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EU Backing Cloned Animal Products

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If this policy is adopted, European farms could be populated by cloned supersize animals used as breeding stock for cows, pigs and sheep that are reared for food. However, a leaked report to be discussed by the EU’s College of Commissioners today comes out in favour of food from the offspring of clones.

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Activist Releases 1500 Mink in Oregon

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About 1,500 mink were released from their cages with at least 200 of these being breeding stock. In the early morning hours of October 17th, a lone activist infiltrated the fur farm at 92659 Simonsen Road in Astoria Oregon. The fact that there is no fence around this farm should help ease their escape.

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The Domestic Turkey and the First Thanksgiving

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The chance that this was a real Turkey are not great, and the chance that Columbus actually brought breeding stock from Honduras to Spain is not great, so maybe, maybe not. The one case that could have been an actual Turkey was a bird spotted in Honduras, where they may or may not have been, by our friend Christopher Columbus.

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The Nonessential Whooping Crane

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Another 170 are in captivity, many of them breeding stock for reintroduction efforts. Over the winter, the universe lost four whooping cranes to what appears to be recreational shooting: three gunned down together in Georgia on December 30, 2010, and another in Alabama on January 28, 2011.

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