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The Bible Is For The Birds

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Avian language is everywhere in the Bible. But what, if anything, does it say about ethics? Quite a lot, I suspect. For whatever reason, God does not want humans killing mother birds.

Breaking News: Perdue Announces Major Reforms For chickens; Progress Spotlights Poultry Problems, Solutions

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

As we begin our launch of a major campaign to improve the lives of chickens raised for meat, I'm happy to report one of the biggest brand names in the world of chicken production is announcing promising reforms.

Are We Any Better Than Yulin Dog Meat Festival-Goers?

Erica Meier | Posted 06.26.2016 | Green
Erica Meier

Yes, let us criticize the abhorrent abuse of animals on the other side of our planet. The Yulin dog meat festival should end. But let us not forget that in many ways we live in a glass house, and we need to start cleaning up our own affairs at the same time.

A Tale of Two Nations: Climate Courage & Cowardice

Paul Shapiro | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Paul Shapiro

The climate contrast this week could hardly be starker: China announced an ambitious goal--hailed by climate campaigners--of slashing meat consumption in half. Meanwhile, here in the U.S., a major company apologized for merely tweeting about meat reduction's positive eco-impacts.

Egg Farmers Say They'll Stop Grinding Up Millions Of Chicks Alive

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.11.2016 | Green

Most egg farmers in the United States will stop grinding male baby chickens to death over the next four years. United Egg Producers, the industry grou...

Humane Society Video Shows 'Hideous' Conditions At Maine Egg Facility

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green

An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has revealed what the animal rights group describes as "shocking" conditions at...

Bill Gates Is Betting On This Investment As A Way To Fight Extreme Poverty

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK -- From the top of the World Trade Center and with dozens of chickens squawking in the background, Bill Gates announced his foundation’s ne...

Grisly Chicken Farm Footage Just Business As Usual, Activists Say

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green

An undercover investigation at a farm contracted with meat giant Tyson Foods shows horrific treatment of chickens, but what’s most disturbing is tha...

We Love Twitter Because It Tackles The Tough Questions

Jeffrey Dwoskin | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Jeffrey Dwoskin

Twitter is the place for great information, discussion and exploration.

Must Be the Season of the Egg

Andrew Lawler | Posted 03.30.2016 | Religion
Andrew Lawler

Today, the world often seems like Humpty Dumpty after his fall, a shattered and confusing mess. Among what seem to be insurmountable divisions, there is little agreement on how to piece it together into a whole.

Texas-Sized Rhetoric On Ag-Gag

Paul Shapiro | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Paul Shapiro

When one realizes that inhumanity toward farm animals is the norm, not the exception, in animal agriculture today, it becomes clearer just why there's such fervor in the meat industry to pass ag-gag laws. This is an industry that's desperate to keep Americans in the dark about its routine cruelty.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 42. Good Cop, Bad Cop.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Full disclosure: I have been peeing on the roof deck of my apartment lately. That sounds really Soviet-era mental patient, but wait. I have an excuse.

5 Reasons Enjoying More Plant-Based Meals Should Be Your New Year's Resolution

Paul Shapiro | Posted 12.30.2015 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Here are five top reasons to embrace the Three Rs -- "reducing" or "replacing" consumption of animal products, and "refining" our diets by choosing products from sources that adhere to higher animal welfare standards.

These 15 Restaurant Chains Are Switching To Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business

Call them birds of a feather. One by one, the country's major restaurant chains are promising to use only cage-free eggs. Just this year, McDonald's,...

Dunkin’ Donuts Wants To Help America Run On Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business

Dunkin' Donuts just announced a clucking good move for animal welfare. On Monday, the Massachusetts-based chain committed to a timeline for transitio...

Women Knit Adorable Sweaters To Keep Rescued Chickens Warm

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.23.2015 | Good News

When it comes to chickens dolled up in tiny sweaters, it doesn’t get much more heartwarming than this. A mother and daughter team in Cornwall, Engla...

2 More Major Companies Vow To Transition To Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business

Two more major companies have committed to a more humane future by promising to use only cage-free eggs. OK -- they won't actually be doing this until...

6 Reasons Why You Should Start Eating Healthier, Tastier Pasture-Raised Eggs

Jane Seo | Posted 10.14.2015 | Taste
Jane Seo

Whether you like them scrambled with cheese and vegetables, fried sunny side up atop a juicy burger, or mixed into a batter for those ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies, eggs are one of the most versatile and beloved ingredients that you can eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.

How To Turn Chicken Tenders Into Adult Food

Food52 | Posted 10.09.2015 | Taste
Food52

There are dinners made to push my kids' little evolving taste buds -- ones where I encourage ruffled greens and spices that originate from far-off lands. Then there are others I make for comfort -- the sort that I hope they will recall and crave long after they've left the house.

Goats, Chickens and Compost: Volunteering With Earth Matter on Governors Island

Rebecca Louie | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

I started volunteering with Earth Matter several years ago because I was drawn to the chickens, rabbits and goats. Aggressive squirrels, threatening rats and dive-bombing pigeons made up most of my wildlife interactions in NYC, and I longed to be around creatures more friendly and fun.

Clucking Not True

Ken White | Posted 08.31.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

Last Monday's San Francisco Chronicle front page reported a now oft-asserted but completely Bizarro world assertion that California's Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (2008's Proposition 2 which was passed by the voters and is now law) has made the world a nice place for farmed chickens. Come on.

In a World... Without Eggs

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

As the vice president of strategy for a $1 billion food service company, it's my job to anticipate any developing scenarios that might affect our business, such as unprecedented egg shortages that would unfold in short order. But what happened next surprised me.

Salmonella Is On The Rise: Stop Cuddling With Your Chickens

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Some people simply can't resist letting their pets sleep with them. But curling up with cats and dogs is one thing. Cuddling with chickens? That's a whole different one.

Here's Why Even Organic Farms Are Awful For Animals -- And How They Can Be Improved

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact

Sonia Faruqi accidentally became an animal welfare investigator. After losing her job as an investment banker, this Type A, Ivy Leaguer volunteered on...

KFC Sues Over Rumors Of 8-Legged Chickens In China

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.02.2015 | Weird News

KFC doesn't feed China with a small army of eight-legged chickens. And if you say it does, the fast food chain might just take you to court. The fr...