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  • Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

    10/11/2014 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2014 10:23 AM EDT | David Pitt
    A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers’ efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs’ numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease. Already, hog supplies are on the rise, with 5.46 million baby pigs born between June and August in Iowa, the nation’s leading producer—the highest quarterly total in 20 years and a record 10.7 surviving pigs per litter, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. It’s a significant turnaround from a year ago when the porcine...
  • Federal Complaint Says Hog Farms Are Racial Discrimination

    09/08/2014 2:38:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | September 5, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    Environmentalist groups accuse hog farms of violating civil rights. Environmental groups have filed a civil-rights complaint against hog farmers in North Carolina, claiming that by maintaining farms near neighborhoods where minorities live, the pork producers are engaged in illegal discrimination against minorities. The 48-page complaint explains that the farms create problems for surrounding neighborhoods such as foul smells and runoff in the water. The crux of the complaint, which was filed by Washington-based EarthJustice and three other environmental groups in the Tar Heel State, is not these problems themselves, however. The four environmental groups object to seeing these problems occur...
  • Responce to ISIS atrocities

    08/20/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT · by simka · 18 replies
    If the ISIS forces truly believe they are doing the work Allah they will be deterred by any contact with pig flesh which the Quran suggests denies paradise.
  • Bacon preservative tested as feral hog poison

    06/21/2014 2:52:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs. Descendants of both escaped domestic pigs and imported Eurasian boars, the swine cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year -- including $800 million in damage to farms nationwide.
  • A Deadly Pig Virus Wiped Out 10% Of The US Hog Population — And Now It's Back

    05/28/2014 4:45:44 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 5-28-2014 | Tom Polansek, Reuters
    Tom Polansek, ReutersMay 28, 2014, 7:22 AM An Indiana farm has become the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus, fueling concerns that a disease that has wiped out 10 percent of the U.S. hog population will be harder to contain than producers and veterinarians expected. The farm, through its veterinarian, publicly acknowledged on Tuesday a repeat incident of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has killed up to 7 million pigs and pushed pork prices to record highs since it was first identified in the United States a year ago. Matt Ackerman,...
  • Iowa Distillery Raises Pigs to Taste Like Whiskey

    05/10/2014 11:05:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WQAD ^ | May 9, 2014 | Angie Sharp
    We use alcohol in meat marinades all the time, but what if your food already had the taste without the wait? The founders of Templeton Rye Distillery in Templeton, Iowa are trying to do just that by creating pork that tastes like their famous whiskey. “We have a little motto here. My dad always told me, ‘Nothing good happens after 12 p.m.’ So, it seems like that’s when this idea was probably thought of – after we had a few drinks,” laughs the distillery’s co-founder, Keith Kerkhoff. He hopes the Templeton Rye Pork Project will be the exception to his...
  • Bacon and booze: Iowa distillery raises pigs to taste like whiskey

    05/09/2014 3:13:00 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    upi ^ | May 9, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    TEMPLETON, Iowa, Just when it seemed like there was no way to make eating bacon an even more excessive experience, some folks in Iowa came up with a way. The Templeton Rye Pork Project was started at the Templeton Rye Distillery in the hope of raising pigs that will taste like whiskey. The 25 purebred Duroc pigs in the project were born in January 2014 and they are subsisting on a diet that incorporates distillery grain into their food. "As a group who appreciates both flavor and quality, we thought it would interesting to bring to market a selection of...
  • Afghan security guard shoots dead 3 American doctors at hospital

    04/24/2014 4:08:27 AM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/24/2014 | AP
    The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the city this year. Two others, including an American nurse, were wounded, according to Afghanistan's Health Ministry. "With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a statement posted on the Embassy's Twitter page. "No other information will be released at this time." Afghanistan Minister...
  • Bacon, Pork Prices Rise As Deadly Diarrhea Virus Wipes Out Michigan Pigs

    04/16/2014 9:49:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 40 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 10-16-14
    "said porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is not a human health concern, but is deadly to newborn pigs."
  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • What Pet Friendly Hotels Don’t Want You to Know

    01/16/2014 10:21:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Pet 360 ^ | unknown | Carol Bryant
    I’ve traveled the country with dogs for over 20 years, so I can honestly say I have slept in some not so swift rooms and some that have been oh-so-divine. Pet friendly, however, is not always what it’s cracked up to be, and if you’ve had a less-than-stellar experience at a supposed “pet friendly” establishment, you are nodding in agreement. How many of you, when calling a hotel or facility to ask if they are pet friendly ask something like this: “Hi. Can you tell me if you allow pets?” How many of you ask, “Hello, are you pet welcoming?”...
  • China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

    01/14/2014 7:27:56 AM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 Jan 2014 | David Shukman
    You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China. Feeding time produces a frenzy as the animals strain against the railings around their pens. But this is no ordinary farm. Run by a fast-growing company called BGI, this facility has become the world's largest centre for the cloning of pigs. The technology involved is not particularly novel - but what is new is the application of mass production. The first shed contains 90 animals in two long rows. They look perfectly normal, as one would expect, but...
  • Pig Virus May Send Bacon Prices Soaring

    01/13/2014 9:22:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    Newser ^ | 1-11-14 | John Johnson
    (Newser) – Bacon lovers, be warned. A fast-spreading pig virus could send pork prices to record highs in the US, reports the Wall Street Journal. The PED virus, short for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, has hit farms in 22 states so far. It's lethal only to young pigs, not humans, but the Journal says the number of pigs being lost per week is likely to push pork prices beyond the record of $3.81 a pound. A post at Agri-Pulse predicts that the worst spikes will come in the summer.
  • Quest to Grow Human Organs Inside Pigs in Japan

    01/07/2014 6:39:24 PM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    BBC Science ^ | January 2, 2014 | Rupert Wingfield-Hayes
    I am standing in a fully functioning operating theatre. A surgeon and team of specialists in green smocks are preparing to operate. But I'm not in a hospital. I am on a farm deep in the Japanese countryside. On the gurney about to undergo the knife is a six-month-old female pig. Standing over her, scalpel in hand, is Professor Nagashima. He carefully cuts open her abdomen and pulls out her uterus. To me, it looks more like intestines - but he assures me this is what a pig's uterus looks like. Then with a syringe and a catheter, he begins...
  • WTF News: Glow-in-the-Dark Pigs Created Using Jelly Fish Genes

    12/27/2013 2:01:40 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | December 26th, 2013 @ 1:27pm | by Friday Foster
    Scientists in China created 10 piglets that glow green under black fluorescent lights, using a technique developed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Medicine. A group of scientists from South China Agricultural University were able to do this by injecting fluorescent protein from jellyfish DNA into pig embryos, thus creating the green-glowing pigs. This same technique was used to create the world’s first glow-in-the-dark bunnies in Turkey earlier this year, where they are currently working to produce similar results with fluorescent-glowing sheep. Scientists, however, are not creating glowing farm animals for seasonal décor. The goal of the...
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America: WE ARE ALL CLAIRE’S MOTHER

    12/23/2013 10:14:20 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 12/23/2013 | Robert Farago
    Once again, Moms Demand Mayors for Illegal Action waves the bloody shirt. This time their Facebook page is exploiting the tragic death of Claire Davis. And once again MDA reveals itself as an organization dedicated to civilian disarmament.
  • 'Humans evolved after a female chimpanzee mated with a pig

    11/30/2013 3:12:24 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 215 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:45 GMT, 30 November 2013 | By DAMIEN GAYLE
    The human species began as the hybrid offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee, a leading geneticist has suggested. The startling claim has been made by Eugene McCarthy, of the University of Georgia, who is also one of the worlds leading authorities on hybridisation in animals. He points out that while humans have many features in common with chimps, we also have a large number of distinguishing characteristics not found in any other primates. Dr McCarthy says these divergent characteristics are most likely the result of a hybrid origin at some point far back in human evolutionary history....
  • Genetic study proves Israel's wild boars originated in Europe

    11/10/2013 7:44:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | Nov 04, 2013 | Tel Aviv University
    Wild boars look more or less the same in Israel as they do anywhere else: stalky and hairy with big heads, long snouts, and beady eyes. So scientists had no reason to suspect Israeli wild boars were any different than their brothers and sisters roaming the Middle East, from Egypt to Iran... unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild boars originated in Europe. After a genetic and archaeological analysis, the researchers suggest the wild boars living in Israel are descendants of domesticated pigs brought to Israel starting almost 3,000 years ago by the Philistines and other...
  • Muslim Woman Alleges She Was Maliciously Baconed by TGI Friday’s

    10/19/2013 6:20:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 87 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 10/14/2013 | Michelle Wright
    Garland, Texas~ Nicole Queen went with her friends for a casual lunch at TGIFriday’s and states that they were given a cold reception by their server, who appeared very put off when asked to leave the bacon off of the cobb salad that was ordered by Queen. She suggested to her friends that they be “extra nice” to their server, under the assumption that he was uncomfortable with them being Muslim. Queen recalls that by the end of their meal, the original server had been replaced and their new server offered her a free to go refill of her iced...
  • (vanity) Dear GOP base, we don't need you anymore. Now go back to the fields and work peasants!!!!

    10/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PDT · by Kolath · 41 replies
    Kolath | 10/16/2013 | Kolath
    Dear GOP base, We will break the bank, vote for amnesty, and replace you tea partiers and Evangelicals with a new voter base. If you wish to stay around and be treated the same way Democrats treat African Americans, be our guest. Now go back to the fields and generate wealth so we can suck it up. Signed, GOPe (aka Progressive lite)
  • Anyone lose a pair of pigs? Minneapolis asks

    09/27/2013 1:23:50 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 15 replies
    Minneapolis police and animal control officers apprehended two piglets this morning after they were found wandering near the intersection of 23rd Ave. and Emerson Ave. N.
  • Wild hogs roam streets, scare people near Atlanta

    09/26/2013 6:18:27 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 51 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 9/24/13 | jeff martin
    Police have enlisted the help of a trapper to round up a group of feral hogsscaring residents of a subdivision in suburban Atlanta. Some parents fear sending their children to a school bus stop in the Lithonia area, where up to four of the hogs are roaming the streets and eating trash in front yards. Authorities hope the hogs can be trapped in cages by Wednesday morning, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said. "They're causing quite a stir to say the least," Parish said shortly before noon Tuesday, as she headed out to the neighborhood, about 17 miles east...
  • The Fourth Reich

    08/21/2013 2:49:23 AM PDT · by ABrit · 4 replies
    Economics Observations ^ | August 21st, 2013 | Mark
    The Fourth Reich When the Second World War ended in 1945, imagine the conversation amongst the leading lights of West Germany's leaders. After several attempts, military domination of Europe was shown to be impossible, doomed by Germany's central position to always fight wars on two fronts against collectively superior forces. What should be the methods to achieve the Germans' long standing objectives of prosperity for their own people. If military domination and plunder were no longer possible, then perhaps peaceful economic domination could be achieved. But how?
  • Vintage Photo, Early 1900's - U.S. Department of Agriculture's "Pig Cafeteria"

    06/24/2013 7:35:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Early 20th Century | Retronaut
    “The Pig Cafeteria” was an exhibit produced by the Department of Agriculture to educate farmers about new methods of farming and raising livestock — specifically, what to feed pigs so that they would be healthy and profitable.
  • China Pig Farm Accused Of Pumping Dissolved Carcasses Into A Nearby River

    06/10/2013 6:43:50 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-10-1013 | Agence France Presse
    China Pig Farm Accused Of Pumping Dissolved Carcasses Into A Nearby River Agence France Presse June 10, 2013, 7:21 AM Dead pigs being tossed into a truck in China. Reuters Authorities are reportedly probing a pig farm in central China for dissolving dead pigs in a chemical solution and pumping the resulting remains down its drains, which empty into a river. Huasheng Online, a news website published by the Hunan Daily Press Group, said environmental protection and animal hygiene authorities in Changsha, Hunan province, were investigating the allegations. The farm claimed that using strong alkali to break down carcasses before...
  • David Cameron (UK): We Will 'Drain The Swamp' Which Allows Muslim Extremists To Flourish

    06/03/2013 3:11:45 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    David Cameron (UK): We Will 'Drain The Swamp' Which Allows Muslim Extremists To FlourishDavid Cameron has pledged to “drain the swamp” in which radical Muslims are allowed to hide and develop their extreme views in the wake of the Woolwich terror attack.The Telegraph (UK) Christopher Hope, Senior Political Correspondent 7:33PM BST 03 Jun 2013 The Prime Minister told MPs he would do more to tackle the “conveyor belt to radicalisation” which is poisoning the minds of young Muslims. Mr Cameron also confirmed a Telegraph report that he is looking at finding ways to allow spies to monitor people over the...
  • French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris

    05/25/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-25-2013 | Adam Taylor
    French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris Adam TaylorMay 25, 2013, 1:43 PM A soldier patrolling as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan was stabbed in the neck this afternoon, Reuters reports. A police source told the news agency that the soldier would survive the attack. He is 23 years old, according to CNN. Le Parisien is reporting that the attacker was of Northern African appearance, aged around 30 years old and wearing a jilbab, a type of Islamic garment. The man quickly fled the scene and has not been caught. The attack happened in La Défense, to the...
  • British Government Bribing Islamic Extremists Not to Blow Themselves Up

    05/25/2013 6:06:03 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    TMO ^ | 5-25-2013 | N Walayat
    British Government Bribing Islamic Extremists Not to Blow Themselves Up Politics / UK Politics May 25, 2013 - 02:33 AM GMT By: N_Walayat The recent events out of Woolwich reinforce my view that multiculturalism is an extremist policy that promotes inter communal conflict rather than integration and is as a consequence of successive government objectives for the fragmenting of society into creating pools of vested interest voters. Whatever the Government of the day, there has always ever only been one solution for EVERY problem that confronts it and that is one of printing money to bribe the recipients so as...
  • Kenyans stage 'greedy pig' protest against lawmakers

    05/14/2013 7:00:30 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    AFP via Google ^ | 5/14/2013 | Daniel Wesangula
    NAIROBI — Kenyan demonstrators released two dozen piglets at the gates of parliament and poured blood on the pavement Tuesday to protest demands by newly elected lawmakers for a wage hike. Police, who fired tear gas to disperse the protestors and beat others with truncheons, scurried after the pigs as they scampered through the grassy area surrounding the parliament. "We will not allow members of parliament to increase their salaries at will," shouted one of the protest organisers Okiya Omtatah. "They are greedy just like the pigs we have brought here," Omtata added. ... Kenyan lawmakers are already some of...
  • Feds Investigating A Saudi Compound In Virginia For Possible Human Trafficking

    05/02/2013 10:27:53 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-2-2013 | Rebecca Baird-Remba
    Feds Investigating A Saudi Compound In Virginia For Possible Human Trafficking Rebecca Baird-RembaMay 2, 2013Screenshot via NBC Washington Immigration officials rescued two women from this Saudi-owned home in McLean. Immigration officials are investigating a possible case of human trafficking at a home in McLean, Va., owned by the Saudi government, according to various media sources. Department of Homeland Security agents rescued two women, possible victims of domestic servitude, from a Saudi diplomatic compound early Wednesday morning, a local NBC affiliate reports. One woman tried to escape by "squeezing through a gap in the front gate as it was closing," according...
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal nominated on NAACP’s ‘Unsung heroes page'

    04/03/2013 9:07:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/3/2013 | Patrick Howley
    Convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal has received three nominations on a web page for the “Unsung Hero” project from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
  • $1M pilot project aims to take out feral pigs

    03/18/2013 10:50:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    ap ^ | Mar 18, 2013 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    The invasive porkers have made themselves at home across more than three quarters of the U.S. and are responsible for an estimated $1.5 billion in damages each year. Most worrisome is their ability to learn from each encounter with a frustrated human. ... The wild pig population in the U.S. has ballooned to more than 5 million. In one year alone, federal managers trapped and killed more than 32,000 pigs from 28 states and collected thousands of samples to check for the nearly three dozen diseases feral pigs are capable of carrying and passing on to humans, livestock and other...
  • Dead pigs in Shanghai river: more than 6,000 carcasses found (Wang Poo river)

    03/14/2013 6:54:30 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 22 replies
    Associated Press in Beijing ^ | Wednesday 13 March 2013 | Associated Press in Beijing
    Dead pigs in Shanghai river: more than 6,000 carcasses found Huangpu river water tested as tally of pigs, thought dumped by swine farms upstream in Zhejiang, more than doubles Hundreds more dead pigs have been recovered from the Huangpu river in Shanghai following the discovery of more than 2,800 floating carcasses earlier this week. The find brings the total to more than 6,600 carcasses since last Friday. ...
  • Cincinnati poll worker charged with voting half dozen times in November

    03/11/2013 8:19:58 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    She admitted voting twice in the presidential election last November, and now, Obama supporter Melowese Richardson has been indicted for allegedly voting at least six times. She also is charged with illegal voting in 2008 and 2011. The 58-year-old veteran Cincinnati poll worker, indicted Monday, faces eight counts of voter fraud. Two others, one of whom is a nun, have been charged separately. Richardson had admitted on camera to a local TV station, "Yes, I voted twice," claiming she was concerned that her vote would not count. She also said there "was no intent on my part to commit any...
  • Dead pigs by the thousands float down Chinese river

    03/11/2013 8:46:23 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 11, 2013, 8:19 a.m. | Barbara Demick
    Thousands of dead pigs have been found in the Huangpu River since last week. A report on the Chinese news portal, said that 3,323 dead pigs had been found through Sunday night. Shanghai authorities said they believed flotilla of pigs came from neighboring Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces and had been dumped in the river after they died. More than 20,000 pigs are reported to have died since the beginning of this year in Jiaxing alone, where a pig breeding facility is located about 50 miles to the west of Shanghai at the upper reaches of the Huangpu River. Some...
  • Morsi: Jewish Slurs Misunderstood, Taken Out of Context

    01/30/2013 1:11:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi defended his rancorous anti-Semitic comments, claiming that they were taken out of context. Morsi asserted in September 2010 that peace negotiations are "a waste of time and opportunities" as Arabs and Muslims get nothing out of engagement with "the descendants of apes and pigs." An Egyptian television shown this month aired the remarks, which were translated and distributed by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). "I was talking about the practices and behavior of believers of any religion who shed blood or who attack innocent people or civilians. That's behavior that I condemn," Morsi said,...
  • Apes, Pigs, and F-16s

    01/27/2013 6:26:49 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/26/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing. When Mohamed Morsi dehumanizes Jews as “the descendants of apes and pigs,” there’s an elephant in the room. We find it here: Those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil — these are many times worse in rank, and far more astray from the even Path! You see, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood mahoff–turned–president did not conjure up the apes-and-pigs riff on his own. When Morsi fulminates that Muslims “must not forget to...
  • NYT Columnist Retweets Message Comparing AIPAC to Pigs

    01/17/2013 3:50:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 1/17/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A New York Times columnist has come under fire after retweeting a controversial message that referred to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) as “the 2 most pig like lobbies” in America. According to Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon, Columnist Nicholas Kristof on Wednesday afternoon retweeted the message written by longtime Israel critic M.J. Rosenberg, which recalled the recently unearthed statements by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi that referred to Jews as “pigs.” “OBAMA told the 2 most pig like lobbies, AIPAC & NRA, to drop dead in same month. Next: Chamber...
  • Nick Kristof’s Piggishness NYT columnist retweets message comparing pro-Israel group to pigs

    01/16/2013 2:55:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/16/13 | Adam Kredo
    New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is facing criticism after retweeting a controversial message that referred to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the National Rifle Association as “the 2 most pig like lobbies” in America. Longtime Israel critic M.J. Rosenberg, who was dumped by the liberal Media Matters for America for his use of borderline anti-Semitic language, authored the controversial tweet Wednesday afternoon. It called to mind recently unearthed statements by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi that referred to Jews as “pigs.” “OBAMA told the 2 most pig like lobbies, AIPAC & NRA, to drop dead in same month....
  • NBA's Houston Rockets Owners Fund Animal Rights Terrorists

    07/31/2003 6:18:02 AM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 4 replies · 260+ views
    Consumer "SPECIAL REPORT: Slam-Dunking Animal Rights" ^ | July 28, 2003 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    SPECIAL REPORT: Slam-Dunking Animal RightsPosted On July 28, 2003It's no secret that Leslie and Nanci Alexander, co-owners of the NBA's Houston Rockets franchise, are among the global animal-rights movement's biggest financial backers. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals even acknowledged the couple in 1998 for making "one of the most generous gifts we have ever received." Nanci Alexander personally donated over $225,000 toward the passage of a constitutional amendment that gave legal protection to pigs in Florida. But recently released tax records indicate that the Alexanders have also funded the operations of "Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty" (SHAC), one of...
  • Ebola may go airborne

    11/16/2012 5:15:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Science News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    The Ebola virus can spread through the air from pigs to macaques, a new study suggests. Transmission of the virus — which causes an often fatal hemorrhagic fever in people and primates — was thought to require direct contact with body fluids from an infected animal or person. But in the new study, published online November 15 in Scientific Reports, piglets infected with Ebola passed the virus to macaques housed in the same room even though the animals never touched. “The evidence that the virus got from a pig to a monkey through a respiratory route is good,” says Glenn...
  • 70-Year-Old Oregon Farmer Eaten By His Hogs

    10/01/2012 6:47:31 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 145 replies ^ | 01 October 2012 | Isolde Raftery
    On Wednesday morning, Terry V. Garner, a 70-year-old Oregon farmer, went to feed his animals. Several hours later, when he hadn’t returned, a family member went to look for him and found, on the ground of the hog enclosure, his dentures.
  • Missouri law includes vegetables in definition of garbage feeding

    08/25/2012 4:58:58 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 26 replies
    Missourian ^ | July 21, 2011 | Ellen Thommesen
    COLUMBIA — When Eric and Joanna Reuter of Chert Hollow Farm, 12 miles north of Columbia, decided they wanted to raise and sell pigs this spring, they checked out Missouri laws on feeding. What they discovered surprised them: It is illegal to feed vegetables to pigs if the animals are going to be sold to consumers in Missouri.
  • “Moderate” Palestinian Leader Accuses Jews of Training Wild Boars to Uproot Trees

    08/15/2012 5:00:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-14-2012 | Jim Hoft
    “Moderate” Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas accused Jews living in Judea and Samaria of training wild boars to uproot Arabs’ trees. And, he leads the “moderate” Palestinian faction!Arutz Sheva reported, via Religion of Peace: Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas has accused Jews living in Judea and Samaria of training wild boars to uproot Arabs’ trees. The fantastic claim is included in a quote from Abbas that appears in an official presentation on PA incitement presented Sunday to the Israeli cabinet.Abbas made the claim in a speech in Ramallah on the eve of his appearance at the United Nations in September,...
  • Ryanair (and EasyJet) Slashes Routes to Spain in Row Over Airport Tax Increase

    07/23/2012 11:33:49 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 3 replies
    dailymail ^ | 12:35 EST, 23 July 2012 | TRAVELMAIL REPORTER
    Ryanair is cutting three routes to Spain and reducing the number of flights to the country's two main cities in a row over airport taxes. Taxes paid by airlines at Madrid and Barcelona airports will be doubled as the country struggles to reduce its spiralling deficit. Ryanair routes between Manchester and Madrid, East Midlands and Barcelona El Prat and Leeds Bradford and Barcelona El Prat, will be scrapped from November. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said: 'Ryanair objects to the Spanish government’s decision to double airport taxes at both Madrid and Barcelona airports. Sadly, this will lead to severe traffic, tourism...
  • 'Baboon Fire' burns 17,000 acres in Beaver County (and threatens pig farm)

    07/12/2012 9:53:37 PM PDT · by reaganaut · 11 replies ^ | 6/12/2012 | John Hollenhorst and Stephanie Grimes
    SALT LAKE CITY — Crews responded to a wildfire in Beaver County that quickly spread to 17,000 acres Thursday, officials said. The fire is also threatening a pig farm in the area. The Baboon Fire, as it is being called, was apparently triggered by lightning Wednesday, and it smoldered in a tree overnight. Once it got going south of Minersville around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, dry conditions and fierce winds pushed it up mountainsides and across rangeland. "The fire is chewing up real estate just like nobody's businesses, going through this dry brush," Beaver County Emergency Director Les Whitney said. "The...
  • Feds: Airlines Must Let Passengers Fly With Pigs for 'Emotional Support'

    07/09/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | JULY 6, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – Pot-bellied pigs must be granted passage on airplanes if they are used for “emotional support” by their owners, states the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) draft manual on equity for the disabled in air travel. The DOT published its “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Draft Technical Assistance Manual” in the Federal Register on July 5, providing guidance that allows swine on airplanes if they are determined to be service animals. The manual is designed to "help carriers and indirect carriers and their employees/contractors that provide services or facilities to passengers with disabilities, assist those passengers...
  • Feds: Airlines Must Let Passengers Fly With Pigs for 'Emotional Support'

    07/07/2012 11:19:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    Feds: Airlines Must Let Passengers Fly With Pigs for 'Emotional Support' By Elizabeth Harrington ( – Pot-bellied pigs must be granted passage on airplanes if they are used for “emotional support” by their owners, states the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) draft manual on equity for the disabled in air travel. The DOT published its “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Draft Technical Assistance Manual” in the Federal Register on July 5, providing guidance that allows swine on airplanes if they are determined to be service animals. The manual is designed to "help carriers and indirect carriers and...
  • Bay Area congressmembers call Safeway lawyer’s joke ‘sexist’

    05/18/2012 8:31:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 30 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 5/18/12 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    What’s good for Jay Leno, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert is apparently not good for corporate lawyers.A group of Bay Area congressmembers sent a stern letter to Pleasanton-based Safeway CEO Steve Burd admonishing the grocery giant for a joke its top lawyer reportedly made at the expense of Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi during a May 15 stockholder meeting.General Counsel Robert Gordon reportedly told a joke involving the Secretary of State and the House Minority Speaker from San Francisco, pigs and the Secret Service. Gosh, it already sounds funny. (Read the full narrative below.)Lighten up, people.If members of Congress start...
  • Pot-Bellied Pigs Stolen in Hollywood

    05/17/2012 11:19:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    Truck with pigs in back swiped, one pig still missingThe owner of a pair of pot-bellied pigs says a thief stole his swine in Hollywood. Charles Bourquin says he was working in the backyard of a house in the 3100 block of Hollywood Boulevard Wednesday afternoon when his truck was stolen. "I walked around and my guts dropped," said Bourquin, who said he left the keys in the white 1996 Mazda for five minutes. "You start second guessing yourself, 'what did I do with my truck?'" As much as Bourquin was worried about the truck, he was also worried about...