A naked chicken!

4 The Love Of Animals

We recently went to visit a little farm, and they had a lot of fun chickens. I believe the breed of chicken is called Cochin, but as you can see, he doesn’t have the signature “pants” that his fellow chickens have. The post A naked chicken!

Easy Chicken Dog Cookies

4 The Love Of Animals

These Chicken dog treats are full of flavor and nutrition for your best friend. Easy Chicken Dog Cookies. 1/4 cup unseasoned chicken drippings. Optional Decoration: Press small pieces of freeze-dried chicken into top before baking.

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Do Chickens Feel Empathy?

Critter News

Here's an article from the Telegraph regarding chickens feeling empathy. I used to hate chickens as a child and thought they were irritating. Now, I think they're wonderful and we sponsor Camilla the Chicken through Farm Sanctuary's animal sponsorship program. farm animal welfare chickens animal emotionsThe research is from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol.

ASPCA Change Your Chicken Challenge #ChangeYourChicken

4 The Love Of Animals

There are probably not many people who know and … Continue reading → The post ASPCA Change Your Chicken Challenge #ChangeYourChicken appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. The love that we have for all animals is what inspired us to begin this blog in 2007.

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More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

Critter News

I realize that the most humane method of treating chickens is to not kill them for food.BUT, as long as there is still a demand for their meat, PETA is advocating "Controlled-Atmosphere Killing" as an improvement over current methods of electric immobilization. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-approved slaughter method that is currently used to kill 75 percent of turkeys and 25 percent of chickens in the United Kingdom and 10 percent of all birds in the European Union.

Chicken Wars in the Pacific Northwest

Critter News

Silly piece in a way about the battle between people who want urban chickens and those who don't. Tags: seattle pacific northwest farm animal welfare chickens

"The Chicken Craze"

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about the growing number of people who raise chickens

Groups Urge FDA Ban on Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows.Wait, WHAT???

Critter News

Well, you learn something new every day. A coalition of food and consumer groups that includes Consumers Union and the Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban the practice. McDonald's Corp., the nation's largest restaurant user of beef, also wants the FDA to prohibit the feeding of so-called poultry litter to cattle. Yeesh. Happy Halloween

Cambodian Blood Sport: Crocodiles Tearing Live Animals Apart

Critter News

cambodia blood crocodile chickensDisgusting. It's happening at the Siem Reap Crocodile Farm in Cambodia.

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More Alleged Abuse At Iowa Egg Farms

Critter News

Tags: animal abuse eggs farm animal welfare factory farm chickens

Surprising NYTimes Editorial about National Egg Production

Critter News

battery hens eggs egg production hens farm animal welfare agriculture agribusiness chickensSurprising to me at least. The editorial advocates a national standard that establishes humane standards in all parts of the country.

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On The Respectful Emperor

Animal Person

Yesterday I saw what could be the next such attempt in The Atlantic's " Last Clucks: The Death of a Chicken ," by Sara Lipka. the chicken waited with me, its head sticking through a gap in the top of the box. He had indeed just murdered a chicken.

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Veganism in the Workplace

Creature Talk

One man said “you like chickens?&#. Slaughtered them ourselves!&# Um… not exactly what I meant when I said I like chickens. Tagged: chickens , Kindred Spirits Sanctuary , pictures , Veganism.

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Royal Decree Issued in Spain Over Animal Welfare

Critter News

battery hens spain farm animal welfare chickensInteresting! Effective? Who knows? Here's an excerpt from Farmers Weekly Interactive. The Spanish government has taken the unusual step of issuing a royal decree to compel farmers to report on what action they are taking to comply with the 2012 conventional cage-ban and if they require any government assistance.

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“You Want Farm Animals to Go Extinct!”

Creature Talk

Those that couldn’t - like “broiler&# chickens - would only find it difficult because of human intervention in their breeding. Chickens who are bred for meat grow so large so quickly that even with the best of care, they do not live long. My sister lives in Tampa, FL and she sees wild chickens all the time. So, do I want pigs, cows, and chickens to exist? Tags: Animal Rights Farmed Animals Veganism chickens omnivores pictures wildlife

The Other Side of the Egg Debate

Critter News

I believe that chickens should have room to stretch and walk around. Hetty Alcuitas, a volunteer with Grassroots Women, said she sympathizes with the environmental and animal-rights arguments against caged chickens. Tags: proposition 2 eggs factory farm food chickens I am a firm supporter of reforming factory egg farming. And I'm willing to pay for more expensive eggs if it allows for that.

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Proposition 2 Poll

Critter News

Tags: eggs california farm animal welfare factory farm chickens

Consolidation of Egg Industry

Critter News

Tags: eggs farm animal welfare factory farm chickens

Vegan Atheist 40+ Parenting

Animal Person

And of course, many self-identified vegetarians eat fishes and/or chickens. Then there's the instructional video sent in by a viewer teaching us how to make chicken cutlets. Right after all of the love in the world for the chickens of the barnyard. But it's called "chicken."

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Purina Waggin’ Train Treats Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

Each variety of the real meat chicken jerky dog treats are made with very careful oversight, from the egg all the way to the finished product. The three real chicken varieties are slow cooked to make the most delicious snack for your dog. The Chicken is sourced exclusively in the U.S.

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Economic Conditions Make People Eat Less Steak

Critter News

They're just eating chicken instead. but don't get excited.

What Matters to Animals…

Creature Talk

As I’m sitting here in my comfy chair, chickens and pigs and cows and so many other kinds of animals are being strung up by their legs and getting their throats cut. That feel-good deed, though, isn’t important to the chickens whose throats are being slit right now.

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Why Do Animals Exist?

Creature Talk

They exist to be pigs and cows and chickens and zebras and elephants. This weekend I got into a rather passionate debate with some friends of friends about animal rights.

To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

And I want Baby Sky to grow up in a home where there is just as much respect for chickens and calves and fishes as there is for greyhounds and cats and people.

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Weird Factoid about Cockfighting in Oklahoma

Critter News

Cockfighting was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anticruelty laws. News & World Report, 6 December 1999. oklahoma cockfighting blood sport

A gourmet menu for your cat.

4 The Love Of Animals

Daytime Nibbles: Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Grain-Free Natural Chicken and Potato Recipe dry food- Delicious ingredients like chicken (the first ingredient), green peas, apples, cranberries, carrots & broccoli will make your cat happy while providing the nutrition that she needs.

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Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

Creature Talk

The last thing I want to point out is that Maine’s law does not specify how many hens may be kept in a cage, nor does it specify how chickens should be humanely euthanized. Egg laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on today’s factory farms.

Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

Chickens, turkeys, pigs and other farmed animals get nothing of the sort. Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting. Today is one of those days. Last night I was watching Animal Planet, as I often do, and the show was about polar bears in the wild. There was a mama polar bear and her 2 cubs who were not yet full grown, but also not tiny.

Summer BBQ Winner

4 The Love Of Animals

We just had to share the adorable winning photo of our Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Summer BBQ Photo contest. Congrats to Paula who won the camera, and thanks again to Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul for sponsoring the giveaway.

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Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

When he spends what seems like an eternity discussing cockfighting and the people who participate, mostly to set up the comparison to how the chickens we eat are treated and the lack of outrage over that, I respond, “What is wrong with you?

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I’m Vegan, and No, I’m Not a Freak

Creature Talk

The menu was very meat-centric: chicken, shrimp, and really, really rare steak. The Romain Rolland quote I posted last week has been on my mind a lot lately: To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse.

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Rachael Ray Nutrish Naturally Delish

4 The Love Of Animals

The first thing we had her try was the “Chicken Paw Pie”, and she simply loved it! There are four flavors total; Chicken Paw Pie, Savory Lamb Stew, Hearty Beef Stew, and Chicken Muttballs with Pasta.

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Summer BBQ Photo Contest

4 The Love Of Animals

We are happy to announce the Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul Digital Camera Summer BBQ Photo Contest! Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul encourages you to enjoy the summer with friends, family, and of course, your pets!

2010 223

Did someone say treats?

4 The Love Of Animals

Of course, she is loving the fact that the vet has given her permission to eat peanut butter, mac and cheese, and more of her favorite treats from Cesar ( Cesar Softies Grilled Chicken Flavor ). Our sweet pup has been a bit sick recently.

2014 235

Purina Beyond Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

Can I have some of that chicken? Egg-battered rosemary chicken breast with carrot barley tabbouleh. We recently received a sample of the new Purina Beyond dog food (and we have some bags to give away for cats or dogs, so be sure to keep reading).

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PETA Among Groups Spied on by Maryland State Police

Critter News

PETA was labeled a "security threat group" in April 2005, and by July police were looking into a tip that the group had learned about a failing chicken farm in Kent County and planned on "protesting or stealing the chickens." A "very casually dressed" undercover trooper attended a speech by PETA's president that month and waited afterward to see whether anyone talked about chickens.

On Wipeout and Lion Burgers

Animal Person

I mean, I eat chicken and fish.". Interviewer: "Wait, so you want to abolish animal cruelty, except for chickens and fish, (pointing at the contestant) because she doesn't like them?". Contestant (flustered): "We, well, we used to have chickens on our ranch.". Interviewer: "Oh, so you've killed chickens.". Now you kill turkeys, chickens, fish and--". Have you seen the ridiculous television show, Wipeout ?

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#DogProblems giveaway!

4 The Love Of Animals

Also, they have created a new hypoallergenic diet, Purina Veterinary Diets® HA Hydrolyzed™ Canine Chicken Flavor Formula. The team at Purina Veterinary Diets is igniting a conversation around common #DogProblems, like gas (oh, dog gas can be almost deadly, can’t it?!).

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On Teaching Children

Animal Person

The students learn to debone a chicken and slice cheese. I wonder how much the students learn about the chicken and where the carcass came from and what happens during the life of a chicken. Removing skin and bones from a chicken breast was "slimy and gushy and. I wonder how much fun it would be if she knew the chicken and saw how the chicken died and was dismembered.

Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

Goose eggs are around two to three times bigger than chicken eggs and duck eggs are just slightly larger than chicken eggs. The slightly larger size and higher yoke to white ratio are thought to make baked goods richer and more moist compared to when using chicken eggs.

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Giveaway: Summer Travels

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Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul wants to hear about your favorite "Summer Trave&# l stories and how you handle taking care of your pets on the road. Prize: Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul pet "goody bag”. For an additional entry, “like&# Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul on Facebook. Thanks to Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul who is sponsoring this giveaway and providing the prize.

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Petcam; The World Through the Lens of Our Four Legged Friends

4 The Love Of Animals

Or even a chicken? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the world from the perpective of your dog or cat? What about a cow? Pet Cam: The World Through the Lens of Our Four-Legged Friends is full of wonderful photos from animal photographers!

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Giveaway: $20 PetCo Giftcard

4 The Love Of Animals

We have a $20 PetCo Giftcard for giveaway today thanks to Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul ! You may be familiar with the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, well, now you can share your love for your pet through this new line of pet food.

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