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Looking Forward, Giving Back: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Looking for Humane Angora? It Exists!

Starre Vartan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Style
Starre Vartan

There are animal-loving designers who have committed to making truly cruelty-free fashions from harvested fur (the animal is not killed, but shorn or brushed to remove usable fiber); they make wonderful and terrifically long-lasting pieces.

The Regal Vegan: Fooling Jewish Grandmothers w/Faux Gras

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Ella Nemova, the Founder and Chief Faux Gras-preneur of The Regal Vegan, an artisan food company in Brooklyn focused on decadent vegan treats. Her opinions are fiery, and her suggestions eye-opening.

Ethical Foie Gras

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.03.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

The incredible story of a family who has managed to produce this delicacy in a humane, sustainable way.

Heart of the Storm (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.05.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Spending nine days on a 52-foot-long sail boat might seem like an exotic adventure accessible to few children but Heart of the Storm is giving teenage...

Antibiotics With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers?

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.26.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Spit out that Thanksgiving leftover ham and pick up a barf bag. Because even the hardy Pilgrims would take a pass on some of those leftovers if they k...

Are Wolves the Real Killers? Feds Count Livestock Losses Differently in the Northern Rockies

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Wendy Keefover-Ring

Despite their immense importance, wolves are relentlessly persecuted by the livestock industry. These producers, as we show here, inflate the numbers of livestock losses from wolves.

Undercover Investigation of a Dog Factory Farm

Josh Tetrick | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Josh Tetrick

Last week, the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals released a video taken undercover by an employee wearing a hidden camera at a dog fact...

Texas Wild Boars & The Ethics Of Eating Invasive Species

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Most farmers in TX want to kill all feral pigs. We've heard from vegetarian vegetable farmers who use trapping to save their crops.

Dog: The Other White Meat

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.26.2011 | Food
Josh Tetrick

Why save dogs, but eat other animals? Pigs are more intelligent. They can dream, recognize their own names, fetch a tennis ball, and lead social lives of a complexity previously observed only in primates. Some even enjoy cuddling.

Where Are You?

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.22.2011 | Food
Josh Tetrick

Where are you? Three rows of masks hang on the wall. Barbed-wire encircles the building. Enormous sets of fans bang. Machines power on intermittently...

Humane Meat Is the Solution to What, Again?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 08.21.2011 | Food
Nil Zacharias

No one can deny that it's better to be less cruel in the ways we confine and kill animals (if we are going to kill and eat them anyway), but if we're interested in long-term change, we can't look at killing with kindness or gratitude as a solution in itself.

Accidentally Killed: The Next Frontier In Humane Farming

Mike Condrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Condrick

No matter how you do it, slaughtering animals is murder. If it's intentional. So Lucky Farms decided to just set up some dangerous situations and... you know... look the other way.

5 Steps To More Intimacy...With Your Food

Joseph Satto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Satto

Hens that are 'Cage Free' or 'Free Range' don't necessarily ever make it outside and an egg by definition is from a farm of some sort.

The Truth Behind So-Called "Humane" Food Labels

Gene Baur | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gene Baur

Increasingly, large scale, industrialized animal farms are promoting themselves as humane and sustainable, and misleading consumers.

Organic, Heritage, Sustainable -- When Talking Turkey, Does it Matter?

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

If turkey is on your holiday menu, what then should you buy? 
When looking for the right bird, or any poultry for that matter, there is much to consider.

The Deer Hunter, Westchester Style

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Juli Charkes

For anyone handy with a bow and arrow there is good news: Westchester needs you. The county is counting on a few good marksmen to help rid the area of deer herd that are roaming the area.

Beyond Organic: Animals Raised Organic Can Be Mistreated and Caged, in the Guise of Good

Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Makenna Goodman

Organic may, in fact, be little more than a sweet notion and marketing campaign that rests easy the hearts of the eco-conscious consumer. Organic, in other words, is not always the right choice.