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"If one person is unkind to an animal, it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people." - Ruth Harrison, "Animal Machines," 1964 History and literature are filled with stories of country boys who move to the city to make their mark on the world.
A leading Democrat yesterday asked the EPA's top official to explain why the agency has proposed to exempt corporate pig and poultry farms from air pollution reporting rules.
Despite a secretly taped video showing workers at a southern California slaughterhouse abusing sick or crippled animals, nearly all cattle bound for U.S. dinner tables are treated humanely, a cattle industry spokesman said Monday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a recall yesterday of 143 million pounds of beef after the beef was determined to be unfit for human consumption.
The U.S. government virtually eliminated the threat of mad cow disease to consumers by requiring the removal of brains, spinal cords and other high risk items from older cattle, the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis said on Tuesday.
By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Horrified by reports from Asia of chickens being set on fire or buried alive in plastic bags, U.S. animal welfare groups are gearing up with trepidation for the arrival of bird flu and the probability of mass killings to contain it.
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By Nigel Hunt LONDON (Reuters) - The scare over poultry meat sparked by bird flu has been overdone, particularly in low-risk areas such as Europe, and farmers have paid a very heavy price, analysts and industry officials said on Wednesday.
The scare over poultry meat sparked by bird flu has been overdone, particularly in low-risk areas such as Europe, and farmers have paid a very heavy price, analysts and industry officials said on Wednesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has confirmed its 26th case of mad cow disease, this time in a 68-month-old Holstein dairy cow on the northern island of Hokkaido.
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