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  • Bunkerville Was Never About The Cows

    09/03/2017 5:00:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies
    It Matters How You Stand ^ | September 2, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    After seeing their God-given and Constitutionally-guaranteed rights being trampled on by the over-reaching Federal alphabet agencies, people across the nation rallied to defend the rights our country was founded on. Videos on network news stations and around the internet depicted an elderly woman being thrown to the ground by law enforcement, a man being tazed repeatedly, and a “first amendment zone” set up miles away for protesters to stay out of the way of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These citizens rightfully feared another Waco or Ruby Ridge encounter, and believed that citizens showing up in force, with cameras...
  • Sorry, Everyone: PETA Says Eating Cheese is Sexist

    08/07/2017 9:26:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 7, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    From the same people who declared that milk was a symbol of white supremacy comes this blisteringly-hot take: cheese is the most sexist food there is, cows are regularly raped on farms, and the act of eating cheese is failing to combat sexism. "Contrary to popular belief," explains PETA, cows only produce milk when they're pregnant or have just given birth. In order to keep producing milk, PETA describes how cows are "raped" to become pregnant again and again and how their calves are treated immediately after birth.
  • Study finds surprising number of Americans think chocolate milk comes from brown cows

    06/15/2017 7:36:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 126 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | June 15, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    (WCMH) – According to a recent survey, seven percent of Americans believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. The survey was conducted by the Innovation Center of US Dairy.
  • Bill Nye: Global Warming Could Be Solved By Cows Genetically Engineered To Cut Less Farts

    03/30/2017 8:59:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2017 | Andrew Follett
    Global warming could be solved by genetically engineering or breeding cows to fart less Bill "The Science Guy" Nye said in an interview Tuesday. [Snip] Nye was responding to a question from a vegan on how eating meat could reduce the world's greenhouse gas emissions. [Snip] Environmentalists are very interested in reducing methane from cow farts, with some groups like Friends of the Earth pressuring public schools to switch their lunch menus away from beef to reduce emissions. The Obama administration released a methane plan in 2014 that called for reducing emissions from the dairy industry 25 percent. That meant...
  • Climate fight targeting cows may reshape California dairies

    09/29/2016 5:09:52 PM PDT · by ssaftler · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 29, 2016 | Kurtis Alexander
    Legislation signed this month by Gov. Jerry Brown requires California’s dairy industry to answer for its contribution to global warming by making a 40 percent cut in methane emissions in coming years. The gas, which heats the atmosphere 20 times faster than carbon dioxide, comes from the butts and burps of bovines. One U.N. report blames livestock, which has largely escaped climate regulation, for 14.5 percent of the planet’s heat-trapping gases, as much as planes, trains and automobiles combined.
  • Cow fart bill passes California Legislature

    09/13/2016 8:25:08 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 64 replies
    Cal Coast ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
    California legislators have approved a bill targeting cow flatulence and manure, which lawmakers blame for releasing greenhouse gases. The legislation aims to reduce methane emissions related to manure to 40 percent below 2013 levels by 2030. Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) authored the bill, which passed shortly before the end of the legislative session. Lara agreed to a compromise that will give dairy farms more time to comply with the new regulations. Critics have expressed concerns the new regulations will result in an increase in the price of milk from California cows. Proponents of the bill say methane emissions have...
  • Dairy groups blast methane reductions: ‘Cows expel gas so they don’t explode’

    08/11/2016 8:59:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | Oliver Milman
    California’s attempt to curb emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is facing vocal opposition from a dairy industry that fears government meddling in the flatulence of its cows. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has set a goal of slashing methane emissions by 40% by 2030, from 2013 levels, and has targeted the belching and farting – known as “enteric fermentation” – of California’s 5.5 million beef and dairy cows, as well as the manure they create. A strategy document produced by the regulator states that improved manure management practices, new diets for cattle and “gut microbial interventions”...
  • India's Answer to Global Warming: Cows That Belch Less

    05/03/2016 4:11:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | By ELLEN BARRY
    Let no one say that India isn't doing its bit to fight global climate change: Government scientists are working hard to reduce carbon emissions by making cows less gassy. Consider the numbers: India is home to more than 280 million cows, and 200 million more ruminant animals like sheep, goats, yaks and buffalo. Scientists at the Cow Research Institute in Mathura, around 100 miles south of New Delhi, are tinkering with cattle feed, seeking a formula that will create less gas for the cows to belch out. But a team of researchers in the southern state of Kerala is working...
  • Group plans protest at Benner's Farm (NY) to save beloved cow (the bad farmer wants to eat his Moo)

    04/12/2016 5:43:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Fios1 News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Moriarty
    East Setauket [Long Island, NY] farmer, Bob Benner and his family have learned to live off their 15 acres of land since 1977. "We learned, made, and had our own heat. We made our own food. We made our own clothing. We raised a garden," he said. With six mouths to feed on a tight budget, Benner began raising certain farm animals as a source of food. Over the years, Benner's farm has evolved into a popular attraction for strawberry picking, birthday parties, and class trips for kids. Which is how Kimberly Sherriton, a mother from Commack, got involved with...
  • The FDA Looks to Crack Down on Manure (Again)

    03/13/2016 6:35:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Reason ^ | 3/12/16 | Baylen Linnekin
    Last week, the FDA announced it would investigate the use of manure and other biological matter. Manure is animal poop. Rich in nutrients, it's been used by farmers as fertilizer for thousands of years. But the agency is skeptical of the safety of the practice. "The FDA is planning to conduct a risk assessment to determine how much consumer health is put at risk by the use of raw manure as fertilizer in growing crops covered by the final [Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)] Produce Safety rule, and what can be done to help prevent people from getting sick," the...
  • This Mad Scientist Will Clone 100,000 Cows

    01/01/2016 4:20:07 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 01, 2016 | Abby Haglage
    This year, a Chinese company plans to open a massive factory to clone 100,000 cows. Just how far will this mass reproductive technology go? Two decades after the birth of Dolly the sheep—the world’s first successfully cloned mammal—the year 2016 will likely see the rise of mass-produced animal clones, thanks to an enterprising and madcap scientist in China. Sometime in the next year, a company called Boyalife Genomics will open a massive factory in the coastal Chinese city of Tianjin, where it plans to clone 100,000 cattle per year—a way to address the Middle Kingdom’s rising appetite for beef. Eventually,...
  • Super Dave grounded due to noise complaints

    04/22/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Chilliwack Progress ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Feinberg
    The roar of Super Dave Mathieson's aerobatic aircraft has been grounded over noise complaints. The full-time air show pilot, who made Chilliwack his home base a few years ago, received notification from Transport Canada earlier this month that he could no longer perform the aerobatics under 2000 feet at Chilliwack Airport, citing proximity to "noise sensitive or livestock" areas.
  • Lab-Grown Burgers Become So Cheap, They Might be in Supermarkets Soon

    04/10/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | April 7, 2015
    Scientists in the Netherlands are one step closer to producing a viable lab-grown alternative to the conventional beef burger patty. Last year, Professor Mark Post and his team of scientists at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands produced the first prototype of a lab-grown burger. Benefits of this new burger production method include a decrease in animal slaughter, savings in land, water, and energy use required for livestock, and a reduction in greenhouse gases. The project has faced several hurdles, though, not the least of which was the enormous price tag of 250,000 Euros, or $273,000. That was roughly how...
  • Actually, Raising [grass fed] Beef Is Good for the Planet

    12/22/2014 10:26:23 AM PST · by grundle · 41 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | December 19, 2014 | Nicolette Hahn Niman
    Despite environmentalists’ worries, cattle don’t guzzle water or cause hunger—and can help fight climate change People who advocate eating less beef often argue that producing it hurts the environment. Cattle, we are told, have an outsize ecological footprint: They guzzle water, trample plants and soils, and consume precious grains that should be nourishing hungry humans. Lately, critics have blamed bovine burps, flatulence and even breath for climate change. As a longtime vegetarian and environmental lawyer, I once bought into these claims. But now, after more than a decade of living and working in the business—my husband, Bill, founded Niman Ranch...
  • Brilliant: Versions of capitalism in each country perfectly explained by using cows

    11/01/2014 6:17:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Young Conservatives ^ | 11/1/2014 | Hannah Bleau
    I've seen other versions, but this version is pretty funny.
  • There's A Strange Disease That Makes You Allergic To Meat — And It's Spreading

    08/18/2014 7:41:22 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    BI - Popular Science ^ | 8-18-2014 | Loren Grush
    Loren Grush, Popular Science August 18, 2014The Lone Star tick. Mike Abley will always remember the last hamburger he ever ate. It was more than 20 years ago, and he recalls the meat being particularly juicy and delicious. But a few hours after dinner, Abley started itching like mad. He burst into hives, his tongue swelled, and he eventually passed out, prompting his wife to call 911. At the hospital, doctors determined he had gone into anaphylactic shock—a potentially deadly allergic reaction. Fortunately, Abley pulled through, and he later met with an allergist to determine what had caused the terrifying...
  • Angry Farmers From Fukushima Bring Sick Cow to Tokyo, Demand Probe

    06/24/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Angry farmers from Fukushima brought a large cow to the centre of Tokyo on Friday to demand Japan's government investigate a disease they say cattle have developed since the nuclear disaster three years ago. Operators of non-profit "Kibo no Bokujo", or "Farm of Hope", delivered a full-size black cow to the front of the agriculture ministry to demand an investigation into why it and many other animals have developed white dots on their skin since reactors went into meltdown
  • Longhorns told to steer clear of Chisholm Trail Parkway

    05/09/2014 2:30:42 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 4 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | May 9, 2014 | Gordon Dickson
    FORT WORTH — Authorities are not allowing longhorns with the Fort Worth Herd to roam on the new Chisholm Trail Parkway during a weekend of festivities to open the tollway. Seems the North Texas Tollway Authority has decided the road is for cars, not cattle. The 28-mile toll road, named after the historical cattle trails that led to Oklahoma, Kansas and beyond in the mid-1800s, is scheduled to open to traffic Sunday. It will connect Interstate 30 near downtown Fort Worth to U.S. 67 in Cleburne. Crews will open one on- and off-ramp at a time beginning about 8 a.m....
  • Cliven Bundy's Cattle Battle: Harry Reid, China and Agenda 21

    04/15/2014 6:44:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 4/14/2014 | IBD Editorial
    Land Management: A Chinese solar farm that fries birds is OK, as is redrawing tortoise habitat boundaries to benefit political donors. But an American rancher grazing his cattle brings feds with sniper rifles. It appears Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has, at least temporarily, wonhis "range war" with the paramilitary wing of the Bureau of Land Management. Fearing another Waco, BLM has announced it will no longer enforce a court order and stop stealing Bundy's cows, called "trespass cattle" by the feds, accused of grazing free on part of the 84% of Nevada that is federal property.
  • Flatulent cows start fire at German dairy farm - police

    01/27/2014 4:05:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/27/14
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed on Monday, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said. High levels of the gas .. the central German town of Rasdorf, .. "a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames,".. ...