19 Dec '11, 2am

Free-range Hens Less Carbon Friendly | Care2 Causes

The article states: "The Australian Egg Corporation partnered with government" ... Hmmm, I smell a rat! ~~(__)8> First of all, most people who keep "free range hens" are small "producers", meaning it is for their own use, so they're not looking for "graded" eggs. Whatever the hen lays, we eat. Unlike government standards that say each egg has to weigh a certain amount. Factory Farmed/Battery Caged hens, are kept in severely crowded conditions & fed high calorie "mash", so between no exercise & just eating 24/7 -- they produce larger eggs faster & are "ready for slaughter" at 6-8 weeks. Believe it or not, Chicken producers cram 40,000 birds into one long "house" ... the workers have to wear masks to be able to "breathe" while they check on the birds. Keep in mind, in those crowded conditions, many of the birds are LITERALLY trampled to death, suffering from asphyxiation! or...

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ecorazzi.com 20 Dec '11, 12pm

In November one of McDonald’s suppliers, Sparboe Farms, was caught on film by Mercy for Animals torturing their hens. Acco...

Flock Of Birds Mistake Walmart Parking Lot For Pond | Care2 Causes

Flock Of Birds Mistake Walmart Parking Lot For ...

care2.com 17 Dec '11, 7pm

Earlier this week, Walmart contributed to the death of over a thousand migratory birds. But the culprit wasn’t prolific pl...

Uh Oh! The Dirty Truth About Santa's Carbon Footprint | Care2 Causes

Uh Oh! The Dirty Truth About Santa's Carbon Foo...

care2.com 11 Dec '11, 3am

As world leaders met in Durban, South Africa to discuss climate change , one has to wonder if the issue of Santa Claus’ hu...

Opportunities for College for Students with Int...

care2.com 17 Dec '11, 5pm

Think College is an organization that looks for college opportunities for people with cognitive and other developmental di...

Pets Sing Jingle Bells | Care2 Causes

care2.com 16 Dec '11, 11pm

Cynthia Samuels, currently Managing Editor of Care2, Causes, has been working with blogs and bloggers for six years and ha...

Target Employees Harass and Humiliate Breastfeeding Mom | Care2 Causes

Target Employees Harass and Humiliate Breastfee...

care2.com 15 Dec '11, 6pm

Target is in hot water again after employees at a Houston Target store harassed a breastfeeding mother, in contravention o...

Don't Ban Dogs, Teach Kids | Care2 Causes

care2.com 16 Dec '11, 9pm

Great article. However, the inherent laziness of many parents today when raising their children tells me that it would be ...

How Your Polar Fleece is Polluting the Ocean | Care2 Causes

How Your Polar Fleece is Polluting the Ocean | ...

care2.com 13 Dec '11, 8am

Our oceans are, sadly, teeming with plastic but in a form far smaller than the bags and bottles seen too often as beach de...

Tips for Consuming Less During the Holidays

Tips for Consuming Less During the Holidays

care2.com 13 Dec '11, 11pm

A few weeks before Thanksgiving, one of my daughters announced that she needed to pick up a “Secret Santa” gift for one of...

Canada Drops Out Of Kyoto Protocol | Care2 Causes

Canada Drops Out Of Kyoto Protocol | Care2 Causes

care2.com 14 Dec '11, 10am

The worst kept secret in Canadian politics became official yesterday when the Harper government announced its withdrawal f...