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Experiencing Pastured Pig To Plate First Hand (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

The culmination would be a dinner Bauer and her husband hosted to honor the life of Roger the pig.

USDA Inspector General: Food Safety and Humane Slaughter Laws Ignored With Impunity

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Every year, roughly 150 million cattle and pigs are slaughtered in our nation's slaughterhouses, and the one measly law that attempts to ensure some small decrease in their abuse is all-but-ignored by the agency charged with enforcing it. Even their top personnel don't understand what it says.

Supreme Court Halts CA's Humane Slaughterhouse Law

AP | TRACIE CONE and JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 03.24.2012 | Los Angeles

FRESNO, Calif. — The Supreme Court on Monday overturned a California law that would require euthanizing downed livestock at federally inspected ...

Blessed Meat

Ali Berlow | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Ali Berlow

It was truly blessed meat. Over every animal held in arms and slaughtered, a prayer was said as the swift, sharp deed of taking life in sacrifice was made.

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.

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...

Mapping a Local Food Trail for the Obamas' Vineyard Vacation

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

By all accounts, the Obamas are planning a quiet vacation this week on Martha's Vineyard. The Vineyard Gazette reports this morning that the First Fam...

Investing in the Animals' Future, and Our Own

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

We've seen time and time again that the animals' fate is intertwined with our own, and that addressing animal welfare policies helps to safeguard all of us.