Swiss to vote in national poll on banning factory farming | Animal welfare

Swiss voters will vote on Sunday on whether to ban factory farming as unconstitutional and end imports of intensively farmed meat. The latest poll shows 52% of voters oppose a ban, and 47% support one. If the factory-farming ballot initiative is passed, Switzerland’s constitution, which already protects the “welfare and dignity of animals”, would be … Read more

4,000 Beagles To Go Up For Adoption Following Rescue From “Dog Factory Farm”

Earlier this month, the Humane Society of the United States approached the US Department of Justice, pleading for the lives of 4,000 Beagles imprisoned inside a Virginia breeding facility. This facility is owned and operated by a company named Envigo in Cumberland, Virginia. Comparable to a prison, the innocent dogs housed in this horrible place … Read more

US egg factory roasts alive 5.3m chickens in avian flu cull – then fires almost every worker | Bird flu

Labourers at the one of the world’s largest egg factories arrived at the plant in Rembrandt, Iowa, early one morning in March to discover they were about to work themselves out of a job. As they gathered at the huge barns housing stacks of caged hens, the workers were told to forget about their usual … Read more