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Waitrose to Ban Factory Farmed Cows From Producing Milk for Its Supermarkets as It Targets Animal Welfare
Offbeat  (tags: Waitrose, factory farming, award, cruelty free, animals )

- 808 days ago -
Cows will be guaranteed at least 100 days grazing outside a year on farms supplying Waitrose in a backlash against dairy factory farms.
Indiana Citizens Tackle Factory Farm Expansion
Offbeat  (tags: factory farming, animals imprisoned, commissioners, indiana citizens, protests )

- 2515 days ago -
Residents of Harrison County, Indiana are having some issues with their neighbor. This neighbor is making the air smell bad, decreasing land values, and causing citizens to suffer from sore throats, burning eyes, and runny noses.
Barn Fire Kills 5,600 Hens
Offbeat  (tags: horrific suffering, halloween, hens, burned alive, deaths, factory farming )

- 2720 days ago -
Thousands of "laying" hens died an almost unimaginably horrific death when the barn that they were trapped in burned two days before Halloween. It was the first of three fires involving farmed animals in Ontario in just over a week.
In The Leaving
Offbeat  (tags: pigs, slaughtered, their cries, heartbreaking, factory farming )

- 2937 days ago -
When the lull struck, a pig caught our attention -- as we did hers. There wasn't any possible way she could have heard us, but maybe she sensed us there on the wall, maybe she saw a shadow we couldn't see, felt a presence we couldn't know we were emitting.
Factory Farm Fire Kills 250,000 Hens
Offbeat  (tags: factory farming, horrific deaths, hens, fire, quarter of millon hens killed, cramped conditions, deplorable )

- 2941 days ago -
The overcrowded conditions at factory farms keep the prices low and the incidental death toll high. When a warehouse at Ohio Fresh Eggs Farm caught fire, over a quarter of a million hens lost their lives. The hens apparently didn't die in the fire its
Happy Cows Don't Watch TV
Offbeat  (tags: happy cows, factory farming, television, bizarre, cow welfare )

- 2947 days ago -
A farmer in Russia has installed LED televisions in his barn to broadcast pictures of the beautiful green Swiss Alps to his cows. He hopes watching the lush fields will make the cows more "happy and productive." It's bad enough that agribusiness
Thinking About Pigs
Offbeat  (tags: pigs, intelligence, factory farming, abused, sows, imprisoned, thoughts, bonding )

- 2961 days ago -
And every Mother's Day, while paying due gratitude to my human mom, I spend hours in stunned pain considering the millions of mothers lying on cold cement floors, helplessly lying in their excrement and unable to interact with their young in any way
Labeling Misleading in Animal Derived Foods, Australia
Offbeat  (tags: factory farming, australia, misleading labeling, farm animals, animal rights )

- 2978 days ago -
--Food labeling standards in Australia are misleading consumers about the conditions of local farm animals, says a leading animal rights group. (RSPCA), Australia's largest animal welfare organization, says terms like "free-range", "corn-fed" and even "or
Animals Australia Exposes Factory Farming Cruelty in the Land Down Under
Offbeat  (tags: aniimals australia, animal advocates fighing against animal , factory farming )

- 3006 days ago -
Animals Australia is a non-profit animal protection organization located in Victoria, Australia. The organization is committed to exposing animal abuse and promoting a cruelty-free lifestyle to the land down under.
Rogersville Monastery's Chicken Factory Farm
Offbeat  (tags: rogersville chicken factory farming, factory farming, mushrooms )

- 3048 days ago -
Following PETA's 2007 release of an investigation of Mepkin Abbey factory farm, the South Carolina monastery started growing mushrooms instead. An animal rights organization is calling for a Rogersville monastery [New Brunswick] to shut down its
Diseases Aren't Named for Animals Because They're Cute
Offbeat  (tags: diseases, animal names, factory farming, humans )

- 3066 days ago -
Mad Cow. Bird Flu. Swine Flu. None of these diseases originated in the wild. Each of them is linked to the abuse and neglect of animals raised for food in factory farms. When our food system keeps spawning and spreading illnesses in epidemic proportion
Greens Push for 'Cruelty-Free' Christmas Feed
Offbeat  (tags: political, greens party, factory farming, pig farms )

- 3071 days ago -
The Australian Greens may have just made the Christmas lunch political, by urging consumers to take a stance against what they've described as "the miserable lives of millions of farm animals". The Greens are backing an Animals Australia campaign
We Are Excited to Let You Know That Animals Australia Has Just Launched a National TV Campaign That Is Speaking Up for Factory-F
Offbeat  (tags: animals, australia TV ad, Factory Farming, helping animals )

- 3085 days ago -
The shocked look on her face says it all. This shopper has just seen for the first time the miserable lives endured by mother pigs in factory farms. Like most Australian consumers she had no idea that the pork, bacon and ham that she had been purchasing
Suckled In: It's Udderly Ridiculous
Offbeat  (tags: milk hoax, factory farming, calves, dairy industry, bobby calves )

- 3102 days ago -
WITH Wednesday's Heckler about spilt milk and recent talk of hoaxes I was suddenly struck by what is surely one of the biggest hoaxes ever - the milk hoax.
A Vegan Truth
Offbeat  (tags: factory farming, going vegan, co-founded, Farm Sanctuary )

- 3487 days ago -
Gene Baur recalls the time he found a pile of dead sheep behind a stockyard in Lancaster, Penn. Continuing his investigation, he noticed something that shocked him. Among the decaying carcasses, one sheep was still alive.

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