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.

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! This little guy however, was missing all of his feathers. I think the poor little guy was moulting. appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. just for fun

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. You can use fresh chicken but it will greatly reduce the shelf life. Add a few of the suggested natural ingredients to turn it into a delicious nutritional supplement.

ASPCA Change Your Chicken Challenge #ChangeYourChicken

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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. So animal cruelty, of any kind, is something we do not take lightly.

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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

Who Wants To See a Greater Prairie Chicken?

10,000 Birds

Have you ever seen a Greater Prairie Chicken? Destroy the native prairies and lose Henslow’s Sparrows , Bobolinks , Upland Sandpipers , and Greater Prairie Chickens. In Abraham Lincoln’s day, Prairie Chickens were an incredibly abundant part of the Illinois prairie landscape. Couple that with the fact that Greater Prairie Chickens are either holding on or in decline in all states except Nebraska and the national picture becomes clear.

Birds of Chicken Inferno 2011

10,000 Birds

For 13 years now, friends and family have been gathering in an undisclosed corner of Potter County, Pennsylvania during the third weekend of July to create a glorious giant chicken of wood, straw, and gunpowder only to burn it. The Chicken Inferno is always one of the highlights of my year, but bird watching rarely takes center stage at the event. This year, we went with a Picasso chicken. In tribute to the master, our chicken was constructed in multiple planes.

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What’s in a Name: Attwater’s Prairie Chicken

10,000 Birds

And then there’s Attwater’s Prairie Chicken. A distinct subspecies of Greater Prairie Chicken that once numbered a million strong and called coastal grasslands from Louisiana to the Mexican border home, it was more than decimated by development in its native habitat, with less than 50 birds left in the wild in 1996. Competition with invasive fire ants for insect food is a major source of mortality for young Attwater’s Prairie Chickens.

Why Did the Prairie Chicken Cross the State?

10,000 Birds

112 got, this radio transmitter nevertheless tells scientists at the Missouri Department of Conservation where this Greater Prairie Chicken is. . And actually, this particular Greater Prairie Chicken crossed two states.) Researchers don’t know if this type of journey is the exception or the rule for Greater Prairie Chickens. The lowest green dot is Dunn Ranch in Harrison County, Missouri, where prairie chickens were also released and are being tracked.

"The Chicken Craze"

Animal Ethics

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

Red-shouldered Hawk Diet: From Worms To Chicken Thighs

10,000 Birds

I’ve heard of parks in Florida that have red-shoulders who have figured out how to grab chicken pieces off of grills as an easy food source. She would put out a chicken thigh a day (or sometimes a frog) on a wooden tray feeder and the hawk would immediately come down and take the food. Sometimes hawks, in particular, Red-shouldered hawks will go all Turdus migratorious , hop on the ground and nosh some slimy earth worms.

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

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Tags: animal abuse eggs farm animal welfare factory farm chickens

Surprising NYTimes Editorial about National Egg Production

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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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Brewery Ommegang: Idyll Days Pilsner

10,000 Birds

Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze chickens Red Junglefowl summerIt’s hard to believe that a few weeks ago I was checking the weather forecast every day, eagerly anticipating any warm, southerly winds that might carry with them new arrivals during the height of spring migration in May.

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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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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. We took the chicken to Daniel's parents' house and left it in the box in the garage overnight." He had indeed just murdered a chicken. I confirmed my weird personal right to consume chicken." Our little chicken was very much on my mind as we ate her."

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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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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. Tags: Uncategorized pictures Veganism chickens Kindred Spirits Sanctuary After a 7 month hiatus from this blog, I wonder: is anyone still out there? Anyone waiting for me to post? I bet you are just beside yourself with curiosity about where I’ve been.

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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

Visiting Bird Service: Avian “Pet Therapy” Cheers Seniors

10,000 Birds

But Kasia has kept the bird-therapy program going with other rescued birds, including ducks and chickens that are often surrendered or abandoned once Easter’s over. News chickens Kasia’s Bird Ark Rescue nursing homes senior citizens Wood DuckYou may have heard of nursing homes or assisted living facilities bringing in dogs and cats to give their residents a little “pet therapy.” But what about birds? One enterprising New Orleans-area bird rescuer is doing just that.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2012?

10,000 Birds

Speaking of July, every year around this time an assemblage of my family and friends gather in a remote part of Pennsylvania for food, fun, and flaming chickens. Yes, I will be birding at the Chicken Inferno this weekend. However, while there will definitely be a chicken this year (probably Jackson Pollock-themed), an inferno might be ill-advised considering the tinder-dry condition of the area. Here is the Picasso-inspired Chicken of Inferno 2011.

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Vegan Food & Adorable Wild Chickens in Hawaii

Creature Talk

Anyway, there are still some wild chickens in Hawaii, and I snapped a few photos of them. At the end of April I went to Hawaii with my boyfriend and my family. We had such an amazing time, and I have meant to post some pictures ever since! Now it’s JUNE and here I am finally doing it. The first one of the hen with her chicks is my favorite–could they BE any CUTER??: Wild hen & her babies in Haleiwa. A gorgeous rooster in Haleiwa.

Proposition 2 Poll

Critter News

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Consolidation of Egg Industry

Critter News

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of July 2012?

10,000 Birds

The Jackson Pollack-inspired effigy of the Chicken Inferno 2012! Birding chicken inferno July weekendJuly is ending, which prompts me to inquire whether you are making the most of your months. Summer months mean a lot to me, which must explain why I’m always on the run these days. Have you been watching the sun set in strange skies? You should. This weekend, I’m heading out to Michigan for a week of sand and sun.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2012)

10,000 Birds

In fact, I’m about ready to drop from exhaustion because of the 14th annual Chicken Inferno; here’s why… Details about the event will come later in the week, but for now I’ll tag Eastern Meadowlark as my Best Bird of the Weekend. Birding Baby Bird Week best bird chicken inferno weekendIn principle, weekends should generally improve upon what the everyday work week has to offer. In practice, though, some weekends are just more awesome than others.

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Economic Conditions Make People Eat Less Steak

Critter News

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

Back Battle on the Booming Grounds

10,000 Birds

The Greater Prairie Chicken , once common throughout North America, has undergone rapid population decline, mostly due to habitat loss. The Greater Prairie Chicken’s story seems to be a tragic one, but Timothy Barksdale sees something compelling in it. Birds prairie chickens prairies videoThe tallgrass prairie that once blanketed the Midwest has been almost completely converted to cropland, leaving Tympanuchus cupido painfully vulnerable.

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Purina Waggin’ Train Treats Giveaway

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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. Waggin’ Train Chicken Jerky Tenders - Made with real white meat chicken sourced exclusively from a single, trusted chicken supplier with operations in China which is part of a USA company.

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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. The young boy says, "you dip the chicken in the egg ." Of course the chicken is not recognizable from the one we just saw and loved. It's a floppy thing on a plate that has nothing to do with chickens.

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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.

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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. Supper: Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Slow-Cooked Chicken Recipe – Food made with natural ingredients like real chicken and brown rice, carrots and greens in a delicious sauce says “comfort food” and “love”.

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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. The conclusion I'm left making is that the person saying "Because it tastes good" thinks that it's funny that a sentient being was raped (in the case of cows), mutilated (chickens, pigs and others) and slaughtered (everyone) because people find them tasty.

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PETA Among Groups Spied on by Maryland State Police

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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.

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. Nothing like a little corn on the cob to make summer feel just right! Summer BBQ Winner originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on July 27, 2010.

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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. Baby was very excited to try the new Rachael Ray Nutrish Naturally Delish wet dog foods! If your dog would like to try, be sure to keep reading, as we have a Naturally Delish giveaway for you at the end of this post!

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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. Saving one dog or goat or chicken matters a lot to that one dog or goat or chicken, and that is kind of a powerful thought.

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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. One of them was pretty educated about the evils of factory farming, and said that she didn’t eat much meat because she had to know where it came from.

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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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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. We’ve been to the vet a few times, and are now trying to help her get her weight back up.

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