Archive for August, 2016

Breaking news: Obama administration grounds aerial hunting, other inhumane predator-killing practices on refuges in Alaska

Breaking news: Obama administration grounds aerial hunting, other inhumane predator-killing practices on refuges in Alaska

This is a landmark day for some of the nation’s most majestic, recognizable, and woefully mistreated wild animals. And “landmark” barely says enough. I’m delighted to report that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has followed the National Park Service in prohibiting some of the most wanton and misguided methods utilized to slaughter grizzly bears, . . . 

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McDonald’s and the quiet revolution in food and agriculture

By on August 2, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 3 Comments
McDonald’s and the quiet revolution in food and agriculture

Today, McDonald’s ran full-page print advertisements in major newspapers to announce that its outlets are now selling chicken free of medically important antibiotics, an important gain for public health. A number of major chicken producers responded to McDonald’s decision and have pledged to phase out antibiotics in their production plans. In the advertisement, the fast-food . . . 

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Time to get the lead out of federal wildlife management policies

Time to get the lead out of federal wildlife management policies

It was just a few months ago that America watched Flint unpack boxes of bottled water in the midst of battle against lead contamination in its municipal water supply. Arrests followed, since reckless managers put lives at risk, particularly children who drank contaminated water. We’ve known for thousands of years that lead is a deadly . . . 

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