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SUNY Erie Library Resource Center

Sustainable Agriculture and the American Diet

A guide to resources about American food sources, factory farming, organic farming and the slow food movement.

Happy Chickens Blog

Orren Fox, a high school student, blogs about keeping chickens and bees.

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Organizations

The Emotional World of Farm Animals

Documentary hosted by Jeffery Masson, author of When Elephants Weep, produced by Animal Place. Founded in 1989, Animal Place's California animal shelters fills a much-needed niche of farm animal rescue, sanctuary, education and adoption. Animal Place is one of the largest and oldest animal sanctuaries in the nation.


EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs. (

NOTE: This film contains disturbing images.