You can “count” on these chicks!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog

In the January issue of Science, arguably the most prestigious scientific publication in the world, a small study on baby chicks suggested a profound connection between these little animals and all human beings: we both think the same way about numbers. Wondering what that means? OK, try this: imagine the numbers 1 through 10 then pretend someone just asked you …

18.6 Million Pounds of Meat Recalled in 2014

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Health, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

Earlier this month, the US Department of Agriculture released a summary of the meat and poultry recalls that were issued throughout 2014 – and the list is a frightening reminder about just how “unwholesome” and unsafe meat can be.  Why exactly did 18.6 million pounds of meat get recalled last year? The risk of pathogens, such as E.Coli, Salmonella, and Listeria, …

Why Saying ‘Bird-Brain’ is Actually a Compliment

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog

Chickens sneeze! But you knew that, right? You probably saw the YouTube video that went viral over the holidays – but there is so much more to chickens than just their obvious adorableness. Did you know chickens can do math? They might not “scratch three times” when you ask them what 2+1 is, but they are capable of mathematical reasoning …