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  • 'We are the casualty:' US pig farmers brace for second round of pork tariffs from China, Mexico

    07/04/2018 11:23:56 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/4/2018 | Jeff Daniels
    U.S. pork producers are about to be bitten by a second batch of hefty retaliatory tariffs from China and Mexico — and that has some large producers predicting they could lose big money and be forced to invest overseas. Executives say the pork industry has been expanding in recent years, in part on the expectation of export opportunities that would continue to support growth. However, the threat of a trade war is adding uncertainty and driving fear. "We put a halt on all investment, not just because we will be losing money, but because we don't know if growing in...
  • Rat Bones Reveal How Humans Transformed Their Island Environments

    06/19/2018 9:20:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | June 6, 2018 | Lorraine Boissoneault
    For the Polynesian islands, that meant the arrival of agricultural crops like breadfruit, yams and taro, as well as domesticated animals like dogs, pigs and chicken. The early settlers also used slash-and-burn agriculture to remove forests and fertilize the soil and likely hunted many seabirds to extinction. To get a more precise view of how human behavior impacted the islands, Swift and her colleagues used stable isotope analysis. Carbon analysis is based on the way plants process carbon dioxide: most agricultural products are classified as C3 plants, while tropical grasses are usually C4 plants. If rat bones show a higher...
  • 12,000 Pigs Die in Fire, Employee Refused to Let Firefighters Help Because It Was 'Unsafe'

    06/10/2018 7:24:32 PM PDT · by Hugin · 48 replies
    newsweek via yahoo ^ | June 8, 2018 | Kristin Hugo
    A pig farm in Saskatchewan caught on fire and caused millions of dollars in damage, including the deaths of 12,000 pigs. The volunteer fire department responded to an emergency call to fight the blaze, but when they got there, an employee of the farm didn't let them in.
  • Sponsors yank ads after Ivanka called 'feckless C-word'

    06/01/2018 6:36:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 5/31/2018 | Joe Kovacs
    “Most people are repulsed by it,” Limbaugh added. “It is widely known these people are all Democrats. In the absence of an agenda, all they have is hate … this hate for Trump, this semi-hate for America, this literal hate for you for voting for Trump. … You’re not gonna grow anything with this.” Regarding Bee, herself, Limbaugh said: “She’s just making an abject fool of herself. I don’t care how much her audience applauds.” Bee apologized on Twitter Thursday afternoon, saying: I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on...
  • Argentina’s farm of horrors: Latest shocking animal mutation discovered

    03/09/2018 7:03:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    Express ^ | 3/9/18 | MATTHEW KIRKHAM
    The discovery was made when the piglet was spotted next to its mother after she gave birth to eight young in the rural area of Santo Domingo in Santiago del Estero Province in northern Argentina. However, the human-like piglet died a few hours later due to breathing difficulties. Pig and goat breeders Walter Oscar Velez and wife Roxana Noemi Villarreal, who also produce charcoal at their farm, said that they are at a loss for an explanation. It is the latest in a number of horrific mutations in the country which is at the centre of a row over the...
  • VIDEO: Five Pigs and a Pug Have a Pizza Party

    03/04/2018 6:09:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Sunday, March 04, 2018
    If anyone ever said "you eat like a pig" you might want to say thank you, because some pigs - and a pug - really know how to party in style. Pop, Prissy, Posey, Pink and Penn were caught on video as they "pig out" on pizza. They are joined by "pigtail the pug." And while a few of the pigs went "ham" on the pizza slices, others sat patiently wearing bows. If you recognize some of these pigs, that's because Prissy and Pop have starred in two children's books and have nearly 690,000 followers on Instagram.
  • People Are Going Hog Wild Over A Monstrous Wild Boar Dubbed 'Pigzilla'

    02/13/2018 3:59:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 13, 2018 | Ed Mazza
    The internet has its newest cult hero. A massive wild boar dubbed “Pigzilla” was caught on video in Hong Kong going through some trash near a school, according to CBS News. The network reports that boars as big as 450 pounds are commonly seen in the hills around Hong Kong, and some come into the city looking for food.
  • This Bills Player Did Something More Disrespectful than Kneel During the Anthem

    09/26/2017 9:48:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | September 26, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Over 150 football players took a knee or remained in the locker room Sunday during the playing of the national anthem at NFL games across the country. Their choice to ignore the anthem came after President Trump called Colin Kaepernick an SOB for starting the controversial action to protest racial injustice.One Pittsburgh Steeler player actually stood for the anthem, only to later apologize to his teammates and franchise.As a Buffalo Bills fan, I had hoped at least they would remain standing for our law enforcement, as they've done in the past during the kneeling controversy. However, I was very mistaken....
  • Silicon Valley loves Burning Man and these tech executives are no exception

    08/26/2017 10:22:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 8/26/2017 | Becky Peterson
    Among the 70,000 or so people who will make the trip to Black Rock City, Nevada, this weekend for the start of Burning Man will be some of the most influential people in Silicon Valley. Every year, some of tech's top execs join the annual festival, dressing in shiny costumes and exploring the art installations just like everyone else. The unwritten rules of the festival encourage anonymity and privacy. But the attendance of some of the CEOs and founders has been revealed by one of their enthusiastic peers on Medium. And many members of the tech elite have found their...
  • Australia Gun Culture Part 8: Brucellosis Risk for Pig Hunters and Dogs

    08/04/2017 1:28:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Feral pigs in Australia are a serious pest. They destroy habitat and native species, and inflict large amounts of damage on crops. They are a favorite target of local hunters who shoot them as often as they can.Few people in the area near Quirindi (200 miles NW of Sydney), eat the wild pigs that are shot. I was puzzled by this, as meat prices are high, and the wild pork that I have eaten in California and Texas was excellent. One of the reasons for a lack of consumption is the feral pig population is a reservoir of brucellosis...
  • Authorities Searched Damond's Home; Law Prof Believes That Could 'Cause An International Incident'

    07/25/2017 6:46:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 181 replies ^ | 7/25/17 | Josh Rosenthal
    Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators were granted permission to search Justine Damond's home hours after she was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer, according to court records. A criminal law expert can't understand why. "When I read that search warrant, I really cannot find probable cause to search her home," he continued. According to court documents, investigators applied for the warrant on the following grounds:   The property or things above-described was used as a means of committing a crime The possession of the property or things above-described constitutes a crime. The property or things above-described is...
  • Wild Boars Trample ISIS Terrorists To Death

    04/26/2017 7:18:15 PM PDT · by Baynative · 38 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/26/2017 | Joshua Yasmeh
    On Sunday, three ISIS militants were killed and five others were wounded after being attacked by wild boars in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. "The animals went on a rampage near a farmland in al-Rashad region, an Islamic State pocket 53 kilometers south of Kirkuk," reports Iraqi News. "They attacked the militants and left three killed, according to the source."
  • Wild pigs kill ISIS members

    04/26/2017 12:22:33 AM PDT · by biggerten · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/25/2017 | Mark Piggott, IBT
    Three members Isis have reportedly been killed and five more injured by rampaging wild boar near Kirkuk in Iraq. The exact circumstances are unclear, but sources claim another Isis militant later "took revenge" against the feral pigs involved in the incident.
  • Three ISIS fighters 'are killed by rampaging wild BOARS' near Iraqi farmland

    04/24/2017 6:26:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2017 | Rod Ardehali
    Three Islamic State jihadis have reportedly been killed by rampaging wild boars near Iraqi farmland. The three Islamic State militants were cut down by the feral boar known to inhabit Kirkuk in the the al-Rashad region, a local news site claims. They attacked the militants and left three killed, Iraqi News reports.
  • MNfusion: Tullibee Chef Crowned Prince Of Pigs At Cochon555

    02/21/2017 6:48:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies ^ | 2/21/17 | Katie Fraser
    Where’s the beef? Well, it made way for the pork. On Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, Twin Cities foodies celebrated the pig in all of its glory at Cochon555. An event dedicated to all things pork, Cochon555 celebrates heritage pigs and sustainable farming of the animal. The competition featured five chefs, who compete head-to-head creating dishes using a whole heritage breed pig. The focus is on fine dining. Proceeds from the 14-city event go to Piggy Bank, a charity focusing on sanctuaries for heritage breed pigs and Open Access Agriculture.
  • Revenge of the pigs: Animals rip apart a giant PYTHON after the snake killed one of the [tr]

    02/09/2017 5:51:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2017 | Hannah Al-othman
    A huge python was ripped to shreds by a pack of furious wild boars seeking revenge after the snake ate one of their young. At least eight of the wild beasts descended on the reptile after he slithered into their home and gobbled up a piglet.
  • Painting Politics: Dems rehang controversial ‘pigs’ picture on Capitol Hill

    01/10/2017 7:25:59 AM PST · by safetysign · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/10/2017 | Staff
    Democratic lawmakers put back on display on Capitol Hill a controversial painting that angered police with its depiction of officers as pigs -- after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week. The move Tuesday by members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., whose office for months had sponsored the display of the student artwork, could revive tensions with the law enforcement community. But Clay told the Washington Post he wants the Capitol Police to press theft charges against Hunter for removing the artwork Friday. Picture at link
  • DC Law Enforcement Demand Removal Of Capitol Painting Depicting Cops As Racist Pigs

    01/04/2017 2:48:37 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/4/2017 | Kerry Picket
    Capitol Hill Police blasted a painting that now hangs in the U.S. Capitol, which depicts police as pigs shooting up a black St. Louis neighborhood and want the piece removed immediately. “The painting portrays a colorful landscape of symbolic characters representing social injustice, the tragic events in Ferguson and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society,” Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay said in a statement last June of the painting created by David Pulphus and chosen by Rep. Clay as part of the annual U.S. Congressional Art Competition.
  • Report: Migrant-Heavy French Suburbs No-Go Zones for Women

    12/13/2016 7:03:12 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-13-2016 | Virginia Hale
    Virginia HaleDecember 13, 2016 Women are invisible in public spaces and are unwelcome in cafés and bars in France’s migrant-heavy suburbs, a shocking report broadcast on France 2 last week revealed. Reporting from Saint-Denis, a commune where 36 per cent of residents were born overseas, journalist Caroline Sinz narrates: “The café terraces and the streets have something in common: women seem to have been erased. In some neighborhoods, men occupy public places and women suffer.” Footage taken with a hidden camera captured how patrons react when women entered a café in the area. Two activists are shown walking into the...
  • Abortion Activists to Send Bloody Tampons to Texas Gov to Protest Requiring Burial for Aborted...

    12/08/2016 7:21:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | December 08, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Abortion Activists to Send Bloody Tampons to Texas Gov to Protest Requiring Burial for Aborted Babies Abortion activists have been turning to increasingly immature and potentially illegal actions in recent months in response to situations where they did not get their way. Their latest move is to urge women to send blood-soaked tampons to Texas pro-life Gov. Greg Abbott in protest of a new state rule requiring that aborted babies’ bodies be cremated or buried. The new rule, introduced in July by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, requires that abortion facilities, hospitals and other medical centers...