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October 26, 2019

Laying hens are perhaps the most desecrated animals on earth. Trapped for life in intolerably small confinement, their lives  are not worth living by anyone’s standard.

There was however, a glimmer of hope for them in September 2018 when the Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) proposed a draft Chapter for hen welfare globally that highlighted the importance of hens being able to carry out their core natural behaviours. Scientifically proven to be vital to their welfare, these behaviours included the ability to lay their eggs in a nest, to fora...

August 25, 2019

This Size 7 pair of shoes occupies a floor space that is identical in size to the space allowance of a laying hen in a battery cage, namely:  450 sq cm.

When we put on our shoes in the morning, let us be reminded on a daily basis that if we eat eggs, we should buy only certified free range eggs.

By doing so we set another hen free from torment. Or we can eliminate eggs from our diet altogether.

OPEN LETTER TO:

Mr Luyanda Mahlanza...

November 6, 2015

With all the bad press about meat, one can’t blame supporters of the meat industry for being defensive! But when they resort to a non-scientific justification for not curbing our consumption of meat, one has to ask: Is this the tipping point where vegetarians and vegans gain the upper hand?

 

In his recent article in The Conversation, Prof Voster Muchenje and his co-author, PhD student Yonela Njisane, argue that misconceptions about meat and its affect on health need to be tackled head on. “Human beings were born omnivores. Meat has been part of...

September 12, 2015

 

Agriculturists and scientists say that with the help of technology, we should be able to squeeze another half-a-glass of milk out of the world’s dairy cows every day.

In doing so, the world will not have to double the number of cows by 66 million, in order to meet the global demand for milk that is predicted by 2050.

 

 

In turn, they say, not having to breed a further 66 million cows, will save the world...

  • 747 million tons of feed

  • 1 570 180 sq km of farmland (roughly the size of Alaska)

  • 2,4 trillion litres of water (the annual...

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