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Visiting a Local Slaughterhouse Wasn't That Bad

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

They were not abstract pigs. They had faces and attitudes and personalities. They had lives that she had witnessed and documented just before seeing them killed.

On the Farm, Saying Goodbye to Our Family Pigs

Bob Comis | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

So, the Drunkard and the Little One are gone. They were killed yesterday just a few minutes after I dropped them off at the slaughterhouse at about 8:30 a.m. They had been with us for about six months and were our two "special needs" pigs.

French Farm Worker Goes Deaf From Squealing Pigs

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

A French court Wednesday ordered a piggery to compensate a former worker who became deaf partly as a result of the incessant squeals of the animals in...

Farming Taught Me That the Ordinary Life Is Worth Living

Bob Comis | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

For most of my life, all of my life, in fact, I have had an intense desire to be extraordinary -- not just to stand out from the crowd. But is in the very ordinariness of farming that I have found contentment.

Pasture-Raised Pigs (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Putting her beliefs into action, Kendra Kimbirauskas and her husband, Ivan Maluski, started a small, organic farm on a few acres in Colton, Oregon, where she now raises heritage pigs outdoors on pasture.

Life Cycle: Greening the Other White Meat

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Large, corporate pig farms are home to deep vats of untold tons of pig crap, called "lagoons," which regularly overflow or seep past inadequate lining into the earth.