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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...

2011-01-12 13:38:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse and budding superstar Yelawolf have been signed to Eminem's Shady Records, it was announced today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/LA29244) "Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it's kinda phase two of Shady," says Eminem. "It's the new generation of Shady Records and as we're trying to rebuild our label, it's exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what...

2011-01-10 09:17:00

BAILEY, N.C., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Nash County Landowners Association are calling on state and county authorities to verify recent comments from a Sanderson Farms executive announcing company plans to utilize well water to operate their proposed chicken slaughterhouse near Bailey. "We are extremely alarmed about the comment, much less the idea," said Con Ward Co-Chairman of the Nash County Landowners Association (NCLA). "Pulling 1.5 million gallons a day from the...

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2009-05-07 17:30:00

Animal control officials in New York said a cow that escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a 10-block chase will not be returned for slaughter. Police said Molly, a cow believed to be less than a year old, escaped from the Musa Hala Inc. slaughterhouse at about 1 p.m. Wednesday and ran through the streets, the New York Post reported Thursday. Nesha Kahn, 39, said the cow was in her yard when police finally cornered the animal. I think the cow was traumatized. I asked the officer and...

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2009-03-14 10:15:00

Sickly and hurt cows will not be permitted to walk into U.S. slaughterhouses, the Agriculture Department announced on Saturday, a year after the U.S.'s biggest meat recall inspired the change.The USDA projected a complete stop to all "downer" cattle from being killed in May 2008, only three months after a film found workers at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing plant in California pushing ill and injured cows into the slaughterhouse.After the film was made public, Hallmark recalled 143...

2008-09-24 06:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Joon-seung] Seoul, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) - South Korea approved imports of beef from 18 additional US slaughterhouses that met quality and sanitation standards, the government quarantine service said Wednesday. The National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS) said permission was granted after inspectors checked to make sure the facilities maintained the industry-accepted Hazard Analysis and Critical Control...

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2008-09-15 14:47:55

European Union regulators are currently exploring new guidelines to govern the methods used by slaughterhouses to stun and kill cattle, pigs and poultry. The rules for how this is done have not been changed since 1993, and regulators say it's long overdue. "New technologies have been introduced, making some standards obsolete. Animal welfare concerns have grown in our society," the Commission said in a proposal to update the rules. "Massive killings during animal epidemics have raised...

2008-09-12 00:00:20

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8d6e76/investment_report) has announced the addition of the "Investment Report on China Beef Industry" report to their offering. With beef production above 7 million tons, China is the 3rd largest beef producer in the world; but backyard farms and manual slaughter units are main players of the industry. Large cattle farms with annual cattle crop higher than 100 heads only gain a market share of 11% while modern...

2008-07-24 03:00:37

Farm Sanctuary Tricia Barry, 607-583-2225 ext. 233 tricia@farmsanctuary.org Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, today applauded California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing Assembly Bill 2098 (AB 2098) into law, which strengthens legal protections for downed animals in the state. AB 2098 outlaws the sale of meat for human consumption from animals too sick or injured to stand, and imposes stiff criminal penalties on those who sell such...


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