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As pigs await slaughter at Farmer John, strangers offer water, love and comfort to the doomed

Published: 
Sun, 03/10/2019 - 11:01pm

Maya Benperlas stood in the middle of busy Vernon Avenue on a chilly Sunday night as a big rig hauling pigs slowed to a halt just outside the gates of Farmer John.

Eating Animals Film Screening Photos

Published: 
Wed, 03/06/2019 - 7:26pm

Thank you for joining us at the Screening of Eating Animals on February 27th!

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Christopher Quinn (GOD GREW TIRED OF US), EATING ANIMALS is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming.

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Animal-welfare groups clash over Proposition 12, which promises cage-free hens by 2022

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Thu, 10/25/2018 - 5:36pm

Animal-welfare activists have split over an initiative on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot that would phase in requirements to provide more space for egg-laying hens, breeding pigs and calves raised for veal in California.

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Bees are at risk from common crop pesticides, California study finds

Published: 
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:47pm

California farmers could face more restrictions on how they combat crop-eating insects after a state report concluded that one class of pesticide poses a significant risk to bees that pollinate almonds and other crops.

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By going vegan, America could feed an additional 390 million people, study suggests

Published: 
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:09am

More than 41 million Americans find themselves at risk of going hungry at some point during the year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.