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Horses With 3-Foot-Long Hooves Freed From 15-Year-Long Hell

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green

Early last Friday, three horses were found on a private farm by field service officers with the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC), a nonprof...

Rescue Team Tearfully Reunites a Worried Mom and Her Sick Baby

LittleThings.com | Posted 08.07.2015 | Good News
LittleThings.com

Cows have a maternal instinct similar to that of a human. When separated from their babies, mother cows will cry for days.

25 Photos Of Big Athletes Holding Small Animals

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.23.2015 | Sports

Being a pro athlete is tough work. Lots of acting macho. Lots of pretending you're superhuman in front of the cameras.  So when athletes need to ...

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.

Walmart Asks Meat Producers To Treat Their Animals Better

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business

The world's biggest retailer is calling for more humane standards of animal welfare -- a moo-ve that advocates say could represent a major step toward...

10 Small Steps to Making the World a Better Place

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Maria Rodale

Close your eyes and imagine this: You step out of your daily life and into a favorite storybook. You're back with "The Farmer in the Dell," standing in a beautiful green pasture.

Largest US Food Service Company Embraces Game-Changing Rules on Animal Welfare

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Aramark, the largest U.S.-based food service company, is tackling three key areas where industrial agriculture has been badly failing in its production model. The collaboration of Aramark and the HSUS may be one of the best examples to date of how a for-profit and non-profit can work cohesively to build a more humane society.

Meatless Monday: Small Steps, Big Changes -- Gene Baur and 'Living the Farm Sanctuary Life'

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

There was no plan, there was only "concern about animals and nature," says Gene Baur. "I wanted to do something positive it the world." He did. In 198...

Tracey The Sheep May Be The World's Most Polite Farm Animal

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green

Meet Tracey. The 10-year-old sheep lives with the animal rescue organization Farm Sanctuary at its facility in Watkins Glen, New York, and she is SO g...

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.

Raising My Own Flock of Sheep, Almost

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

Lately, I have started to fantasize about raising sheep of my own. For this reason, one of the main characters in my new novel, Haven Lake, has her own thriving flock of Icelandic sheep.

Farm #LikeAGirl? Real Girls Don't Abuse Female Animals

Erica Meier | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Erica Meier

In the pork industry and in much of animal agriculture, it's actually the female animals who are the most abused.

Ractopamine: It's What's for Dinner

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The meat industry's fanatical devotion to a drug that boosts growth rates at the cost of all other concerns -- animal welfare, the environment, and perhaps even human health -- only makes sense when you consider the industry's mindset.

Cheap Meat Comes at High Cost to Farm Animals, Wildlife

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Nestled in the fields of Nebraska is a farmhouse of horrors where government scientists experiment on pigs, cows and sheep with disturbing results and hardly any oversight. The purpose of this taxpayer-funded mad science is to maximize the meat industry's bottom line.

These Turkeys Might Change The Way You Feel About Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green

These turkeys are living it up this Thanksgiving, safe and happy on farm animal sanctuaries. Farm sanctuaries take in all kinds of farm animals, typic...

Antibiotics in Our Food: Chemical Warfare We Cannot Win

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Given current concern about the Ebola virus, it's surprising that the public isn't more alarmed about "superbugs." Superbugs are infectious bacteria that have mutated to adapt to antibiotics that were designed to kill them, making the drugs ineffective. And a major cause of the resistance problem is antibiotics administered to farm animals.

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...

Why Is a Holocaust Survivor Leading a Fast Against Animal Slaughter?

Michael A. Webermann | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Michael A. Webermann

Dr. Hershaft founded the organization Farm Animal Rights Movement in 1976, and two years later began an annual one-day fast as part of World Day for Farmed Animals, to raise awareness about the immense suffering animals experience when raised and killed for food.

Chivalrous Goat Tries To Save His Friend, But Needs A Little Help

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

We all get by with a little help from our friends, but these adorable goats take it to the next level. In this video from Janet G, a goat gets its ...

Walking Down a Tree-Lined Lane With Pope Francis

Mike Schwager | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Mike Schwager

When the Bible spoke of our dominion over the animals, surely it isn't speaking of cruelty towards animals, but responsibility and stewardship. And implicit in stewardship is love and caring.

Natural Foods Retailer To Farmers: Let Cows Graze

AP | By M.L. JOHNSON and COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Cows should be outside. That's the position of a Colorado-based grocery store chain that recently announced it will car...

How A Plucky Piglet Named Leon Trotsky Got A Second Chance At Life With A Set Of Wheels

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.09.2014 | Good News

For little Leon Trotsky the pig, an unfortunate accident turned out to be a life-saver. The 3-week-old piglet was born on a pig farm and destined ...

Live Baby Chick Cam: Meet Our Polar Vortex Miracle!

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Leah Zerbe, an online editor at RodaleNews.com The cyclical nature of life is perhaps nowhere more apparent than on a farm. The trusty tomato pl...

WATCH: Two Blind Cows Become BFFs (Bovine Friends Forever)

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 02.14.2014 | Green

Two blind, aging cows were 350 miles apart, distressed and facing a dark future. What happened next is a love story starring, not cows, but rescuers ...