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J Morris Hicks

Flatulent cows...and saving the planet

J Morris Hicks | April 14, 2011 | Animals, Green, International

Read More: causes of global warming, cows, global warming, greenhouse gases, livestock, methane

Every two-year old knows that flatulence is funny, they just haven't learned that fancy word for it yet. But the environmental impact of the 60 billion animals that we raise for our dinner tables is no laughing matter. In a...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Spiritual People Moving Toward Veganism?

Dr. Will Tuttle | April 2, 2011 | Animals, Food, Health

Question: In the last couple of decades, how much of a change do you think there’s been in the perspective of spiritual people about the human relationship to nonhuman animals?Overall, I’ve seen a gradually increasing tempo of change among “spiritual...

Jess Parsons

The truth about cats and dogs (why not buy?)

Jess Parsons | April 1, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal cruelty, animal shelters, breeders, cats, dogs, donations, euthanasia, kittens and mother's milk, pet stores, pets, volunteers

Our New Family Members After sadly farewelling our longtime family pets in 2008, we were finally ready to welcome some new furry babies into the house.  We wanted our cats to be friends with each other and with our children,...

Sarah Taylor

Lessons from Oliver

Sarah Taylor | March 17, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal rescue, Farm Sanctuary, Sheep, vegan

My sheep died last week.  I am devastated.  I miss him terribly, even though I only got to see him about once a year on my annual trek to Animal Acres, a farm animal rescue outside of LA.  He...

Jess Parsons

Got Money? La Leche League International milks the cash cow

Jess Parsons | March 15, 2011 | Animals

Read More: baby, breastfeeding, calf, conflict of interest, cow, dairy, funding, got breastmilk, got milk, La Leche League, marketing, merchandise, mother

Mothers giving milk? La Leche League International has grown since 1956 from a group of seven mothers to a highly reputable worldwide organisation with unparalleled achievements in promoting breastfeeding as the normal and healthy way to feed babies -...

Gene Baur

The Low-Down on Downers and the USDA

Gene Baur | March 4, 2011 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, Alison Longley, Campaigns, Cattle, Downed Animals, downers, Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary, goats, Investigations, News and Updates, Petition, Pigs, President Obama, Sheep, Slaughterhouses, Undercover Investigations, USDA

When it comes to slaughtering animals too sick or weak to even stand for human food, the majority of U.S. citizens are resoundingly opposed. But despite this public sentiment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows this irresponsible and inhumane...

John Davis

Living on the Front Line

John Davis | January 19, 2011 | Animals, International

Last Friday Hazel and I were in a group of 15 sitting down to a vegan meal together. Nothing unusual in that you might think, but in this little corner of the world it was probably unique. This is livestock...

Michael Greger MD

Food Safety Modernization Act passes

Michael Greger MD | November 30, 2010 | Animals

In 1999, President Clinton announced the government was taking "new action on food safety to cut in half, over the next five years, the number of Salmonella cases attributed to eggs. And our goal is to eliminate these cases...

Gene Baur

The Truth Behind Thanksgiving

Gene Baur | November 9, 2010 | Animals, Food

Read More: Adopt-A-Turkey Project, Agribusiness, Artificial Insemination, Celebrities, Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary, Fund Raisers, Gene Baur, Investigations, Thanksgiving, Turkeys

  Dark, filthy warehouses that reek of excrement. Masses of animals in distress. Mutilated beaks and toes. Sick, injured birds left to suffer and die without anyone to help them. These are not the kinds of images we tend...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Is it a Coincidence?

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | October 25, 2010 | Animals, Health

Read More: animal rights, animal suffering, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, julieanna hever, optimal health, veganism, whole food plant-based diet

Is it a coincidence??? That the human body suffers when the animals' do? Is it coincidence??? That our body responds to the torture and slaughter of innocent lives in kind by offering little more than torture and an untimely...

Michael Greger MD

Frankenfish and Screamer Disease

Michael Greger MD | October 19, 2010 | Animals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently considering the approval of the first transgenic farm animal for human consumption, the AquAdvantage Salmon. Genetically engineered for rapid growth with two stretches of foreign DNA--a growth hormone gene with an antifreeze...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Inner Peace: A Simple Choice

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 14, 2010 | Animals

Read More: Animal Acres, inner peace, plant-based nutrition, whole foods

Sanctuary Animals Give an Invaluable Gift The early morning was cool as my daughter Angela, our friends Teagen, Rose, and Rachel, and I set out for the 164 mile drive to Animal Acres. I had long wanted to visit this...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Switzerland - The Dark Side of Small Farms

Dr. Will Tuttle | July 30, 2010 | Animals, International

Read More: veganism

Lessons From Switzerland     As the chorus of anti-factory farming voices grows, many people are calling for a return to the "good old days" of small family farms to provide our meat, dairy products, and eggs. Having just returned from...

Gene Baur

Change for Chickens (and the Nation)

Gene Baur | July 8, 2010 | Animals

Read More: ballot initiative, Campaigns, Chickens, confinement, Eggs, Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur, Law, Legislation, News and Updates, Ohio Ballot Initiative, Proposition 2, Schwarzenegger

   In Ohio, half a million citizens signed petitions this year to place a measure on the statewide ballot to outlaw veal crates, gestation crates and battery cages. As the deadline to submit those signatures approached last month, agribusiness came...

Gene Baur

Important Progress for Farm Animals in Ohio

Gene Baur | July 1, 2010 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, ballot initiative, Campaigns, Cattle, Chickens, confinement, Current Affairs, Downed Animals, Eggs, Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur, Law, Legislation, News and Updates, Ohio Ballot Initiative, Pigs, Volunteers

  Over the past year, more than 500,000 Ohio citizens signed a petition aimed at placing an initiative on the statewide ballot this November to ban cruel factory farming practices. Those signatures gathered by tireless volunteers, many of whom were...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Stopping Our War on Animals

Dr. Will Tuttle | June 17, 2010 | Animals

Read More: animals, veganism, vegetarian, war

The last few weeks have been painfully embarrassing for the dairy and egg producing industries. First, there was the release on May 15, 2010, by Mercy For Animals, an animal protection group, of undercover video footage taken at Conklin Dairy,...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Plant-Based Diet Can End Wildlife Apocalypse Now

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 10, 2010 | Animals

Read More: oil spill, wildlife

Successful wildlife conservation depends on a transition to a plant-based diet. The devastating apocalypse now for birds, fish, and mammals threatened by the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher captures the world's conscience and desire to rescue animals in peril. Yet...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Meet the Ducks

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | June 8, 2010 | Animals

Read More: animal rescue, Animal Welfare, Duck, ducklings, ducks

Meet the Duck Family. I just met them this afternoon. Yes, your eyes are seeing clearly...they are in a parking lot. You see, while my kids were in school this morning, I went to the gym for some cardio...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Memorial Day for Animals

Dr. Will Tuttle | May 30, 2010 | Animals, Lifestyle

Read More: Dairy, Memorial Day, Vegan

    Here's an ironic 3-way conjunction: Memorial Day; the recent release of the undercover Conklin Dairy video footage; and the spewing volcano of oil deep in the Gulf. Memorial Day is a time to honor those serving in war, harmed...

Gene Baur

Ohio Animal Abuse Demonstrates Need for Farm Animal Protection Laws

Gene Baur | May 28, 2010 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, Cattle, Conklin, Dairy, Factory Farming, Gene Baur, Legislation, Ohio

This week, the animal protection group, Mercy For Animals, released a heart-wrenching undercover video from Conklin Dairy, located in Union County, Ohio, near Columbus. This disturbing footage shows workers brutally beating cows with crowbars, stabbing them with pitchforks, breaking...