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Coming Home
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 579 days ago -
On Sunday, a new hen arrived and my world changed again. I am swimming languidly, luxuriously, in the warm sea of new love. I can't get her off of my mind, and I don't want to. I revel in her intelligent, sensitive gaze... her vibrance... her spunk.
Update - Hope for Hens: Help Pasado's Rescue Factory Farm Chickens
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens, rescue )

- 779 days ago -
The rescued hens are coming from a small battery cage egg farm in California. The farm, which has agreed to work with animal rescue organizations, is transitioning from cages to fulfill the legal requirements of California's Proposition 2.
Sugar Plum
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens, rescued )

- 989 days ago -
Sugar Plum is a white hen who was rescued in Greenville, SC. She was one of thousands of broiler hens being transported by truck from a factory farm. Sugar Plum fell from or flew off the truck and landed in the middle of a six-lane highway.
World's Most Abused Animal: Why the Egg Bill Isn't a Win for Hens
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cruelty, chickens, suffering, protection, environment )

- 1087 days ago -
If the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 passes, the egg industry will have 18 years to comply with new federal regulations - under the watchful eye of the notoriously industry-friendly USDA - that require hens that now live their entire
Remembering My Beloved Hen 2blindy on International Respect for Chickens Day 2012
Offbeat  (tags: animals, chickens, protection, environment )

- 1118 days ago -
Happy International Respect for Chickens Day!
Massive Chicken Rescue - Urgent Help Needed NOW...
Offbeat  (tags: animals, chickens, rescue, protection )

- 1165 days ago -
Pasado's Safe Haven is gearing up to rescue as many hens as we can find sanctuary for from a local egg farm containing 40,000 hens. The farm is contaminated and a major rat infestation - an estimated 10,000 - 20,000 rats.)
Over Half of Eggs From Cage-Free Hens for First Time!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 1205 days ago -
Latest figures released by Defra show that over half of Class A eggs were laid by hens which were not cooped-up in cruel cages.
Saving Chicklit
Offbeat  (tags: chickens, live poultry market, chickens rescued, safe, bonding )

- 1245 days ago -
I wanted to share a piece of good news with you. Yesterday, my husband and I were in the Bronx and walked by a live poultry market. I looked closer and saw something round and white running and trying to go under the wire gate.
A Little Bit of Chicken Love
Offbeat  (tags: feelings, emotions, bonding, friendships, chickens, caring, friends )

- 1312 days ago -
I have been asked if chickens feel. Emotions. Thoughts. Sometimes I am told whether they do or not (and when I "am" being told, it's to let me know they don't). I am unsure of the nuances and depth of chicken thought and feelings.
Mr. Frizzle
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 1457 days ago -
No one knows how he got there, but one day in 2007, Mr. Frizzle climbed the front steps of Kathy Mullin's home in Maryland. He was exhausted and emaciated, and his curly white feathers were all crusty and dirty.
The Bravery of An Ex-Battery Hen
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 1466 days ago -
An ex battery hen has won a Braveheart Award from a veterinary clinic in the UK! Angel was struggling to lay an extra large egg when her human companion (and rescuer) Lorraine Fox noticed she had a prolapsed vent
The Chicken Who Made Me Give Up Chicken
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 1502 days ago -
When I was in my early 20s, I fell in love with a meat-eater named David. He was willing to give up eating red meat, but he wanted me to compromise by eating chicken. Back in those days (30 years ago), the value of a vegetarian diet was not yet
The Golden Girls: Thankful for Having a Friend
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 1626 days ago -
Several people were horrified to witness one of their neighbors' actions toward three of his hens. With a snowfall approaching, the neighbor kicked his hens out of their shelter. He stated that the hens were no longer laying eggs and that they were
The Roof Is Now The Field
Offbeat  (tags: Gaza, farmers, grow on roof, financial means, foods, no land, raising birds, chickens, Israel, destroyed, surviving )

- 1637 days ago -
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza,Dec.2 (IPS) - "We grow on our roof because we are farmers but have no land now," says Moatassan Hamad, 21, from Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza Strip.
Kraft Foods Buys One Million Cage-Free Eggs
Offbeat  (tags: chickens, hens, kraft food, company, purchased cage free eggs )

- 1654 days ago -
It has been years since I last had Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, but vegans can still drink the food giant's Kool-Aid. Kraft Foods produces a few of those accidentally-vegan products, such as Oreos, Ritz Crackers, Nutter Butter bites, and several flavors of

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