Fighting Factory Farming

BOAA is calling on U.C. Berkeley to end all commercial relationships with concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and shift to 100% plant-based procurement. BOAA also demands that U.C. Berkeley replace any animal products in its dining halls with cultivated (“lab-grown”) alternatives once they are on the market. Sign our petition demanding the university go 100% plant-based here:

Our Spring 2022 protest against Tyson Foods

Protecting Insects

BOAA is partnering with the Society for the Protection of Insects (SPI) in the fight against insect farming, an emerging industry that threatens consumers and wildlife with disease and pollution. Commonly farmed insects include crickets, mealworms, and black soldier fly larvae. Crowded, unsanitary conditions on insect farms are a breeding ground for disease, and if insects are able to escape their farms, they may harm vulnerable wildlife like the rusty-patched bumblebee. To reach out to the Society for the Protection of Insects, go to their website:

Ending Classroom Dissections

BOAA demands that U.C. Berkeley end all classroom dissections for undergraduate students. Classroom dissections are wasteful, costly, and unnecessary. They discourage students with moral or religious differences from entering the biomedical field and have been shown to be less effective than alternative methods of instruction. Most importantly, unnecessary dissections like those offered in introductory biology classes at Cal fly in the face of science’s sworn responsibility to animals: to reduce and refine their use and replace them with alternatives when possible.