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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.

Fowl Play! Angry Man Leaves Flock Of Chickens Inside Tax Office

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.25.2015 | Weird News

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say an Oregon man angry with his tax situation left a flock of seven chickens inside the state revenue office...

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, ...

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 tra...

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 Cor...

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 unti...

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 07.17.2015 | 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 voluntee...

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...

7 Good Reasons to Shun Eggs During National Egg Month and All Other Times of the Year

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

You can help chickens everywhere by refusing to buy any eggs and instead using egg-free options for your baking and cooking.

ICYMI: There's a DIY Chicken Coop Craze Happening Right Now

This Old House | Posted 05.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

Here are some of the top DIY chicken coops on the Web, handpicked by the pros. Get inspired to build a backyard coop of your very own.

Better Than Bunnies This Easter

Amanda Gregory | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents
Amanda Gregory

What does it say about love, caring and responsibility if you abandon your new pet to a shelter within a year? Living creatures are not disposable.

Scalding Live Chickens Is Business as Usual on Factory Farms

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Marc Bekoff

Billions of food animals suffer the most enduring and deep pain as they're brutalized to become meals, and we must stop this heinous treatment right now.

Chicken Purring Puts Your Cat To Shame (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.15.2015 | Weird News

Have you ever even tried petting a chicken? If you haven’t, maybe you should, because the results are insanely adorable — well, until the end, ...

Happy New Year to California's Hens

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

For the past several years, egg producers have been dragging their feet, but now all that must cease. In addition to the New Year's celebrating we've been doing in general, let's specifically celebrate the fact that millions more laying hens in this country are now living cage-free.

New Digs for California Chickens

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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15 Baby Chickens Safe And Warm After Being Used In Awful Prank

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News

A letter carrier turned up earlier this month with 15 baby chickens and a strange, disturbing story. The chickens, the postal worker said, had been...

This Is A Chicken Sneezing. The End.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Weird News

Who knew? Chickens sneeze too. A 2012 video that’s recently gone viral purports to show a chicken letting out an almighty achoo — and gett...

Countdown to Kindness: A Reminder for Each Day of World Vegan Month

Kathy Stevens | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Despite celebrations planned from Atlanta, Georgia to Los Angeles, California, few people realize that November is World Vegan Month. So, TA-DA!!!