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  • January 1, 2014

    Long Flight to Freedom

    Cross-country rescue highlights the plight of factory farm hens.

  • March 30, 2011

    Dreaming the Possible Dream

    The Bond, a new book by HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle, explores humanity’s eternal bond with animals and issues an urgent call to answer the needs of millions of at-risk creatures.

  • July 1, 2010

    Q & A: The Faces Behind the Numbers

    A pair of recently published books makes a convincing case that farm animals-chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, and others-are intellectually and emotionally complex creatures with social skills and needs not so different from our own.

  • March 1, 2010

    To the Rescue: Saved from Slaughter

    A Yonkers family saves a lamb from slaughter and shepherds him to safety at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

  • November 1, 2009

    Creature Feature: Coming Home to Roost

    Chicken keeping is on the upswing as a hobby, and for some, caring for their own little flock of clucking pets has become a passion. But for others, the charm wears off quickly, and that's caused an increase of surrender inquiries at some shelters and rescue groups.

  • January 1, 2009

    Creature Feature: Some Pig!

    Consider the plight of potbellied pigs: Once a trendy novelty pet for the rich and famous, they now can be had for a song at local flea markets. And since they're sometimes sold small to people unprepared for the full-grown version, they might end up in your shelter.

  • November 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Bringing Them Home, But Not For Bacon

    In the course of saving dozens of dehydrated, malnourished, and severely sunburned Iowa pigs stranded on a Mississippi River levee by flooding, rescuers found they had to move beyond the initial rescue plan. Way beyond.

  • May 1, 2008

    Field Trip: Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

    The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary rescues livestock from factory farms and educates the public about food choices that are better for the planet, the animals, and people.

  • September 1, 2007

    To the Rescue: Going Whole Hog

    Thanks to a tip provided by a concerned utility worker, officers were able to save eight neglected piglets from a rundown property in rural Maryland.

  • May 1, 2007

    Commentary: Why Dog and Cat People Should Care About Farm Animal Welfare

    The executive director of a New Hampshire shelter talks about why shelter workers should care about what'and whom'they eat.

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