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Animal Slaughter

If a Chicken Exists Only to Become Chicken Nuggets, Does It Really Matter How She Lived? The Connection Between the Humane Treatment of Animals, Health and Food Safety

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.29.2014 | Food
Elizabeth Kucinich

The food you eat is the biggest socio-political decision you make each day. However, conditions and treatment of animals is not only a moral issue. Animal treatment has a direct impact on the health of American consumers.

That Time I Helped Slaughter A Turkey

Food Riot | Posted 03.19.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

I don't know if my willingness-nay, near-enthusiasm-to help slaughter an animal is more surprising or less surprising given that I was a vegetarian for 6-7 years.

Visiting a Local Slaughterhouse Wasn't That Bad

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

They were not abstract pigs. They had faces and attitudes and personalities. They had lives that she had witnessed and documented just before seeing them killed.

Animal Rights vs Religious Rights In Poland

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

WARSAW, Poland -- WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Animal rights activists in Poland have disturbed the start of an Islamic holiday which involves the recently...

'Suffering' as a Guiding Principle for Raising Livestock

Bob Comis | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

I eat meat, and I raise animals to slaughter and butcher for their meat. So, in spite of the fact that measuring suffering is fraught, I use it as one of my guiding principles for providing a high level of animal welfare.

Life and Death on My Animal Farm

Bob Comis | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

My feelings about life are in direct contradiction to my actions in regards to the lives of these animals, or, more specifically, to their deaths. I am never more than a thought or two away from remembering that I kill for a living.

Poland Considers Regulations To Reduce Suffering During Ritual Slaughter

AP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister says his government has drafted new regulations that would reduce the suffering of animals during ritu...

A Wake-up Call: USDA Slaughterhouse Closing

Gene Baur | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Gene Baur

The slaughter of animals too sick, injured, or weak to stand and walk on their own ("downers" as the industry calls them) at Central Valley Meats, a supplier for the USDA's national school lunch program, has justly raised concerns about the safety of the U.S. meat supply.

Disturbing Images Give A Glimpse Into Chinese Dog Meat Industry

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green

While many people regularly consume farm animals such as cows, chickens and pigs, the reaction by many to these graphic photos of a dog meat market su...

Lucas Kavner

Anonymous American Buys German Artists' Guillotine For $2.3 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home

An anonymous buyer from the U.S. has purchased a homemade guillotine from two German art students for $2.3 million. The guillotine was the centerpiece...

Local Urban Farms In Hot Water Over Alleged Treatment Of Animals

| Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's SFoodie. By Jonathan Kauffman If you go to farmers' markets in the East Bay, you may have seen ...

Progress? Discrimination? Or Simply a Stunning Controversy?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Whether religious slaughter of animals is seen as humane or inhumane, discriminatory, cruel, sacred or medieval depends on the eye of the beholder.

Calling Bull On Mark Zuckerberg's Meat Challenge

Laurel Miller | Posted 08.01.2011 | Food
Laurel Miller

As one of the few remaining humans on the planet not on Facebook, I still like to give credit where it's due. I may loathe Mark Zuckerberg's time-suck...

Ag Department Proposal Threatens Animal Welfare

Temple Grandin, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Temple Grandin, Ph.D

As a scientist who has dedicated her life to improving livestock welfare, I am extremely alarmed that the USDA has paid so little attention to the animal welfare implications of their Humane Slaughter Act.

Round Up and Slaughter Wyoming's Response to Too Many Horses

Paula B. Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula B. Mays

Is the plan to stun the horses in the head and then slaughter them humane? Many in Wyoming believe that it is not.

Slaughter and the City

Ari Solomon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ari Solomon

I've noticed a new trend among urbanites. It goes something like this: city types read Michael Pollan, see Food Inc., or simply get intrigued by words...

Court Rejects Meat Industry Attempt to Thwart Regulation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In a third straight federal appellate court ruling against the meat industry, the Ninth Circuit ruled today that California is well within its authority to ban the sale, transport, or purchase of downer cows and pigs.

Gadhimai Festival: Nepal Mass Animal Sacrifice Festival To Go Ahead Despite Protests

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal — A Hindu festival in which hundreds of thousands of animals are expected to be sacrificed will go ahead as scheduled in souther...

Killing Chickens At Home: Would You Do It? (PHOTOS)

Chelsea Green | Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest post by Makenna Goodman, Chelsea Green Publishing Last night, we had fourteen people over for dinner. And they wanted chicken. Good thing we h...

Chew On This, Chipotle!

Carolynn Carreño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carolynn Carreño

In Southern California, Chipotle resorts to using meat from cows that must be fork-lifted to slaughter because they're too sick to even walk.

Moving Forward for Farm Animals

Erin Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin Williams

In 2008, Americans sent an unmistakable signal to Big Agribusiness that we will not tolerate the kinds of animal cruelty that had become standard. In 2009, let's work to accomplish even more.

Living The Teenage Life; Peer Pressure and Carnivores

Chloe Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chloe Spencer

Even though you buy your nicely plastic-wrapped meat at the grocery store, it doesn't mean that what's in that package didn't suffer to get there.