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Musical Chickens Band Together To Peck Out Some Tunes

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.30.2016 | Weird News

This band rocks out with their cocks out. A brood of chickens in Germantown, Maryland, are attracting flocks of music lovers thanks to their clucked-u...

Highly Contagious Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts JapanTo Kill 300,000 Chickens And Ducks

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.29.2016 | Healthy Living

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has started culling more than 300,000 chickens and ducks after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on farms ...

Insults R Us

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.22.2016 | Science
Nigel Barber

Having passed through an election that was fought, and won, on the basis of insults, the time has come for an epidemiology of the put-down. What is t...

Scientists Believe The Chickens We Eat Are Being Slaughtered While Conscious

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business

Roughly 9 billion chickens are slaughtered for food each year in the United States, and according to the poultry industry, each one of these sentient ...

"Joking Till the Cows Come Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.29.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Even though I have always been more apt to milk a joke than a cow, which can create udder confusion (see what I mean?), I have long w...

Stop Kissing Chickens, The CDC Warns. Again.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.15.2016 | Weird News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has told you before and it’s telling you again ― kissing chickens can lead to contracting salmonell...

When It Comes To Eggs, What Do 'Cage-Free' And 'Free-Range' Actually Mean?

Gay Browne | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

Cage-free and free-range might sound like the hens are free to roam but that is not necessarily so.

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 01.05.2017 | 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 12.30.2016 | 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 10.14.2016 | 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.