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Live Baby Chick Cam: Meet Our Polar Vortex Miracle!

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Leah Zerbe, an online editor at RodaleNews.com The cyclical nature of life is perhaps nowhere more apparent than on a farm. The trusty tomato pl...

WATCH: Two Blind Cows Become BFFs (Bovine Friends Forever)

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 02.14.2014 | Green

Two blind, aging cows were 350 miles apart, distressed and facing a dark future. What happened next is a love story starring, not cows, but rescuers ...

Missouri Sues California After Being Told To Up Animal Treatment Rules

Posted 02.06.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Breyer: The hens just can’t get a break. In 2008, California voters said "yes" to a ballot initiative re...

These Are The Faces Of Animals That Almost Didn't Make It

Posted 01.28.2014 | Green

We've all read the stories of plucky animals escaping the slaughterhouse to wind up in the arms of a loving new owner. Now, one photographer is castin...

A Fowl Fable

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Tomorrow is another day, another chance for a feathered friend or member of our species. What will it be? Bounty for the reaper, be she a Frenchwoman or a figure more mythic? Or the one who raises its head high, who seizes the day, and burnishes life with zest outside and in?

What Happens in the Factory Farm Shouldn't Stay in the Factory Farm

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Matthew Bershadker

Some whistleblower suppression laws -- coined "ag-gag" by food writer Mark Bittman -- aggressively criminalize firsthand documenting and/or reporting of the day-to-day activities of industrial farms, while doing nothing to contain the abuse.

Every Jewish Question About Animals Answered

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 12.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

I realized that I had an animal expert in my midst and all of a sudden I started to think of the most intricate questions about animals.

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.

Why Do We Need 'World Day for Farmed Animals'?

Michael A. Webermann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Michael A. Webermann

Each of these animals is capable of experiencing pleasure, affection, and joy, as well as sorrow, loneliness, and pain. Therefore, the question World Day for Farmed Animals asks is, "If we wouldn't raise a dog or cat for food, why would we do it to a pig, chicken, or fish?"

Piglet Escapes Slaughterhouse, Finds Way To Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.26.2013 | Green

Internet, meet Yoda, a Canadian piglet with plucky determination and a bit of luck. Less than a week ago, Yoda was hitching a ride aboard a truck b...

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.

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.

Monsanto Hates This

Ocean Robbins | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Monsanto and their buddies in big agribusiness might want to dominate the world's food supply. But a growing movement of concerned citizens is getting fed up and fighting back.

USDA Starts New Program To Strengthen Security Of Food Supply

AP | M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green

MILWAUKEE — The federal government has launched a new livestock identification program to help agriculture officials to quickly track livestock ...

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...

Crazy for Veggies: Cutting Cruelty Out of My Lifestyle

Steve-O | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Steve-O

There's a lot of violence in the world, but here's an area where all of us can make a positive difference, first in our own lives, and then in the lives of others. Together, we can spread compassion far and wide.

Top 10 'Hollywood' A-List Wild Animals, Digital Animals, Domestic Farm Animals and Pets

Pat Gallagher | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Pat Gallagher

For your reading pleasure, here's our "Top 10 Hollywood A-List Wild Animals, Digital Animals, Domestic Farm Animals and Pets" list.

Thanks To The Drought, Animals Are Smaller, Scarcer At This Year's Fairs

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

MILWAUKEE (AP) — State and county fairs in the sweltering and drought-stricken Midwest may see some skinnier pigs and smaller squash this year. ...

Will the Farm Bill Nullify Laws Against Animal Cruelty?

John Robbins | Posted 09.20.2012 | Green
John Robbins

Rep. Steve King's amendment to the Farm Bill is designed not only to block California's animal safety laws, but also to prevent any state from imposing its own animal welfare standards on producers from other states.

Farm Animal ER: Factory Farming Hurts Everyone

Gene Baur | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Gene Baur

2012-05-07-Screenshot20120507at9.01.28AM.jpgIf an ER for calves, pigs, chickens, turkeys and goats seems extreme to you, you may be more out of touch with your food than you think.

Burger King Leads the Charge for Better Animal Welfare

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

According to its new policy, BK will only do business with pork suppliers that have detailed plans to end their use of gestation crates.

The Conscientious Consumer's Quandary

Andrew Gunther | Posted 06.16.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

If you aren't able to make regular visits to every farm your food dollar touches, and if you really want to have confidence in the farms you are supporting, you need to look for a credible third-party certification.

GOP Lawmaker Compares Women To Farm Animals

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Georgia state Rep. Terry England compared women to farm animals while discussing an abortion measure on the Georgia state house floor. The republic...

On Love, Loss, and Hot Dogs

Kathy Stevens | Posted 04.29.2012 | Impact
Kathy Stevens

Last Sunday was fun. I was one of three judges at Go Dog Go, a fundraiser held by Pause Dog Boutique to support dog rescue efforts.

No More Gestation Crates, Says McDonald's

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.14.2012 | Food
Wayne Pacelle

It's the biggest and perhaps best-known restaurant chain in the world. And today, in a joint statement with The Humane Society of the United States, i...