Bruce Friedrich

Bruce Friedrich is Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives for Farm Sanctuary.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tea Party Darling Steve King: Hates the Constitution, Loves Dogfighting
With all the craziness over the government shutdown and potential U.S. default on our debt, one issue that has received markedly less attention than it would normally is the expiration of the Farm Bill last month.
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Monday, February 11, 2013
Genetically Engineered Meat, Coming Soon to a Supermarket Near You
If you’re one of the 91 percent of Americans who opposes genetically engineered (GE) meat , you may have limited time to act: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed approval of the first-ever GE animal, called “AquAdvantage Salmon.” If this first approval proceeds, the process is likely to become top secret in the future: we won’t find out about new GE animals until after they’re approved for human consumption, and they won’t be labeled.
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Saturday, September 08, 2012
National Pork Producers Council: Anti-Science & Anti-Animal
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) summed up its anti-scientific and anti-animal views when, in attempting to defend the industry’s confinement of mother pigs in cages so small the animals can’t even turn around, NPPC communications director Dave Warner told the National Journal , “So our animals can’t turn around for the 2.5 years that they are in the stalls producing piglets.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Leather: Bad for the Environment, Workers, Communities, and Animals
A few months ago, the N
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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Foie Gras: Evidence of a Cruel and Illegal Food System
Right now, the USDA is allowing diseased bird organs to be sold for food, in violation of federal law. Because USDA won't enforce the law, thousands of animals are suffering miserably, and the consumers of these diseased products are at a higher risk for a variety of ailments, including type II diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.
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Monday, February 13, 2012
McDonald’s and Farm Animal Cruelty: Reason for Cautious Optimism
McDonald’s may have the largest shopping cart in the country, so when McDonald’s talks, the meat, dairy, and egg industries listen.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
'Ag Gag': Why Whistleblower Suppression Laws Are A Bad Idea
Almost everyone opposes cruelty to animals. In fact, 97 percent of Americans (according to Gallup) say that animals should be protected from harm, and encouragingly, a poll by Ohio State researchers found that 92 percent want farm animals to be treated well.
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Is Sea World a Slave Plantation? Lawsuit for Animals Garners High-Power Support
Carl Sagan, who was the faculty sponsor of Cornell University’s animal rights group, once asked, “How smart does an animal have to be before killing him constitutes murder?” A variation on that might be: How intelligent does an animal have to be before enslaving her and forcing her to work against her will constitute slavery and involuntary servitude under the thirteenth amendment?
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
Solving the Global Food Crisis: The Case for a "Poverty Czar"
This past week, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) convened an international panel on food security at which FAO chief Jacques Diouf argued that global food production will have to double by 2050 simply to prevent another billion people from starving.
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