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  • Evidence shows dogs in Bali are being brutally killed and the meat sold to unsuspecting tourists

    06/20/2017 1:01:19 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 34 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | 6/19/17
    Australian tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat in Bali, according to evidence provided to the ABC's 7.30 program. The animals are brutally caught and then butchered not far from the beaches visited by more than 1 million Australians every year. 'Nothing prepared me for the brutal catching of dogs' Equipped with little more than his phone, a scooter and a small video camera, investigator 'Luke' spent four months infiltrating and documenting the brutal dog meat trade in Bali. Some of the animals are poisoned, posing a risk to human health, according to a leading toxicologist. Whilst eating dog meat is...
  • Chinese man caught with 500 imprisoned cats destined for restaurants

    06/13/2017 12:17:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13 at 5:15 AM | By Simon Denyer
    BEIJING — In China, it is legal to eat cats and dogs. Even so, ordinary people reacted with alarm this week as news broke of a Chinese man caught with 500 cats, crowded into tiny cages, which he intended to sell to restaurants. The man had used sparrows and caged birds to lure both stray cats and domestic ones in the city of Jiujiang in southern Jiangsu province, the 163.com and news.ifeng.com websites reported. Many of the cats were found in cages in the back of a small truck, some near death and mewing faintly in the heat, while others...
  • Revealed: exported EU animals subject to abuse and illegal conditions

    03/01/2017 9:54:03 AM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1 Mar 2017 | Luke Dale Harris
    ..Dozens of undercover videos and photographs obtained by the Guardian show live cattle and sheep from EU countries being beaten, shocked with electric prods, held for days in overcrowded pens and covered head to toe in faeces as they are transported from Europe to their final destinations in Turkey and the Middle East in conditions that breach European law. At their destination, at least some of the animals are slaughtered in appalling conditions. The footage shows cattle and sheep from France, Romania and Lithuania kicking and flailing violently as their throats are crudely cut or sawed at repeatedly, often in...
  • Dozens of Dogs Rescued From Illegal Meat Trade in Thailand

    01/14/2017 3:55:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Jaspreet Kaur and Omari Fleming
    Dozens of dogs greeted visitors at a local brewery Friday after they were rescued from an illegal meat trade in Thailand. The event, called Suds for Soi Dogs was held at Mission Brewery featuring 17 of 30 dogs recently rescued and brought to the United States. It was a fundraiser to raise money by El Cajon-based The Barking Lot and the Soi Dog Foundation to help care for the dogs and rescue others. Another 1,200 dogs are still at a shelter in Thailand. It costs $250 to bring each dog to the U.S., which doesn't include the cost associated with...
  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owner’s head

    05/23/2016 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 59 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 23, 2016 | Vimal Bhatia
    JAISALMER: Left in the heat with its legs tied all day, a camel attacked its owner and severed his head in anger in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Saturday. About 25 villagers struggled for 6 hours to calm the animal down. Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. "The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body...
  • Horse-Like Goat Fetches Dh130,000

    03/29/2016 3:47:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    Goat wins first place in Gulf goat beauty contestA male goat named ‘the White Horse’ for its massive size and white colour fetched KD10,000 (Dh130,000) in Kuwait but its owner refused to sell it. “I have received an offer to sell the White Horse for KD10,000 but I refused,” its owner Fahd Al Saaran told Kuwait’s Arabic language daily Alanba. He said the goat has won the first place in a Gulf sheep pageantry organised in Kuwait recently, adding that the prize included cash and a luxury car. “I have produced 15 other similar goats but they have all...
  • He Watched Wolves Attack And Kill His Livestock, Could Do Nothing Because Of A Fed Court Ruling

    10/05/2015 11:58:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 133 replies
    Off the Grid News ^ | June 5, 2015 | Daniel Jennings
    Gray wolves are killing cattle and family pets in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin, and all residents can do is stand by and watch thanks to a federal judge’s ruling. In December, US District Judge Beryl Howell overturned the Obama administration’s decision to take the gray wolf in the Great Lakes states off the endangered species list, The Detroit Free Press reported. Howell’s action effectively banned hunting and trapping of wolves in those states. Farmer Miles Kuschel watched a pack of six wolves surround his cattle on Easter, but decided not to shoot because of the ruling. When he came back,...
  • Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan offers solution to global warming

    05/08/2015 12:25:13 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/6/15 | Fox News
    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has a solution for global warming: Eat bugs. In an interview with The Guardian, Annan called the global livestock industry "a major threat to the climate" and suggested insects as an alternative protein source to meat. "Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets," he said. Annan told The Guardian that the growing population and middle class are making it more difficult to meet meat demands. "It represents 14.5 percent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations," he said.
  • 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.
  • Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People’s Organs Without Explicit Consent

    09/04/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 105 replies · 2,375+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 04, 2009 | Matt Cover
    Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken. Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done. Outlined in the 2008 book “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” Sunstein and co-author Richard H. Thaler argued that the...
  • Coming Egg Shortage Will Tax Family Budgets

    12/20/2014 6:50:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The New American ^ | December 19, 2014 | William F. Jasper
    If eggs are a staple in your family’s diet and you’d like to keep it that way, now would be a good time to get a few laying hens. Next month, beginning January 1, 2015, the chicken-and-egg production in the United States is in for a big shock. That’s when California’s new regulations on egg-laying hens goes into effect. And the effects of those regs on eggs will be felt nationally, even globally. The incredible, edible, prolate spheroid-shaped poultry product, which has long been one of the most affordable sources of high-quality protein, is certain to become significantly more expensive.In...
  • AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers (i.e. pumas/cougars)

    07/31/2014 4:01:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 31, 2014 4:32 AM EDT | Jason Dearen
    Since Florida’s frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state’s vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies. The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves, while the panthers see them as prey. Human development won the battle, driving the large, tawny, cats to the brink of extinction before successful efforts to restore them began decades ago. But with Florida’s panther population recovering, some farmers complain the protected 6-to-7-foot long predators are once again killing their calves. …
  • Local Farmer Seeks to Preserve America’s Heritage Livestock Breeds

    06/03/2014 10:10:50 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | June 3, 2014 | Kate Miller
    Photos and Video: Karen Doyle is the owner of Georgiatown Farm, a 10-acre livestock farm in White Stone, Va. Although most commercial agricultural operations make mass production a top priority, Doyle takes a different approach by raising heritage livestock breeds that are now threatened with extinction in the U.S. Doyle, a member ofThe Livestock Conservancy, raises numerous heritage breeds, including Red Wattle hogs, Bourbon Red turkeys and Clun Forest sheep. Fight Against Factory Farming Doyle said she hopes to conserve endangered livestock breeds and help diversify the food market, which she said is negatively influenced by factory farming. “Factory farming...
  • Virginia Livestock Farmer Abstains From GMOs and Antibiotics

    05/29/2014 6:03:11 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 9 replies
    Virginia Free Citizens ^ | May 20, 2014 | Shelby Mertens
    Continuing series on small farms in Virginia from Virginia Free Citizen: Photos/Video Karen Doyle, a small livestock farmer in White Stone, Va., made a conscious decision to keep her livestock free of GMOs and antibiotics when she started Georgiatown Farms almost five years ago. This requires Doyle to embark on a two and a half hour road trip to Maryland to buy the special feed from the Amish. She said most farmers aren’t willing to put in that much effort, but for her, it’s a matter of health safety and animal welfare. GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are genetically engineered...
  • Ariz. bill allowing ranchers to kill wolves also vetoed

    04/25/2014 7:54:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun, ^ | April 23, 2014
    Gov. Jan Brewer will not give ranchers and their employees permission to kill endangered Mexican gray wolves on federal lands. The measure vetoed Tuesday was crafted by Sen. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford. She has been a vocal foe of the program by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reintroduce the wolves into sections of Arizona and New Mexico, saying they are endangering not only cattle but also pets and children. SB1211 would have spelled out that ranchers could “take” a wolf — legalese for killing — that was killing, wounding or biting livestock. It also would have legalized a guard...
  • Ethanol Impact on Feed Prices

    04/21/2014 6:37:22 PM PDT · by Walt Griffith · 20 replies
    American Cattleman ^ | Renewable Fuels Association
    Ethanol Impact on Feed Prices Written By: Renewable Fuels Association Fueled by its desire for conflict, and a well-funded and organized public relations blitz by food and livestock industries, the media has spent a great deal of time in the past two years trying to portray an epic battle between America’s need for renewable alternatives to gasoline and its role as breadbasket to world. Despite unsupported and hysterical claims, the battle between ethanol production and food and feed resources is not a battle at all. In fact, it is a symbiotic relationship that promises to provide long term financial gain...
  • Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Self-Defense Killing Of Endangered Wolves

    04/16/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    KRWG News ^ | April 16, 2014
    The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a Senate bill allowing ranchers to kill endangered wolves in self-defense. Senate Bill 1211 would allow livestock owners to kill a Mexican gray wolf if one was caught attacking livestock or a person. Wildlife activists say the bill violates the federal Endangered Species Act. But a staff attorney says the bill has been watered down and now meets constitutional requirements.
  • Wildlife service suspends plan to allow killing of gray wolves

    02/09/2014 1:56:19 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 8, 2014
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has backed off plans to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list. ... The government plan would have allowed gray wolves in the lower 48 United States to be hunted or killed. They have been under federal protection since 1967. The Mexican gray wolf, found only in the Southwest, retains protection.
  • Culprit in Mysterious Elk Deaths Found

    11/08/2013 8:37:22 AM PST · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    Life Science vai Yahoo ^ | 11/7/13 | Benjamin Radford
    A hunter stumbled upon a bizarre sight on a 75,000-acre ranch north of Las Vegas, N.M., on Aug. 27: the remains of more than 100 dead elk. Livestock deaths are not unusual, but so many animals dying off, and doing so in what seems to be under 24 hours, was puzzling to scientists. Related StoriesOfficials with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish investigated the mysterious elk deaths and ruled out several possible causes for the elk deaths, including poachers, anthrax, lightning strikes, epizootic hemorrhagic disease (an often-fatal virus known to affect deer and other ruminants), botulism, poisonous plants,...
  • (Poetic Justice) At Least 125 Palestinians Injured While Torturing Livestock Animals in Gaza

    10/16/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Israel Today Staff
    Palestinians Injured While Torturing Cattle At least 125 Palestinians in Gaza were wounded while torturing and slaughtering cattle in the streets as part of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha, Palestinian media reported. Gaza has five official slaughterhouses, but wait times were hours long, so a great many Gazans decided to do their own public butchering for the holiday, which is typically accompanied by much feasting. But, as videos and pictures posted to the Internet revealed, many of the Palestinians did not contend themselves to simply slaughtering the animals, but first engaged in what can only be described as...