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Animal Agriculture

Climate Change and the Meat on Your Plate

Julia Orr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

If people truly were concerned about global climate change and the environment then ignoring the horrific impacts of animal agriculture let alone the inherent cruelty involved is ... well, alarming and more than a little foolish.

How To Feed More People Without Wrecking The Environment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

By some assessments, the human population will require twice as much food in 2050 as we do now. Some have estimated that an area the size of South Af...

Innovation Earth: Will Real Meat Become Obsolete?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Beef. It's collectively what's for dinner. And with chicken and pork and every other kind of meat, it's increasingly what's for breakfast and lunch. W...

Big-Ag Afraid of Its Reflection, Seeks Ag-Gag Bill for Protection

Food Politic | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Food Politic

Is it up to the consumer, the farmer, or the state to determine what constitutes animal cruelty? Abuse is inherent in the making of the factory farm, and it's the publics' right to see it, and decide if they can stomach the level at which it's happening.

The Omnivore Vegan: "No Meat"

Food Politic | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Food Politic

When most people think of a farm, it's fresh eggs and produce in the morning, milking cows, and, sometimes, sending animals to slaughter. Not so if you're an intern at Farm Sanctuary, a vegan-run haven for rescued animals.

How The Law Is Failing Our Animals

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

We must ask ourselves why we make arbitrary distinctions between the animals that allow some to end up in our homes and others to end up on our plates. If you wouldn't accept this treatment for an animal in front of you, why accept it for an animal behind closed doors?

Why Everyone Should Be Angry About Factory Farming

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

With our food system the way it currently is, there are many reasons to be angry about industrialized animal agriculture. Check out the slideshow to get informed about the issues surrounding factory farming and learn how to get involved.

We Are Not Safe From Bird Flu as Long as Factory Farms Exist

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

In spite of our current low risk, it is just a matter of time before H5N1, H7N3 or another influenza strain evolves into a dangerous form that results in a pandemic. And the events in Mexico and Cambodia beg the question: Are we ever going to be safe from bird flu?

Friend or Food? The Ideology of How We Decide

Stephan Spencer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephan Spencer

Dr. Melanie Joy wants to engage in meaningful dialogue about the entrenched ideology that allows people to shut their minds to the reality of what it means to be a meat eater and to ignore the cruelty inherent in animal agriculture.

Eco Etiquette: 5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Lose Weight

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Surprise, surprise: My Ne...

Humane Meat Is the Solution to What, Again?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home
Nil Zacharias

No one can deny that it's better to be less cruel in the ways we confine and kill animals (if we are going to kill and eat them anyway), but if we're interested in long-term change, we can't look at killing with kindness or gratitude as a solution in itself.

In South Korea: Blood Runs From Taps

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laura Beck

To date, four million animals have been buried alive in South Korea because humans are too lazy and too cheap to properly vaccinate them.

Ohio Prohibits Keeping Wild Animals as Pets

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Prior to a recent order, Ohio was one of about ten states with virtually no rules on private ownership of dangerous exotics. Now, it leapfrogs just about all of the competition.

HSUS Video Shows Why Smithfield Must Recommit to Crate Phase-Out Timeline

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Getting rid of gestation crates is the most important reform the pork industry could implement at this time.

Where's the Beef? Cancun Climate Conference Should Take Animal Agriculture Seriously

Mia MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Continuing to marginalize animal agriculture in international debates over climate policy means forfeiting a crucial opportunity to reduce global greenhouse gasses.

In Memory of Dr. Dean Wyatt: A Courageous Voice Against Cruelty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Most of us have had the fortunate experience of meeting individuals, at one point or another in our lives, who demonstrated integrity and commitment o...