Entries Tagged as 'factory farming'

Henrietta and the Golden Eggs

June 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Any book that begins with the unlovely depiction of life on a factory farm, such as this one which opens, “once upon a time, there were three thousand three hundred and thirty-three chickens who lived in a great big chicken house…” has my rapt attention from the start.  In Henrietta and the […]

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Onion Juice, Poop, and Other Surprising Sources of Alternative Energy

December 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN If Deformed Frogs sounded pretty bad, get ready for Onion Juice, Poop, and Other Surprising Sources of Alternative Energy. Repugnant as it may be, these energy sources reel kids into learning about our global reliance on soon-to-be-dried-up fossil fuels and the numerous alternatives that are either on the market or […]

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July 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JACQUELINE BODNAR The reality that most vegetarian parents face when it comes to the way cows are treated is that the vast majority of these animals don’t have it good, to put it mildly. Pumped full of growth hormone and antibiotics, and then hooked up to mechanical milking machines, they live a production-line […]

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Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale

October 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY This book by Henrik Drescher doesn’t beat around the bush. It’s the story of a horrible pudge processing farm where the animals are kept confined until it’s time for slaughter. Happily, one small pudge named Hubert escapes on the rare occasion that Farmer Jake lets the animals outside while he cleans the barn. Hubert […]

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