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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?

USDA: Time to Stop the Chicken Industry From Boiling Birds Alive

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

That's right: The agency charged with enforcing the Humane Slaughter Act refuses to enforce it for more than 98 percent of slaughtered animals.

Chicken From China? Why You Should Be Worried

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Here's why we're so concerned.  China has an unusually troubling record when it comes to food safety, as reported on by numerous media outlets.

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.

Soft Hearts and Bloody Tongues

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
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.

No Justice, No Meat: Polish Parliament Reaffirms Antisemitism

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

As with most Jewish communities, the vast majority of Polish Jews do not keep kosher. Yet, the news that the ban on Kosher meat production in Poland will continue indefinitely is of profound symbolic importance.

The Fluffy Cow Phenomenon

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Grooming cows so they look like unusually large poodles is a well-known beautification practice in the show cattle industry. ...

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Big Ag Washes Its Hands of Any Responsibility

Andrew Gunther | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

The "cook it properly and everything will be ok" spin is just Big Ag's latest attempt to absolve itself of any responsibility for squandering one of the most important medical innovations of our time -- and putting American lives at risk.

This Is What You Take to a Gun Fight

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

In its advertisement for the type of weapon used by the child-killer Adam Lanza, Bushmaster's slogan reads: "Consider Your Man Card Reissued." Lots of people out there feel as if they're man-card-carrying alphas. Now it's time to do battle against an organization that endangers the lives of your children.

David Lohr

80,000 Bikers And Enthusiasts Roar Into Erie, Pa. (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.27.2012 | Crime

Erie, Pa. -- Great White, KIX, Leader of Men, Vanilla Ice, Drunk in Memphis, Slaughter and Chrome provided entertainment this past weekend as thousand...

Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

The meat industry, like much else in U.S. agriculture, has consolidated rapidly over the last half-century. Four giant companies produced 83.5 percent of U.S. beef as of 2007. It is in this context that the mobile slaughterhouse makes local slaughter available and affordable to small farmers.

'I Would Not Be Running For Office If I Was About To Die'

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Two weeks after breaking her leg in a fall, New York Rep. Louise Slaughter said Tuesday she is undergoing painful rehabilitation bu...

Occupy the Barnyard: Meat Industry Asks Supreme Court to Help Crush Anti-Cruelty Law

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Elizabeth B. Wydra

This isn't just an animal-rights issue -- it's about making sure our courts are not bending the Constitution to suit the desires of corporate America. It's time to Occupy the Barnyard.

Even Farmers Are Saying 'Eat Less Meat'

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.16.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

The way we eat seems to be in constant flux: eat no meat, eat lots of meat, everyone has their opinion. But when a family that actually raises sheep ...

Texas Wild Boars & The Ethics Of Eating Invasive Species

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Most farmers in TX want to kill all feral pigs. We've heard from vegetarian vegetable farmers who use trapping to save their crops.

Happy Pig To Decadent Dish & Everything In Between (GRAPHIC)

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.29.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

WARNING: Video contains images that some may consider disturbing. Close to 10 BILLION animals are killed every year in the USA (100+ million are pigs...

Bunny: The Life & Death Of Your $35 Entrée

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Their meat is tasty, and among the most climate-friendly protein options out there, since they're herbivores, grow to maturity quickly, and reproduce ... well, like rabbits. (Warning: this video is not for the squeamish.)

Shooting A Buffalo And Eating It Raw

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

The Eichten family has been in the buffalo business for over 20 years. They kill two buffalo every Tuesday, processing the 1000 pound animals at the nearby Deutchland Meats.

Hijacking Humane

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Would you consider animals to be "humanely raised" if they were forced to spend their lives suffering from chronic leg problems and crippling lameness only to be later dipped into an electrified vat of water?

Relief for Abused Calves: Remembering An Investigation and Those Behind It

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This Saturday, Oct. 30, it will be one year since The Humane Society of the United States' investigation into the Bushway calf slaughter plant shutter...

Putting Bison on Feedlots: Unnatural, Unnecessary, Unsafe

Andrew Gunther | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Gunther

Before this recall most people would have thought of bison as a safe, healthy meat from animals roaming the ranges of the West. We can now see all too well that this isn't the case.

Gaggle of Problems With New York Plans to Kill Canada Geese

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wayne Pacelle

Officials plan to kill more than 150,000 Canada geese in New York alone. Brooklyn was shocked when 400 Prospect Park geese were killed. In our day, such mass slaughter is wrong and unacceptable.

"Humanewashing" Industrial Agribusiness

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

Contrary to the Rose Acre's cheerful claims, our investigator found birds with broken bones and untreated, prolapsed uteruses; mummified corpses in cages with live hens; and abandoned hens who had fallen into manure pits.

Accidentally Killed: The Next Frontier In Humane Farming

Mike Condrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Condrick

No matter how you do it, slaughtering animals is murder. If it's intentional. So Lucky Farms decided to just set up some dangerous situations and... you know... look the other way.

Silence of the Lambs

Diana Meehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diana Meehan

I'm an ethical being and I'm tired of living in a wealthy society that does not care for the most vulnerable in our midst -- the elderly, the children, the poor and, yes, the women.