King Moves To Cage-Free Eggs
Good news for fans of chickens and to some extent, pigs! Burger King and The Humane Society have reached a genuinely groundbreaking decision to switch to 100% cage-free eggs (and to begin phasing out gestation crates for pigs). Pretty sure they're still selling burgers though, so, better luck next time, cows. :(