Mama Pig Finally Gets the Experience Millions of Others Don’t – the Chance to Care for Her Babies

Mama Pig Finally Gets the Experience Millions of Others Don’t – the Chance to Care for Her Babies

We have the absolute sweetest video to share with you! You may remember the rescue of mama pig, Carol, and her piglets by Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary. Carol had given birth to seven tiny piglets in a pound before Edgar’s Mission came to her aid. Now the sweet mother and her babies are safe and sound at the sanctuary.

Pigs are incredibly intelligent and emotional beings. Studies have shown that pigs possess the ability to empathize with one another, they can perform tricks just like a dog, and they even come running when they hear their name. If only everyone knew how wonderful pigs are.

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Firefighters Saving 150 Pigs From A Burning Barn

Firefighters Saving 150 Pigs From A Burning Barn

Beautiful moments can happen even in tragic situations. Time and time again, firefighters have shown their incredible empathy for animals in distress, making for some pretty amazing rescue stories. 

Knowing that scientists have determined that not only are pigs smart, they are smarter than dogs, some primates, and three-year-old children, we are thrilled that the firefighters went above and beyond to rescue these amazing animals.

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Definitive Proof Pigs Are Probably Smarter Than Our Cats and Dogs

Definitive Proof Pigs Are Probably Smarter Than Our Cats and Dogs

Did you know that pigs are pretty amazing? IQ tests suggest that pigs are just as smart as dogs and chimps. Pigs are ranked as the fourth most intelligent creature on earth. Their level of cognitive ability allows pigs to have abstract thoughts, use tools, recognize their own names, dream, and follow commands. A famous computer experiment even showed that pigs were able to move the cursor of a computer, play video games, and differentiate between drawings they had produced. Pretty impressive, huh?

In this sweet video, we learn that pigs are also cool, love birthday cake, and are caring mothers. How’s that for supposedly smelly, dull animals? Share this video and encourage others to see just how awesome these animals can be!

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Here Is How To End Factory Farming And Save Our Planet!

Here Is How To End Factory Farming And Save Our Planet!

When doing your food shopping, make kind choices. Avoid factory farmed products, buy fewer animal products, or even go meat-free.

This is the most effective way you can end animal abuse. If you refuse to buy factory farmed products, the businesses which provide them will quickly get the message that there is no future in cruelty. The choices you make at the supermarket can ensure a kinder world for these animals.

The reason that you don't know much about the Factory Farming is that they don't want you to know... Factory farmers don't want you to know that most eggs, chicken and pork products come from factory farms. They realize that the products they produce wouldn't sell if shoppers were told exactly where they came from.

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Here's How We Can End Factory Farming And Save The Planet!

Here's How We Can End Factory Farming And Save The Planet!

STEPHEN COMMENT:  Watch this short entertaining animated video. It echos Maryn McKenna’s premise in her article appearing in Issue 6, Resolutions For 2015: Buy the Change You Want to See in the World, that the food you purchase “supports—or discourages” the changes you want to see.

If you purchase factory farmed meat or diary products, you

·      are supporting this industry’s horrific unconscionable animal cruelty

·      are consuming food that can put your health at risk 

·      are sustaining and enabling an industry that is, by far, the most environmentally damaging, and climate damaging industry on this planet

Realize your power as a consumer. Use it. Do not purchase factory farmed products. Don’t.

Do share this enjoyable video with your friends.

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When doing your food shopping, make kind choices. Avoid factory farmed products, buy fewer animal products, or even go meat-free.

This is the most effective way you can end animal abuse. Factory farming is the only way to meet the current demand for these animals products. A demand that would never have occurred had consumers known how animals were treated. If you refuse to buy factory farmed products, the businesses which provide them will quickly get the message that there is no future in cruelty. The choices you make at the supermarket can ensure a kinder world for these animals.

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Extending Our Circle of Compassion: Zoe Weil at TEDxYouth@JBMHS

Extending Our Circle of Compassion: Zoe Weil at TEDxYouth@JBMHS

Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (www.HumaneEducation.org) and is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement, which provides people with the knowledge, tools, and motivation to be conscientious choice-makers and engaged change-makers for a better world. Zoe created the first Master of Education and Certificate Program in Humane Education in the U.S. covering the interconnected issues of human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection.

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The Secrets of Food Marketing: Kate Cooper eTalks

The Secrets of Food Marketing: Kate Cooper eTalks

Kate Cooper, a food industry marketing consultant, examines food marketing's powerful and deceptive advertising spins, their engaging campaigns to increase consumer demand for food products, persuading us that they are nutritious and healthy while creating a 'happy fiction' about where the 'ingredients' come from.

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Cottonwood Creek Farms: No Pens, Happy Hens!

Cottonwood Creek Farms: No Pens, Happy Hens!

This is the story of Cottonwood Creek Farms, a family-owned and operated egg farm in Colorado. Matt Kautz, owner and operator, tells us how he began raising chickens and his business relationship with Natural Grocers. This free range farm provides Natural Grocers with healthy and delicious pasture-raised chicken eggs in a pink box. Learn about the pink box and just how unique their "mobile hen house" method of farming is, in this short vendor spotlight by Natural Grocers.

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A Small Scale Integrated Livestock Farm

A Small Scale Integrated Livestock Farm

Husband and wife team, farmers Mike Guebert and Linda Bangs live on 10 acres of land, raising and tending to a variety of livestock. Currently, they have 2 Jersey cows, and 40 goats that provide raw milk; about 250 laying chicken hens for eggs, and 800 chickens for (meat) broilers; and 5 turkeys: 4 hens, and one happy tom. Oh yes, and not to forget, 2 heritage breed pigs, and just the day before we arrived this spring (2012), they picked up 14 wiener pigs. 

This is a snapshot moment of life on their farm, and their story.

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