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18 Nov 2011 15:29


Biz: McDonald’s drops egg supplier after gruesome video release

  • This is a warning that there is a systemic problem, not just at one barn or one location.
  • Former FDA food safety chief David Acheson • Discussing the situation at Sparboe Farms, the main producer of McDonald’s eggs — well, until now. See, thanks in large part to an undercover video shot by animal rights organization Mercy for Animals (which will air on ABC News’ “20/20” and “World News Tonight” Friday night), the company dropped the egg supplier. According to the company, “the behavior on tape is disturbing and completely unacceptable.” If you have the stomach for it, you can see the video over here, but it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s as bad as you’d expect, considering the buildup. source

10 Sep 2010 11:18


Cats!: A cat-abuse story that should make you pretty angry

  • On Sept. 1, police found a home filled with animals. The Estancia, New Mexico home, being checked as part of a routine mental health check of its resident, had so many animals in it that officers had to use respirators to go inside the home, due to all the ammonia smell caused by all the animal waste. “It was the most filthy thing I’d ever seen in my life,” said police Sgt. Andy Baldridge. How many animals were there? Here’s a rough count.
  • 70 animals living under one roof; most were in poor health
  • 30cats were found in the home, many were feral and most were sick and had to be put down
  • 25dogs were in the home; some were so malnourished that they couldn’t eat
  • 20other animals, including chickens, two geese and a turkey, were also found on the property source
  • » What happened to the owner?: The owner, 63-year-old Raymond Karbel, is reportedly in the care of an Albuquerque veterans’ hospital. But it’s not the first time he’s been accused of animal abuse. In fact, he was arrested in May on suspicion of extreme animal cruelty. Charges were dropped, however. (Editor’s note: While this isn’t cute, we’d like to think that cat-rights-related issues in general need to be brought up. All cats should be treated well.)

19 Apr 2010 21:27


Biz: Our latest AOL News article takes on the Egg McMuffin

  • Last week, McDonald’s told the Humane Society to shove it. They wanted the fast food titan to make a modest change to the living standards of egg-laying hens. But the company’s board said no. Why? Our latest AOL News article examines the issues behind a major animal rights fight. (Image courtesy Farm Sanctuary) source