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Compassionate Teen Saves Pig Friend From Slaughter

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Good News

A California teen who feared he would have to send his beloved pig to slaughter has found a happy ending for his curly-tailed friend. Bruno Barba, 16,...

Pigs Are Highly Social And Really Smart. So, About Eating Them...

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green

Pigs like to play. They're smart. They have good long-term memories, and they can be socially manipulative with other pigs. They can tell which people...

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.

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...

10 Tips for Eating Fewer Animal Products

Tracey Stewart | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracey Stewart

Being vegan myself, I think it can only benefit others to at least ponder what life would be like on a diet filled with fewer animal products.

Dispatch: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life With Gene Baur

Miriam Ava | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Miriam Ava

Consider California's first-ever water-restrictions just recently put into place. The majority of the state's water is used for livestock intended for meat production. Growing plants, on the other hand, is dramatically easier on the environment.

It's a Boy for Jon and Tracey Stewart!

Tracey Stewart | Posted 06.06.2015 | New York
Tracey Stewart

Last month my husband and I welcomed a very special delivery from Farm Sanctuary. We were honored by having two awesome rescue sheep named after us!! Jon and Tracey were rescued from a neglected home in Upstate New York along with their friend, Louise.

The 2015 Golden Globes Gifting Suites

Zorianna Kit | Posted 03.14.2015 | Style
Zorianna Kit

Gift lounges during the week leading up to the Golden Globes ceremony brought numerous vendors seeking to get their products into the hands of celebrities. Established brands like Pilot Pens, Pandora and Nautica stood alongside smaller, emerging brands such as Bright Baum and Canada Bliss.

Gratitude Is a State: On Being a Sacred Stream for Good

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Render gratitude into a state through your being. Once you view life as the unfolding miracle that it is you begin to understand the cosmic glory of your experiences.

Thanksgiving Turkey Rescue: Spa Day and Vegan Feast for Beautiful Birds

Karen Dawn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

It's turkey rescue season again! This year I am introducing you to the Baywatch turkeys, Pamela and Alexandra, named for the two Baywatch babes who grew into incredible vegan activist women. Bred for Thanksgiving dinner, they will be at ours -- as the guests of honor.

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...

Art Project Honors The 46 Million Turkeys That Will Be Eaten On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green

An estimated 46 million turkeys will be eaten this Thanksgiving, and artist Cheryl Miller wants to honor every last one of them with their own portrai...

Gratitude Speaks: Ellie Laks, The Gentle Barn

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Gratitude Speaks creates worlds. Gratitude Speaks brings forth what has not existed before. It's wild, and free, and magical. Through Gratitude Spe...

Meatless Monday: The Seed of Something Great -- Seed Food and Wine Festival

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Wednesday kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month and the celebration's happening in Miami with the debut of Seed Food and Wine Festival. Sponsored b...

An Interview With Dr. Culum Brown

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Last week, the esteemed journal Animal Cognition published a review paper on fish that concludes, "fish perception and cognitive abilities often match or exceed other vertebrates."

Ryan Gosling Has An Adorable New Friend

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.16.2014 | Good News

Ryan Gosling is a goose who lives at an animal rescue in Northern California, where he's best friends with a goat named Hemingway. Hemingway w...

Vegan PSA Hopes To Convince You Pigs Are Friends, Not Food

Posted 03.26.2014 | Green

Despite ample evidence that pigs are just as smart as some dogs, factory farm conditions remain abysmal, "ag-gag" laws are spreading and humans are ea...

USDA: Time to Stop the Chicken Industry From Boiling Birds Alive

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

That's right: The agency charged with enforcing the Humane Slaughter Act refuses to enforce it for more than 98 percent of slaughtered animals.

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 ...

Escape From NYC Slaughterhouses

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 10.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Winston escaped death to find a piglet's paradise. The little piggy found wandering this summer along a bustling Queens boulevard is amon...

McDonald's Cruelty: Creating Mentally Broken & Physically Destroyed Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

McDonald's nearly-exclusive use of battery cage eggs in the U.S. is indefensible, grotesquely unethical, and hugely inconsistent with its own policies in other countries. Eating at McDonald's, of course, directly supports the abuse.

PHOTOS: Models Strut The Vegan Runway

Posted 05.09.2013 | Green

"Every day, we make choices about what we wear and what we eat. This is about living in a way... that is more compassionate." The message from Farm...

The Omnivore Vegan: "No Meat"

Food Politic | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Food Politic

When most people think of a farm, it's fresh eggs and produce in the morning, milking cows, and, sometimes, sending animals to slaughter. Not so if you're an intern at Farm Sanctuary, a vegan-run haven for rescued animals.

The Foulest Gift Of All

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 03.19.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A fluffy duckling might seem appealing next to a basket of Easter eggs, but shelter officials and animal welfare experts want gift-happ...