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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.

<p>Turkeys have been so manipulated by farmers to produce the best Thanksgiving dinner meat that they can no longer mate naturally. Photo Credit: Andrea Goh via flickr</p>

Turkeys Raped By Technology For Thanksgiving

(THANKSGIVING/TURKEYS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is necessary we re-evaluate our traditions. Each Butterball Turkey purchased for the dining room table condones cruel procedures that have forever destroyed the natural abilities of these once wild animals. In order to create the meatiest birds, farmers breed for a large breasted turkey. As a result of this […]

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PETA’s Persuasion Saves Pigs’ Lives

(ANIMAL RESCUE/PIGS/FARM ANIMAL CRUELTY) PETA fieldworkers stumbled upon a horrific site the other week in North Carolina: a mother pig and her seven young piglets living in a hideous pen with no shelter to protect them from the blistering North Carolina sun. — Global Animal

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Steven Tyler Screams Against Farm Animal Abuse

(CELEBRITY NEWS/FACTORY FARMING) MASSACHUSETTS — Steven Tyler, lead singer of the band Aerosmith, is calling for a ban on the inhumane confinement of farm animals in gestation crates. Many farm animals used for food purposes, such as pigs and veal calves, are forced to live in these tiny and debilitating crates until they are slaughtered. […]

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“Cowspiracy,” The Ugly Truth About Animal Agriculture

(MOVIES/FACTORY FARMING) Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, produced by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, is a documentary “as eye-opening as Blackfish” that helps shed light on the factory farming industry—the leading cause of global warming, water depletion, and species extinction. The film is set to release at the end of June, and can be explored in more […]

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A Horse Of A Different Color? Scottish Pony Evicted From Home

(HORSES/ANIMAL WELFARE) UNITED KINGDOM — Grey Lady Too, a four-year-old dapple grey, has been living in her caretaker’s home on Isle of Lewis since 2011 following a dispute over grazing area. Her guardian Stephanie Noble moved Grey Lady Too into her home “for her own safety.” A Western Isles animal welfare council recently removed the pony […]

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The Cows Come Home: Neglected Cows Finally Find Sanctuary

(FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY/COWS) Cleveland Armory Black Beauty Ranch recently welcomed five cows to its facility in Murchison, Texas. Before arriving at the sanctuary, the cows were confiscated by animal control and a law enforcement agency in their hometown of Palm Beach County, Florida. Operated by The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The Humane Society of […]

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Movie Review: How “Turlock” Rescue Chickens Flew The Coop

(MOVIE REVIEW/FARM) A powerful new film, Turlock: The Documentary covers the large-scale rescue of chickens at a factory farm in Turlock, California. When the factory farm shut down, 50,000 chickens were left without food or water. After being starved and neglected for over two weeks, the chickens were rescued by Animal Place, a nearby farm sanctuary. […]

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"The Vampire Diaries" star Paul Wesley urges pork industry giant Seaboard Corporation to stop the cruel and inhumane practice of using pig gestation crates./Photo credit: posh24.com

“The Vampire Diaries” Star Stands Up For Pregnant Pigs

(CELEBRITIES/ANIMAL WELFARE) The fangs come out for The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley in response to pig gestation crates. Wesley joins other animal loving celebrities like Ryan Gosling, Martha Stewart, and Kristen Bell in speaking up against the cruel and torturous treatment of pregnant pigs. — Global Animal

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