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Gestation Crates

Starbucks Announces Move to Animal Welfare-Friendly Practices

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

We've called on major food retailers to get on board with the principles of Prop 2 and to adhere to a cage-free standard, and Starbucks is today committing to do this and more.

Lesniak Challenges Christie: Prove Me Wrong

Raymond Lesniak | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Raymond Lesniak

As sponsor of legislation banning the cruel practice of gestation crates where pregnant sows are forced to live most of their lives without being able to stand up and turn around, I challenge Governor Christie to prove me wrong.

Brazil Adds Its Might to the Movement to End Gestation Crates

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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.

Gestation Crates and Presidential Politics

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a threat to his brand of "straight talk" and "no nonsense" with the full-blown national controversy over his veto last year of a bill to ban gestation crates, and his apparent recent pledge to an Iowa pork producer to veto a revised version of that bill

Centerplate Says Farm Animals Deserve to Be Center of Attention

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Violence toward pets is an all-too-common form of violence in our society, and one that also deserves no tolerance.

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.

Cargill Puts Gestation Crates One Big Step Closer to Extinction

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Yesterday, the long process of dialogue, which allowed our ideas to settle in and ultimately to seem eminently practical, produced a tremendous animal welfare outcome.

Answering the Haters of Animal Protection

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's still a wonder how anyone, in any era, could be so small-minded, so reactionary, and, because of their pecuniary or personal interests in seeing cruelty continue, so deadened to the suffering and pain of animals.

9 Ways Pigs Are Smarter Than Your Honor Student

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Horrible things are done to animals whom scientists have determined are smarter than the family dog. Need proof that pigs are brainy? Here's just a sample of their amazing feats of mental prowess.

WATCH: 13-Year Old's Project Sheds Light On The Tragic Life Of A Pig

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Typically, claymation is used to tell some not-so-serious stories. But if you're Kyle Kelleher, claymation is a tool to address the life of a pig conf...

New Year's Resolutions For Big Food

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green

It was a big year for Big Food. More fast food chains pledged to stop using gestation crates. Country of origin rules -- mandating that meat suppliers...

Major Pizza Chain To Eliminate Controversial Practice

Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

Papa John's has pledged to stop raising sows in gestation crates, the Humane Society announced on Thursday. Gestation crates confine pregnant sows...

Dominique Mosbergen

Undercover Video Allegedly Shows Animal Abuse At Walmart Pork Supplier

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Undercover footage that appears to show horrifying conditions at a Walmart pork supplier has prompted investigations at a Minnesota factory farm. ...

Putting Pigs Before Politics

Paul Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Nine states have passed laws to ban gestation crates, and New Jersey lawmakers want their state to become the tenth. That's why they voted in a major bipartisan show of support, to implement this animal welfare policy in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie regrettably vetoed the bill.

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.

Farm Bill Could Overturn Dozens of State Laws. Why Does Tea Party Darling Steve King Want to Centralize Power in Washington?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The sale of foie gras is currently illegal in California; Steve King's Farm Bill provision would overturn that law and dozens of others that protect animals, the environment, consumers, and more.

Major Coffee Chain To Eliminate Controversial Practice

Posted 04.04.2013 | Green

Tim Hortons, Canada's mega-popular coffee and bakery chain, has announced that it will stop sourcing pork from any company that uses gestation crates,...

Rachel Tepper

Is The Pork Industry Pushing Back Against Gestation Crate Bans?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.21.2013 | Green

When Bon Appétit Management Company's CEO and founder Fedele Bauccio recently read a Pork Network op-ed by food industry and consumer advocate Rick B...

Activist Explains Why He's Driving Around The Country With A 10 Ft. Inflatable Pig Protesting Walmart

Posted 03.05.2013 | Business

Armed with an inflatable pig and a suit and a tie, Phil Letten has been traveling around the country, protesting Walmart. The Mercy for Animals act...

The High Cost of Walmart's Cheap Pork

Nathan Runkle | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home
Nathan Runkle

Do you think it's acceptable to cram an animal into a crate so small she can't even turn around, lie down comfortably, walk, run, play, or engage in other basic behaviors? Walmart does.

The Cruelest of All Factory Farm Products: Eggs From Caged Hens

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

You wouldn't be able to move, so your muscles and bones would deteriorate. Your feet would become lacerated. You would go insane. That's precisely what happens to laying hens.

Fast Food Industry Resolutions We'd Like To See For 2013

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.27.2012 | Home

The fast food industry continues to be one of the most powerful forces in the U.S. and across the globe, affecting not just the daily lives of people ...

Wal-Mart: Harms Animals, Ignores Science

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

There is a battle going on between animal protection advocates and the pork industry over "gestation crates," the 2-foot by 7-foot cages that confine about 80 percent of the United States' breeding pigs.

Who's To Blame For Factory Pork? Probably You

Tamar Haspel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Tamar Haspel

It's easy to come down hard on pork producers, and I'm perfectly willing to do that, but I think we need to tackle this problem at its source: the demand for ever-cheaper pork.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!