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Avoiding an Antibiotic Apocalypse

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

Antibiotic overuse merely scratches the surface of the problems posed by factory farms today. Animals are reared in large, windowless warehouses in conditions of extremely close confinement. A broad focus on improvements in animal welfare is urgent and essential. It would result in less antibiotics being needed in the first place.

An Open Letter to Pigs (And Other Picky Eaters)

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents
Eva Lesko Natiello

We're in the belly of a pork shortage. All right, maybe not the belly. Perhaps the tail end, optimistically speaking. Nevertheless, from crisis comes opportunity, and now's the time to act.

Virginia The Diva Pig To Human: 'Don't Touch Me'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 04.04.2015 | Weird News

Quit hogging up all the space, human. Meet Virginia. Virginia is a pig. Virginia is also totally not in the mood to cuddle right now, so don't even...

Woman's Beautiful Lullaby To Her Sick Pig Will Make You Feel Better, Too

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green

Bentley the piglet has been in the hospital for a little over a month now, recovering from an illness, believed to be meningitis, that has left him bl...

Let's #OpentheBarns to Transparency

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

As Big Ag continues its efforts to conceal the truth about how animals suffer on factory farms, the ASPCA and advocates continue our counterattack to protect the public's right to know what goes on there.

Matt Sheehan

'Praying Pig' Goes Viral In China

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

In video footage shot Tuesday, a pig facing a date with the slaughterhouse is shown kneeling directly in front of a local Buddhist temple, as if in an...

Ractopamine: It's What's for Dinner

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The meat industry's fanatical devotion to a drug that boosts growth rates at the cost of all other concerns -- animal welfare, the environment, and perhaps even human health -- only makes sense when you consider the industry's mindset.

This Mama Pig Was On The Brink Of Death -- Until Her Own Piglets Saved Her

OWN | Posted 02.24.2015 | OWN

When Emma the pig arrived at Apricot Lane Farms in California, she was already in rough shape. The sow was sick and underweight -- and very pregnan...

The Big Blow of January 2015

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Did you happen to notice any pigs gathering sticks last summer? Woodpeckers sharing a tree? Raccoons with thicker tales and broader bands than usual? The halo around the moon last weekend? Perhaps not, unless you're an astute nature lover, a naturalist or a sky watcher.

USDA's Meat Animal Research Center: An American Horror Story

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

This week, The New York Times published a comprehensive investigation into deplorable animal treatment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC). It's appalling that such activities -- conducted with the goal of helping a private-sector industry turn a higher profit -- are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.

"Food Animals" Brutalized at Federally Funded "Meat Lab" in the Name of Money

Marc Bekoff | Posted 03.22.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

I read a lot about animal abuse, but a recent essay made me ill, and I just want to highlight some of its contents and let you decide how much you want to read and can tolerate. A number of people told me they couldn't make it to the end of the essay absent tears.

This Little Piggy Is A Fire Survivor With A Spirit That Just Won't Quit

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.09.2015 | Good News

This happy ending has a curly little tail. Pebbles the pig is very happy to be back home with his family after surviving a house fire. Photo credit...

The 20th Century Called: It's Wondering Why the Pork Industry Never Left

Paul Shapiro | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Paul Shapiro

There'll always be individuals who resist change. But when such resistance comes from an industry, you know that sector's going to have problems. That's exactly what's happening with the pork industry right now, with many of its leaders defending archaic, outdated and cruel practices.

Brazil Adds Its Might to the Movement to End Gestation Crates

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Brazil struck a body blow to inhumane sow gestation crates this week with two major announcements. Under the agreements, pork producers will be provided with training to facilitate their successful transition to more humane group housing systems.

Countdown to Kindness: A Reminder for Each Day of World Vegan Month

Kathy Stevens | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Despite celebrations planned from Atlanta, Georgia to Los Angeles, California, few people realize that November is World Vegan Month. So, TA-DA!!!

Move Over Tinder; New Pet Adoption App Wants To Hook You Up With Your Pawmate

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.28.2014 | Good News

A new Tinder-like app lets you filter out the dogs -- not that you'd want to. The free pet adoption iPhone app has been released by AllPaws, a web...

On Factory Farms, Not All Cruelty Is a Crime

Paul Shapiro | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Paul Shapiro

let us be horrified by the criminal and indeed unconscionable mistreatment of against animals that occurred at Foster Farms recently. But let us also remember that mistreatment is occurring on a much broader scale in the meat industry.

These Swimming Pigs Clearly Love Hamming It Up For Their Guests

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2014 | Travel

Far away, in a mystical land, there's a place where wild pigs swim free. In the Bahamian archipelago of Exuma, you can find the island of Big Maj...

The Tale of an Accidental Pig Farmer

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Eliza De La Portilla

Back around Easter, I got the brilliant idea to post on Craigslist that we would accept farm animals, no questions asked. I was hoping to take in some...

Are Farm Animals Not Considered Animals?

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 10.25.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Do the over 9 billion animals farmed in the United States each year require less protection? No. Should we allow them to endure extreme cruelty during their lives just because they're destined for slaughter? Certainly not.

The 'Pig Rassle': A Good Church Fundraiser, Or Downright Inhumane?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

Does it look to you like the pig is having a good time here? As of Friday afternoon, some 45,000 people who think this is no positive porcine e...

Kama The Surfing Pig Rides Waves Like A Pro

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green

When Kama the pig isn't bacon in the sun, he's on a surfboard with his owner Kai Holt catching waves at Sandy Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. The little gu...

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

An Open Letter From a Farmer to Angry Vegetarians

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

About once a week I get an email or comment from the Animal Rights contingent. It is expected and usually I do not engage. I need to remember that whe...

Someone Spray Painted Pigs Then Stole A Tortoise From This Petting Farm

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green

Ken Keyes suspects it was high school kids who snuck onto his Maryland petting farm, spray painted his 650-pound sow and her week-old piglets, then st...