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Heroism and the Snowzilla Pig

Paul Shapiro | Posted 01.28.2016 | Green
Paul Shapiro

While we should all be overjoyed by Wee Wee's escape, we must ask ourselves: Are we able also to spare a thought for the millions of his hooved brethren who are still languishing on the factory farms that produce virtually all of our pork?

5 Reasons Enjoying More Plant-Based Meals Should Be Your New Year's Resolution

Paul Shapiro | Posted 12.30.2015 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Here are five top reasons to embrace the Three Rs -- "reducing" or "replacing" consumption of animal products, and "refining" our diets by choosing products from sources that adhere to higher animal welfare standards.

This Pig's Cute Tummy Rub Could Make You Rethink Eating That Pork Belly

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.01.2015 | Good News

Most of the animals who look like Esther the Wonder Pig become meat. Through lucky circumstance, Esther became a top notch hedonist....

Shelter Pig And Her Dog BFFs Are Inseparable, And Need A Home Together

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.19.2015 | Good News

Pattie Pig and her two best dog friends -- Pickles and Paprika -- don't ever like being apart. "They sleep together. They do everything together, go ...

Can We All Just Agree It's Time To Treat Pigs Better?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.17.2015 | Good News

Pigs are really smart, friendly and sociable -- and on U.S. farms, some 4.9 million pregnant pigs are kept alone in crates so small they can't even t...

Pig Destined for Slaughter Saved by Farm Worker

Rescue Idiot | Posted 11.16.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

Dylan Parkinson reached out to Esther's Army back in September. Her dilemma? Dylan had been working at a farm in the state of Washington that raises pigs for slaughter. Her heart was touched deeply by the friendship she struck up with one of the pigs she cared for.

It's Time To Clear The Air About Factory Farming And Ag-Gag Laws

Paul Shapiro | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Paul Shapiro

You know an industry has much to hide when it wants to criminalize documenting its everyday operations. And, if there was any question before, these recent deaths make it clearer than ever just why Iowa wanted its ag-gag law so much.

Little Pig Encounters Fall Leaves For The First Time Ever, Goes Berserk

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.06.2015 | Good News

This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, and this little piggy -- well, she went totally berserk when she encountered ...

Meet The Former Pig Farmer Who Is Now A Vegan Activist

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.05.2015 | Good News

Bob Comis was a very happy pig farmer, for about eight years. At his peak, he raised 700 pigs in a year -- sending each and every one of them ...

City Targets Pet Potbellied Pigs Under Food Animal Bylaw

Anna Pippus | Posted 10.28.2015 | Green
Anna Pippus

Are pigs farm animals? Actually, it's a trick question. Although the City of Victoria, B.C. prohibits keeping farm animals, it considers "farm animals" to be those animals "normally raised for food."

Woman Criminally Charged for Giving Water to Dehydrated Pigs

Anna Pippus | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Anna Pippus

Federal law allows pigs to be transported for up to 36 hours without food, water or rest. That probably explains why the pigs were desperate for water--imagine being in a crowded, metal truck on a hot day for many hours?

We Wish These Knitted Dissection Models Could Be Used Instead Of Real Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.13.2015 | Good News

For some reason, the dissected fetal pig made out of yarn isn't such a hit. People love the disemboweled knitted frog. They can't get enough of the w...

This Little Piggy Escaped Slaughter And Now Trots Around A Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.06.2015 | Good News

Irwin could easily have become a pig in a blanket. Instead the lucky guy is dressed up in a dapper purple sweater. It's keeping him warm at his new ho...

How Whole Foods Customers Are Being Told Porkies About Pork

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

As disturbing as this is, it's not a surprise to those of us who have to sit through sickening videos and then listen to the profiteers defend the practices, cover them up and kill the messenger along with the pigs, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and others.

Bizarre Rumor About David Cameron And A Pig Hogs UK Media Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

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Well-Traveled 250-Pound Pig, Who’s Flown Private, Is Living The Good Life

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.10.2015 | Good News

About a year ago, Kristin Hartness and Jay Yontz, and their 5-year-old pig Ziggy, found themselves in quite a pickle. The home they'd been ...

Little Piggies Make The Most Adorable Chewing Sounds

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.03.2015 | Weird News

Most of us wouldn't want to see or, more to the point, hear humans eating loudly, would we? No, definitely not. Banish the thought. These baby pigs, t...

These Pigs Run The Hurdles Way Better Than You Do

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.19.2015 | Weird News

With the track and field world championships set to begin in Beijing this weekend, we thought we'd show you some elite athletes of...

Meet The Man Who Turned His Home Into A Haven For 2 Dozen Rescued Pigs

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News

Andy Gregory didn't set out to live with 26 rescue pigs. They just sort of found him, one by one. Sherry, for example, was discovered wandering aroun...

Tiny Pigs!

Uncle Louie | Posted 08.06.2015 | Good News
Uncle Louie

What do I write about next? My story earlier in the week about Roddy Piper was touching, from the heart. Got so many messages from readers who said that it made them cry, took them back to their childhood. I think I want to make my readers smile this time around.

Summer Fun, But Not for Pigs: The Horror of Gestation Crates and Life in a Factory Farm

Roberta Lee | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Roberta Lee

Most summer weekends, I put food on the grill and have feasts. But there is a dark side to those summer cook outs, especially those featuring pork ribs. One of the darkest stories is the story of a pig's life in a factory farm.

Here's Why Even Organic Farms Are Awful For Animals -- And How They Can Be Improved

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact

Sonia Faruqi accidentally became an animal welfare investigator. After losing her job as an investment banker, this Type A, Ivy Leaguer voluntee...

Rescue Pig Kisses Her Best Dog Friend Every Chance She Gets

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News

Tuna the pig smooches Jack the dog all the time. "Tuna loves to groom Jack and give him piggy kisses," says Whitney Hanson, spokesperson for the Hu...

Police Rescue Giant Pig From Filthy Detroit Basement

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weird News

Police in Detroit, Michigan, responded to an unusual call last week, saving a large hog from a squalid basement. Officers investigated a local home...

When Pigs Fly (into the Mouths of Competitive Eaters)

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Somewhere in the distance the "What Trenton Makes the World Takes" sign was lighting up but isn't that slogan a bit defeatist? Still rumor has it that come late September only one of the two different and separate competing pork roll festival will have a Major League Eating event.