Factory Farming

SHOCK: CANNIBAL HOGS

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada

An undercover investigation of a U.S. pig farm appears to have unearthed a disturbing practice -- pigs crammed into gestation crates being fed ground-...

Canada's Animals Deserve the Five Freedoms

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Ziyaad Mia

It's time to rethink our relationship with animals. We can begin by demanding effective laws from our governments guaranteeing the Five Freedoms for all animals in Canada. By doing this, animals may begin to become visible to us; they may matter.

As Smart And Sociable As Dogs But..

CP | David Crary, The Associated Press | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - There's extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other ...

'Why I Went Vegan:' Stories From Vegetarian Muslims

Anila Muhammad | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Anila Muhammad

Meet a diverse group of self-identified Muslims and read stories of why they choose to become vegetarians or vegans. I hope you will be inspired by what you read and consider adding vegetarian and vegan options to your diet.

Why So Surprised I'm A Muslim Vegetarian?

Anila Muhammad | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Anila Muhammad

My first glimpse into the slaughterhouse industry came when I read Fast Food Nation and discovered how animals where treated in factory farms. I was horrified to say the least. Interestingly enough, the idea of Muslims being vegetarian or vegans has prompted some debate.

The Ag Delusion: What's Missing from Encana Aggie Days? Just the Truth..

Paul Hughes | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

Aggie Days, an event that celebrates a sanitized and fictitious version of modern, industrialized agriculture. Animals are cute and cuddly. They have straw in their pens and room to roam. Baby chicks, cage free and with their beaks still intact, scurry around, enjoying their last bit of freedom.

The End of Cowshwitz: Will Ethical Bacon & Eggs be Coming to Cowtown?

Paul Hughes | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

If Calgary Co-op member, and local food activist, Clint Robertson's motion is successful on Wednesday at their AGM, Calgary Co-op will make history by being the first major food retailer in Canada to begin phasing out the intensive confinement of farm animals, specifically caged pork and battery caged hens for eggs.

What the Ikea Monkey Revealed About Animal Treatment in Canada

Lisa Kramer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada
Lisa Kramer

This poor juvenile rhesus macaque was found wandering through an IKEA parking lot in Toronto a few days ago, and he quickly became an international Internet sensation. In similar circumstances in recent memory, law enforcement agents have been known to shoot wayward animals, send them to zoos, or return them to their irresponsible human caretakers.

Gatineau Steer Shooting: Let's Stop the Bull

Camille Labchuk | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada
Camille Labchuk

Why do we object so vigorously to what these poor animals experienced, yet accept that had they not escaped from the trailer, the steers would have be slaughtered for food just hours later? The only difference is, we don't bear witness to these conditions -- the suffering goes on behind closed doors.

A Pig's Sanctuary

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada
Elizabeth Abbott

Belle the pot-bellied pig has found sanctuary-within-a-sanctuary, in her human caretakers' spacious living room. She is a winsome pig who happily gre...