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Shanah Tovah! Here Are 3 Ways You Can Keep Animals in Mind During the High Holy Days

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How can we keep our fellow animals in mind during the Jewish New Year? Here are some animal-kind tips for your Rosh Hashanah celebration.

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Historic Victory: U.S. Kosher Authority Bans ‘Shackle and Hoist’ Slaughter

Following a 10-year PETA campaign, including three investigations, the Orthodox Union has banned this torturous slaughter method.

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17 Pictures That Sum Up ‘Humane Meat’

What do labels such as “humane,” “family-run,” “free-range,” “organic,” and “small-scale” mean? PETA will show you what “humane” farms won’t.

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Historic Victory: Following Israel’s Example, U.S. Kosher Authority Bans ‘Shackle and Hoist’ Slaughter

Eyewitnesses from PETA and Anonymous for Animal Rights (Israel) traveled to South America to expose one of the cruelest industrial cattle slaughter methods in the world.

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Teaching Prisoners to Butcher Animals—Dumbest Idea Ever?

File under “What were they thinking?” A Minnesota state senator wants to give inmates a license to kill.

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Chief Rabbi Blasts Cruelty During Chicken Ritual

In a landmark move, Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi urges Jewish faithful to remember their holy obligation not to cause suffering to animals during kapparos.

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Rosh Hashanah Is Animals’ Happy New Year

Rosh Hashanah marks the new year for people and animals in the Hebrew calendar. So what better time for Jews to turn over a new leaf—one that will benefit themselves and animals, too? A kale leaf, perhaps, or arugula? Here’s one “leif” that helps animals: Jewish comedian Carol Leifer hilariously explains why she went vegan:… Read more »

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Former Agriprocessors Kosher Meat King Sentenced to 27 Years

Last fall, a jury found Sholom Rubashkin, former Agriprocessors CEO, guilty on 86 federal financial fraud charges. Now, a judge in the case has announced that Rubashkin will be sentenced to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $31 million in restitution! This is the culmination of a long, sordid history of financial… Read more »

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How About Some Jewish Reggae Rock Hip-Hop?

Looking for a way to rebel against a Debbie Friedman–saturated childhood this Passover? OK, as the daughter of a Hebrew school principal/music director, maybe it’s just me, but everyone should check out Jewish-vegan-reggae-rock-hip-hop artist Matisyahu, whose video for “One Day” was rated one of the 10 most inspiring videos on the Web.     In… Read more »

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Kosher Slaughterhouse Goes Bankrupt; Jewish Americans Go Vegetarian

You remember Agriprocessors, right? You know, the kosher slaughterhouse whose practices turned out to be anything but kosher? The one that lost 76 percent of its employees in an immigration raid and that filed for bankruptcy last week? Well, since Agriprocessors is (or, dare I say, was) the largest glatt kosher slaughterhouse in the world,… Read more »

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Agriprocessors Fined $10 Million; Sholom Rubashkin Arrested

If you’re looking for a truly scary haunt this Halloween, look no further than Postville, Iowa–based Agriprocessors. Seriously folks, it’s a real house of horrors for all living creatures. The kosher slaughterhouse is severely lacking when it comes to humane treatment of animals and humans. Here’s a perfect example from one of our undercover investigations:… Read more »

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Seriously, Agriprocessors, can you really be THAT bad?

I’ve got to say I wasn’t too shocked this morning when I read about a certain kosher slaughterhouse in a certain small town in Iowa being raided by the Feds over immigration violations. Yes, PETA’s old Postville, Iowa-based friend, Agriprocessors, has been busted yet again. As reported by USA Today, “76% of the 968 employees… Read more »

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Shocking New Kosher Slaughterhouse Investigation

Three years ago, we went inside AgriProcessors slaughterhouse—the world’s largest Kosher slaughterhouse—and uncovered close to 300 instances of inhumane slaughter. Workers at that slaughterhouse were ripping the tracheas out of fully conscious cows and watching them writhe in pools of their own blood. As usual when we uncover this kind of abuse, the company hemmed… Read more »

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind