Showjumping Cow!

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She, and the cow, are both amazing! We have all heard the saying “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade&# , well when Regina Mayer wasn’t able to have a horse, she found the next best thing! Enjoy the video. cute video

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Mad Cow Disease Appears in California

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The reemergence of mad cow disease, discovered in a California dairy cow, could have major implications for the state’s meat industry, even though officials have said that the human food supply is unaffected. But the disease has dealt a crippling blow to the industry in the past, especially when foreign countries refused to import American beef when mad cow was first uncovered in 2003. Department of Agriculturetests about 40,000 cows a year in its effort to catch the disease.

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"Happy Cows" Campaign in California Under Fire

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California dairy farmers have an ad campaign that cows are just darn happy on their factory farms. california advertising cows PETA farm animal welfare dairyPETA is not convinced. This article about the situation appears in the Merced Sun-Star which is from my home county of Merced!

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Mmmm Cow Urine!

Critter News

A new soft drink made from cow's urine may be launched in India by a hard line Hindu group known for their opposition of Western food imports. The manufacturers say small quantities of the liquid produced by Hinduism's revered holy cows is being mixed with products such as aloe vera and gooseberry to fight diseases. Tags: India cows You'll have to go to India for this one.

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Escaped Cow Goes to Sanctuary

Critter News

A cow that escaped from a slaughter house in NY City has been allowed to go to an animal sanctuary. Tags: meat animal rescue Slaughterhouse cows meatpacking

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Suit Filed Over Cows Killed to Drive Up Milk Prices

Critter News

The class-action lawsuit accuses companies of slaughtering thousands of cows just to decrease supply. Animal rights group Compassion Over Killing was the first to uncover the alleged systematic slaughter of healthy dairy cows in California. dairy cows were slaughtered over seven years to artificially reduce the supply of milk and drive up prices. The cooperatives got together and instituted what we'll call a killing program; they retired cows," he said.

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Agriculture Fears Possible "Cow Tax"

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4, 2008 by the Environmental Protection Agency to charge a fee for air-polluting cows and hogs. It would require farms or ranches with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs to pay an annual fee of about $175 for each dairy cow, $87.50 Remember cows "emit" methane.) I have a hard time believing that there would actually be a cow tax, but I would certainly support it. Tags: global warming methane cows us agribusiness

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India's Cows Contributing to Global Warming?

Critter News

Cows With Gas! Tags: global warming India methane cows It's been a while since we've posted about Mr. Barky's favorite subject. This time, in India! By burping, belching and excreting copious amounts of methane — a greenhouse gas that traps 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide — India's livestock of roughly 485 million (including sheep and goats) contribute more to global warming than the vehicles they obstruct.

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Cow Birds

10,000 Birds

home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds , Terminology / Cow Birds Cow Birds By Rick • March 22, 2011 • 1 comment Tweet Share So what do Buffleheads and Bitterns and Hornbills have in common? The nominate genus, Buceros , is named for the hard, glossy integument of the bill, which resembles that of a cow’s horn–which is exactly what “buceros&# means.

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More on the Cow that Escaped from a NY Slaughterhouse

Critter News

Molly the cow escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse has been sent to a sanctuary in Long Island. And, now she has a new boyfriend names Wexley(story complete with hot cow smooching picture). Tags: cows

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Terrible News. US Supreme Court Strikes Down California "Downer Cow" Law

Critter News

us supreme court california cows livestock farm animal welfare factory farmClearly a win for the damn livestock industry. It was a question of federal vs. state authority. Sucks. And it was a unanimous decision. Read the full story at CNN. A state law mandating "humane treatment" of downed livestock headed for the slaughterhouse was unanimously overturned Monday by the Supreme Court.

Thinking Critically About Happy Cows

Animal Person

Check out my guest post at Change.org today called " Thinking Critically About Happy Cows." Thanks to Stephanie for inviting me to post

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On Killing Cows to Save Elephants

Animal Person

In other words, it's so tragic that elephants are in mortal danger that you should kill cows to help protect the imperiled elephants? While reading a blurb about the much-anticipated Babycakes cookbook at Forbes.com (gluten-free, vegan baked goods galore. Here 's the book.) my eye caught the "Christian Louboutin Limited-Edition Sandals $895" and I couldn't resist clicking. And there, my friends, was perhaps the ugliest pink shoe I have ever seen.

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Cow Flesh

Animal Ethics

The demand for beef is soaring

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Beef Farm's Trucks Burned by Activists

Critter News

california activism san joaquin valley cows farm animal welfare agricultureI don't support the destruction of property or any physical threats against people who harm animals whether through medical testing or through conventional agriculture. It does nothing but make the targets more wedded to their positions and it garners sympathy from the general public. And, this happened in Fresno County which is in the San Joaquin Valley of California. I grew up there.

Dutch May Ban Kosher Slaughter of Livestock

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kosher Slaughterhouse cows livestock farm animal welfare NetherlandsIt could have a snowball effect for other countries in Europe, although probably it certainly won't be seen as politically correct. Excerpted from the Irish Times. THE DUTCH parliament has voted overwhelmingly to ban the ritual slaughter of livestock. This could halt production of kosher and halal meat in the Netherlands – and lead to similar campaigns in other European countries.

Animals as Inputs in Accounting

Critter News

economics cows farm animal welfare agriculture accountingI'm studying for the CPA exam and am working through Becker's online course review for the business section. Here's an example of "joint costs" that says all you need to know about animals as nothing more than inputs in a manufacturing process. The meat packing industry takes a single input, a steer, and produces many different final products.

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Modern Day Cattle Rustlers

Critter News

Crashing through a gate in the dead of night, thieves using trucks and trailers recently robbed a farmer here of 53 Brahman crossbreed cows valued at some $50,000. Tags: cows Here is an interesting article about cattle rustling. Known for a distinctive hump at the base of the neck, Brahman cattle are rare here and would be easily spotted at a local auction, leading investigators to think the rustlers already had a buyer — or a butcher — lined up.

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Using Cows as a Mere Means to Their Ends

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about women who sacrifice cows on the altar of romance. What man wouldn't love a woman who's that shallow? I like the part about vegetarians being pretentious and neurotic. Could anything be more idiotic

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Humans Not Natural Milk Drinkers

Critter News

If you really think about it, how many prehistoric people were grabbing pregnant cows to suckle on? Tags: vegan milk corporate lies cows vegetarian I've heard this before, but it's fascinating every time it comes up. There is such a push in society to drink milk for calcium for strong bones. But really, it's not natural for us to be drinking milk past infancy. It's the perfect example of a market being created out of nothing.

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Ohio to Phase Out Veal Crates

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ohio calves cows farm animal welfare veal farm sanctuaryGood news.although there had to be pressure exerted from advocates. From the Farm Sanctuary. Despite last year’s agreement with agribusiness interests in Ohio to ban and phase out certain cruel factory farming practices, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (OLCSB) voted in favor of veal crate confinement.

Study Claims Islamic Slaughtering More Humane

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Tags: islam Slaughterhouse Germany cows

2008 100

On Betraying Your Family

Animal Person

Yesterday, in the comments of An Affront to the Idea of Family , Brian wrote: I understand your concern for those cows that were beat by that man and the unfortunate death of all the cows that died in the snow storm. I love my cows and I don't anyone touch them in that manner. I am always working for the best environment and the most comfortable situation for my cows, who I consider part of my family. However, let's deconstruct his language: "I love my cows. ".

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PETA Uncovers Horrible Conditions at Land O'Lakes Supplier

Critter News

From PETA's site: A new PETA undercover investigation inside a Land O'Lakes supplier facility in Pennsylvania has revealed routine neglect and cruelty to cows who are milked for the Fortune 250 company's products. Not a pretty picture.

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Forget About Equal, How About Alive

Animal Person

When I saw " From Science, Plenty of Cows but Little Profit " this morning in the New York Times , I immediately thought of "Dog." See the entire slide show, Happy Cows: Behind the Myth, here.). The only problem (for the farmers--I have a many problems with this scenario, beginning with bringing cows into the world) is that the cow milk industry is struggling along with much of the economy, and there is now a glut of cow's milk, which has driven the price down and.

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Quote of the Week

Critter News

But, if I can save a single cow during my entire life, I'll be happy. People always tell me that it's useless to be a vegetarian. Bruna Angotti, student.

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Why Do Animals Exist?

Creature Talk

They exist to be pigs and cows and chickens and zebras and elephants. This weekend I got into a rather passionate debate with some friends of friends about animal rights. One of them was pretty educated about the evils of factory farming, and said that she didn’t eat much meat because she had to know where it came from.

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Conklin Farm Owner Will Not Face Charges

Critter News

the tape {from an undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals,) Conklin is shown kicking a cow that is lying down. The veterinarians told law enforcement that cows who remain down are at risk of injury or death. A cow's muscles may atrophy. Once that happens, the cow may never get up and may suffer or die." From the Columbus Dispatch.

Where Does Vegan Baby Sky Get Her Protein?

Animal Person

How are her bones going to grow without cow's milk? I'm constantly asked about the details of Baby Sky's life. Where does she get her protein? You mean she's never eaten bacon? Are you a communist? At Baby Sky's 15 month checkup she landed at about the 75th percentile for height and weight. She comes from small stock, so I do see that decreasing a bit. It's already down from the 90th percentile. She was a gigantic baby!

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To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

The conclusion I'm left making is that the person saying "Because it tastes good" thinks that it's funny that a sentient being was raped (in the case of cows), mutilated (chickens, pigs and others) and slaughtered (everyone) because people find them tasty. Thanksgiving 2010 will be Baby Sky's first, and our opportunity to introduce her to the notion that our family doesn't eat animals (not to mention that other historical story we'll be correcting).

2010 191

What Matters to Animals…

Creature Talk

As I’m sitting here in my comfy chair, chickens and pigs and cows and so many other kinds of animals are being strung up by their legs and getting their throats cut. But it’s not enough if you’re a cow awaiting imminent death in the slaughter line. The weekend of June 13th and 14th I went to an animal rights conference in the Twin Cities called Their Lives, Our Voices. Much like last year, it was awesome.

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NYT Opens the Door to the Humane Myth

Animal Person

Riddle me this: What's the difference between a cow and someone on death row? For one thing, the cow has not been convicted of some heinous crime. The cow will be executed simply because she is a cow. Where's the moral objection on behalf of cows? In this morning's New York Times editorial " There Is No 'Humane' Execution ," we have an imperfect yet nevertheless baby step toward acknowledgment of the HumaneMyth.

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Heifer International

4 The Love Of Animals

receives a cow, goat, sheep or other animal, along with training in its care and training in environmentally friendly agriculture. For most of us in America, a cow is an animal we see in a field and that provides milk. But for many in the world who live on less than $2 a day, a cow is a living savings account, a source of milk protein and income. Did you know that 63 percent of Americans have a pet?

2011 188

“You Want Farm Animals to Go Extinct!”

Creature Talk

So, do I want pigs, cows, and chickens to exist? This is one of my favorite responses from omnivores when they find out that I would love it if the whole world stopped eating animals. “But what would we do with all the animals that are currently on farms? They’d have to die–we can’t possibly keep them all around if they’re going to serve no purpose.* Is that what you want? You want all the farm animals to just die ?&#. Um…okay, really?

Let’s Catch Up!

Creature Talk

Are dogs any more special than pigs, cows, turkeys? There have been SO many things I’ve wanted to write about lately, but I’ve let summer get the best of me and been a bad little blogger. In an effort to “catch up&# , here are just a few of the things I’ve been thinking about the last couple months: If you haven’t seen the documentary THE COVE yet, you need to.

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Quote of the Week

Critter News

How many meat-eaters would cut the throat of a cow themselves, and hack open its belly with a knife to empty its intestines? It is odd: we prosecute anyone who is cruel to a cow - by beating it or giving it electric shocks, say - yet the connection between that fact and the dinner table is rarely made. But the thousands of daily deaths of animals are hidden away and on the butcher's shelf meat looks innocuous, nothing like the living thing it was.

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I’m Vegan, and No, I’m Not a Freak

Creature Talk

Directly behind me was a man cutting the pink flesh of what had once been a beautiful cow. The Romain Rolland quote I posted last week has been on my mind a lot lately: To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal.

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A Victory for Turkeys

Creature Talk

Having heard my whole life how stupid turkeys are, I was surprised to see that they’re actually quite bright animals, and that they, like pigs, cows, dogs, and other animals, have rich emotional lives. All too often even the most egregious cases of animal abuse go without any substantial punishment. This seems even more true when the victim is a “food&# animal.

The Irony of The Girl Effect

Animal Person

But the cow part? The irony of the cow part is that much of this Oprah show was about slavery. The irony of the inclusion of the cow in The Girl Effect is that it swaps one form of slavery for another. It says, in no uncertain terms, that the way to prevent the enslavement of a girl is for her to enslave a cow (and then more cows) because that property will give her power. I saw this on Oprah yesterday. Yes, I watched Oprah.

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Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 02/06/10

Critter News

In this week's podcast ending February 6, 2010: **Willet Dairy the subject of a Mercy for Animals undercover investigation suspends a worker shown abusing cows; **The Humane Society applauds the Allergan Corporation for progress on the replacement of animal subjects in Botox testing; **PETA files a lawsuit to free Lucy the elephant from the Edmonton Zoo; **Mexican activists protest bullfights; **Canada steps up its support of seal hunting while hosting a G7 meeting.

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Petcam; The World Through the Lens of Our Four Legged Friends

4 The Love Of Animals

What about a cow? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the world from the perpective of your dog or cat? Or even a chicken? Pet Cam: The World Through the Lens of Our Four-Legged Friends is full of wonderful photos from animal photographers! And yes, they aren’t all just dogs and cats (although there are many of those). We are giving away a copy of Petcam to one lucky reader.

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Pacific Gulls in a paddock

10,000 Birds

However, after rain the Pacific Gulls can be observed among the dairy cows in paddocks close to the coast. The presence of the dairy cows helps you to comprehend the size of these large gulls. Pacific Gulls and dairy cows.

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Sad About World Farm Animals Day

Critter News

There was a picture on the bus commemorating the event with a picture of a cow looking, dare I say it, noble and long-suffering. World Farm Animals Day was today. Perhaps it's because of gloomy October or maybe it's because I'm getting over the flu, but I felt very sad. But I just kept wondering if anyone besides me on that bus cared? How depressing.