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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 07.21.2014 | 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 06.27.2014 | 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 | 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.