Mercy for Animals

How Natural Disasters Like Hurricane Harvey Affect Farmed Animals

The devastating floods caused by Hurricane Harvey affect not only residents and their companion animals but also millions of farmed animals.

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5 Reasons You Can't Eat Meat and Be an Environmentalist

Lots of people call themselves environmentalists. And we don’t doubt for a second that most really do care about the well-being of our planet. But the truth is, if you eat meat, you’re contributing to one of the worst causes of environmental destruction. Let’s dive into the facts.

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Veganism in America Has Grown by 600 Percent Since 2014 (Video)

"Top Trends in Prepared Foods in 2017," an eye-opening report by research firm Global Data, found that Americans are switching to a vegan diet in record numbers.

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Fish Farming Is So Filthy That Salmon Are Getting Lice

Last year, wholesale salmon prices rose by 50 percent due to an outbreak of sea lice from Sweden to Norway and Chile, according to The Guardian.

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This Beef Farmer Had a Change of Heart and Sent His Cows to a Sanctuary

According to BBC News, one beef farmer has saved his cows from slaughter by sending them to a sanctuary.

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Is There Such a Thing as an Ethical Meat-Eater?

By now, most of us know that factory farming is terrible for animals, our planet and our health. But what about people who call themselves “ethical” meat-eaters?

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There Are Half as Many Fish in the World's Oceans as There Were in 1970

A disturbing new report from the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London reveals that the number of fish and other aquatic animals dropped 49 percent between 1970 and 2012.

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Hundreds of Thousands of Farm Animals Burned to Death in Barn Fires in the Last Year Alone

On August 17, yet another barn fire killed 370 pigs in the U.K.

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