Dutch May Ban Kosher Slaughter of Livestock

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THE DUTCH parliament has voted overwhelmingly to ban the ritual slaughter of livestock. 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. This could halt production of kosher and halal meat in the Netherlands – and lead to similar campaigns in other European countries.

South Dakota Governor Wants Livestock Research Facility

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This looks like its for farming of livestock, not medical research, but that's bad too. 28 his intentions to build such a facility in the state during the Livestock Biotech Summit at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Tags: livestock agriculture Research on animals is research on animals. From the High Plains Journal. Mike Rounds wants a biotech animal research facility built in South Dakota. The Argus Leader reports that Rounds announced Sept.

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

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

Belgian City Goes Vegetarian Once a Week

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It's their way of acknowledging the impact of livestock on the environment. Not only is there reason to believe that livestock contribute to greenhouse gases, but meat is resource-intensive to produce. Tags: climate global warming europe methane livestock vegetarian Last week, the City of Ghent in Belgium started eating vegetarian one day a week. Public officials and politicians will start, with school children following in September.

Oregon Ranchers Want to Kill Wolves That have Been Killing Sheep

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Wolves have been killing livestock in Oregon, and now they want the authority to kill them.

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Tune in to “Aloha Vet” on Nat Geo WILD

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Not your typical veterinarian, he treats both wild and domestic animals, and when islanders need help with their pets and livestock, he’s the one they call. Scott Sims is one of Hawaii’s best-kept local secrets. He’ll even pilot the … Continue reading → The post Tune in to “Aloha Vet” on Nat Geo WILD appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. people helping animals tv

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Cow Birds

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They’re all named for livestock. 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?

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India's Cows Contributing to Global Warming?

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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. It's been a while since we've posted about Mr. Barky's favorite subject. Cows With Gas! This time, in India!

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Paws For The Balkans

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Thousands of animals have died from the immediate impact of the floods, but many more livestock and companion animals require urgent assistance. Catastrophic floods following three days of extremely heavy rain this month have left large portions of Bosnia and Serbia submerged and millions of people and animals in desperate need of help. Image: Reuters. World Vets is deploying to the region to provide support for animals that have been impacted by this disaster.

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Disease

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Here is a New York Times story about the tracking and containment of livestock disease

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Last CBC of the Decade

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For the fifth year in a row, I was assigned the prolific and well-known Aripo Livestock Station at the foothills of Trinidad’s Northern Range. If you checked my last post when I spoke about birding in Aripo Livestock Station, there are a couple staples that were still missing in action.

Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

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He also introduced LB 306, otherwise known as the Livestock Animal Welfare Act. From the Lexington Clipper-Herald. click here for the full article. Two bills introduced in the Nebraska Legislature are drawing fire from the largest animal advocacy organization in the world. Newcomer to the Legislature Sen. Tyson Larson introduced LB 305 on Wednesday, which would create a state meat inspection program, which would in turn allow horse meat to be transported across state lines.

I Hear Vultures Are Making A Comeback

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Populations are trending upward and there is new hope for the carrion eaters still dealing with the ravages of diclofenac, a drug used to treat livestock that vultures then consume, causing their death. Cambodia’s “Vulture Restaurants&# are helping to increase the numbers of three imperiled species of vulture.

Montana Legislature Proposes Horse Slaughter Facility

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It's that if you don't have the funds, and you don't have the feed, and don't have the place to keep them, and they are old, and they are no longer going to work for what you need them for, it's a place for them to go," said Billings Livestock and Horse Sale's Jenn Parker. Great, just after we managed to get rid of the last one "It doesn't mean you have to do it.

CBC Shenanigans

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Visitors to T&T may be familiar with the area – the famed Aripo Livestock Station. Access is restricted, and the livestock referred to are highly temperamental water buffalo.

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The Incredible Dr. Pol

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In this new series, we’ll travel with him across rural Michigan to care for every family pet and head of livestock in need of his expertise and kindness. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a vet that worked on farm animals? Be sure to tune in tonight to The Incredible Dr. Pol which premiers at 10PM ET on NatGeo! Of course, we have a clip to share with you to get you excited to tune in: With more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all.

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Utah's Shelters Providing Strays to Labs for Research

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Scores of abandoned dogs, cats and livestock from Utah animal shelters become subjects of laboratory research at the University of Utah each year. Thanks to PETA's undercover investigation of University of Utah labs for bringing this issue to media attention. From the AP. That's because of a little-known state law that requires government-run pounds to turn animals over to researchers if asked.

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Big Cat Week 2012 Starts Sunday!

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These big cats are a species under constant threat from poachers and farmers who fear that the leopards are attacking their livestock. Nat Geo Wild presents the third annual Big Cat Week starting Sunday, Dec 9th. The week features shows that highlight the kings and queens of the jungle! From Cougars, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, and snow leopards and more, it’s a great time to learn more about these amazing cats!

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Heifer International

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Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Did you know that 63 percent of Americans have a pet? Not only do we love our pets as part of the family, but many times our pets become guides and even therapy aids. It’s even been shown that having a pet helps us live longer, happier, lives.

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Ohio to Phase Out Veal Crates

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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. Good news.although there had to be pressure exerted from advocates. From the Farm Sanctuary.

Steps Towards Ending Factory Farming?

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The rising consumer preference for more “natural” and local products and concerns about pollution and antibiotic use in giant livestock operations are also driving change. Well, maybe, although I think there is still a long way to go. Last week there was a slew of articles about the agreement in Ohio between the farm industry and animal welfare activists to expand cage sizes for calves (veal), hens and pigs.

On "Knockout Animals"

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If a person cares about what "livestock" experience on their way to becoming "meat," there is one easy, inexpensive action that person can take to make certain s/he is not a party to the various kinds and levels of suffering and injustice the animals experience.

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Big Cat Week, day 3

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Warrior Initiation” – By killing lions, Maasai warriors protect their livestock and officially become men. As promised, another sneak peak! Tonight’s program is called Lion Warriors and premieres Wednesday, December 8, at 9PM ET/PT. On the Great Plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro in Kenya, lions are attacking Maasai cattle, as they have for hundreds of years. And the proud Maasai warriors have hunted them ruthlessly in return so that now only about 2,000 remain in the country.

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Endangered Malayan Tiger Cubs Born at Busch Gardens Tampa

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The species also often comes into conflict with people over livestock predation. Three endangered Malayan tiger cubs were born at Busch Gardens Tampa Sunday, March 31. The litter consists of two males and one female. Each cub weighs between six and seven pounds, and is currently being monitored around the clock by the park’s animal care team. These births are critical to help preserve the species. Malayan tigers are critically endangered.

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Tiger Killed in India

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Over the past week, tigers have frequently lifted livestock from the villages outside Kaziranga, with a tiger killing a domestic pig in the park's Sildubi area on Saturday itself. It may not be poaching this time though. A tiger was found dead outside the Kohra forest range of Kaziranga on Saturday, sparking suspicions of revenge killing by angry residents of adjoining villages. With this, the big cat death toll in the national park rose to three this year.

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IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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The humanitarian needs remain overwhelming but given the important role that companion animals play in the Japanese family and the important role that livestock plays in the Japanese economy, it’s important that we address the issues immediately,” said IFAW’s Disaster Manager Dr. Dick Green.

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Agriculture Fears Possible "Cow Tax"

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The ag industry really fears that the government may start taxing them for heads of livestock because of their contribution to global warming. I don't know how seriously to take this, or if it's just the ag industry pulling an NRA stunt (ie. knee-jerk reaction to anything and everything.) There was} a proposal Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 by the Environmental Protection Agency to charge a fee for air-polluting cows and hogs.

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Andean Condors On The News

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Unfortunately, contemporary people from the high Andes are beginning to see condors as the enemy; a predator that will kill and eat livestock. It is also true that condors will spot cows and other livestock giving birth and guard the animal to be there and take advantage of the placenta and other leftovers. In some regions people will bring their livestock to safe areas to prevent incidents with Andean Condor and Andean foxes.

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More Regulation Needed for Factory Farm Waste

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Some huge livestock farms produce more raw waste than cities as large as Philadelphia or Houston. The US General Accountability Office (GAO) is not happy with the EPA. They've issued a report that throws a negative light on the EPA trying to ELIMINATE EVEN MORE REGULATION of factory farms. Deregulation is EVERYWHERE.

Mark Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Two New Dogs

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Komondorok have been bred as livestock guard dogs originating from Hungary, and when threatened they reveal sheer athletic muscularity and a deep, ferocious bark that is sure to scare anyone. LA-Based Zoom Room CEO and Dog Training Expert Explores the Breeds He Chose. Choosing the best dog to welcome into your family is a daunting task – even for someone like Mark Zuckerberg.

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Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

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There is an abundance of information on the web about undercover investigations, livestock conditions, slaughter procedures, etc. Livestock don’t contribute to campaigns, but agribusiness does. Andrew from Good Honest Dollar had an excellent question. He asked whether cows, chickens, sheep and some of the other animals that we eat are usually treated and killed in a humane manner. It's a thoughtful question I wish more people would ask.

Hawking for Nighthawks

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Farmers keep their livestock in this wetland also. Just under a fortnight ago, I saw a report on the local bird alert of a sighting of a group of approximately 20 Nacunda Nighthawks at a wetland not more than 20 minutes from where I live.

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The True Costs of Eating Meat

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McWilliams highlights the true environmental costs of eating meat: The livestock industry as a result of its reliance on corn and soy-based feed accounts for over half the synthetic fertilizer used in the United States, contributing more than any other sector to marine dead zones. Livestock production consumes 70 percent of the water in the American West -- water so heavily subsidized that if irrigation supports were removed, ground beef would cost $35 a pound.

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: Mark Bittman wants to outlaw confined livestock feeding operations because, he says, they harm the environment, torture animals and make meat less safe (“ A Food Manifesto for the Future ,” column, Feb. Modern livestock housing is temperature-controlled, well lighted and well ventilated.

So I'm from the New Appalachia?

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It's farm country and you have a lot of farmers and ag types who treat companion animals as little better than livestock. This is not totally animal-related, but I'll share anyway. I grew up in the Central Valley of California and my mother owns a home there in Gustine. Today I came across this strange article from NPR about the area. I've always known that the Central Valley is one of the poorer areas of California. It's not as well-educated, sophisticated, healthy or well-off.

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From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has estimated that nearly a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gases is generated by livestock production, more than by transportation. Yet Al Gore does not even mention the need for Americans to reduce meat consumption as we attempt to rescue ourselves from the climate crisis. Michael Radkowsky Washington, Nov.

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services shows that most livestock losses come from weather, disease, illness, and birthing problems, and not predation. Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept. of Wildlife Services , which is involved in mainly predator control programs (coyotes are a big target). Ranchers oppose the move.

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What is the National Bird of Columbia?

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It was placed on the Endangered Species List in 1973 , its populations dropping mostly due to hunting pressure from farmers who believe they kill livestock. I love condors and vultures. They get a bad rap due to their dependence on carrion to survive, but I look at it a different way: these species do not have to kill in order to thrive! Most humans cannot say that. Columbia has chosen one of the world’s most massive flying species as its national bird: the Andean Condor.

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Roger Scruton on the Duty to Eat Meat

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But all those things form part of a complex human good, and I cannot help thinking that, when added to the ecological benefits of small-scale livestock farming, they secure for us an honourable place in the scheme of things, and neutralize more effectively than the vegetarian alternative, our inherited burden of guilt. A great number of animals owe their lives to our intention to eat them.

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Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in La Paz, Mexico

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This time of year, the cleanest of the effluent, or previously treated water is used to flood the nearby fields that livestock will later graze on. Most long time birders, at some point in their birding career, spent time at a wastewater treatment plant. I am sure there are many reasons why these nasty pools of varying degrees of “black” water seem to be magnets for a large number of species. The amount of insects that are prevalent is, I am sure, a huge one.

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Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

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The disease can attack domestic pets, such as dogs and cats, as well as livestock, such as horses, chickens, and cattle. We would like to thank Leslie Douglas for this great guest post! A lot of very important information for pet owners, especially as we go into the summer season. We all know that mosquitoes are annoying pests that buzz around and then bite, leaving a welt that itches terribly.

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What is Mexico’s National Bird?

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Their wingspans can reach nearly 90 inches , and they have been known to prey on cranes and livestock. One of the most impressive birds in North America is the Golden Eagle. It is found as far north as Alaska and as far south as Mexico, taking its place as one of Mexico’s official symbols.

Linkwood Distillery: 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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The eagle’s alleged appetite for livestock has made it the traditional enemy of farmers and shepherds – especially in Scotland’s sheep country – and though claims of its gluttony are undoubtedly exaggerated, pardon for the Golden Eagle has been slow in coming.

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