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S. Korea Dairy Company Sorry for Turning Women Into Cows

The advertisement for Seoul Milk wasn't well received

(Newser) - "We are taking this matter seriously, and we will pay more attention and review to prevent similar problems in the future." It's a fairly standard corporate apology. What prompted South Korea's largest dairy company to issue it is a little less typical: an advertisement that critics...

Scientists Managed to Potty-Train Cows

They learned to urinate in a 'MooLoo,' and the discovery is more serious than it sounds

(Newser) - Turns out cows can be potty-trained as easily as toddlers. Maybe easier. Scientists put the task to the test and 11 out of 16 cows learned to use the "MooLoo" when they had to go, per the AP . Just like some parents, the researchers used a sweet treat to...

Escaped Cows Stampede Through California Town

Local ranchers grabbed their lassos and headed to the scene

(Newser) - Forty cows made a break for freedom and stampeded through a California neighborhood after a slaughterhouse gate was left open. Video shows the cows running through streets in Pico Rivera, around 11 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Police say they shot and killed one of the animals after it charged...

First, a Cow Held Up Traffic. Then Came the Alligator

Houston-area cops have an eventful day with wayward animals

(Newser) - Some days, Houston-area traffic can be a nightmare. Other days, it can be a zoo. A cow and an alligator caused traffic delays on Wednesday during separate incidents in which the animals took themselves for a spin on local roadways, per the AP . Around 8am, the cow was spotted moving...

Steer That Escaped Slaughter Still Loose a Month Later

He's been roaming Rhode Island since Feb. 4

(Newser) - Where's the beef? Still very much on the mooove in Rhode Island, per the AP . More than a month after escaping while being unloaded at a slaughterhouse, a 1,600-pound steer is still roaming the streets of Johnston , about 10 miles west of Providence. Police said Wednesday in a...

After Cow-Laden Cargo Ship Capsizes, a 2nd Rescue

Crew member from Gulf Livestock I found alive in raft in East China Sea off Japan; 40 still missing

(Newser) - Dozens of crew members and thousands of cows are missing after a cargo ship in the East China Sea was hit by a wave and capsized Wednesday near Japan, but a bit of good news emerged Friday. One crew member of the 43 aboard the doomed Gulf Livestock I had...

Angry 'Beefalo' Still on Run Weeks After Escape

Cross between bison and cow escaped slaughter in Connecticut

(Newser) - An 800- to 900-pound beefalo remains on the loose in Plymouth, Conn., weeks after it escaped while being loaded off a truck for slaughter, per the AP . The beefalo—a cross between a bison and domestic cattle—escaped from a meat-processing business on Aug. 3, the Hartford Courant reported. Authorities...

Cows With 'Butt Eyes' Ward Off Deadly Attacks
Experts Paint Eyes on
Cow Butts—and It Works
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Experts Paint Eyes on Cow Butts—and It Works

Researchers find a low-cost way to save cattle in Botswana

(Newser) - 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...

Adolescent Cows Have Mood Swings, Too
Cows Go Through 
Teenage Angst, Too
new study

Cows Go Through Teenage Angst, Too

Researchers say animals' personalities differ, sort of like ours

(Newser) - If you think it's tough to understand the mood swings of a teenager, try an adolescent cow's. Researchers who studied the personality development of cows over four years found they go through changes similar to those of a young person, the Globe and Mail reports. A team at...

Deputy Settles Beef Between K9, Cow With Stun Gun

South Carolina sheriff's deputy had to step in

(Newser) - A sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call in South Carolina was forced to settle a beef between his K9 and a spooked cow by using a stun gun, the AP reports. Georgetown County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Pleasant Hill community on Wednesday when a K9...

How Russia Is Getting Its Cows to Chill: VR Headsets
Yes, This Is a Cow
in a VR Headset

Yes, This Is a Cow in a VR Headset

Russian initiative says VR headsets reduce bovine anxiety, may boost milk production

(Newser) - 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 Moscow Times reports that a regional agricultural administration has fitted...

3 Castaway Cows Survived Being Swept Away by Hurricane

Survivors found grazing in Outer Banks

(Newser) - Three cows swept away from North Carolina's Cedar Island by Hurricane Dorian in early September were presumed dead, along with dozens of wild horses. But they had actually built new lives as castaways in the Outer Banks, the BBC reports. Authorities believe that after they were swept away by...

Lawsuit Takes Issue With Ben & Jerry's 'Happy Cows'

Suit: Some milk comes from cows on factory-style, mass-production dairy operations

(Newser) - Ben & Jerry's is facing a lawsuit accusing the ice cream maker and its parent company of false advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products come from "happy cows." In a complaint filed Oct. 29 in federal court in Burlington, Vermont, where Ben &...

Suit: Premium Dairy's Cows Surrounded by Dirt, Concrete

Class-action complaint against Tillamook creamery says most cows' life isn't as idyllic as advertised

(Newser) - Visit the website of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, and you'll view photos of "pampered" cows roaming freely in verdant fields. A new lawsuit from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, however, takes issue with this idyllic imagery from the company that churns out Tillamook-brand butter, cheese, ice cream,...

As Farm Went Up in Flames, 'I Heard Cows Just Screaming'

800 cows believed dead after fire in Manitoba

(Newser) - A Canadian dairy farm is in mourning after an estimated 800 cows perished in a Monday blaze. Flames were reported before 5am local time at one of Manitoba's largest dairy farms, Pennwood Dairy in Steinbach. Workers inside the facility when the flames erupted were evacuated safely, per CTV News...

He Escaped the Cops. The Wasps Were Another Story

Stinging insects chase fugitive into inflatable pool, where he's arrested

(Newser) - A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps. Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place Monday after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence. The suspect, whose name wasn't released, fled from police and...

Protected Birds Are Eating Cows Alive
Protected Birds Are
Eating Cows Alive

Protected Birds Are Eating Cows Alive

Black vultures can peck a calf to death in minutes, starting at the eyes

(Newser) - Black vultures are eating livestock alive, and there's little farmers can do about it unless they secure a federal permit to kill the protected birds, whose numbers have ballooned over the last two decades. Kentucky herdsman Derek Lawson says he came upon six black vultures pecking a calf to...

Cops On Her Tail, Cow Takes Shelter at Chick-Fil-A

Runaway bovine is back home after chase in Indiana

(Newser) - Well, this little bovine wasn't about to go to Burger King. A cow got loose from a trailer in Indiana on Saturday and took off for the nearest Chick-Fil-A, where the animal was then seen sticking its tongue out at officers. A video viewed more than 1.1 million...

Too Beefy to Kill: Giant Steer Wins Reprieve

Australia's Knickers grew too big for the abattoir, will live out his life at pasture with quaint tiny cows

(Newser) - If you're going to be named after women's unmentionables, you'd better be big enough or mean enough to defend yourself. The former is the inadvertent case of Knickers, a Holstein-Friesian steer in Australia who saved himself from the slaughterhouse by simple virtue of being too huge for...

If You Live Near Atlanta and Spot Roaming Cows, Call Police

Overturned livestock truck dumps dozens of bovines onto a highway cloverleaf; half are missing

(Newser) - An overturned livestock truck spilled a herd of cows onto a highway cloverleaf north of Atlanta on Monday, causing traffic chaos, including wrecks that killed several cows and injured a driver. Sgt. Sam Worsham of the Sandy Springs Police Department said the wreck happened about 3am Monday on the Cobb...

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