Urban Farmers Abandoning Hundreds of Fashion Chickens

Well, it looks like the bloom is off the stanking urban yard-chickens! Animal shelters across the country are reportedly receiving hundreds of abandoned chickens from disillusioned amateur farmers who've recently realized that "hens lay eggs for two years, but can live for a good decade longer, and that actually raising … » 7/08/13 4:30pm 7/08/13 4:30pm

Awesomely Weird Herman Cain Ad Warns Americans They'll Get Pecked to…

Former Presidential Candidate and alleged serial ladygrabber Herman Cain's been on a bit of a media blitz lately. First, he appeared on Fox News to inform viewers that men like Mitt Romney because they're more informed about policy than "other people" (psst: women!). Now, a TV commercial that uses the bizarre imagery of … » 4/12/12 11:40am 4/12/12 11:40am

Orthodox Jews Debate Chicken-Swinging Ritual

In the Yom Kippur tradition of kaparot, some Orthodox Jews swing a live chicken above their heads, then slaughter it, often donating the meat to charity. But some now say the practice is inhumane. Rabbi Meir Hirsch says the chickens "spend all day in the sun without food or drink" before their deaths. He adds, "You cannot … » 10/06/11 5:05pm 10/06/11 5:05pm

Farmers Squawk Back At Chicken Cruelty Videos

The Humane Society of the United States has released some damning footage of egg farms, but farmers' organizations are firing back, claiming the group wants "to remove meat from our dinner tables [...] and eventually — pets from our families." » 4/08/10 9:30am 4/08/10 9:30am