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Toro. Tom. New Yorker. 17 October 2011.

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Producers Blame EU Regs For Egg Shortage

Is this what is in store for U.S. Egg Producers once Congress passes new laws regarding chicken cage housing [The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 (HR 3798)]?

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Meat-Eating Contest

Not sure if you’ve heard or not, but the New York Times announced last month a nationwide essay contest for meat-eaters,  inviting them “to make the strongest possible case for this most basic of daily practices.” Judging the contest are some pretty famous writers and intellectuals, like Peter Singer, Michael Pollan, and Jonathan Safran Foer.  While the judges are not all vegan or vegetarians, they have all – in one way or another – challenged the practice of eating meat.

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Hüttenberg, Germany

I am currently living in Hüttenberg, a rural village about 20 kilometers from the university city of Giessen and 60 kilometers from the financial capital of Frankfurt, which I am ashamed to admit I have not yet visited.  Hüttenberg has a population of about 10,000.  It is basically all farm land out here. Naturally, animals are a common sight.

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http://www.countinganimals.com/

Definitely check out the charts and graphs, like this one which shocked me:

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On Temple Grandin Quote

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A little more than a month ago, CTWatchdog’s Kathleen Kiley reported on an interesting debate in the farming community regarding the current number of slaughterhouses and whether more needed to be constructed in the area.  Currently, there are only a handful of slaughterhouses in the state of Connecticut.

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