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9 Ways Pigs Are Smarter Than Your Honor Student

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.15.2014 | 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 02.17.2014 | Food
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 | Food
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...

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...

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...

Pork Producers Call For More Humane Treatment

AP | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The yearslong call by animal rights groups to improve conditions on American hog farms advanced considerably this week when two ...

This Micro Pig Walking On The Treadmill Is The Best Motivation You'll Receive All Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Watching this micro pig strut on the treadmill is making us want to throw on our sneakers and hit the gym. Although this piglet has the unfair adv...

The Importance of Our Evolution Beyond Killing for Food

Bob Comis | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

As a pig farmer, I live an unethical life shrouded in the justificatory trappings of social acceptance. What I do is wrong, in spite of its acceptance by nearly 95 percent of the American population. I know it in my bones.

Giving 'Progress' a Rest

Bob Comis | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

Progress recognizes no pinnacles. It permits no stability. It demands constant, unfettered revolution. I am writing today to shed light on a pinnacle, and to suggest that we respect and embrace that pinnacle.

Two-Headed Pig!

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.30.2013 | Weird News

A two-headed pig has been born in China. This little piggy -- one of 10 in a litter -- was born with polycephaly, a rare condition in which an ex...

You Can Swim With Adorable Pigs In The Bahamas Because Why Not

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel

You might have thought about swimming with dolphins, fish, even maybe sharks, but wild pigs? Well, the day wild pigs swim has arrived on the Baham...

China Buys Multi-Million Dollar Mother Lode Of Pig Semen

Posted 12.04.2013 | Weird News

China and Britain have reportedly sealed a trade deal that would export $73.6 million worth of British pig semen in an effort to satisfy growing Chine...

Soft Hearts and Bloody Tongues

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Food
Bob Comis

I felt like I had been punched in the gut. Suddenly, through unfiltered, raw emotion, I felt, quite frankly, like a cold-blooded murderer waking up to the reality of what he had done. I nearly threw up.

I Am at Home on the Farm

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

When I take good care of the pigs, I take good care of myself. When I take poor care of the pigs, I take poor care of myself. I find myself in an intricate web of relationships that give substance and form to my native home, to myself.

Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Big Bad Chef's First Cookbook

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Before I sat down to write about John Currence's new cookbook -- Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey -- I surveyed my brown liquor shelf and found just the right courage: a bottle of Willett Rye with one good pump left in it.

WATCH: Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Three Micro Pigs In A Tub

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2013 | 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 these th...

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.

Cochon Island: Pork Party on the Big Island

Gwen Edwards | Posted 11.25.2013 | Hawaii
Gwen Edwards

Chatter at open air cocktail tables ensued among the varied crowd. From pig farmers to ice cream makers, and editors to visitors from Japan, guests imbibed at a "perfect" Manhattan station, a whiskey sour station, and a chupito bar (small sips of tequila).

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.

Animals as Partners in Our Work for a Vegan World

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Kathy Stevens

The movement for veganism is the most challenging social change movement in history. We're not asking a segment of the population to change in order to right a wrong. We're asking every single human being to change.

On the Farm, Saying Goodbye to Our Family Pigs

Bob Comis | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

So, the Drunkard and the Little One are gone. They were killed yesterday just a few minutes after I dropped them off at the slaughterhouse at about 8:30 a.m. They had been with us for about six months and were our two "special needs" pigs.