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Are my hamburgers hurting the planet?

November 18, 2019 by


by Sarah Kaplan Do we really have to stop eating meat? — Question from Washington Post climate editor Trish Wilson You may have heard that cow flatulence is contributing to climate change. Here’s the good news: Cow farts aren’t that bad for the environment. The bad news: Their burps are a real problem. Cows are […]

What do USDA inspectors do? Undercover video shutters another dairy cull slaughterhouse in CA

August 21, 2012 by


by Doug Powell Federal regulators shut down a Central California slaughterhouse Monday after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows — some unable to walk — being repeatedly shocked and shot before being slaughtered. In a few hours, someone in the industry will say, this is an isolated incident and they practice the highest standards of […]

Two bulls test positive for venereal disease

June 6, 2012 by


The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said on Friday that two bulls in southwest Iowa have tested positive for trichomoniasis, a venereal disease in cattle. Bovine trichomoniasis is a reportable disease in Iowa. There are no clinical signs of illness in the bulls, but it can be spread to cows and causes infertility. […]