Food poisoning bacteria become more invasive in animals that are stressed, according to new research from the University of Bristol in collaboration with the UK poultry industry. The results will be presented at the Society for Applied Microbiology summer conference in Manchester tomorrow [8 July].
Animal welfare group Safe says the clear bill of health for an intensive pig farm near Levin is a strong sign that animal welfare codes need urgent review.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry found no breaches of the code of welfare for pigs at the Kuku Beach Rd piggery, which came to national attention in May.
MONTREAL -- One evening last week, almost every seat was occupied at Au Cinquième Péché, a bistro in the bustling neighborhood called the Plateau.
Scottish pig producers will soon be able to offer their pork to consumers with a seal of approval from animal welfare leaders, thanks to a historic deal.
The Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has joined forces with Quality Meat Scotland to offer an independent approval for its farm assurance scheme.
Posted: June 29th, 2009 - 11:32pm
A worker at a West Virginia turkey plant has been sentenced to a year of home confinement for stomping on a bird's head and slamming another to the ground in abuse caught on video.
Edward Eric Gwinn was also fined $1,000 and ordered to have no contact with domestic animals by a judge in Greenbrier County.
Posted: June 26th, 2009 - 5:39pm
Threats and vandalism allegedly carried out by animal rights activists have forced restaurant in Umeå in northern Sweden to close its doors.
Posted: June 24th, 2009 - 10:28pm
When consumers go online for information about the production practices that put meat on their tables, they are more likely to see the kind of one-sided content featured in the documentary "Food, Inc." than content reflecting the views of conventional producers or major food brands, according to new research from online marketing firm v-Fluence Interactive.
Posted: June 23rd, 2009 - 10:18am
LUXEMBOURG -- Slaughterhouses across the European Union will have to change the way they stun and kill millions of cattle, pigs and poultry after farm ministers agreed on Monday to tighten the rules and improve animal protection. Every year, nearly 360 million pigs, sheep, goats and cattle and several billion turkeys and chickens are killed in the EU for their meat.