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Foie Gras: A Cruel and Unnecessary Delicacy

Foie Gras: A Cruel and Unnecessary Delicacy

I am one of the guilty ones. I’ve eaten and enjoyed foie gras a good portion of my life. My guilt is somewhat assuaged by the innocence of youth. Being raised by a French mother and having spent four years of my childhood in France, this was a part of my heritage....

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Our First Large Fundraiser to Reduce Farm Animal Suffering

Our First Large Fundraiser to Reduce Farm Animal Suffering

Last week Crate Free Illinois and the Humane League-Chicago partnered to host, Reduce Farm Animal Suffering in Illinois: "Eating Animals,"  an event to raise the public's awareness of the major issues with factory farming and put an end factory farming cruelty -- from...

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Meet Local Farmer: Dan Dietrich of Dietrich Ranch

Meet Local Farmer: Dan Dietrich of Dietrich Ranch

The Dietrich Ranch in Central Ogle County, Illinois, has been in operation since the 1940's when their great grandfather bought the property. They raise 100% grass-fed beef, lamb, and free range pastured chicken. All of their animals are raised without use of...

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Pragmatism vs. Purity: How We Keep Our Message Mainstream

Pragmatism vs. Purity: How We Keep Our Message Mainstream

I am often questioned why veganism is not part of Crate Free Illinois’ strategy. After all, we are an animal welfare organization. What my vegan questioners usually don’t realize is that they’re asking someone who shares their lifestyle. I bring Beyond Burgers into...

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Critter Camp at Anderson Animal Shelter

Critter Camp at Anderson Animal Shelter

This summer, Crate Free Illinois and Anderson Animal Shelter, located in South Elgin, Illinois, partnered to teach children about where their food comes from. Humane Education Program For more than thirty years, Anderson Animal Shelter has had a humane education...

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Why Can’t All Farms Be This Way?

Why Can’t All Farms Be This Way?

80 degrees. Sunshine. Low humidity. We couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect summer day for our first annual volunteer outing. Friends and Family Day at All Grass Farms in Illinois   On Sunday, July 8, about two dozen Crate Free Illinois volunteers, family and...

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Humane Society Forms Agricultural Advisory Council in Illinois

Humane Society Forms Agricultural Advisory Council in Illinois

Efforts to bring more humane treatment of farm animals recently received a huge boost with the announcement that the Humane Society, the nation’s pre-eminent animal welfare organization, has established a State Agriculture Advisory Council in Illinois. Mission of...

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