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Antibiotics in Chicken linked to Bladder Infections

Antibiotics are ubiquitous in factory farming. Thanks to incredibly confined cages and horrific living conditions, animals in factory farms are more prone to infection. On top of that, factory farming facilities often pump animals full of antibiotics because this practice makes them grow larger. Chickens are no exception when it comes to overuse of antibiotics, and new research shows a link between antibiotics in chicken and the superbugs causing bladder infections in humans that are becoming more and more difficult to treat.

July 12th

Georgia Right to Grow Act

Five Georgia legislators have introduced the “Georgia Right to Grow Act”, intended to protect the right of Georgians to grow food crops and raise chickens and rabbits for home consumption. The law would not allow people to use their backyards for commercial agriculture. Similar bills have been introduced in previous legislative sessions, but didn’t make […]

February 6th

Small-scale Farming in Wales

Last week, I went on a trip to Northern Wales and stayed on a small farm. Although I knew the ultimate fates of the animals there, I have to say, as far as farm animals go, they had a pretty good life, so I wondered, why isn’t it like this everywhere?

August 26th