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The Backyard Chess Game: Dogs, Chickens and Egg Fixations
Society & Culture  (tags: )

- 1886 days ago -
What might appear to be innocuous or even beneficial arrangements--such as keeping hens for their eggs--are in fact quietly exploitative in ways most of us never see.
We Are Earthlings: A Modern Farming Myth
Society & Culture  (tags: )

- 1888 days ago -
"We are Earthlings" reinforces fantasy over reality about how animals live today on modern farms and, predictably, only depicts scenes of friendly and caring interactions between "Earthlings" and the animals in their care.
The Killer K-19: When the Chicken Industry Becomes the Activists Best Spokesperson
Animals  (tags: )

- 1890 days ago -
The most disturbing reality of modern animal agribusiness is not the graphic images and videos from animal rights groups but instead from what the meat industry itself considers normal and "business as usual."
Laura's Chance Discovery of Turkeys
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, violence, death, activists, transportation, society, law, education, crime, culture, abuse )

- 1894 days ago -
Laura discovered a transport truck full of turkeys in cages that had been in transport for seven days without food and water or shelter.No doubt birds like these end up being labeled "organic," "free range," "humane" in the store.
Rayann: As Good as It Gets for Dairy Cows
Animals  (tags: )

- 1895 days ago -
Rayann, a new arrival at Wagner Farm, should be the happiest dairy cow in the world. After all, Wagner Farm, a self-professed model for "humane" and locavore farming. So why does Rannan look like her spirit has been been broken?
Beyond Eggs: Why I Keep Backyard Chickens
Society & Culture  (tags: )

- 1900 days ago -
People often ask me why I have chickens. "Is it for the eggs?," they ask. In fact, I find people far more interested in the fancy colors and sizes of chicken eggs than I do about the birds who lay them. Isn't that interesting?
Where Factory Farming and Family Farming Intersect - Free From Harm
Animals  (tags: factory farming )

- 1901 days ago -
why is Wagner Farm, which presents itself as a model for the modern locavore family farm, proudly announcing a factory farm behemoth the likes of Oscar Mayer as its key sponsor? Well, dig just one layer deeper and what you'll find is that Kraft Foods...
What Do You Do With the Eggs If You Don't Eat Them?
Animals  (tags: )

- 1926 days ago -
I don't eat the eggs from the chickens in my care. The assumption underlying this question is that chickens lay eggs in the same way that fruit falls from trees. Now the truth of the matter:
12 Reasons Why I Don't Believe in Humane Slaughter
Society & Culture  (tags: )

- 1926 days ago -
The emergence of so-called "humane slaughter" indicates a growing awareness and concern for animal suffering -- that society is finally acknowledging and taking seriously the fact that animals really do have the capacity to suffer.
Searching for Truth in the Agriculture - Climate Change Connection
Environment  (tags: )

- 1946 days ago -
I'm so honored to publish on Free from Harm this exclusive piece from one of our country's leading climate scientists, Robert Goodland, who argues here that even the UN has grossly underestimated the impact of animal agriculture on climate change.
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