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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...

Giving Back On Family Vacation

MiniTime | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel

We love the idea of raising our children to give back, but many of us find it hard to build volunteerism into our busy day-to-day lives.

The Cruelest of All Factory Farm Products: Eggs From Caged Hens

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

You wouldn't be able to move, so your muscles and bones would deteriorate. Your feet would become lacerated. You would go insane. That's precisely what happens to laying hens.

LOOK: 106 Baby Chickens Wind Up In D.C. After Post Office Goof

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- 106 misdirected baby chickens were recently waylaid at a post office in the nation's capital. The Rhode Island Reds were intended fo...

Wal-Mart: Harms Animals, Ignores Science

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

There is a battle going on between animal protection advocates and the pork industry over "gestation crates," the 2-foot by 7-foot cages that confine about 80 percent of the United States' breeding pigs.

Steve-O Gets Serious: Slams the Meat Industry, Promotes Compassion

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

In what has to be his most unlikely movie role yet, Steve-O has narrated What Came Before a 10-minute film short about three escapees from the American meat industry.

Turkeys: Some Eat Them, Some Pet Them

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 01.21.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Turkeys: Main course or animal companion? OK, so it isn't even close. According to the industry group National Turkey Federation,...

5 Ways To Fight For Humane Treatment Of Turkeys This Thanksgiving

Posted 11.21.2012 | Impact

Updated on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:35 p.m. President Obama pardoned two turkeys on Wednesday, but the leader of the free world isn’t the only one with...

Shannon Elizabeth's Thanksgiving Battle: 'We're Not Living Like Cavemen'

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green

Actress Shannon Elizabeth won't be eating turkey this Thanksgiving. She'll be saving them. The "American Pie" star is the new 2012 spokesperson fo...

Green Mountain College's False Environmentalism: Why Is GMC Killing Its Mascots?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Bruce Friedrich

Ten years ago, oxen Bill and Lou arrived at Green Mountain College, malnourished and neglected. The college offered the pair "considerate and humane c...

Leather: Bad for the Environment, Workers, Communities, and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Every time we choose what we're going to wear, we make a statement about who we are in the world: Progressive values involve taking the side of the weak against the strong, but wearing dead animals does the opposite of that.

Someone, Not Something: The Truth of Cats and Chickens

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

We get to see firsthand how these animals also have personalities, interests, and individuality -- that they are also someone, not something. But it's not just individuality that defines farm animals.

'Game Of Thrones' Star Goes To Bat For Farm Animals

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In "Game of Thrones," Peter Dinklage's character is constantly steeped in battle over control of a mythical kingdom. After the sh...

Animal Groups Sue USDA for Ignoring Poultry Products Inspection Act

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Bruce Friedrich

Science backs up common sense: Shoving pipes down birds' throat several times a day and pumping them so full of food that their livers become diseased and balloon up is horribly cruel.

Farm Animal ER: Factory Farming Hurts Everyone

Gene Baur | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Gene Baur

2012-05-07-Screenshot20120507at9.01.28AM.jpgIf an ER for calves, pigs, chickens, turkeys and goats seems extreme to you, you may be more out of touch with your food than you think.

PHOTOS: Amazing Animal Rescues Of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Green

The year of 2011 saw many heartwarming animal rescues, from a kitten rescued from a pipe on Thanksgiving day, to the oil-drenched penguins in New Zeal...

PHOTOS: Cutest Living Turkeys

Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

An estimated 46 million turkeys will be killed for Thanksgiving dinner in the U.S. this year, according to Farm Sanctuary. The site describes the ...