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Countdown to Kindness: A Reminder for Each Day of World Vegan Month

Kathy Stevens | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Despite celebrations planned from Atlanta, Georgia to Los Angeles, California, few people realize that November is World Vegan Month. So, TA-DA!!!

Move Over Tinder; New Pet Adoption App Wants To Hook You Up With Your Pawmate

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.28.2014 | Good News

A new Tinder-like app lets you filter out the dogs -- not that you'd want to. The free pet adoption iPhone app has been released by AllPaws, a web...

On Factory Farms, Not All Cruelty Is a Crime

Paul Shapiro | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Paul Shapiro

let us be horrified by the criminal and indeed unconscionable mistreatment of against animals that occurred at Foster Farms recently. But let us also remember that mistreatment is occurring on a much broader scale in the meat industry.

These Swimming Pigs Clearly Love Hamming It Up For Their Guests

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2014 | Travel

Far away, in a mystical land, there's a place where wild pigs swim free. In the Bahamian archipelago of Exuma, you can find the island of Big Maj...

The Tale of an Accidental Pig Farmer

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Eliza De La Portilla

Back around Easter, I got the brilliant idea to post on Craigslist that we would accept farm animals, no questions asked. I was hoping to take in some...

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.

The 'Pig Rassle': A Good Church Fundraiser, Or Downright Inhumane?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

Does it look to you like the pig is having a good time here? As of Friday afternoon, some 45,000 people who think this is no positive porcine e...

Kama The Surfing Pig Rides Waves Like A Pro

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green

When Kama the pig isn't bacon in the sun, he's on a surfboard with his owner Kai Holt catching waves at Sandy Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. The little gu...

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

An Open Letter From a Farmer to Angry Vegetarians

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

About once a week I get an email or comment from the Animal Rights contingent. It is expected and usually I do not engage. I need to remember that whe...

Someone Spray Painted Pigs Then Stole A Tortoise From This Petting Farm

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green

Ken Keyes suspects it was high school kids who snuck onto his Maryland petting farm, spray painted his 650-pound sow and her week-old piglets, then st...

The Odyssey: In My Own Words (Part 2)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Circe: Sleep with me. I'm a witch-goddess. Odysseus: Yeah. I like your singing voice. Listen-- Circe: I knew it. Odysseus: I haven't said anyt...

WATCH: This Sleepy Piglet Yawning And Squealing Might Be The Cutest Thing You See Today

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.23.2014 | Good News

This little piggy went to the market, This little piggy stayed home, This little piggy had roast beef, This little piggy had none. And ...

Wanted: Good Home For Pig Who Likes Belly Rubs, Dogs And Purple Toenails

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.15.2014 | Green

Kirstyn Northrop Cobb would adopt Thelma Lou the potbellied pig if she could, but Cobb already has a full house, what with a half dozen dogs and her o...

Here Are A Bunch Of Animals Having A Blast On Trampolines. Enjoy!

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.05.2014 | Good News

Who says trampolines are just for people? Every creature is entitled to a little trampoline fun, from dogs to pigs and goats (with one inquisitive...

How A Plucky Piglet Named Leon Trotsky Got A Second Chance At Life With A Set Of Wheels

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.09.2014 | Good News

For little Leon Trotsky the pig, an unfortunate accident turned out to be a life-saver. The 3-week-old piglet was born on a pig farm and destined ...

What It's Like To Have A Miniature Pig For A Pet

Jessica Watson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Jessica Watson

I am still not used to people saying "your pig is cute" or "thanks for letting us pet your pig." It just doesn't roll off the tongue and land into the ears the same way sweet phrases about puppies and kittens do.

Killer Pig Virus Wipes Out More Than 10 Percent Of Nation's Hogs

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green

By Meredith Davis and Theopolis Waters CHICAGO, April 27 (Reuters) - John Goihl, a hog nutritionist in Shakopee, Minnesota, knows a fa...

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.

Vegan PSA Hopes To Convince You Pigs Are Friends, Not Food

Posted 03.26.2014 | Green

Despite ample evidence that pigs are just as smart as some dogs, factory farm conditions remain abysmal, "ag-gag" laws are spreading and humans are ea...

Here's The Honest, Brutal Truth Behind Your Delicious Bacon

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 03.19.2014 | Taste

If you had to raise your own pig, slaughter it and disembowel it before cooking it up for dinner, would you still eat meat?

These German Shepherd Puppies And Mini-Pigs Are Best Friends

Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

Friendship really knows no bounds. These adorable German Shepherd puppies and mini Juliana pigs live together in Michigan. They're all raised insid...

Happy Pigs Make Happy Meat?

Bob Comis | Posted 04.19.2014 | Home
Bob Comis

In the current discourse, happy pigs are the ideal alternative to the miserable and abused pigs raised in factory farms. Happy pigs become happy meat, and happy meat is good. We should feel good about eating happy meat.

A Race To The Bottom For The Pork Industry?

Paul Shapiro | Posted 04.08.2014 | Home
Paul Shapiro

Cramming animals into smaller and smaller spaces -- to the point where they're essentially immobilized and lined up like parked cars -- is the result of a decades-long industry race to the animal welfare bottom.

WATCH: Teen Bought House With Pig Winnings

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Though most of us scrimp to buy a house in our 20s or 30s, Lindsay McNeal bought her first home at age 18, thanks to one very valuable asset: pigs. Ov...