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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!!!

Chickens Really Don't Look Like They Used To

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.25.2014 | Science

Chickens have changed. Today's broiler chickens are several times larger than broiler chickens of past decades -- and a new study by researchers in Ca...

Starbucks Customers Demand Company Switch To Eggs Laid In Less Cruel Conditions

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

A new petition by a nonprofit animal rights group asks Starbucks to stop using eggs produced by hens that live in cramped cages. Though some of th...

On Factory Farms, Not All Cruelty Is a Crime

Paul Shapiro | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Paul Shapiro

let us be horrified by the criminal and indeed unconscionable mistreatment of against animals that occurred at Foster Farms recently. But let us also remember that mistreatment is occurring on a much broader scale in the meat industry.

Someone Killed Nearly 1,000 Chickens With A Golf Club

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

Someone recently broke into a California poultry plant and bashed nearly 1,000 chickens to death with a golf club, according to police. At least o...

Balancing Nature and Human Needs on the Designer Ark

David Wilkie | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

I can live with rabbits in my garden, even if I don't like them. Let's do all we can to people whose homes are in or around national parks and protected areas, to live with wildlife that they would likewise prefer to live without.

Meet The 'Zombie Chicken' That Apparently Made It Out Of A Freezer Alive

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.14.2014 | Weird News

Kat Gullahorn didn't even want the chickens to begin with. About a year ago, one of Gullahorn's neighbors just outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, dec...

Saying Yes to Animals, As Long As They're Not Ours

Samantha Shanley | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Samantha Shanley

Instead of bringing home goldfish from the town fair or letting hamsters go rogue between our bedroom walls, my family takes care of the chickens at our local farm.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Chickens

Chuck Nyren | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

A couple of months ago, four chicks were purchased at our local Co-op -- along with a bag of crumbles (a new word for me), various water and food containers, a sack of wood shavings and a heat lamp.

Climate Change This Week: Obama's Opus, Alarming Antarctic History, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, June 5 2014 How unusual...

Why Are These Six States Defending Horrific Cruelty to Animals?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Battery cages are the cruelest of all factory farming systems, are illegal across the European Union. California should be celebrated, not sued, for taking a stand against these inhumane practices.

You'll Love How He Plans To Make The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy

Kurt Braunohler has an unorthodox plan to do some good in the world: he's going to jet ski the length of the Mississippi River, from Chicago to New Or...