Wild Horses Adopted Under a Federal Program Are Going to Slaughter

Records show that some people who are paid $1,000 a head by the government to give legally protected mustangs “good homes” are sending the horses to auction once they get the money.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #auctions, #bureau-of-land-management, #federal-lands, #horses, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #livestock, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us

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Epicurious Drops Beef Recipes to Fight Climate Change

The popular cooking website will not publish new beef recipes over concerns about climate change. “We think of this decision as not anti-beef but rather pro-planet,” an article said.

#beef, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #epicurious-web-site, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #recipes, #sustainable-living

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A Meat War Is Waged Across State Lines

In a ceremonial effort to discourage meat consumption, the Colorado governor declared March 20 “MeatOut Day.” Then Nebraska’s governor announced “Meat on the Menu Day,” seeking to do just the opposite.

#agriculture-and-farming, #beef, #colorado, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #nebraska, #polis-jared-s-1975, #politics-and-government, #ricketts-john-peter, #vegetarianism

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Snapshots of Daily Life in a Remote Region of Portugal

The Barroso is one of Portugal’s most isolated areas, known for its rough terrain, abiding agricultural traditions and stunning beauty.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #europe, #immigration-and-emigration, #livestock, #mines-and-mining, #photography, #portugal, #travel-and-vacations

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Belching Cows and Endless Feedlots: Fixing Cattle’s Climate Issues

The United States is home to 95 million cattle, and changing what they eat could have a significant effect on emissions of greenhouse gases like methane that are warming the world.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #methane, #texas, #your-feed-photojournalism

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Missing Livestock Ship Prompts Search Off Japan

The livestock carrier, with dozens of crew members and nearly 6,000 cows, left New Zealand for China last month. It sent a distress signal as a typhoon raged in the region.

#australia, #cattle, #east-china-sea, #japan, #livestock, #new-zealand, #philippines, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #typhoons

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Bison Are On the Run After 125 Escape a Nebraska Feedlot

So many people have been chasing the 50 stragglers that the animals got spooked and split off into singles and pairs, complicating efforts to catch them, a sheriff said.

#animals, #bison, #cattle, #livestock, #nebraska, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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For Senegal’s Biggest Holiday, a Shortage of the All-Important Sheep

Properly celebrating Tabaski, as Eid al-Adha is known in Senegal, requires a sacrificial sheep. Coronavirus restrictions have made the animals more expensive, putting them out of reach of many.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eid-al-adha, #livestock, #senegal, #sheep, #shortages, #tabaski

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Meat Plant Closures Mean Pigs Are Gassed or Shot Instead

Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants have created a backlog of animals ready for slaughter but with nowhere to go. Farmers are having to cull them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factory-farming, #iowa, #livestock, #meat, #midwestern-states-us, #minnesota, #pigs, #slaughterhouses, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Coronavirus Canceled County Fairs. Now Children Show Their Cows and Sheep Virtually.

The coronavirus has thwarted summertime fairs, a tradition for youngsters who work on farms all year for their moment in the ring.

#cattle, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goats, #livestock, #sheep, #state-and-county-fairs, #united-states

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A Shortage of Steak? Yes, and Ranchers Knew It Was Coming

The pandemic has laid bare the instability of the industrialized food chain.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #cattle, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #food, #grass, #livestock, #sheep, #sioux-falls-sd, #south-dakota

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The Business of Burps: Scientists Smell Profit in Cow Emissions

Cattle produce more methane than many large countries. A solution could be an ecological and financial breakthrough — and a Swiss biotech company may be on the cusp.

#air-pollution, #cattle, #england, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #sacca-chris-1975, #science-and-technology

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