At Bat World Sanctuary in Texas, an abandoned bat named Simon has a chance to socialize, fly, and dispel dangerous myths about his species
Jessica Scott-ReidThe animals are not to blame. Our exploitation, commodification and slaughter of them is what's behind most viral pandemics. It's not the bats' fault. They are actually super important. My recent column for @tenderlymag, featuring @batworld
Susana Romatz struggled to mentally cope with the demands of working on a dairy goat farm—like separating mother goats from their babies—until she said enough was enough.
Jessica Scott-ReidMarking close of #Februdairy w/ extremely honest, reflective, heart wrenching interview with former “humane” #dairy farm worker, who talks of difficult mental, emotional work required to withstand #animalcruelty on the job. My latest for @Sentient_Media
Antonella is enjoying a rare privilege for a cow: a chance to raise her own baby. Ag-gag laws could have made her rescue impossible.
Jessica Scott-ReidIf #aggag laws were in place in Ontario last summer, this rescue might not have happened. In the ongoing debate about #Bill156, this is really the most important perspective: theirs. 🐄
My latest for @tenderlymag, featuring @dogtalesrescue: #stopbill156
A former abattoir worker describes her job and the effect it had on her mental health.
Jessica Scott-ReidWhat a read! “You learn to become numb to death and to suffering. Instead of thinking about cows as entire beings, you separate them into their saleable, edible body parts. It doesn't just make the job easier - it's necessary for survival”
Who or what are ag-gag laws truly serving? Not the animals being exploited and killed behind closed doors, and not the public being kept in the dark, only growing more suspicious about how their sausage is made.
Jessica Scott-Reidaccording to a new study done by non-profit research agency @faunalytics, ag-gag laws only add to public mistrust of animal agriculture
In an industry that is allowed to regulate itself, consumers have a growing desire to see how the sausage is made - and activists who want to show them
Jessica Scott-ReidGood morning! As I seem to have gained quite a few new farmer friends since posting about activists occupying a pig farm in Quebec yesterday, I offer a thread (to save from explaining over and over)
At the heart of the Canadian Rockies, hundreds of sled dogs - naturally energetic and free-spirited animals - spend their days tethered to a six-foot chain.
Jessica Scott-Reid‘animal rights group @DxEverywhere occupied 2 dog sledding facilities near Canmore, Alberta, protesting the cruel exploitation and abuse of animals by the sled dog industry.’ Mainstream media told a different story. Thanks to @Sentient_Media for the truth
Killing them for consumption is more ethically fraught than we once thought
Jessica Scott-ReidIt’s Election Day in Canada, and guess what the most widely read paper in the country is publishing: a column about fish sentience & welfare! So grateful for this prioritization, after the cruel death of nearly 2 million fish. My latest for @globeandmail