Humane Economy

McDonald’s Takes Initial Positive Step by Starting to Use Cage-Free Eggs in the U.S.

By on May 20, 2011 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
McDonald’s Takes Initial Positive Step by Starting to Use Cage-Free Eggs in the U.S.

McDonald’s announced this week that it would begin buying 12 million cage-free eggs a year, meaning about 50,000 fewer hens will know the confines of a battery cage. In the last few years, California and Michigan have enacted important cage-free reforms; Washington and Oregon have pending ballot measures on the topic; and many major food purveyors have adopted policies to start switching to cage-free eggs.

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Turning the Page for Farm Animals

By on May 27, 2009 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Turning the Page for Farm Animals

Two recent books, and all of the other activity on farm animal issues, are markers of a national movement to re-examine where our food comes from, to assess the economic and non-economic costs of industrial animal agriculture, and imagine ways of doing better.

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Set the Table for Change

By on December 29, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Set the Table for Change

A few weeks ago, President-elect Barack Obama announced that former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack would be his selection for Agriculture Secretary, disappointing at least some of the interest groups focused on a food reform agenda for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and continuing his pattern . . . 

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Writing on the Farm’s Wall

By on November 4, 2008 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

You don’t have to take my word for it when I say that the cruelest practices on the farm are on the way out. You can plainly read it on the website homepage of a major pork buyer, a brand familiar around the world. Here . . . 

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Forecast for Farm Animals

By on May 1, 2008 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Forecast for Farm Animals

There comes a time in all successful social movements when the seeds of reform that have long been sown finally begin to grow roots and take hold of the soil. When it comes to our fight against the most extreme confinement of animals on today’s . . . 

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