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2008-06-21 09:00:16

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, June 21 (Yonhap) - South Korea said Saturday [ 21 June] that the United States has agreed not to export beef to South Korea from cattle older than 30 months, the latest additional measure to meet concerns here over the safety of U.S beef. The two sides also reached an agreement in their talks over the past week in Washington to ban shipment to South Korea of heads and spinal cords from US cattle under 30 months old....

2008-06-15 03:00:12

"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. Gene Bauer did the opposite. He grew up in L.A.,...

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2008-02-19 00:00:00

DENVER - 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 undercover video taken at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. of Chino, Calif., by the Humane Society of the United States shows workers shocking, kicking and shoving debilitated cattle with forklifts and has led to the largest recall of beef in U.S....

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2007-04-26 18:20:00

WASHINGTON -- Several hundred of the 6,000 hogs that may have eaten contaminated pet food are believed to have entered the food supply for humans, the government said Thursday. The potential risk to human health was said to be very low. The government told the three states involved it would not allow meat from any of the hogs that ate the feed to enter the food supply. No more than 345 hogs from farms in California, New York and South Carolina are involved, according to the Agriculture...

2006-07-24 16:20:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Making a killing in the oil business is a proper American pastime but slaughtering horses and eating them is not, legendary Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said on Monday. The 78-year-old oil trading legend will testify on Capitol Hill on Tuesday on what he calls America's "dirty little secret" -- that slaughterhouses in Texas and Illinois kill about 100,000 horses a year and the meat ends up on dinner tables in Europe and Japan. "It's not any different as far as...

2006-03-10 16:53:13

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. inspectors at one of the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouses accepted meat products as gifts and often were unaware that inhumane slaughter practices were used, according to a U.S. Agriculture Department investigation. The USDA's inspector general also said in the 15-page report that 10 federal inspectors overseeing an Iowa plant operated by AgriProcessors Inc. failed to properly inspect cattle carcasses and report violations....

2006-02-02 19:34:21

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. beef is free of materials that could spread mad cow disease, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Thursday, but an independent report questioned whether the assurance was iron clad. The Agriculture Department inspector general's office said a spot check of slaughterhouses found no instances of banned cattle parts entering the food supply. But the inspector general's report also questioned whether the program that tested cattle for...

2005-09-22 16:55:53

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will re-arrange zoning for the poultry industry, banning farms and slaughterhouses in the teeming capital in a bid to stop the spread of the bird flu virus that has killed four people, an official said on Thursday. "Looking ahead we will rearrange the poultry industry in Indonesia to prevent the passing of zoonotic diseases from animals to humans," Mathur Riady, director-general of poultry at the Agriculture Ministry told reporters. "For instance, there...

2005-08-22 15:59:30

By Randy Fabi WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canadian animal health inspectors accidentally approved the export of a 31-month-old cow to the United States, violating strict U.S. safeguards to prevent mad cow disease, a U.S. Agriculture Department official said on Monday. The mistake prompted a Wisconsin meat plant late Friday to recall voluntarily 1,856 pounds of beef that may contain the backbone of the imported cow. The USDA said some of the meat may have already been consumed. "It...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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