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Fresh fish fillets for sale in a display case. Concerns over animal welfare have led to changes in recent years in raising livestock. But seafood has been missing from the conversation. One group aims to change that. kali9/Getty Images hide caption

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Blue North is a new fishing vessel designed to catch Pacific cod using a Seafood Watch granted catch method. It also utilizes a stun table to render fish unconscious before processing. Courtesy of Blue North hide caption

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This chick will live. It's female. Jessica Harms/Getty Images hide caption

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Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder

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On display at ZooAve Animal Rescue in Alajuela, Costa Rica, Grecia, the chestnut-mandibled toucan, can now eat on its own and sing with the new beak. Grecia was in rehabilitation for months after receiving a 3-D-printed nylon prosthesis. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

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Perdue will study the effects of features such as perches in chicken houses. It hopes to double the activity levels of its chickens in the next three years. Business Wire hide caption

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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

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A macaque picks coconuts from a treetop on Thailand's Samui Island. Captive monkeys are trained to help harvest coconuts on the island's plantations. Christophe Boisvieux/Corbis hide caption

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Laws in Montana, Utah, North Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and North Carolina have also made it illegal for activists to smuggle cameras into industrial animal operations. iStockphoto hide caption

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Judge Strikes Down Idaho 'Ag-Gag' Law, Raising Questions For Other States

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Cattle raised at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb. A New York Times investigation of animal suffering at the federal research center has prompted a USDA review. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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These "enriched cages" from the JS West farm in Atwater, Calif., in 2011 comply with the state's new law. They are larger and allow chickens to perch and lay eggs in enclosed spaces. Jill Benson/AP hide caption

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How California's New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

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Nestle, the world's biggest food company, manufactures and markets a wide range of food products including dairy, meat, poultry and eggs. Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Jeff Jones and his daughters feed grain to their foraging cattle once a day in Callaway County, Mo. They're concerned about the health and environmental effects a potential hog farm next door might have. Kristofor Husted/KBIA hide caption

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Missouri Constitutional Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer

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Not all cows get to spend their days with soft green grass under hoof. For many, the picture isn't so pretty, according to the book Farmageddon. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The drone in Potter's promotional video on Kickstarter. "Now I'm looking at other models (and a second drone) because some people have threatened to shoot it down," Potter says. via Kickstarter hide caption

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