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Blog Entries Tagged as chickens

  • Apr
  • 13

The Chicken by the Road

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I was driving down Route 404 in Delaware when I saw her: a little white chicken sitting just inches away from speeding cars, facing directly into oncoming traffic, her eyes wide open. I pulled over, gently gathered her up, wrapped her in a towel, and placed her on my lap. At first, she squawked in alarm, so …

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  • May
  • 6

Five Mothers of the Animal Kingdom

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According to writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the trials of motherhood make moms “the great vacationless class.” Although she may have been talking about the multitasking, Blackberry-wielding, van-driving, soccer mom variety, other animals show the same tireless dedication to their children. In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d shine the spotlight on some of the best moms …

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  • Feb
  • 19

Don’t Buy the ‘Free-Range’ Lie

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Don’t Buy the ‘Free-Range’ Lie

There’s a local market near my house where I like to buy fruits and vegetables every Saturday morning. A small market, it has just the right amount of glorious tropical fruit and imported Korean persimmons for a hungry herbivore like me. But in between the rows of fresh flower bouquets and Himalayan rock salt lies a gruesome …

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  • Aug
  • 30

If You Wouldn’t Smoke a Cigarette, Then Don’t Eat an Egg

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Egg-eaters beware: A recent Western University study indicates that regular consumption of egg yolks is almost as bad for your heart as smoking. That’s largely because eggs are high in saturated fat and cholesterol, which can clog your arteries and raise your risk for a heart attack or stroke.

Researchers believe that eating egg yolks accelerates atherosclerosis, or coronary artery …

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  • Jul
  • 15

Would You Fry Your Friends?

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PETA once had a sticker that read, “Animals Are Friends, Not Food.” Kids would put it on packages of meat in the supermarket from time to time, and it was known to show up on animal-based dishes in mixed (vegetarian/carnivorous) households.

Now, a Northampton University study shows that cows are indeed friends?with each other. And that being separated from their friends …

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  • Jun
  • 7

Free-Range Eggs Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be

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Many people have been scrambling to buy eggs from free-range farms, thinking that they’re healthier and more humane than eggs from factory farms. While buying eggs from local farmers who don’t cram hens into small, filthy cages is kinder than buying eggs that were produced on factory farms, it’s not a truly viable—or humane—solution.

More than 300 …

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