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#PigTrial Inadvertently Puts Meat Industry On Trial

Anna Pippus | Posted 08.30.2016 | Green
Anna Pippus

When a pig farmer reported an animal rights activist for interfering with his property, he likely didn't anticipate that he'd be setting up the entire meat industry to be put on trial. Yet, that's exactly what happened.

#PigTrial Interview With Peter Sankoff: 'I Just Don't See Any Crime Here.'

Anna Pippus | Posted 08.30.2016 | Green
Anna Pippus

The criminal law is not the correct tool for everything we might not like in society. It's a powerful instrument, and a blunt one, and we shouldn't use it lightly. Not every interference with someone's property constitutes a crime; nor should it.

Revolution On The Animal Farm

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

When it comes to animal suffering in the United States, farm animals are in a category of their own. True, hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats are ...

Meet the Former Slaughterhouse Worker Who Became an Animal Rights Activist

Anna Pippus | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Anna Pippus

The kill line can't stop. Josh Agland learned this from his supervisors during his first week as an employee at a slaughterhouse in Australia, where h...

Armed Takeover in Oregon: Is the Meat Industry Above the Law?

Erica Meier | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Erica Meier

It becomes clearer perhaps why those waging the armed siege taking place in Oregon right now don't view themselves as terrorists. Rather, above-the-law is simply the way the meat industry is accustomed to operating in our country.

Undercover Slaughterhouse Video Appears To Show Pigs Conscious, Shaking In Pain

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

Undercover video recorded by an animal rights activist at one of the largest U.S. pork producers appears to show pigs being beaten and dragged across ...

Lydia O'Connor

Would Going Vegetarian Actually Help California Battle The Drought? | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green

You can’t taste it, but a whole lot of water went into producing that hamburger. As Californians cut residential water use by 25 percent under G...

Ramadan Reflection Day 12: Halal or Horrendous? Meat in the Muslim Community

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

In Islam, so much of our spirituality is tied to what we consume and right now a lot of Muslims, and people in general, are not consuming things that are good for them. There is an inherent beauty in an animal giving its to provide sustenance to you and I. To me, it only makes sense that such an act would necessitate remembering God at every step of the process.

Innovation Earth: Will Real Meat Become Obsolete?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Beef. It's collectively what's for dinner. And with chicken and pork and every other kind of meat, it's increasingly what's for breakfast and lunch. W...

Something Like Meat But Not Meat

Mark Morford | Posted 08.11.2014 | Home
Mark Morford

Did you know six states have now made it a crime to film or take photos of activities in any industrial slaughterhouse or megafarm factory floor?

Freeing Humanity

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Human aggression did not vanish from the face of earth in 1945, any more than it did in 1865. We have not reined in human nature. All we have managed to do is to peel out of its clutches many of its victims.

For The First Time In 100 Years, Americans Are Eating More Chicken Than Beef

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

America might think of itself as a nation of beef eaters, but for the first time in over a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef, Price...

WATCH: The Saddest, And Most Beautiful, Look At Factory Meat

Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

Outrage toward the meat industry is by no means a new issue. Books, documentaries and even undercover videos have exposed flaws within the system, oft...

Consuming Antibiotics

Katy Keiffer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Katy Keiffer

Given the dearth of new medications in the pharmaceutical pipeline, consumers must participate in any way they can to ensure the elimination of antibiotics in livestock, save for treating specific illnesses.

Crazy for Veggies: Cutting Cruelty Out of My Lifestyle

Steve-O | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

There's a lot of violence in the world, but here's an area where all of us can make a positive difference, first in our own lives, and then in the lives of others. Together, we can spread compassion far and wide.

Meat Shortage Coming?

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

* Furloughs expected to begin in mid-July, total 11 days * Furlough days will be sporadic, none in succession WASHINGTON...

Fleshing out a Conversation With the Meat Industry

Katy Keiffer | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Katy Keiffer

The meat industry has achieved a level of crippling paranoia despite the reality that we are a meat loving population. But it would seem to be in the best interest of consumers and trade alike to spend some time listening to each other.

12 Things About Steak, Social Security and God

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Some steak-of-the-art snobs say that the mere ordering of steak in a restaurant is an art form. Others apply the term "art" to proper grilling. That's overkill. But we can all agree not to emulate my friend's request that a waiter serve his steak tartar "medium rare."

Bad Bugs From an Unsustainable Meat-Producing Model

Steve Heilig | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Steve Heilig

The overuse of antibiotics is just one way industrial agriculture relies upon unsustainable practices. It's now past time we act in name of science and public health.

Rachel Mendleson

A Thousand Cuts: Food Inspectors Fall Victim To Austerity | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Who's Pulling the Strings of the Vegan Propaganda Machine?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Nil Zacharias

At times, it almost feels like every scientist in the world is secretly conspiring to ruin the idea of a good meaty meal by generating more bad news about meat and well-researched proof that a plant-based diet is optimal for good health.

Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

The meat industry, like much else in U.S. agriculture, has consolidated rapidly over the last half-century. Four giant companies produced 83.5 percent of U.S. beef as of 2007. It is in this context that the mobile slaughterhouse makes local slaughter available and affordable to small farmers.

Let Them Eat Slime

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

Safe, consciously-raised animals are not too expensive for most of us, but we all have to adjust to the real cost of producing healthy food.

BPI's Response to Outrage Over Ground Beef? 3 Governors and a T-shirt

Michele Simon | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Blaming the media for exposing this questionable process to the light of day is a textbook corporate move. When you'd rather not answer the hard questions just deflect attention by placing blame elsewhere.

10 Suggestions for Female Judges for NY Times' "Ethical Meat" Contest

Michele Simon | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Yesterday, I wrote about how the New York Times' contest for meat eaters is great PR for the meat industry. Upon sending that missive to the Times, I ...