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All beloved farm animals, from cows and pigs and goats, to horses and chickens. Plus, news on ending factory farming cruelty.

Jon Stewart attends a 2015 Farm Sanctuary gala in New York City Getty Images/Brent N. Clark

This Is No Bull! Jon Stewart Rescues Runaway Bull

(CELEBRITY ACTIVISTS/ANIMAL RESCUE) Jon Stewart has tackled a lot of political bull in his years as the The Daily Show host, but now the comedian-actor-activist has saved an actual bull. After an Angus bull destined for slaughter broke free from the livestock holding area at the Archer Halal Live Poultry on Friday, the runaway bull–cleverly […]

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No Such Thing As Better Beef

(FACTORY FARMING) Eating completely sustainable meat doesn’t seem possible. Factory farming is undoubtedly destroying the environment, slaughtering unprecedented amounts of animals, and putting humans at risk of deadly diseases like E. coli and salmonella. However, sustainable farms have their own set of problems. Is this alternative better for the animals? Or is sustainable meat just […]

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The Truth Behind “Humane” Food

(HUMANE EATING/ANIMAL WELFARE) What does Certified Humane really mean? Organic? Free range? What’s the difference between these and how do they affect us? We’ve compiled the ultimate list with all of the answers to what humane labeling really means and the animals behind the labels. — Global Animal

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June was rescued from a cockfight bust. Photo Credit: Farm Sanctuary

Should Food Have A Personality?

(FARM ANIMALS/ANIMAL SANCTUARY) An estimated 58 billion animals are slaughtered for food annually worldwide. A very small number of those neglected and abused animals are rescued by Farm Sanctuary, an organization that gives these intelligent animals an opportunity to live out the rest of their lives with their friends and family. Read on to learn […]

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American Pharoah and Smokey on their way to Belmont Park on June 2. Photo Credit: www.thoroughbredracing.com

Barn Buds: Meet American Pharoah & His Sidekick Smokey

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/HORSES) After winning the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, American Pharoah is now the most famous horse in America. However, few know about his 6-year-old pony friend named Smokey, who serves as the thoroughbred’s companion, calming the horse’s nerves as he attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner in over three decades. […]

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Handsome One an elderly Thoroughbred Horse

The Beauty In Growing Old (GALLERY)

(PETS/FARM ANIMALS/ANIMAL PICTURES) After spending a year caring for her mother who suffers from dementia, photographer Isa Leshko decided to confront her own mortality and fears of old age by photographing elderly animals. Leshko’s pictures are reminders of the dignity and beauty that accompany growing old. The humbling photographs inspire empathy towards farm animals who, […]

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No Hoof, No Horse: 5 Tips For Caring For Your Horse’s Hooves

(HORSES/FARM ANIMAL CARE) Among equestrians there is an old saying, “no foot, no horse.” The phrase reminds us that we must always take exceptional care of our horse’s hooves. Whether you are reading this article from the sunny oasis of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) or snowed in at your farm, the following can help […]

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