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OPINION: Carnism is a Moral Catastrophe, and It Constitutes a Political Emergency

Why I Gave Up Meat I remember the day I decided that I would become a vegetarian. It came while watching the documentary Life in a Day – in particular, the scene in which a cow receives two shots to its skull from … Continue reading

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N.C. ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill Threatens Whistle-Blowers in All Industries — Not Just Farms

Last week, the General Assembly in North Carolina sent a bill (HB 405) to the desk of Governor Pat McCrory that is directed at thwarting undercover investigations that expose businesses’ wrongdoing. The bill is the latest episode in a perennial back-and-forth dispute between … Continue reading

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Hog-Tied: How Both Parties and Big Ag Have Thwarted Public Health Regulations in North Carolina

Hog Country In 1993, when Elsie Herring returned to the property that her grandfather – a former slave – purchased back in 1891, she discovered she had a rather odorous neighbor. In the 1980s, a hog farmer set up an operation on … Continue reading

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Federal Courts to Decide Constitutionality of Ag-Gag Laws

Two federal district courts are expected to rule on the constitutionality of ag-gag laws, laws which make it illegal for undercover investigators — often from established animal rights groups — to enter agricultural operations under false pretenses and make audio or … Continue reading

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