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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 10.14.2015 | 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.

Breaking News: HSUS Investigation Exposes Cruelty and Filth at Costco Egg Supplier

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Take action now -- call Costco and urge them to stop selling eggs from caged hens. Good intentions matter, but they must be given life, and in this case, stocked on the shelf.

7 Good Reasons to Shun Eggs During National Egg Month and All Other Times of the Year

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

You can help chickens everywhere by refusing to buy any eggs and instead using egg-free options for your baking and cooking.

Iowa Reports Worst Case Of Bird Flu So Far In National Outbreak

Reuters | Tom Polansek | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, April 20 (Reuters) - Iowa, the top U.S. egg-producing state, found a lethal strain of bird flu in a flock of millions of h...

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.

Breaking News: Critical Courtroom Victory to Benefit Millions of Egg-Laying Hens

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

A federal judge in California yesterday dismissed a challenge to California's pioneering farm animal welfare law, brought by a group of attorneys general with substantial factory farming industries in their states.

Heinz Makes New, Important Animal Welfare Commitment

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

While the company still has a ways to go before getting cage confinement entirely out of its egg supply, this is a decisive step forward to reduce the suffering of tens of thousands of animals.

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 plan...

What Happens When 11 Eggs Get Stuck Inside A Chicken

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

A chicken named Myrtle recently had an emergency hysterectomy to remove 11 eggs that were stuck inside of her. "She was egg bound," says Ellie Laks...

Missouri Sues California After Being Told To Up Animal Treatment Rules

Posted 02.06.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Breyer: The hens just can’t get a break. In 2008, California voters said "yes" to a ballot initiative re...

Landmark Agreement to Help Millions of Hens

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The goal of the Humane Society is not endless campaigning or conflict with political adversaries, but to forge solutions that produce tangible and meaningful outcomes for animals and show a new way forward in society.

Life With Poultry

Patrizia Chen | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Patrizia Chen

When I married, life as I knew it changed radically. No more modeling, no clubs, basta to late nights out or sudden trips to exotic islands just to mo...

Motherhood

Amy Bernays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Amy Bernays

She had really long legs, looked a bit like a turkey, with a very small comb and a tentative step in her gate.

Mother Hen's Day

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

When I bought my house five years ago, there was a little green shed with the whimsical inscription "Fresh Eggs Sold Here."

Hens Spray-Painted In Apparent College Prank

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Just how did farm chickens end up inside campus buildings at Carnegie Mellon University last weekend? And who decided to paint them? The university i...

Raising Your Own Hens

Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Makenna Goodman

I've been raising laying hens for about a year, and I've never been happier. I have fresh eggs whenever I want them and I've come to love chickens for all their neurotic, pecking glory.

Community Coup: Chickens Are the New Dog

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

We got our hens after we had to give up our dog due to my son's allergies. I decided that if I was getting a new pet, it was going to reciprocate and have some positive environmental claw-print.

Cal Prop 2 (Farm Animal Confinement) Interview

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Handel

Learn more about California Proposition 2, regarding cruel confinement of farm animals. Check out my interview with a representative from the Yes on 2 campaign.

Torture in the Henhouse

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Handel

Prop 2 would not require that animals be free range -- but would grant farm animals the ability to move about, even while caged, is just basic decency.