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December 29, 2004 -- Number 82, Volume 2

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  Thanks for Reading!

As 2004 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to thank you, our readers, for your interest in and dedication to issues impacting farmed animals. Thanks also to everyone who took the time to complete our reader survey or otherwise provided feedback by email. Farmed Animal Watch has grown significantly in the past year, increasing our subscriber base by more than 30%. We also launched a new HTML version of the weekly digest and we're on the cusp of finishing a new website as well. Please stay tuned for more improvements -- including more content from industry and academic sources -- and thanks again for your readership!

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Hedy Litke and Che Green

  Most Popular Articles From 2004


"The Hidden Lives of Pigs and Chickens," (from PETA)

VIDEO: "Hen and Piglet Altruism," from CIWF, July 2004

"Sheep Like Smiles Say Researchers," BBC News, June 11, 2004

"Are Animals Smarter Than We Think?" Discover Magazine, Sy Montgomery, July 27, 2004

"Animal Minds?" New Scientist, June 12, 2004


"Cruelty Photos Deemed 'Offensive,'" BBC NEWS, July 7, 2004

"Crimes Unseen," Dena Jones, Orion Online, July/August 2004

"Can Animals You Eat be Treated Humanely?" MSNBC, Jon Bonné, June 28, 2004

"No Need to Fight: Farmers and Activists Can Find Common Ground on Gestation Crates," The Humane Society of the United States

"PETA Targets Pilgrim's Pride for Alleged Chicken Abuse,", Megan Sweas, July 21, 2004

"Opinion Adopted by the AHAW Panel," European Food Safety Authority, July 8, 2004


"Fighting for the Right to Eat Vegan," The Business Journal of Portland, Andy Giegerich, July 16, 2004

"Franchising Emerges as New Way to Spread the Meatless Message," The San Diego Union, Jordan Robertson, June 18, 2004

"Consumer's Talk: Food Chain Listens," Pork Magazine 11/1/04


"Bush v. Kerry: Where Do They Stand on Animal Issues?" Humane USA PAC, July 6, 2004

"Man was Raised by Chickens,” Ananova, July 13, 2004

"Animal Rights Media Repository (ARMORY)"

"Care Urged in Reaction to Mad Cow Tests," Aberdeen American News / Associated Press, July 5, 2004

OPINION: "Trent Loos: Modern Agriculture the Devil's Work?", October 20, 2004

"Vegan in the Henhouse," Washington Post, Don Oldenburg, August 9, 2004

In This Issue

Our most popular stories from 2004, based on number of reader "clicks" for each article.

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Compiled and edited by Hedy Litke and Che Green, Farmed Animal Watch is a free weekly electronic news digest of information concerning farmed animal issues gleaned from an array of academic, industry, advocacy and mainstream media sources.