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China Buys Multi-Million Dollar Mother Lode Of Pig Semen

Posted 12.04.2013 | Weird News

China and Britain have reportedly sealed a trade deal that would export $73.6 million worth of British pig semen in an effort to satisfy growing Chine...

Soft Hearts and Bloody Tongues

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Bob Comis

I felt like I had been punched in the gut. Suddenly, through unfiltered, raw emotion, I felt, quite frankly, like a cold-blooded murderer waking up to the reality of what he had done. I nearly threw up.

I Am at Home on the Farm

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

When I take good care of the pigs, I take good care of myself. When I take poor care of the pigs, I take poor care of myself. I find myself in an intricate web of relationships that give substance and form to my native home, to myself.

Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Big Bad Chef's First Cookbook

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Before I sat down to write about John Currence's new cookbook -- Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey -- I surveyed my brown liquor shelf and found just the right courage: a bottle of Willett Rye with one good pump left in it.

WATCH: Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Three Micro Pigs In A Tub

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2013 | Good News

This little piggy went to the market, This little piggy stayed home, This little piggy had roast beef, This little piggy had none.. And these th...

The First Controversy of Chris Christie's 2016 Presidential Campaign: Tortured Food

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

It seems that Governor Christie overturned the will of the people of New Jersey to protect the interests of a group of people in another state one thousand miles away: Iowa.

Cochon Island: Pork Party on the Big Island

Gwen Edwards | Posted 11.25.2013 | Hawaii
Gwen Edwards

Chatter at open air cocktail tables ensued among the varied crowd. From pig farmers to ice cream makers, and editors to visitors from Japan, guests imbibed at a "perfect" Manhattan station, a whiskey sour station, and a chupito bar (small sips of tequila).

The 'Interests' of Animals

Bob Comis | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

The question of livestock raising is one that transcends the hubris of production efficiency for humility, compassion, and empathy, which enable us to acknowledge and grant the animals' expression and pursuit of their own interests.

Animals as Partners in Our Work for a Vegan World

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Kathy Stevens

The movement for veganism is the most challenging social change movement in history. We're not asking a segment of the population to change in order to right a wrong. We're asking every single human being to change.

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.

PHOTOS: Giant Rabbit And Tiny Pigs Are Best Friends

Posted 08.30.2013 | Green

Yes, this rabbit happens to be bigger than those pigs. But best friends really do come in all shapes and sizes, so just revel in the happiness of thes...

Mini Pig Thinks It's A Duck

Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy

As far as we're concerned, mini pigs can act like ducks any day of the week....

Plague Of Wild Pigs Has U.S. Authorities Squealing

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green

By Kevin Murphy LOCUST GROVE, Okla., Aug 24 (Reuters) - A few years ago, Jim Vich would not have dreamed of setting up an elaborate tr...

"We Eat Ribs, Not Crepes." The American Pork Industry's Reaction to the 21st Century

Paul Shapiro | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Imagine if the film, word processing and home electronics industries had refused to innovate. Then imagine that these industries went as far as mocking their customers who were demanding innovation. That's exactly how much of the U.S. pork industry is behaving right now.

PHOTOS: Piglet Can't Get Enough Ice Cream

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green

We scream, you scream and, apparently, even piglets scream for ice cream. Missy, an adorable four-month-old pig, was completely delighted to enjoy ...

WATCH: Micro Pig Loves Getting His Tummy Rubbed

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green

It may be impossible not to squeal with delight while watching this adorable micro pig getting a belly rub in the video above. If this little guy is a...

Patriotism: The #1 Reason to Eat a Veggie Dog on July 4th

Kathy Stevens | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Here are five reasons to celebrate your independence from a diet that promotes environmental devastation, obesity, disease, and animal suffering.

GM Feed, Pigs, and Stomach Inflammation: Smoking Gun?

Tamar Haspel | Posted 06.13.2013 | Green
Tamar Haspel

You may have seen the study, with 'smoking gun' headlines, showing a correlation between severe stomach inflammation and GM feed in pigs. Take a closer look and you will see it is indeed a stinging indictment, but not of GM feed.

Study: Pig Health Hurt By GMO Feed

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green

By Carey Gillam June 11 (Reuters) - Pigs fed a diet of only genetically modified grain showed markedly higher stomach inflammation ...

17 Tiny Pigs Who Need To Get Real

Posted 05.17.2013 | Comedy

These tiny pigs think they have it all figured out, but they are due for a rude awakening. 1. Little pig, you expect an Etsy store to be your only ...

LOOK: These Unlikely Baby Animal Friends Are The Cutest Ever

Posted 05.15.2013 | Miami

Looking at these photos of adorable baby animal friends at Florida's Dade City Wild Things, it's hard to imagine a less likely trio of pals. Tiger cub...

Animal Cruelty at the California State Fair

Ken White | Posted 05.02.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

"The principle of confinement in so-called animal science is derived from the industrial version of efficiency. The designers of animal factories appe...

Pig And A Cat Playing Could Be The Best Thing Ever

Posted 04.12.2013 | Green

Franklin and Floyd may seem like an odd pair, because really, when was the last time you imagined a cat and pig playing with each other? Thanks to ...

Debate: After Activists Covertly Expose Animal Cruelty, Should They Be Targeted With "Ag-Gag" Laws?

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Democracy Now!

So-called "ag-gag" bills that criminalize undercover filming on farms and at slaughterhouses to document criminal animal abuse are sweeping the countr...

WATCH: The Cutest Mini Pigs Of The Bunch

Posted 04.09.2013 | Green

Mini pigs are possibly one of the most adorable crazes as of late. Though mini and teacup pigs don't stay so mini, they sure provide loads of joy when...