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Dear Jon,

Today Mercy For Animals released never-before-seen footage of the commercial driftnet fishing industry—otherwise known as the death net industry. The horrifying footage, taken by Mercy For Animals, Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaLegacy, and Sharkwater, shows vulnerable species—like dolphins, sea lions, and seabirds—killed by the driftnets and workers viciously mutilating and cutting apart live stingrays and sharks. Mercy For Animals has teamed up with these organizations to ban cruel death nets once and for all. Driftnets, so indiscriminately lethal they are called “walls of death,” are giant nets dumped into the ocean by the commercial fishing industry. The industry is notorious for the staggering number of sea animals—callously referred to as bycatch—who are caught, killed, and thrown away like garbage each time one of these death nets is pulled back onto the ship. The commercial driftnet fishing industry is responsible for egregious animal cruelty and devastating depletion of ocean habitats. Over three-quarters of marine animals killed by driftnets are bycatch, and this loss of life is a massive threat to ocean habitats.We can’t allow this horrific devastation to continue.
 
 
 
Please share the video with friends to help raise awareness of this issue. Please don’t support this needlessly cruel industry by eating fish. Instead, find healthy and delicious alternatives right here.Fish are every bit as capable of experiencing pain and suffering as our beloved dogs and cats, and they deserve protection from egregious cruelty. Together we are creating a more compassionate world for animals.
 
 
 
Matt Rice
 
Sincerely,
Matt Rice 
President
 
 
 
P.S. Mercy For Animals is on the front lines exposing the cruelty of factory farms and bringing animal abusers to justice. Please consider making a special donation to support our brave investigators who risk so much to expose this cruelty.
 
 
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The Voice July 12, 2017 DONATE TODAY
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Animals Need You Now
Time is running out to double the impact of your donation for farmed animals! Generous supporters Timi and John Sobrato will match all gifts made to Mercy For Animals until July 31! Donate now.
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Ag-gag Struck Down!
In a huge victory for animals and free speech, last week a federal judge declared Utah’s “ag-gag” law unconstitutional. The law prohibited undercover investigations at factory farms. Read more.
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Rad Rockers
Iconic rock band BOSTON recently announced it would donate a portion of every ticket sold for its Hyper Space Tour to MFA. Get tickets!
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Okja Tweetstorm
Netflix’s latest acclaimed film, Okja, has viewers swearing off meat for good. Just look at a sampling of tweets from people whose lives were changed. Go now.
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Suffering Seals
Fish factory farmers in the U.K. have hired people to shoot and kill more than 1,500 seals in the past six years to keep the seals from eating salmon. Get the details.
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Looking for a quick and easy vegan recipe for dinner? This Bolognese has only a few ingredients and takes minutes to cook. Check it out.
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May 3, 2017

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Fantastic Five!
Mercy For Animals celebrated its five-year anniversary fighting for farmed animals in Canada with a beautiful fundraiser in Toronto that raised over $100K! Get the details.
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Plant-Based President
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has been speaking out about his transition to a plant-based diet. After just eight months, he’s lost 30 pounds and reversed his diabetes! Learn more.
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Disgusting Dairy
A dairy farm in Oregon has come under fire after an above-ground tank leaked more than 190,000 gallons of cow manure into Tillamook Bay, forcing a closure. Read on.
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Savvy Scientist
In a recent AMA, Bill Nye, also known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, recommended a plant-based diet to fight climate change. Check it out.
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Mourning Mothers
With Mother’s Day approaching, an MFA staffer tells us why, as a mom, she no longer consumes dairy. Read more.
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“Tuna” Without Torture
With just a few simple ingredients, we show you how to make a vegan tuna salad sandwich that will astound your meat-eating friends. Go now.
 
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Change for Chickens
After a Mercy For Animals campaign, Jack in the Box, parent company of Qdoba Mexican Eats, announced plans to end the worst forms of animal abuse in its supply chains. Read more.
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Burger Boom
Impossible Foods, the company behind one of the most realistic vegan burgers, is ramping up production and will soon produce 1 million burgers per month! Get the scoop.
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Mooove Over Milk
After 90 years in business, Elmhurst Dairy in New York has closed down and reopened as a plant-based milk company. As the owner says, dairy milk has “gone out of style.” Read all about it.
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Feathered Friends
The story of Paul Checkley has warmed our hearts! After years of battling alcohol dependency and PTSD, this man’s life was changed for the better by rescued battery hens. Grab the tissues.
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Bye-Bye Beef
After police raided the company for bribing officials to let it process rotten meat, JBS SA, one of the world’s largest meat producers, is down 35 percent for beef production. Learn more.
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Want all the taste of Parmesan without the torture? This video will show you how to make easy vegan parm with just a few ingredients. Check it out.
 
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Dear Jon,

You may never look at a turkey sandwich the same way after seeing how these gentle birds are killed. New hidden-camera video footage obtained by Mercy For Animals reveals frightened birds painfully shocked with electricity, cut open while still alive and conscious, and scalded to death in vats of hot water. As one slaughterhouse worker describes it, “Their eyes pop out of their head, and they all swell up and shit. It looks like a fuckin’ horror movie.” The sickening undercover video was taken at a Lilydale turkey slaughterhouse in British Columbia. Lilydale is one of the largest poultry producers in Canada. What’s even more disturbing is that all of these horrors are considered business as usual for poultry slaughterhouses nationwide. We can’t allow this torture to continue.
 
 
 
 
 
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MFA is calling on Lilydale’s parent company, Sofina Foods, to end the worst forms of animal abuse in its supply chain, including swiftly replacing live-shackle slaughter with less cruel systems that eliminate the horrific suffering caused by shackling, shocking, cutting open, and scalding conscious animals. After we exposed disgusting animal abuse at Perdue Farms—one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S.—the company agreed to a series of important animal welfare improvements, including switching to less cruel slaughter systems. The new policy will reduce the suffering of nearly 680 million animals each year. There is no reason Sofina Foods can’t adopt a similar policy of its own. Please take a moment to sign our petition telling Sofina Foods to stop torturing turkeys to death. Then please share the hidden-camera video with friends and encourage them to take action too.And remember, the best way to ensure you are not supporting the needless suffering of turkeys and other animals is to choose delicious meat-free alternatives.
 
 
 
Nathan Runkle
 
Sincerely,
Nathan Runkle
President
 
 
 
P.S. Please consider making a special tax-deductible donation to support “Kurt,” the brave undercover investigator who risked so much to expose this cruelty.
 
 
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Dear Jon,
 
A lot has happened this week with McDonald’s—one of the largest fast-food chains in the world—and thanks to your support, MFA has been at the forefront of these developments.
 
On Wednesday, McDonald’s publicly announced its commitment to going 100 percent cage-free for its U.S. and Canadian egg supply chains. This landmark change will spare nearly 8 million birds each year from a life crammed in cages so small they can’t freely walk, spread their wings, nest, or engage in other basic natural behaviors. While cage-free doesn’t mean cruelty-free, it represents progress.
 
This major shift didn’t happen on its own. For years, MFA and other organizations have campaigned to make this day a reality. Over the years, MFA has conducted investigations at multiple McDonald’s egg suppliers in both the U.S. and Canada, documenting the horrific animal cruelty and severe neglect inherent in confining birds in barren cages. Our hidden cameras exposed birds suffering from open wounds, carcasses left to rot in cages, and other sickening findings.
 
MFA’s campaign to convince McDonald’s to stop confining egg-laying hens in cages included more than 200,000 consumer signatures on our online petitions and the support of animal-friendly celebrities, including Ryan Gosling, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, and Alicia Silverstone.
 
With its cage-free egg announcement, McDonald’s has demonstrated not only that it’s able to drive important change for animals, but also that it’s listening to consumers’ growing concern about the treatment of animals used for food.
 
 
While we celebrate McDonald’s progress in reducing the suffering endured by egg-laying hens, there is still work to be done. Now is the time for the fast-food giant to take meaningful steps to also reduce the cruelty endured by the birds killed for its Chicken McNuggets.
 
Nothing could make this fact clearer than the criminal animal cruelty charges brought yesterday against the owners of a McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets supplier farm after an MFA investigator exposed them beating and stabbing chickens using a spiked club, and standing on the birds’ heads and pulling their wings or bodies to break their necks.
 
MFA is calling on McDonald’s to swiftly adopt meaningful animal welfare policies to end many of the worst forms of cruelty to “broiler” chickens—those raised and killed for meat. Specifically, MFA is calling on McDonald’s to end selective breeding of birds for rapid growth and to shift to slower-growing breeds of birds to prevent health problems related to accelerated growth; provide birds with more space, clean litter, access to natural light, and environmental enrichments; and replace live-shackle slaughter methods with less cruel systems.
 
With your support, we can make this happen, further reducing the suffering experienced by millions of birds each year.
 
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It’s never been clearer that the days of cruel factory farms are numbered. But we must continue to push forward to ensure their final day arrives.
 
Sincerely,
 

 
Nathan Runkle
President
 
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A new video by Mercy For Animals documents the horrible treatment of ducks and ducklings at Reichardt Duck Farm in Sonoma County, California. To watch this video, click on www.MercyForAnimals.org/Ducks.

Ducks are waterfowl. To be healthy, ducks need not only to drink lots of fresh clean water; they need to swim and bathe regularly in water for the health of their skin, feathers, and eyes. In nature or a sanctuary, ducks rinse their eyes frequently during the day. Deprived of water to rinse their eyes in, ducks develop an eye disease called ophthalmia, or “sticky eye,” in which a yellowish discharge mats down the feathers around their eyes causing their eyelids to stick shut. Untreated, sticky eye can cause blindness. Not surprisingly, sticky eye is a disease of ducks raised indoors, and of course these ducks never receive treatment.

Seeing how industrially raised ducks are tortured every which way, including de-billing with burning metal, it is supremely sad to know that the only splashing and abundant water these ducks will ever experience in their lives – in their precious eyes – is the cold, salted electrified water in the slaughterhouse through which they are dragged, face down, to paralyze their bodies for feather release after they are dead. This is how we treat our feathered friends. This is why the word “food,” unless it is vegan, increasingly sounds like – and is – an obscenity.

For more information, go to www.upc-online.org/ducks.

 
 
 
      
  
Is your pizza topped with horrific animal cruelty? 
A shocking new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation reveals heartbreaking animal abuse at a milk producer for Leprino Foods – the world’s largest mozzarella cheese maker and major cheese supplier to Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa John’s. 
Using a hidden camera, MFA’s brave undercover investigator documented the following horrific abuses: 
  • Workers viciously kicking and punching cows, and stabbing them with screwdrivers, causing bloody wounds and injuries
  • Cows being violently whipped in their faces and bodies with chains and metal wires
  • Workers maliciously shocking sick and injured cows and dragging them with tractors
  • Sick or injured cows suffering from open wounds, infections, and injuries left to suffer without proper veterinary care
MFA's latest investigation is already making national news, after the Associated Press broke the story this morning. Click here to read the story. 
Law enforcement is currently investigating and we expect criminal animal cruelty charges to be filed against workers and managers at the facility. 
MFA is also calling on Leprino Foods to immediately implement meaningful animal welfare policies to prevent the type of egregious animal abuse that was exposed during this investigation throughout its dairy supply chain. 
Treated as mere milk-producing machines, cows exploited and abused for cheese used on pizzas endure lives of near constant misery and deprivation. These highly intelligent and social animals suffer almost unimaginable abuse from the time they are born and ripped from their mothers' sides until they are so physically worn out from repeated pregnancies and constant milk production that they are sold for slaughter. 
This has to stop! 
Please, take a moment to sign this petition calling on Leprino Foods to immediately implement meaningful animal welfare policies to prevent egregious animal abuse at its supplier farms. Then please share the hidden-camera video with friends and encourage them to take action too. 
Sadly, unconscionable cruelty and violence are standard practice for dairy companies nationwide. Thankfully, caring consumers can help end the needless suffering of cows and other farmed animals by choosing vegan alternatives to milk and cheese. 
Sincerely, 
Nathan Runkle President 
P.S. Please consider making a special tax-deductible donation to support the work of our brave undercover investigators who risk everything to expose the tragic truth about animal suffering on factory farms.