VegNews Daily

ADLF and Florida Residents Sue Backyard Butchers

Florida residents have joined forces with Animal Legal Defense Fund in an effort to end illegal backyard slaughter operations.

National nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit December 4 against multiple Florida “farms” after explicit undercover footage shot by Animal Recovery Mission revealed harrowing animal cruelty and illegal slaughter in residential areas. ADLF is representing Hillsborough Country residents, marking the first time the state’s residents have filed suit to end the backyard slaughter operations. The residents include one ALDF plaintiff, who is a disabled veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder and is constantly traumatized by gunshots coming from neighboring slaughter yards. These underground “facilities” violate health codes, pollute ground water, and participate in the illegal slaughter, disposal, and sale of animals such as horses, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, and birds. The undercover video, which recorded drawn-out kills and pigs being fed horse remains, also importantly acknowledges that in many instances, these cruel and abusive events take place in front of young children.

Al Gore's New "Resign Trump" Video Promotes Veganism

A new viral video interview with the eco-warrior politician promotes consuming a plant-based diet to fight climate change.
Read More »

Upscale Toronto Eatery Opens Spinoff Vegan Burger Spot

Planta Burger will take over a shuttered fish restaurant as the latest installment of the plant-based restaurant expansion of Chase Hospitality Group.
Read More »

New Vegan Group Launches to Promote Diversity

Nonprofit organization Encompass aims to build an inclusive animal-rights movement to help veganism achieve its maximum potential.
Read More »

World's Largest Meat Company Profits Drop 80 Percent

Troubled Brazilian meat giant JBS reports massive dip in earnings after global meat scandal.
Read More »

New Plant-Based Culinary Course Comes to Florida

McFatter Technical School launches its first plant-based cooking course to prepare future chefs to work in the growing plant-based restaurant industry.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »