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Factory Farming

If We’re Going To End Factory Farms, We Need To Eat Way Less Meat

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.27.2015 | Impact

It's the kind of image that is really difficult to forget. A disturbing undercover video shot by an animal rights activist released earlier this mont...

The Cruel Lies We Buy on Thanksgiving

Nathan Runkle | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Nathan Runkle

This Thanksgiving, countless Americans will also buy the lie that Obama's pardon guarantees a lone turkey many days of happiness ahead. But even more of us will gobble up the bigger (and far more egregious) lie that 46 million animals like him didn't suffer on the way to our dinner plates.

Meet The Former Pig Farmer Who Is Now A Vegan Activist

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.05.2015 | Good News

Bob Comis was a very happy pig farmer, for about eight years. At his peak, he raised 700 pigs in a year -- sending each and every one of them ...

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...

The Narcissism Behind Our Use of Animals

Noah Manne | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Noah Manne

Narcissism has become a defining feature of the human species. While it is a "sick" way of being in the world, it is maladaptive, not absolute. We each can continue to adapt. By choosing to change the way we think and behave, we each can heal what ails the larger organism of which we are a part so we all can be healthier in all ways.

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.

Labels on Antibiotic-Fed Meat: Fine Print Is Better Than No Print

Stephen Wells | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Stephen Wells

Antibiotic use in animal agriculture is increasingly under the microscope as the global emergency of antibiotic resistant diseases grows more severe. A recent study predicted that if bacteria continue to evolve at current rates, in just 35 years, 10 million people a year will die from currently treatable diseases.

Summer Fun, But Not for Pigs: The Horror of Gestation Crates and Life in a Factory Farm

Roberta Lee | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Roberta Lee

Most summer weekends, I put food on the grill and have feasts. But there is a dark side to those summer cook outs, especially those featuring pork ribs. One of the darkest stories is the story of a pig's life in a factory farm.

The Pope, the Animals and the Earth: The Vatican Says, Stop Exploiting; Do Something!

Julia Orr | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Julia Orr

The recently published encyclical has some astonishing statements. While I differ with the Vatican on a number of issues, I cannot diminish the incredible stand the new Pope has taken on issues of global injustice, the environment, animal welfare and poverty.

Why Hundreds of Animal Rights Advocates Just Celebrated LA Pride

Nathan Runkle | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Runkle

Sunday, June 14 marked the 45th anniversary of LA Pride, the largest LGBT celebration in Southern California. The event's iconic parade is one of the most inclusive in Los Angeles, bringing lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight, transgender, and cisgender people from across the state to march for freedom and acceptance for all.

Shine a Light

Stephen Wells | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Stephen Wells

Indeed, we could view our era's progress as proof of our improving, better nature. But if we're paying attention with both eyes open, we can also see how the industries that profit from animal exploitation continue to fight advances in animal welfare and law every step of the way.

Let's #OpentheBarns to Transparency

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

As Big Ag continues its efforts to conceal the truth about how animals suffer on factory farms, the ASPCA and advocates continue our counterattack to protect the public's right to know what goes on there.

Factory Farming: Was the World Created for Me?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

The world is for me in that I (and therefore you) have been chosen with a great responsibility. If I acknowledge that "the world was created for me" then I acknowledge that that is true for all others as well. My service is to affirm this truth for all people.

The Chickens You Eat Are Probably Pretty Darn Dirty

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green

You think you're ahead of the curve when it comes to buying meat. You choose the organic, free-range, vegetarian-fed, gluten-free chicken breasts at t...

Lynne Peeples

Superbug Fear Meets Super Bowl With Sexy Ad For Antibiotic-Free Burger | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green

At the end of an ad set to air during Super Bowl XLIX, a scantily-clad supermodel takes a bite out of Carl's Jr.'s new "All-Natural" hamburger. Bold l...

USDA's Meat Animal Research Center: An American Horror Story

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

This week, The New York Times published a comprehensive investigation into deplorable animal treatment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC). It's appalling that such activities -- conducted with the goal of helping a private-sector industry turn a higher profit -- are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.

The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and the Agro-Industrial Complex

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Every day factory farms and the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center inflicts shocking cruelties on animals. They don't want to have to modify their production methods one bit or give the animals even a few inches of extra space or a quick death.

Will the Pope Go Vegan?

Julia Orr | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Julia Orr

Surprising even myself, I will be reading the encyclical on ecology the Vatican will be releasing in June or July. However, one question does loom, call it the "cow" in the room if you will.

Controversial 'Ag-Gag' Charges Dropped in Utah -- But There's Still Work to Do

Michael A. Webermann | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Michael A. Webermann

If you aren't familiar with ag-gag laws, think of them as anti-whistleblower laws, criminalizing the act of photographing abuses on agriculture facilities or slaughterhouses. Six states have successfully passed these laws.

The 20th Century Called: It's Wondering Why the Pork Industry Never Left

Paul Shapiro | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Paul Shapiro

There'll always be individuals who resist change. But when such resistance comes from an industry, you know that sector's going to have problems. That's exactly what's happening with the pork industry right now, with many of its leaders defending archaic, outdated and cruel practices.

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!!!

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...

Are Farm Animals Not Considered Animals?

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 10.25.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Do the over 9 billion animals farmed in the United States each year require less protection? No. Should we allow them to endure extreme cruelty during their lives just because they're destined for slaughter? Certainly not.

Are Burgers Really Destroying the Planet? Kip Andersen Thinks So

Chris Sosa | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Chris Sosa

What if environmentalists are ignoring the largest contributing factor to global climate change? It's a provocative question sure to offend the sensibilities of those who view themselves as staunch defenders of the planet.

The Overlooked Plight of Factory Farm Workers

Lucas Spangher | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Lucas Spangher

We need to take a step back and ask why the events in Tyson's video occurred. To me, the data seems clear: We can no longer afford to treat this case as an isolated incident, but rather as part of a dangerous trend.