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Jon Stewart may not be on the Daily Show right now, but the ag-gag debate is! Watch this week’s must-watch hysterical segment featuring a former HSUS investigator pitted against the Animal Ag Alliance. You be the judge of who won.

“A tough opponent,” “formidable,” and “sophisticated.” In the rare chance you weren’t able to attend the World Pork Expo in Iowa this week, these are just some of the ways the meat industry is describing HSUS there. We’ll take it.

NPR asked the question last night, “Why is Bill Gates investing in chicken-less eggs?” Want to know? Check out yesterday’s “All Things Considered” great feature on Hampton Creek Foods.

The upcoming week is a major one in Congress, with the House set to take up the five-year farm bill, including consideration of a Farm Bureau-backed nefarious provision intended to harm farm animals, and the federal hen protection bill (which the Farm Bureau and nearly every national meat trade group opposes). Contact your member of Congress now!

P.S. Video of the week: Dogs vs. citrus …


Paul Shapiro’s Animal News You Can Use  »


It’s Paul Shapiro’s Animal News You Can Use! Yay, Paul! Yay, Animals!

Happy Friday!

Yesterday, New Jersey’s Times of Trenton editorialized in favor of criminalizing the use of gestation crates for pigs, concluding: “Imagine the outcry if dogs or cats were subjected to such treatment.” And check out this great op-ed in yesterday’s New Haven Register in favor of a similar bill in Connecticut.

Want to read about a mind-blowing company that offers immense promise for farm animals? Check out yesterday’s Business Week feature on Hampton Creek Foods, and this cool new videoabout them.

Wondering how British consumers may be changing their diets in the wake of the horse meat scandal? Both Reuters and The Economist have fascinating pieces this week about it.

Finally, if you have a burning desire to know my thoughts on the Animal Ag Alliance’s view of the Super Bowl “God Made a Farmer” ad, here’s my latest piece!

Video of the week: Pig eats cat. Yep.

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