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Bearing Witness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Rapper Posts Racist Message On Instagram

Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

Joe Budden, an American rapper and member of the hip hop group Slaughterhouse, is receiving some social media attention, and it's not because of his m...

Consider the Slaughterhouse

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

The ultimate purpose of my farm, though not the whole point, is to raise animals to be slaughtered so that we can eat their meat. Though it is arguably better to treat an animal as an animal rather than a widget, in either case we are assuming that an animal does not have the same capacity for feeling as a human.

Bonnie and Clyde: Bovine Edition

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.18.2013 | New York

Two New Jersey cows on their way to a slaughterhouse made a break for freedom Tuesday night. The two bovines escaped from their trailer pen in Paters...

Visiting a Local Slaughterhouse Wasn't That Bad

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

They were not abstract pigs. They had faces and attitudes and personalities. They had lives that she had witnessed and documented just before seeing them killed.

Molasses and Hawaii's Environmental Blind Spot

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

It's a blind spot for Hawaii's green politicians, green advocacy groups, and many people who profess to be green. It's an inconvenient truth that animal agriculture's annual share of total global greenhouse emissions is estimated at 51 percent or more.

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.

To Slaughter, Or Not To Slaughter

AP | By JERI CLAUSING | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Iowa to start slaughtering horses next we...

Slaughterhouse Investigation Reveals Nasty Beef Secrets

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green

"The Way of All Flesh," the cover story of this month's Harper's magazine, may be named after a well-regarded 1903 novel by Samuel Butler, but it incl...

Horse Slaughterhouse Seeks Approval From USDA

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

In recent weeks, consumers in the United States may have been relieved to know the discovery of horse meat in products labeled all-beef was relegated ...

"You Pick It, We Kill It": Giving "Fresh Food" a New Meaning in Morrisania

Laura Dimon | Posted 04.10.2013 | New York
Laura Dimon

"Do people eat goat balls too?" A boisterous passerby who was walking past 168th and 3rd in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx stopped outside USA Meatpacking Inc. to ask. Mahmoud smiled. He is used to these questions.

Record-Breaking Penalty For Slaughterhouse Abuse Case After Major Meat Recall

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. -- A California slaughterhouse where videotaped mistreatment of cows prompted the largest meat recall in U.S. history has reached a sym...

Sick, Abused Cows From Disturbing Undercover Video Not Slaughtered For Food

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home

FRESNO, Calif. -- Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is...

Chains, USDA Stop Buys From Slaughterhouse Under Investigation

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.22.2012 | Home

FRESNO, Calif. — The federal government and McDonald's Corp. suspended purchases of meat Wednesday from a California slaughterhouse under invest...

Good News For Eminem Fans

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment

Eminem is back in the studio working on a new solo album. That's welcome news to fans of his solo work, as he had been primarily preoccupied with Slau...

500,000 Pigs To Be Slaughtered After Hog Farm Shut Down

Posted 05.30.2012 | Home

A half-million pigs in Chile will be killed after a slaughterhouse was forced to close. Residents of Freirina, Chile protested the slaughterhouse a...

WATCH: Cow That Escaped Slaughterhouse Gets Adopted!

Posted 04.12.2012 | New York

The brave cow who managed to escape from the perils of a Paterson, New Jersey slaughterhouse has found sanctuary and received a heartwarming bovine fa...

WATCH: Cow Escapes Paterson Slaughterhouse

Posted 04.11.2012 | New York

A cow briefly escaped a Paterson, New Jersey slaughterhouse Tuesday night (not long enough to even start a Twitter account) and after a chase by local...

Ag-Gag Bills Threaten Our Children, Our Freedom and Our Animals

Ed Sayres | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

It's ironic when you think about it. The individuals targeted by Ag-Gag laws are not the criminals who are beating or stabbing animals (as seen on some undercover videos).

Slaughterhouse Workers File Class-Action Suit

AP | By ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

WICHITA, Kan. -- A federal judge has granted conditional class-action status to a lawsuit filed on behalf of an estimated 700 workers at a slaughterho...

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 ...

Choosing And Killing Your Own Chicken

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

A lot of crazy things happen beneath the surface of NYC. Case and point: A halal slaughterhouse down a backstreet in a random neighborhood in Queens.

Supreme Court Likely To Overturn Law On Euthanizing Downed Livestock

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court seemed ready Wednesday to block a California law that would require euthanizing downed livestock at federally inspecte...

Facebook Founder Faces Food

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We owe Mark Zuckerberg some plaudits, not only for reminding people that eating meat involves the killing of animals, but also for recognizing that it's morally dubious to pass the "dirty work" off to a slaughter plant worker.

New England To Expand Local Beef Slaughtering Capabilities

AP | By STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

HARTFORD, Conn. -- With few slaughterhouses in New England equipped to process beef on a large scale, Paul Miller ships cattle from his dairy farm in ...