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Are my hamburgers hurting the planet?

November 18, 2019 by

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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

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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

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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. […]