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  • Mangalitsa pig
    LA Chefs’ Suppliers – Winkler Wooly Pigs Farm's pork - Part 3 of 4
    Part three of a four part series. Please click here for Part One.While a rose maybe a rose is a rose, a pig is definitely not a pig is a pig. All fat isn't the same either. The meat and fat composition of different breeds of pigs vary plus...
  • In the woods with the Mangalista pigs at Winkler Wooly Pigs
    LA Chefs’ Suppliers – Winkler Wooly Pigs Farm Part 2 of 4
    Part two of a four part series. Please click here for Part One.A little over an hour north of San Francisco, Tim Winkler of Winkler Wooly Pigs currently breeds and raises Mangalista pigs on five different properties. At his home base in Windsor,...
  • Esther
    A true sense of holiday spirit for all sentient beings
    I watched a documentary film about a decade ago, in which an ex-rancher told his heart-wrenching story. He was taken to a farm animal sanctuary one day, and he signed up for “adopt a cow” program, which designated a calf for him to...
  • Bacon, an American institution
    The bacon factor-could bacon stop veganism from becoming mainstream?
    The Examiner asked a dozen random non-vegans who said they could “never go vegan” why they couldn't. The answers varied, but more than a third mentioned a weakness for bacon. Is the bacon factor real? Did the naysayers speak for a...
  • Thousands of pigs died in fire
    Thousands of piglets among the dead in devastating fire at Minnesota farm
    A devastating fire claimed the lives of thousands of pigs at a Minnesota pig farm last Saturday, reported Monday's publication of the Star Tribune.The blaze swept through multiple barns, killing thousands of animals who were held inside...
  • Big Winners
    Inside The Barn Doors
    Take your second right and follow the gravel road past the water treatment plant and continue north to the top of the hill. With the crumbling tones of gravel beneath my tires I would look at my hand written note, second guessing our decision to...
  • Pigs are highly intelligent creatures that are sometimes kept as pets.
    Facts about pigs
    Farming is an integral part of society across many cultures. Animals like pigs, chickens, cows, goats, and sheep have been used by humans for so long that they are now regarded as being “domestic animals,” especially those that can be...
  • 'Pig Rassle': Come on St. Patrick, are there no other humane charitable events?
    'Pig Rassle': Come on St. Patrick, are there no other humane charitable events?
    An online petition has garnered more than 70,000 signatures of supporters wanting to ban the contentious sport of pig wrestling; a "sporting" event where teams line up in mud-filled arenas and have to move a pig from one point to another...
  • Pig Wrestle
    Group Announces Lawsuit Against Abusive Church
    STEPHANSVILLE, Wis. - Despite international criticism, St. Patrick's Parish say they will not cancel plans to host a pig wrestling contest, which animal rights activists are calling cruel.An online petition that has nearly 60,000 signatures...
  • Pig virus forces bacon prices to rise
    Bacon prices up: Deadly pig virus forces prices up, job cuts in pork industry
    The price of bacon is up due to a new virus that is killing millions of baby pigs.ABC News reports that bacon prices have risen by more than 10 percent due to a new virus known as "porcine epidemic diarrhea" (PED).The virus reportedly...
  • baby pigs
    Farm Sanctuary ad revealed pigs are great gamers
    On March 25, Farm Sanctuary released a new stop-motion animation ad about pigs. Since “Pigs are friends, not food” was released, it has received over 30k views. Of course, Internet trolls have chimed in on the comment section of the...
  • Wuzzle
    A passion for pigs
    What is it about these snub nosed, barrel bodied, cloven hooved denizens of the barnyard that captures the hearts and imaginations of so many people? The pig that most people fall in love with is pink, for one thing. Who doesn't love a pink...
  • pigs
    Deadly pig virus spreads across the United States and Canada
    A very contagious pig virus is increasing across the nation’s farm belt. Specifically, the pig virus is the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus, according to a Reuters report on Friday.Beef Recall Continues: Rancho Feeding Corp.For...
  • Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary on Downton Abbey.
    ‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 episode 6: Lady Mary slops in the mud to save her bacon
    It was a downright dirty mess on last night’s episode of “Downton Abbey” as Lady Mary took to the mud trying to save her pigs. Season four is turning out to be full of many surprises for the Crawley family. Episode six aired on...
  • Pet pig causes worry as neighbors phone police over 'screams'
    Pet pig causes worry as neighbors phone police over 'screams'
    A pet pig in China, Maine caused neighbors to call police after they heard frightening "screams." According to a video report from Huff Post Live, police were alerted about these screams and rushed over to the home but they didn't...