Animal Justice Offers Cash Reward for Info About Mass Killings on Farms

Animal Justice is looking for answers and is offering a reward for inside information, after a viral TikTok video showed a truck driver supposedly hauling away 52,000 dead chickens who were killed on a southern Ontario egg farm. In the video, workers are seen inside a barn full of battery cages, which are used to... Read more » Animal Justice
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What You Can Do About False Animal Welfare Labels on Meat, Dairy, and Eggs

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a “What We Heard” report about its planned overhaul of Canadian food labelling regulations. What We Heard reports are issued after stakeholders are consulted on proposed policy changes; themes in stakeholder feedback are identified and summarized.

What does food labelling have to do with animal protection, anyway? Meat, dairy and egg packaging often tries to present products as animal-friendly, using terms like “free range,” “cage-free,” “grass-fed” and “family farm.” These labels suggest to consumers that animals were raised in a certain way and may convince them to buy or even pay more for animal products with these labels.

If labelling laws are lax, there is no incentive for producers to improve conditions for animals, because they can mislead consumers instead of making actual changes. In addition, consumers who care about animals may be led to believe that so-called humane agriculture is kind for animal…

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