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Esther the Wonder Pig

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 07.22.2016 | Books
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

When news of death and terror fills our minds, when a crude parody of a man threatens to become the ruler of our great nation, when things seem darkest: Then comes a pig.

Last US Medical School That Used Live Animals In Teaching Surgery Ends Practice

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.06.2016 | Good News

Cats, dogs and pigs will no longer be guinea pigs. Late last month, the last medical school in the U.S. and Canada to use live animals to teach surgic...

Thousands Of Pigs Rescued In China After Photos Of Flooded Barn Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

A visibly distraught farmer in China wiped tears from his eyes on Monday as rising water levels in his barn endangered the lives of thousands of pigs....

Are We Any Better Than Yulin Dog Meat Festival-Goers?

Erica Meier | Posted 06.26.2016 | Green
Erica Meier

Yes, let us criticize the abhorrent abuse of animals on the other side of our planet. The Yulin dog meat festival should end. But let us not forget that in many ways we live in a glass house, and we need to start cleaning up our own affairs at the same time.

A Tale of Two Nations: Climate Courage & Cowardice

Paul Shapiro | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Paul Shapiro

The climate contrast this week could hardly be starker: China announced an ambitious goal--hailed by climate campaigners--of slashing meat consumption in half. Meanwhile, here in the U.S., a major company apologized for merely tweeting about meat reduction's positive eco-impacts.

Pure Pig JOY! If You're Having a Bad Day Watch This Paralyzed Pig Have a GREAT One

Janet Kinosian | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Janet Kinosian

This is Patricia, a paralyzed pig who lives at the Spanish animal sanctuary, Santuraio Gaia.

Cognitive Dissonance: Coming to Terms With Passive Support of Animal Cruelty

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Brett Murphy Hunt

Let me preface this with: I am not a Earth-mother-crunch-vegan-chakra goddess whatsoever. However, after becoming a pet owner and growing more informed about the industrial practices that harm animals in both this country and beyond, my conscience has been tapping me on the shoulder.

Rare Warty Pig Captured On Video For The First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.11.2016 | World

For the Bawean warty pig, “Hakuna Matata” may not be an achievable goal -- no matter what cousin Pumba said. The wild pig, endemic to the Indonesi...

Texas-Sized Rhetoric On Ag-Gag

Paul Shapiro | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Paul Shapiro

When one realizes that inhumanity toward farm animals is the norm, not the exception, in animal agriculture today, it becomes clearer just why there's such fervor in the meat industry to pass ag-gag laws. This is an industry that's desperate to keep Americans in the dark about its routine cruelty.

Human Babies from CRISPR Pigs

Stuart A. Newman | Posted 03.23.2016 | Science
Stuart A. Newman

New genetic technologies like CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and synthetic biology are leading us to entirely new definitions of disease.

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. It's a fact her h...

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 f...

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 tu...

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 a pile o...

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 off to s...

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 wo...

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

Oh, for those heady days of youth? An unauthorized biography of British Prime Minister David Cameron, titled Call Me Dave, being published in installm...