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New HumaneMyth Essay - Domination Games

  Labels such as "Cage Free," "Free Range," "Humane Certified," "Grass Fed," "Organic," and "Local" make it seem like those who are willing to pay a higher price can enjoy eggs, dairy, and meat from small-scale "humane" farms that treat animals with compassion and respect. 
But is the public being misled?
  Happy Cows Happy Cows: Behind the Myth
Both the animal-using industry and some animal advocacy organizations are now promoting "humane" dairy and veal products.  ...more

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  Cage Free Eggs Cage-Free Eggs: Behind the Myth
Some animal advocacy organizations are working together with a segment of the egg industry to promote consumption of eggs labeled "cage-free."   ...more

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Harold Brown Harold Brown, former beef farmer
I have often heard the word humane used in relation to meat, dairy, eggs, and other things like cosmetics. I have always found this curious because my understanding of humane is to act with kindness, tenderness, and mercy.   ...more
Cayce Mell Cayce Mell, sanctuary founder, humane police officer
What makes it all that much more disturbing to me is that this "humane myth" is being perpetuated by not only the industry but by some animal advocates and organizations as well.   ...more
Howard Lyman Howard Lyman, former cattle rancher
My life experience has given me a better understanding of what is happening, and what a mistake it is to believe there is anything called "humane" slaughter. Animals have families and feelings, and to think that kindness before killing them is an answer is totally wrong.   ...more
Cayce Mell Cheri Ezell-Vandersluis, former dairy farmer, sanctuary founder
I can't imagine what goes through their minds. If you look into their eyes you can see the fear, and the abandonment. You've loved this animal, and then you've sent them off to this horrible death.   ...more
Michele Alley-Grubb Michele Alley-Grubb, sanctuary founder
Consumers are now more confused than ever because they are being told simultaneously by some large animal rights/welfare groups as well as the animal-using industries themselves that it's okay, and even good, to use and kill some animals in place of others.   ...more
Patty Mark Patty Mark, investigator, animal rescuer
I heard their screams and witnessed their fear and suffering in hundreds of places including slaughterhouses, industrialized farms, darkened sheds, open paddocks, feedlots and inside transport trucks/ships on four continents.   ...more
Terry Cummings Terry Cummings, sanctuary founder
As someone who has witnessed firsthand the terrible neglect and abuse of animals on these sorts of farms, I know that small scale farming is no more humane than large scale industrial farming.   ...more
Wendy Valentine Wendy Valentine, investigator, sanctuary founder
We are often asked if we recommend meat, eggs and dairy products with labels suggesting they are "humanely" produced. We simply cannot, as such labels are always misleading. There is no way to create animal products free of injustice and cruelty.   ...more

Peaceable Journey Inspirational and educational web site about steps toward a life of joyful co-existence with the vulnerable beings that share our world. Topics include Animals, Food & Nutrition and the Environment. Videos, teachings, FAQs, Peaceable Practices and more....more
Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home A riveting story of transformation, this new multiple award-winning documentary explores the awakening conscience of people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic premises of their inherited way of life....more
A Life Connected People everywhere are making choices more connected with their values. We are simplifying our lives, buying less, and living more, because we know the earth supplies enough for everyone‘s need, but not everyone‘s greed. ...more
Mother Hen and Baby Chick This short documentary excerpt reveals a simple yet profound truth: how we treat others is often predicated on mistaken ideas of who they are. ...more
Vegetarian is the New Prius It turns out that raising animals for food is a primary cause of land degradation, air pollution, water shortage, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and not least of all, global warming. ...more
The Politics of Optimism Cynicism is often seen as a rebellious attitude in Western popular culture, but, cynicism in average people is the attitude exactly most likely to conform to the desires of the powerful--cynicism is obedience....more
The Faces of "Free Range" Farming 100 spent hens, rescued from a "free range" egg facility, began their lives at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary the day they were scheduled for slaughter... ...more

Jenny Stein & James LaVeck Jenny Stein & James LaVeck, filmmakers
Our work as filmmakers has revolved around the awakening of conscience in the lives of ordinary people, and how this process leads to an understanding that we are all interconnected.   ...more