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When Michigan passed Chapter 46 of the Animal Industry Act back in 2009, it mandated that calves and pigs confined in crates have at least enough space to fully extend their limbs. It also required that egg-laying hens be able to spread their wings and turn around in their cages. These...
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In some hopeful news for farmed animals, Washington governor Jay Inslee signed a new law this week that will end all cage confinement of hens in the state by 2023. This historic win is the strongest protection for farmed animals that any state legislature has passed to date. It bans both the...
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I’ve been a huge fan of Beyond Meat ever since I first tried the Beyond Chicken strips and then the Beyond Burger a few years ago. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out I’d be touring the Beyond Meat facility in El Segundo. A group of Mercy For Animals staffers and a few of our...
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In very sad news, a fire at Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch in Michigan this week killed what we estimate is thousands of birds. The farm is the largest egg producer in Michigan, with 6 million hens suffering in captivity. No humans were hurt in the fire, and its cause is still being investigated....
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Last fall, Beyond Meat made history when it announced it would become the first publicly traded plant-based meat company, listed on Nasdaq under “BYND.” Now the company expects to raise over $180 million from an initial public offering. Reuters reports: Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat...
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Niterói, a city in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of many cities that have partnered with Mercy For Animals’ Conscious Eating program to replace animal-based meals with entirely plant-based meals once a week in public schools. Conscious Eating works with schools districts and other...
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In a new video, expert gastroenterologist Dr. Angie Sadeghi shares the truth about dairy and health problems. The video, which debunks a recent Milk Life commercial that guilts parents into giving cow’s milk to their children, is the first in a new series by Switch4Good. Spearheaded by silver...
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The market doesn’t lie: Sales of plant-based food came in at more than $3.3 billion in 2018—that’s about 20 percent market growth in just one year. When you consider that the plant-based food market grew by “just” 8 percent in 2017, it’s clear that the demand for vegan products is...
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Kat Von D’s support of Mercy For Animals seems to know no bounds. Earlier this year, the celebrity and business owner announced her new Vegan Love eyeshadow palette that specifically benefits Mercy For Animals. For each special eyeshadow palette purchased, 20 percent of the retail price goes...
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Volunteers can move mountains, and at Mercy For Animals, we are so grateful for the volunteers who help us every single day. Whether they’re doing outreach on campus, marching in a pride parade, or taking actions online, our volunteers are an incredibly dedicated bunch. Their efforts are...
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