“Doctors Can and Should Care About Anyone’s Suffering:” an Interview With Dr. Aysha Akhtar

Ahead of the DC VegFest, we had the opportunity to chat with one of the festival’s Main Stage speakers, Dr. Aysha Akhtar. A leader in both animal rights and neurology, Dr. Akhtar’s brand new book Our Symphony with Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies beautifully examines the deep personal connections we have with animals and how that influences …

Big Ag Doesn’t Care About Animals or Workers

Behind the closed doors of factory farms, billions of animals are suffering. And these industrial facilities are not just cruel places for the animals raised and killed for human consumption, but also for workers who endure dangerous conditions and grueling hours. A powerful, eye-opening new Bloomberg article titled, “America’s Worst Graveyard Shift is Grinding Up Workers,” details the harsh reality …

Iowa Ag-Gag Law Challenged in Court

On the heels of triumphant news for animals, that Utah’s ag-gag law, struck down by a federal judge as unconstitutional, is officially dead, a similar law in Iowa is now being challenged in court by animal protection groups. As organizations like Compassion Over Killing have shown time and again, undercover investigations are the most vital tool we have to shed light …