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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.

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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. But according to Bill S.2232, animals used for food will no longer be held captive in extreme confinement. — Global Animal

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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 depth on the Cowspiracy website. Read below for more on this progressive project and “the sustainability secret.” — Global Animal

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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 from the property to prevent suffering of the animal due to hazardous conditions, as well as Noble’s inability to properly alter her house. — Global Animal

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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 the United States (HSUS), Cleveland Armory Black Beauty Ranch is the largest animal sanctuary for formerly abused, neglected, and abandoned animals. — Global Animal

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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. The film details the efforts of the workers and volunteers of Animal Place in their attempt to save as many lives as they could from the farm. Thanks to their hard work, they were able to save 4,500 birds. — Global Animal

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“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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Horses Enjoy Greener Pastures At Florida Retirement Home

(HORSE RESCUE/EQUINE SANCTUARY) Thanks to Mill Creek Farm, Florida is now a retirement hot spot for horses, too. Owned by Peter and Mary Gregory, the sanctuary provides lifetime care to horses seized by law enforcement agencies, retired from government service, rescued by humane societies, and destined for slaughter. At this safe-haven for old, abused, and abandoned animals, the horses will receive veterinary care, be doted on by kind-hearted volunteers, and spend the rest of their days in tranquility—roaming acres of tree-studded pastures where they’ll never be worked or ridden again. For ways to help this vital Retirement Home for Horses, visit Millcreekfarm.org, and continue reading to find out more about the noble horses that live there. — Global Animal

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