Projects

Ag-Gag Laws and Factory Farm Investigations Mapped

Ag-Gag Laws and Factory Farm Investigations Mapped
Proposed "Ag Gag" laws threaten the only way that the public can find out how meat, dairy, and eggs are really produced, and reveal that agribusiness wants to hide their activities from the public. This project overlays the statuses of current ag gag laws in the United States with undercover investigations by major animal protection groups.

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The Virtual Gestation Crate

The Virtual Gestation Crate
The pork industry houses pigs as if they were parked cars instead of conscious, living beings. Every confined mother pig is an individual, suffering being looking out from between the bars. In the virtual gestation crate, you can view a gestation crate from the perspective of a mother pig and imagine what life for her might be like.

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Animal Tracker Graphing Tool

Animal Tracker Graphing Tool
I've just completed a graphing tool for the Humane Research Council to visualize data from their ongoing Animal Tracker Survey, which measures public opinions about animal issues. To view it, you have to create a free account on Humane Spot.

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Battery Cages Increase Salmonella Risk and Harm Chickens

Battery Cages Increase <i>Salmonella</i> Risk and Harm Chickens
Battery cages are not only cruel to animals, they also increase the risk of Salmonella contamination. This infographic explains why intensive battery cage confinement increases Salmonella risk factors.

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Farm Rescue

Farm Rescue
Farm Rescue is a game on Facebook where you can rescue hens from battery cages and help them practice their natural behaviors like perching, nesting, dustbathing, exercising, and exploring. Intensive battery cage confinement ruthlessly deprives chickens of the opportunity to perform any of these natural behaviors. You can use Farm Rescue to spread the word about battery cages to your friends and family on Facebook.

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Number of Animals Killed to Produce One Million Calories in Eight Food Categories

The argument that a vegetarian diet also causes animals to be killed is sometimes used as a defense of eating meat. According to my estimations, a vegan diet causes far fewer animals to be killed than a diet including meat, and we can remove the great majority of the suffering and death caused by what we eat simply by removing chickens and eggs from our diets. Enter below to see the interactive graphic and read about the results.

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Rate of Slaughter of Chickens, Pigs, and Cows in the United States, 2008

Rate of Slaughter of Chickens, Pigs, and Cows in the United States, 2008
In 2008, over 9 billion chickens, 116 million pigs, and 35 million cows were killed for food. The food choices you make every day determine the difference between life and death for intelligent, sensitive individuals. Please see the resources page for easy-to-use information that can support you in making compassionate food choices.

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The Virtual Battery Cage

The Virtual Battery Cage
Unless you're unfortunate enough to be one of the millions of hens born into slavery every year, you might never see the inside of a battery cage. The Virtual Battery Cage was created to help visualize this extreme and unnecessary intensive confinement system from the perspective of one of its victims. Send it to your friends, embed it in your website or blog, and if you don't want to contribute to animal exploitation, stop buying eggs.

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