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Humane Animal Slaughter

Cruelty, Not Culture, in Japan's Dolphin Hunt

Carl Safina | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

The Japanese in 2010 announced a "new killing method." It involves destroying the spinal cord with repeated insertion of a metal rod. Even on paper, the "new killing method" makes no attempt to damage the brain, which would at least end consciousness.

Humane Treatment of Animals

Lucy Anthenill, DVM, PhD | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green
Lucy Anthenill, DVM, PhD

Humane handling has increasingly become an important issue to the American public, and rightly so. The discerning public demands that the animals that go into those packages on our shelves are treated humanely before giving their lives to our service.

Putting Pigs Before Politics

Paul Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Nine states have passed laws to ban gestation crates, and New Jersey lawmakers want their state to become the tenth. That's why they voted in a major bipartisan show of support, to implement this animal welfare policy in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie regrettably vetoed the bill.

Hole on the Range

Bill Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Reed

Raising grass-fed beef is easy. Cows love grass and grass loves cows. The hard part is bringing cattle to market weight on grass -- rather than fattening them in feedlots for the last six months of their lives -- because you need cowboys to do it.

Why Eating Horses Can Be Humane

Marc Vetri | Posted 05.01.2013 | Taste
Marc Vetri

I never had any intentions of putting horse on my menu just for the sake of it. If found a livestock farmer raising them humanely, I would consider it. Until then, I'll keep investigating all sides of the matter, unlike the people calling for my colleagues' and my heads on a platter.

Choosing And Killing Your Own Chicken

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

A lot of crazy things happen beneath the surface of NYC. Case and point: A halal slaughterhouse down a backstreet in a random neighborhood in Queens.

You Are What You Eat: Are You Comfortable With That?

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Isabel Cowles

How much do we need to learn about factory farms before we stop supporting them? America's attachment to the high protein diet is little more than a reflection of the economic clout of the meat and dairy industry.

Profiles in Counter Intuition : Temple Grandin on Working from the Inside

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christal Smith

First in a series of author interviews Temple Grandin's life and her career are counter intuitive on several levels. First, she is arguably the most ...