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POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2013, 9:43 AM
The Buffalo Bella sandwich with sweet potato fries at HipCityVeg in Center City. (RON TARVER / Staff Photographer)

Next to Kansas City, is there any U.S.city better known for a meat product than Philadelphia?

After all, we are the cheesesteak capital.

POSTED: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 1:47 PM

(Hat Tip/Terrierman)


POSTED: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 11:58 AM

For decades British artist Sue Coe has used her paint brush and pen to crusade on behalf of animals.

Now a selection of her work on the meat industry is the focus of a new exhibit "The Ghosts of Our Meat" at the Trout Gallery at Dickinson College in Carlisle.

POSTED: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 9:34 AM

A New York City carriage driver tells the story in today's Daily News of how he rescued Roger, a broken down, emaciated and wound-covered Amish buggy horse, 15 years ago.

After months of rest, decent food and love, Roger was healthy and restored and began his new life as a Central Park carriage horse, gaining fame for carting around tourists and celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth in a "Sex and the City" episode.

POSTED: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10:57 PM

As early as next week horses may be slaughtered and butchered for their meat for the first time in seven years in the United States.

A federal judge in New Mexico in a ruling issues on Friday cleared the way for a meat company in that state to begin slaughtering horses.

U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo dismissed a lawsuit by animal welfare groups that had sought to prevent plants from starting up again, the Los Angeles Times reports.

POSTED: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 1:23 PM

The newly-installed Chester County SPCA,board moved quickly this week to address the multiple crises it inherited.

It hired an executive director and kennel manager - both with extensive animal sheltering experience - and asked the state to halt action on a land deal involving the board chairman.

POSTED: Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:27 AM

For two decades William "Bill" Roberts has been selling sick puppies illegally to unsuspecting consumers in South Jersey and Philadelphia.

Many of these puppies come from puppy mills in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He sells them with bogus paperwork and no veterinary records.

Robert was busted by the New Jersey SPCA in 2008 when officers found 28 sick dogs in his basement closet at his Franklinville home. He was charged with willfully selling dogs with contagious diseases but a judge threw out the case on administrative grounds - it took too long to bring him to trial. Roberts turned around and sued the NJSPCA..


POSTED: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 3:54 PM

Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly want to put a stop to live pigeon shoots in this state once and for all.

By a four-to-one margin voters surveyed in a first-of-its-kind poll strongly support legislation to make it illegal to launch pigeons from a stationary objects and shoot them at close range.

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Amy Worden is a politics and government reporter for the Inquirer. In that capacity she has explored a range of animal issues from dog kennel law improvements and horse slaughter to the comeback of peregrine falcons and pigeon hunts. From hamsters to horses, animals have always been part of her life. To pass along a tip or contact Amy, click here. Reach Amy at aworden@phillynews.com.

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