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2012-08-05 23:03:39

Pro Auction is to auction off contents of the Scottish Borders Abattoir plant, being the major abattoir in the region it is no longer to be used for slaughtering cattle and sheep and the processing equipment will go under the hammer. Edinburgh, Scotland (PRWEB) August 04, 2012 Pro Auction is pleased to announce a live auction sale to be held at Scottish Borders Abattoir Limited. Winston Road, Galashiels, Selkirkshire TD1 2DA on the 12th September 2012 commencing at 10.30am. The EEC approved...

2012-05-07 09:13:30

Former British Veterinary Association president says current situation is 'not acceptable' The slaughter of animals for commercial meat supply without stunning them first should at the very least be curbed, if not banned, concludes a former president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) in an opinion piece in this week's Veterinary Record. There has been a steady rise in the number of animals killed in this way over the past decade, the available data suggest. UK and EU...

Are You Ready For A Lab-Grown Hamburger Patty?
2011-11-14 10:17:09

The future of your backyard BBQ may be a bit different from what you are used to if researchers have their way.  Along with a growing global population that has recently passed 7-billion people, comes an ever-growing hunger for meat, which needs inherently inefficient resources to grow, sustain, process and ship those products to the table. Vascular biologist Mark Post, from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, hopes to grow animal protein, or cultured meat, burgers or...

2011-06-29 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is encouraging grocery store and restaurant chains to monitor the animal welfare record of their meat suppliers and refuse to deal with any company that repeatedly violates humane standards. In a letter to retailers, AWI president Cathy Liss urged retailers to not do business with companies on AWI's list of repeat offenders of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, the federal law regulating the treatment...

2011-05-13 15:10:06

A Spanish study has analysed traffic accidents involving cattle being transported for human consumption in the country for the first time. Despite the "relatively" low mortality rate, animals suffer high-risk situations that cause pain and stress. The scientists say that specific protocols for action are needed with regard to these accidents, and to prepare the emergency services to deal with them. Most of the 86 lorry accidents identified from 2000 to 2009 in Spain involved the...

2011-04-25 08:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bad Meets Evil teaming in the late '90s of underground Detroit MC's Eminem and Royce da 5'9" became a rap legend of unfulfilled promise. Now, a decade after they last recorded together, Eminem and Royce da 5'9" have revived their Bad Meets Evil project, today officially announcing that an EP on Shady/Interscope Records will be released June 14th. "Royce and I started hanging out again and inevitably that led us back into the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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