Last month during an informational hearing, the Senate in Oregon was presented with a legislative proposal to protect farmed fish in the state. Animal Equality’s Legal Advocacy Counsel, Sarah Hanneken, co-presented the initiative that would create minimum welfare standards for fish as the state plans to see an expansion of aquaculture—”factory farming in water.”

How would this legislation protect fish?

The proposed Oregon Aquaculture Act would establish minimal but essential protections for farmed fish:

  • Establish more humane slaughtering processes, including stunning prior to slaughter. Current inhumane killing processes include simply taking fish out of the water and allowing them to suffocate on ice, which prolongs the asphyxiation process.
  • Set standards to protect native species, ecosystems, and Oregon’s waters by prohibiting fish farming in marine waters, for example. Oregon would join its neighboring states, California and Washington, in banning open net pens that allow waste, parasites and other harmful chemicals from
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AnimalsAnimal Intervention was a show on the National Geographic channel that opportunistically added to anti-exotic pet hysteria. Here is a graphic from the community’s web site that lists the numbers of individual giant exotic pet-inflicted injuries and fatalities. Of course, the ‘unique’ animals get lumped collectively as one entity in the second chart.

I by no means said that canines a mentally disabled youngsters. What I mentioned is that the typical canine has intelligence equal to a human little one of 5-7 years old. I suppose this is because I agreed with Karl of a couple of his ideas who had an opinion apart from your individual (I quoted Aristotle in my last post and you’ll do well to take it to heart; ‘It is the mark of an informed mind to be able to entertain a thought with out accepting it.’)! Many canine can transmit deadly ailments — including …

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On November 29, 2022, the popular British publication, The Grocer, published an op-ed by Animal Equality’s UK Executive Director, Abigail Penny about the suffering of farmed fish.

By: Abigail Penny, Animal Equality UK Executive Director

“As good as any bullet.” The words of a farm manager on a UK pig farm as he was filmed hammering pigs to death. 

The exposé by Animal Equality led major supermarkets to promptly ditch the producer, while the owner resigned from his government-appointed chairman role within a major farm assurance scheme.

Yet, unbeknown to many, bludgeoning still occurs for some animal species due to legal ambiguity. While the Animal Welfare Act broadly states that ‘unnecessary suffering’ of animals is not permitted, farmed fish are yet to receive species-specific legal protections in the form of ‘Welfare at the Time of Killing’ regulations, leaving tens of millions of fish unprotected against potentially the most gruesome of

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