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Subway Tuna Lawsuit
Has Taken a New Turn
Nov 12, 2021 5:59 AM CST
Subway Tuna Lawsuit Has Taken a New Turn
3rd version of complaint claims sandwich chain's tuna contains cattle, pork, chicken DNA
The first version of a lawsuit against Subway claimed its tuna wasn't really tuna. The second, which was dismissed, said the tuna wasn't the right kind of tuna. Now, in a new amendment to that proposed class-action complaint, the plaintiffs say testing has found animal proteins in...
Rancher Pleads Guilty
in $244M 'Ghost Cattle' Scam
Apr 8, 2021 1:21 PM CDT
Rancher Pleads Guilty in $244M 'Ghost Cattle' Scam
He billed Tyson Foods for nonexistent cows
- A rancher in financial trouble scammed Tyson Foods with a gigantic herd of what the Justice Department calls "ghost cattle." Prosecutors say Cody Easterday, who had a contract to buy, raise, and fatten cattle at his Washington state ranch for Tyson and another company, started sending invoices for...
Experts Paint Eyes on
Cow Butts—and It Works
in case you missed it
Aug 15, 2020 2:40 PM CDT
Experts Paint Eyes on Cow Butts—and It Works
Researchers find a low-cost way to save cattle in Botswana
- Want to save cattle from predatory attacks? First, paint eyeballs on their butts. Then see what happens. That's pretty much the gist of a new study out of Botswana—and it worked, Happy Mag reports. Researchers at the University of South Wales painted the eyes on cow butts to...
World's Biggest Meat Company
Tied to 'Cattle Laundering'
Mar 4, 2020 9:07 AM CST
World's Biggest Meat Company Tied to 'Cattle Laundering'
JBS linked to farms owned by a possibly murderous fugitive
- An investigation has linked the world's largest meat processing company to a farm run by a man accused of ordering a brutal massacre in Brazil. Valdelir João de Souza has been on the run since the April 2017 Colniza massacre, in which nine men were shot and stabbed...
Yes, This Is a Cow
in a VR Headset
Nov 27, 2019 10:00 AM CST
Yes, This Is a Cow in a VR Headset
Russian initiative says VR headsets reduce bovine anxiety, may boost milk production
- We imagine when cows dream, they must dream of lazily idling in sunny green pastures. On one Russian farm, a virtual reality experiment is being conducted in the hopes that such visions can help cows pump out more milk. The
reports that a regional agricultural administration has fitted...
Dozens of Vials
of Bull Semen
Explode in Fire
Sep 19, 2019 2:07 PM CDT
Dozens of Vials of Bull Semen Explode in Fire
The containers were worth thousands, went up in flames at Australia lab
- An Australia building that was destroyed by fire in the wee hours of Tuesday housed a cattle breeding laboratory—and more than more than 100 cryogenic cylinders filled with bull semen, worth thousands of dollars, exploded during the blaze. Yarram Herd Services has for two decades provided artificial insemination, breeding...
2 'Tough Boys'
Visited This Guy's
Jul 30, 2019 8:46 AM CDT
2 'Tough Boys' Visited This Guy's Farm, Never Came Back
Nicholas and Justin Diemel went to talk about cattle with Garland Nelson
- Two brothers from Wisconsin who often traveled to other states to make deals for their livestock business made one such trip to Missouri last week—and haven't been seen since. Now, per CNN , authorities are scouring a 74-acre farm in Braymer for clues on the disappearance of Nicholas Diemel,...
Suspect Runs Into Pasture.
The Cows Weren't Having It
Aug 9, 2018 10:00 AM CDT
Suspect Runs Into Pasture. The Cows Weren't Having It
Florida woman arrested, thanks to a crime-fighting herd of cattle
- It's one of the strangest and most spectacular lines ever uttered during a police chase: "If you see the large group of cows, they're literally following her and chasing her." You'll need to watch the video from Florida's Seminole County Sheriff's Office to...
Said to Be Used
as Cattle Feed
Jan 23, 2017 7:21 AM CST
Mars Perplexed About Skittles Said to Be Used as Cattle Feed
The company says it is investigating
- A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars Inc. saying it doesn't know why the discarded candy might have been headed to become cattle feed. The case began when a Wisconsin sheriff posted on Facebook this week that "hundreds of...
Cows Once as Big as Elephants
May Soon Roam Europe
Jan 11, 2017 4:03 AM CST
Cows Once as Big as Elephants May Soon Roam Europe
Welcome back the aurochs, or something like it
- Standing nearly as tall as an elephant, the aurochs grazed for 250,000 years until its extinction in 1627. But its story may not end there: Scientists say they are close to resurrecting the "supercow," once the largest land mammal in Europe, reports CNN . In search of herbivores...
Your Milk May Soon Come
From Cows That Can Text
Nov 13, 2016 12:35 PM CST
Your Milk May Soon Come From Cows That Can Text
Sensor can track basic health metrics, predict pregnancy with 95% accuracy
- Cows across 350 farms in nearly two dozen countries around the world are now embedded with hot-dog-sized wireless sensors in their stomachs. It may sound a bit Orwellian to some, but the idea is to help larger farms better manage their herds—by catching major health changes early and then...
Feds Want to Destroy
45K Wild Horses
Sep 13, 2016 7:33 AM CDT
Feds Want to Destroy 45K Wild Horses
Holding pens are overcrowded; critics say Bureau of Land Management is mismanaging
- There are 45,000 horses no one wants, and the US government is suggesting destroying them all, the Verge reports. In what an exec for the Humane Society calls "a complete abdication of responsibility for their care," the Bureau of Land Management's National Wild Horse and Burro...
3rd Muslim Man
Killed Over Beef
Oct 19, 2015 2:44 PM CDT
3rd Muslim Man Killed Over Beef
This time, an 18-year-old burned to death
- For the third time in less than a month, a Muslim man has been killed over beef. In the most recent incident, an 18-year-old truck driver was burned in the cab of his truck in an Indian-controlled part of Kashmir Oct. 9 because he was suspected of transporting beef; he...
May 27, 2015 5:35 PM CDT
Bizarre Theft: Cow Gallstones
They're used in alternative medicine
- Do a quick scan for "cow gallstones" on the Alibaba website and you'll see that they're quite in demand, whether you want to buy them by the gram, kilogram, or ton. So a 38-year-old Australian man accused of stealing a whole bunch of them must have thought...
Cow Escapes Slaughter,
Gets Shot by Cop
Dec 17, 2014 1:00 AM CST
Cow Escapes Slaughter, Gets Shot by Cop
2 more still on the run from Idaho plant
- A cow that jumped a 6-foot fence when it was about to be slaughtered led cops on a wild chase through the streets of Pocatello, Idaho, before it was shot dead and brought back to the slaughterhouse. The 1,000-pound heifer—which kept running after a police officer shot it...
Beef: Meat Industry's
Jul 22, 2014 9:37 AM CDT
Beef: Meat Industry's Worst Eco-Offender
Raising cattle takes up 160 times as much land as plants, study finds
- Think drive-thru cheeseburgers are cheap? Think again. What may be light on the wallet is heavy on the planet, according to a new study on the environmental costs per calorie of beef, pork, poultry, dairy, and eggs—which, combined, make up 96% of the calories Americans get via animal sources....
Radiation? Bah, Japanese Farmer Won't Budge
Jan 12, 2014 2:41 PM CST
Radiation? Bah, Japanese Farmer Won't Budge
Masami Yoshizawa makes a stand after nuke plant disaster
- A farmer is defying evacuation orders around Japan's Fukishima nuclear plant, saying he'll stay in the radioactive wasteland to keep cattle alive—even if it puts his health at risk, the
New York Times
reports. "These cows are living testimony to the human folly here in Fukushima,...
After Cows' Feet Fall Apart,
Feedlot Drug Is Questioned
Dec 31, 2013 7:59 AM CST
After Cows' Feet Fall Apart, Feedlot Drug Is Questioned
Reuters' special report zeroes in on Merck's muscle-building Zilmax
- It's no surprise that America's cattle are pumped full of pharmaceuticals , but Reuters digs in to one particular drug—a muscle-building feed additive known as Zilmax that's manufactured by Merck and has been available in the US since 2007—whose alleged ill effects may be painfully visible....
Fuels the Left's
Nov 12, 2013 8:45 AM CST
Sustainable Farm Fuels the Left's Sheldon Adelson
Hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer pushes environmental issues
- A hedge-fund billionaire and his wife, a community bank CEO, originally aimed to use their 1,800-acre California ranch to show off soil conservation techniques—but today, it's become a model sustainable farm, and apparently a highly profitable one. At TomKat Ranch, Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor raise grass-fed...
India's Sacred Cows
May 27, 2013 3:23 PM CDT
Rustlers Target India's Sacred Cows
As meat consumption rises, so does black market beef
- Cows are famously regarded as "sacred" in the Hindu faith, and as such, killing cows is illegal in much of India. But as the country increasingly develops a taste for beef, a black market of illegal slaughterhouses is also growing, and alongside it, cattle rustlers are stealing more and...
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