Browsing the "animals" Tag

Choosing the Best Pet Treats

February 20th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot around here about healthy eats for you and your kids, but what about your fur kids? The foods and treats that your dog and cat eat have impacts on the environment and on their health


Last-Minute Christmas Gift Idea for Animal Lovers

December 20th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

If you are like me, you have left Christmas in the back of your mind. OK, you probably aren't like me, but on the off chance you are and you need a last-minute Christmas gift for someone or you just need a last-minute gift for someone, I recently ran across a nice idea that's perfect for the animal lovers on your gift list


Take Action: National Conference to End Factory Farming

September 26th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I've got some good news for all those who care about decent treatment of animals. Farm Sanctuary is hosting its first-ever National Conference to End Factory Farming: For Health, Environment and Farm Animals this year -- October 27-29 in the Washington, D.C. area. Attend if you can!


Gelatin Made from Humans — Vegan?

July 19th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Wow, this is an interesting one. Some scientists are working on creating gelatin derived from human flesh and bones. Seriously -- an article has been published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. My mind is a little blank trying to think of what to say about this. On the one hand, I have plenty of thoughts, but on the other hand, I'm in a little bit of shock


Factory Farm Investigations on New Interactive Map

May 30th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

It must be the week for maps. I just recently announced that Food & Water Watch won an Interactive Media Award (IMA) for its interactive factory farming map. Now, news is there's another great interactive factory farming map just out from Animal Visuals, an excellent site with "visual resources for animals" (I've shared some of their stuff when writing about livestock production in the U.S. before)


Factory Farming Map Wins Interactive Media Award (Acceptance Speech Cut Off)

May 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I wrote about a pretty awesome (though, disturbing) interactive factory farming map created by Food & Water Watch and New Signature back in December. The map “illustrates the geographic shift in where and how food is raised in the U.S. and allows anyone to quickly search for the highest concentration of animals by region, state and county.” A non-interactive version of it is above



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