Josh Balk

Josh Balk is vice president of farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the United States. Follow him on Twitter: @joshbalk

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We owe it to workers and animals to make this crucial, commonsense change. (Photo: Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian) Views
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The Case for a New Technology to Help Slaughterhouse Workers
The COVID-19 crisis is shining a spotlight on the brutal conditions that workers in chicken slaughterhouses endure, including an unsanitary, unhealthy work environment. Fortunately, there’s a better system that would create improved conditions for workers (and animals), which Congress and the U.S...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
A Social Justice Issue We Can Sink Our Teeth Into: Factory Farming
We’re a nation of animal lovers. We spend billions of dollars on our pets and call the animals in our homes members of our families. Throughout our country’s history, we’ve enacted laws in every state criminalizing certain acts of cruelty, devoted resources to tackling animal fighting, risked our...
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