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From the Valley of the Sun

A Heartfelt Examination of the Plight of Today's Farm Animals

Published: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:27:58 -0700

Last Build Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:29:53 -0700


Can We Save the Animals?

Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:27:58 -0700

Polls have shown time and again that the American public is not in agreement with the way farm animals are treated today. And yet weeks, months, even years pass with no action being taken to correct the situation. Agribusiness corporations, in the meantime, methodically and with unwavering determination, move ahead with their plans for expansion ....

The Birds We Consume

Fri, 22 Sep 2006 07:59:56 -0700

Much of the media's attention has focused recently on the debate surrounding Chicago's foie gras ban. Most surprising to me in all this is how such a large number of restaurant owners, chefs, and consumers seem to be so devoid of compassion for the animals in question.

Dairy Cows and Veal Calves

Thu, 7 Sep 2006 16:08:14 -0700

Prior to my learning about the horrors of factory farming, if someone had told me that there are animals on this earth who for their entire lives are imprisoned in wooden crates, chained by their necks, and prevented from performing the simplest of movements such as walking or turning; that they suffer from malnourishment, deliberately induced to encourage the onset of disease; and that these things are done to them to enhance the taste and texture of their cooked flesh for human consumption, I would have thought that such practices could only be found within the confines of some fictional tale of the macabre; or that they were being performed by a tribe of barbarians in complete isolation from modern-day society.

The Life of a Breeding Sow

Fri, 25 Aug 2006 12:08:31 -0700

Here, within rows of industrial factory buildings, the breeding sows are crowded together as closely as possible, each in a separate metallic "gestation crate", for the entire duration of their pregnancy - about four months.

An Introduction to Factory Farming

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 15:07:04 -0700

Factory farms have gained an immeasurable foothold in our economy, and until such time as the movement to rid ourselves of this cancer gains enough momentum, other means must be found to protect the animals. At the very least, we should strive to provide...........