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Animal Slaughter

Judging Compassion: the Criminal Trial of Toronto Pig Save's Anita Krajnc

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Elizabeth Abbott

In 1870, popular American author Louisa May Alcott (Little Women) described with words and illustration how two young girls offered buckets of water and freshly picked clover to distressed and panting sheep on a cattle railroad car, an act of compassion that deeply touched her. A century and a half later, in Canada, Anita Krajnc risks jail time for performing that same act of compassion.

Stop the Massacre of Stray Animals in Egypt

Domenick Scudera | Posted 12.29.2016 | World
Domenick Scudera

The new governor of Alexandria in Egypt, on his first day in office, ordered that the streets be culled of stray dogs. Ruthlessly, these innocent animals were gunned down one by one in a horrible massacre.

If a Chicken Exists Only to Become Chicken Nuggets, Does It Really Matter How She Lived? The Connection Between the Humane Treatment of Animals, Health and Food Safety

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.29.2014 | Home
Elizabeth Kucinich

The food you eat is the biggest socio-political decision you make each day. However, conditions and treatment of animals is not only a moral issue. Animal treatment has a direct impact on the health of American consumers.

That Time I Helped Slaughter A Turkey

Food Riot | Posted 03.19.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

I don't know if my willingness-nay, near-enthusiasm-to help slaughter an animal is more surprising or less surprising given that I was a vegetarian for 6-7 years.

Visiting a Local Slaughterhouse Wasn't That Bad

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

They were not abstract pigs. They had faces and attitudes and personalities. They had lives that she had witnessed and documented just before seeing them killed.

'Suffering' as a Guiding Principle for Raising Livestock

Bob Comis | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

I eat meat, and I raise animals to slaughter and butcher for their meat. So, in spite of the fact that measuring suffering is fraught, I use it as one of my guiding principles for providing a high level of animal welfare.

Life and Death on My Animal Farm

Bob Comis | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

My feelings about life are in direct contradiction to my actions in regards to the lives of these animals, or, more specifically, to their deaths. I am never more than a thought or two away from remembering that I kill for a living.

A Wake-up Call: USDA Slaughterhouse Closing

Gene Baur | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Gene Baur

The slaughter of animals too sick, injured, or weak to stand and walk on their own ("downers" as the industry calls them) at Central Valley Meats, a supplier for the USDA's national school lunch program, has justly raised concerns about the safety of the U.S. meat supply.

Disturbing Images Give A Glimpse Into Chinese Dog Meat Industry

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green

While many people regularly consume farm animals such as cows, chickens and pigs, the reaction by many to these graphic photos of a dog meat market su...

Lucas Kavner

Anonymous American Buys German Artists' Guillotine For $2.3 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home

An anonymous buyer from the U.S. has purchased a homemade guillotine from two German art students for $2.3 million. The guillotine was the centerpiece...

Local Urban Farms In Hot Water Over Alleged Treatment Of Animals

| Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's SFoodie. By Jonathan Kauffman If you go to farmers' markets in the East Bay, you may have seen ...

Progress? Discrimination? Or Simply a Stunning Controversy?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Whether religious slaughter of animals is seen as humane or inhumane, discriminatory, cruel, sacred or medieval depends on the eye of the beholder.

Calling Bull On Mark Zuckerberg's Meat Challenge

Laurel Miller | Posted 08.01.2011 | Home
Laurel Miller

As one of the few remaining humans on the planet not on Facebook, I still like to give credit where it's due. I may loathe Mark Zuckerberg's time-suck...

Ag Department Proposal Threatens Animal Welfare

Temple Grandin, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Temple Grandin, Ph.D

As a scientist who has dedicated her life to improving livestock welfare, I am extremely alarmed that the USDA has paid so little attention to the animal welfare implications of their Humane Slaughter Act.

Round Up and Slaughter Wyoming's Response to Too Many Horses

Paula B. Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula B. Mays

Is the plan to stun the horses in the head and then slaughter them humane? Many in Wyoming believe that it is not.

Slaughter and the City

Ari Solomon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ari Solomon

I've noticed a new trend among urbanites. It goes something like this: city types read Michael Pollan, see Food Inc., or simply get intrigued by words...

Court Rejects Meat Industry Attempt to Thwart Regulation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In a third straight federal appellate court ruling against the meat industry, the Ninth Circuit ruled today that California is well within its authority to ban the sale, transport, or purchase of downer cows and pigs.

Killing Chickens At Home: Would You Do It? (PHOTOS)

Chelsea Green | Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest post by Makenna Goodman, Chelsea Green Publishing Last night, we had fourteen people over for dinner. And they wanted chicken. Good thing we h...

Chew On This, Chipotle!

Carolynn Carreño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carolynn Carreño

In Southern California, Chipotle resorts to using meat from cows that must be fork-lifted to slaughter because they're too sick to even walk.

Moving Forward for Farm Animals

Erin Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin Williams

In 2008, Americans sent an unmistakable signal to Big Agribusiness that we will not tolerate the kinds of animal cruelty that had become standard. In 2009, let's work to accomplish even more.

Living The Teenage Life; Peer Pressure and Carnivores

Chloe Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chloe Spencer

Even though you buy your nicely plastic-wrapped meat at the grocery store, it doesn't mean that what's in that package didn't suffer to get there.