Posted: February 15th, 2010 - 6:33pm
by Michelle Mazur
As a veterinary student at Kansas State University, I hear quite a bit about the growing demand for food animal veterinarians. With the increasing cost of tuition for vet school, it’s understanding that many of my colleagues are choosing to specialize in small animal medicine to help pay off school loans. But the looming threat of agrote
Posted: December 14th, 2009 - 7:21am
A south-west Queensland grazier has been fined for animal cruelty after trucking cattle that were not fit to be moved. Biosecurity Queensland says the cattle were discovered at a Beenleigh abattoir and were suffering advanced stages of lumpy jaw, which affects the face and bones causing abscesses and deformation.
Posted: December 12th, 2009 - 8:19pm
Activists pushing for changes in animal agriculture actually want to end the practice of raising animals for food. That’s the message from Missouri Farm Bureau President Charlie Kruse, and others at the group’s annual convention in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Posted: December 11th, 2009 - 6:26pm
A New Brunswick monastery that felt a blast of outrage over its willingness to harbour disgraced Roman Catholic Bishop Raymond Lahey is facing new heat over farming practices that critics call "unchristian."
Posted: December 11th, 2009 - 6:24pm
The New York Racing Association said it would bar any owner or trainer from competing at its racetracks if any of their horses were sold for slaughter. It also urged horsemen who are part of what is widely considered the premier racing circuit in the nation to support rescue and adoption efforts and to find humane ways of dealing with horses that are unable to continue racing.
Posted: December 10th, 2009 - 4:41pm
International opposition to 16 new dairy farms, with up to 17,850 cows in cubicles, in the Omarama and Ohau areas is resulting in a flood of submissions into Environment Canterbury. The intensive public interest has prompted Environment Canterbury (ECan) to create a special section on its Internet home page to cope with the number of inquiries it is receiving.
Posted: December 10th, 2009 - 10:12am
The castration of pigs prevents the "boar taint" smell in the meat and allows them to contain more fat. However in practice this can be very different. Now, for the first time, a scientific team has collected information on the conditions of castration on European pigs.
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Posted: December 10th, 2009 - 10:10am
The picture on many milk cartons shows cows grazing on a pasture next to a country barn and a silo — but the reality is very different.
Posted: December 8th, 2009 - 7:58am
Karen Levenson, a director with Animal Alliance of Canada, a member organization of the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals, writes that what most people don’t realize is that transportation is one of the most stressful conditions that farm animals endure and, in Canada, many farm animals are transported on long, grueling journeys, in overcrowded, poorly ventilated trucks, and are forced
Posted: December 6th, 2009 - 11:19pm
SYDNEY -- Two stars of the "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here" television show have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly killing and cooking a rat to eat during filming.