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Are gassy cattle a bigger problem than US government thought?

Are gassy cattle a bigger problem than US government thought? | animal sciences | Scoop.it
Cattle generate twice as much methane as the EPA supposed, according to a new report. The study's findings may also change assumptions about the safety of extracting natural gas, which consists primarily of methane.

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These cattle are creating double the amount of methane in which we thought was being created. Cattle make up 24 percent of the nations emmisions of methane. With over 90 thousand cattle, that makes up for a lot of methane. In fact they are the leading cause of human caused methane in the nation.

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Sarah Glauber's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:08 PM

This sounds lik a problem to me.  There really isn't anything you can do to stop this though.  You can't really stop cows from being gassy.

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:05 PM

Cassie Chriswell: 

I think that the gassy cattle is a big problem.  According to the report, human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions account for almost 65% of the global methane budget, most of that comes from cattle.  This report finds that ruminant animals generate twice as much methane than previously thought.  Can you believe that anthropogenic methane emissions for all sources were 2.7 times greater in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, making up almost 30% of the atmospheric carbon released by the natural-gas industry.  The hope was that natural gas would help reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions vs. coal! 

Connor Emmert's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:07 AM

I think that methane is a problem but if its coming from the cattle then its natural and its sopposed to be there. and the greenhouse effect is actually pretty nice. I mean indiana is 10 degrees right now and well warmness is ok and if its natual then its sopposed to be there. Just learn to cop with it 

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Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ... - Slate Magazine (blog) | animal sciences | Scoop.it
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Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ...

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Summer Rain Reimer's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:30 PM

humpback whales really arnt endangered because of the save the whales . their speices is widely misunderstood.

praying mantises are not at all indagered their are more than 20 diffrent species of mantises. 

clouded leopards thier is no data saying that their species is in decline . we dont here about them cause their almost the last thing on the cat chart , that why poeple think they are endangered.

komodo dragon - they can be come endagered if we keep hunting on them but their not endagered yet . their are about 5,000 wild one spreaded around multiple island.

polar bears their are about 25,000 polar bears worldwide and their are about 19 subpopulation of polar bears .people think their endagered cause of global warming .

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:53 PM

Cassie Chriswell: 

 

Humpback Whales- 

- estimated at 125,000, and today they probably number about 80,000 individuals.

 

Praying Mantises- 

- illegall to kill then in the United States

- more than 20 species are found in North America 

 

Clouded Leopared-

- not a leopared at all, but it is the smallest of the big cat family

 

Komado Dragons- 

- only 5,000 left on tiny little islands

 

Polar Bears- 

- some people say that it is due to global warming that they became extinct

- only 25,000 polar bears left worldwide 

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:09 AM

i thought it was intresting to find out these animals really arent endangered.

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Tens of thousands of cattle killed in Friday's blizzard, ranchers say

Tens of thousands of cattle killed in Friday's blizzard, ranchers say | animal sciences | Scoop.it

Tens of thousands of cattle killed in Friday's blizzard, ranchers say October 08, 2013 7:33 am • Daniel Simmons-Ritchie Journal staff Tens of thousands of cattle lie dead across South Dakota on Monday following a blizzard that could become one of the most costly in the history of the state’s agriculture industry. As state officials spent the day calculating the multi-million dollar impact to the regional economy from Friday's storm, ranchers began digging up hundreds of cattle that are still buried beneath feet of snow. "This is absolutely, totally devastating," said Steve Schell, a 52-year-old rancher from Caputa. "This is horrendous. I mean the death loss of these cows in this country is unbelievable." Schell said he estimated he had lost half of his herd, but it could be far more. He was still struggling to find snow-buried cattle and those that had been pushed miles by winds that gusted at 70 miles per hour on Friday night. Martha Wierzbicki, emergency management director for Butte County, said the trail of carcasses was a gruesome sight across the region. “They’re in the fence line, laying alongside the roads,” she said. “It’s really sickening.” Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, said most ranchers she had spoken to were reporting that 20 to 50 percent of their herds had been killed. "I have never heard of anything like it," she said. "And none of the ranchers I have talked to can remember anything like it." While South Dakota ranchers are no strangers to blizzards, what made Friday's storm so damaging was how early it arrived in the season. Christen said cattle hadn't yet grown their winter coats to insulate them from freezing wind and snow. In addition, Christen said, during the cold months, ranchers tend to move their cattle to pastures that have more trees and gullies to protect them from storms. Because Friday's storm arrived so early in the year, most ranchers were still grazing their herds on summer pasture, which tend to be more exposed and located farther away from ranch homes. Ultimately, Christen said, she believed that more than 5 percent of the roughly 1.5 million cattle in Western South Dakota had been killed. "It's much higher than that," she said. "But I'm not sure where that number is going to land." Jodie Anderson, executive director of the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, said the pain for ranchers is now compounded by dysfunction within the federal government. While the government has programs to help ranchers who suffer losses from catastrophic weather events, those programs are in limbo because Congress has failed to pass a farm bill. The legislation is normally passed every five years and controls subsidy and insurance programs for the agriculture industry. Making things worse, because the government is currently in a partial shutdown, ranchers are unable to ask federal officials questions about how they might be reimbursed in the future. "A lot of the government agencies that we would normally be turning to for those answers are furloughed,” she said. “So there's this sort of timing issue that's enhancing the frustration out there in cattle country." The shutdown was caused after House Republicans, including U.S. Rep Kristi Noem, R-S.D., refused to pass a resolution to fund the government unless Democrats weakened or delayed parts of President Obama's 2010 health care overhaul. On Monday, Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., pointed to South Dakota's battered ranchers as another example of why House Republicans needed to continue funding the government without preconditions. "Like the snow storm, the government shutdown is causing major disruptions in people’s lives and every day business," he said in a statement. Whether they are eventually reimbursed for their losses or not, however, ranchers are likely to feel the pain for years. David Uhrig, 31, a rancher in Folsom, said he estimated about 25 percent of his herd had been killed, which meant far fewer calves this spring. “We are looking at years of rebuilding to get back to what we lost,” he said. In the short term, however, Uhrig had far more pressing concerns. Like most ranchers, he spent most of Monday searching his land for stray cattle or sorting out cattle that had drifted into neighboring herds. “It’s not uncommon at this point to find cattle that are five miles from where they should be,” he said. “Which doesn't seem like a lot, but to drift five miles in a storm — that’s a lot.” Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota’s state veterinarian, said that the next immediate challenge for ranchers would be disposal of carcasses. “That can be a significant source of disease spread, so we want to make sure those carcasses are burned, buried or rendered as quickly as possible,” he said. Oedekoven said disposal was primarily be the responsibility of ranchers themselves. However, the state was also helping ranchers get in touch with haulers that would take carcasses away for rendering. He added that, while the federal government was in poor shape to offer assistance because of the shutdown and a lack of a farm bill, ranchers should thoroughly document all cattle deaths. He said that could include taking photos, collecting cattle tags, or bringing in a veterinarian or farm service provider as an eye witness of deaths. “If you don’t keep good records about your losses you won’t be available for indemnity funds should they become available,” he said.


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Summer Rain Reimer's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:38 PM

There was a blizzard  in South Dakota. They didn't know about the  storm coming .They left the cattles out over night and it snowed  really bad. The cattles got buried in the snow and they can't get out  because the snow was heavy . Over 10,000 cattles got killed by the blizzard. They hadent grown their winter coats to keep them warm because it takes a long time to grow the winter coats. But the blizzard came to South Dakota early then they expected and that why they had died. cause their coats didnt grow all the way in .

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:16 PM

Cassie Chriswell:

This all took place in South Dakota!  It was a big blizard that cost a lot of money due to all the cattle lost.  Officals say that it is going to be a multi-million dollar loss due to the calculations.  That's not good!  Winds gusted up to and at 70 miles per hour on that Friday night.  It was so bad because most of the cattle hadent grown a there winter fur coat yet.  Most of the cattle got blown away or frozen to death due to the cold weather.   Estimates we made that 1.5 million cattle died in South Dakota due to the biggest blizard.

Connor Emmert's curator insight, December 10, 2013 10:53 AM

This kinda of thing really sucks. but theres really nothing anyone can do. I think maybe having more shelter may have helped though. the damage is in the millions , not to mention the farmers that dont have that kind of insurance. this is just a crappy thing all around

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Katy Perry's 'Roar' Comes Under Attack From Animal Rights Group PETA

Katy Perry's 'Roar' Comes Under Attack From Animal Rights Group PETA | animal sciences | Scoop.it
Katy Perry's video for "Roar" is an animal-filled frolic through the jungle in which the pop star befriends a monkey, showers with the assistance o (Katy Perry's 'Roar' Comes Under Attack From Animal Rights Group PETA
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What Every Parent Should Know About Blind, Footless Chickens, Factory Farms and the Ag-Gag Bill

What Every Parent Should Know About Blind, Footless Chickens, Factory Farms and the Ag-Gag Bill | animal sciences | Scoop.it

April 12, 2013 Huffington Post

FACTORY FARMS AND AG-GAG LAWS: Corporate accountability and transparency should be a business practice that all major companies adopt and implement. If you don't have anything to hide, then why not disclose exactly how you do business? Instead, Big Agriculture is trying to deter an honest depiction of what is really happening. To make it illegal for people to disclose information about the inner workings of a business makes it hard for me to trust the product you are selling... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toni-nagy/why-every-parent-should_b_3064957.html

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013
CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
 PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141

 

 

 

September 4, 2013 Reuters
USDA CRITICIZED FOR WORK ON POULTRY PLANT FOOD SAFETY PROJECT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-usa-usda-poultry-report-idUSBRE98314420130904

 

September 6, 2013 Treehugger
THE REAL REASON YOU DON'T WANT TO EAT CHICKEN PROCESSED IN CHINA http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/real-reason-you-dont-want-eat-chicken-processed-china.html

 

                                   FACTORY FARMING 

                                      http://ow.ly/k2pgD

 

                            A Picture Says A Thousand Words

                         BATTERY FACTORY FARMED HENS

                                   http://ow.ly/mCAJf

 

September 2, 2013 Mother Jones

HAS THE WORLD REACHED PEAK CHICKEN? You won't believe how many chickens live on this planet. .. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/08/peak-chicken

 

September 4, 2013 Wired Science - ANYTHING FOR MONEY
USDA: CHICKEN PROCESSED IN CHINA CAN BE SOLD IN THE US WITHOUT LABELS TO SAY SO  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/china-chicken-usda/

 

August 27, 2013 DW-Eco
IT'S GLOBAL AND ENDEMIC: THE HIDDEN FACTS OF GERMAN EGG PRODUCTION  http://www.dw.de/the-hidden-facts-of-egg-production/a-17030868

 

                                                     VIDEO

 SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS? - CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION 

                                               http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                                "CHEAP EGGS"
                         Egg Farm Admits to 10 Counts of Animal Cruelty

                             http://www.mercyforanimals.org/maine-eggs/

 

 

July 25, 2013 NPR
The FDA /USDA PLAY GAMES WITH "FREE RANGE ORGANIC EGG" LABELING  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/07/24/205230655/the-fda-doesnt-want-chickens-to-explore-the-great-outdoors

 

WHAT ARE YOU EATING? FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

 

 

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               --CHINA: UNLABELED CHICKEN BOUND FOR USA -

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September 5, 2013 NPR
WAS YOUR CHICKEN NUGGET MADE IN CHINA? SOON IT'LL BE HARD TO KNOW http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/05/219377718/was-your-chicken-nugget-made-in-china-itll-soon-be-hard-to-know

 

September 3, 2013 Bloomberg News
DON'T TRUST THE USDA OR A CHICKEN NUGGET THAT'S VISITED CHINA http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-09-03/minter-dont-trust-a-chicken-nugget-thats-visited-china

 

September 4, 2013 Wired Science - ANYTHING FOR MONEY
USDA: CHICKEN PROCESSED IN CHINA CAN BE SOLD IN THE US WITHOUT LABELS TO SAY SO http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/china-chicken-usda/


August 30, 2013 Food and Water Watch
NEXT LABOR DAY, YOU COULD BE SERVING (UNLABELED) CHICKEN FROM CHINA AT YOUR HOLIDAY PICNIC http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/next-labor-day-you-could-be-serving-chicken-from-china-at-your-holiday-picnic/

 

SHANGHAI STOPS POULTRY TRADE ON BIRD FLU FEARS - OUR FOOD ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS ON AN AUTO PRODUCTION LINE  http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Shanghai_stops_poultry_trade_on_bird_flu_fears_999.html

 

 

 

CHINA BUYS USA BIGGEST FACTORY FARM: CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM  http://sco.lt/92bnWb

 

September 6, 2013 Agri Pulse
U.S. REGULATORS GIVE APPROVAL TO CHINESE FIRM'S PURCHASE OF SMITHFIELD, USA'S LARGEST FACTORY FARM HOG PRODUCER http://www.agri-pulse.com/U.S.-federal-panel-gives-approval-to-Chinese-firms-purchase-of-Smithfield-09062013.asp

 

June 6, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
INVESTIGATION: UNDERSTANDING SHUANGHUI'S ACQUISITION OF USA LARGEST FACTORY FARM OPERATION - SMITHFIELD http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/%E2%80%9Ctwo-converging-rivers%E2%80%9D-understanding-shuanghui%E2%80%99s-acquisition-of-smithfield

 

 

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July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
FDA/USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

April 13, 2013 The Real News VIDEO
OBAMA BUDGET PLANS ON REPLACING USDA POULTRY INSPECTORS WITH INDUSTRY SELF REGULATION http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&;

 

June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

September 4, 2013 Reuters
USDA CRITICIZED FOR WORK ON POULTRY PLANT FOOD SAFETY PROJECT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-usa-usda-poultry-report-idUSBRE98314420130904

 

August 9, 2013 Mother Jones
DO CHICKEN PLANT CHEMICALS MASK SALMONELLA? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/08/your-chicken-swims-chemical-cocktail

 

April 25, 2013 - Washington Post
AT CHICKEN PLANTS, CHEMICALS BLAMED FOR HEALTH AILMENT ARE POISED TO PROLIFERATE http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-chicken-plants-chemicals-blamed-for-health-ailments-are-poised-to-proliferate/2013/04/25/d2a65ec8-97b1-11e2-97cd-3d8c1afe4f0f_story.html

 

July 27, 2013 Free From Harm

                                                     VIDEO

IT'S YOUR CHICKEN HAMBURGER...THE MOBILE CHICKEN PULPER: THE NEXT CHAPTER IN HUMANE-WASHING http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/a-humane-way-to-die-for-chickens/

 

THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL http://action.raw.info/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=22518&ea.tracking.id=1174f49c&utm_campaign=raw&utm_source=shared&utm_medium=link

 

BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS  http://farmwars.info/?p=7897

 

THE RAW TRUTH OF FACTORY FARMING http://www.raw.info/

#GMO

                                                

                                                    VIDEO

***** FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS -  Growth Hormones For Rapid Growth, 'Efficiency' and Fast Profits http://sco.lt/5Za1o1

 

 

 

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

80,000 CHICKENS PER FACTORY FARM (CAFO) PROJECT HAS ORGANIC FARMER WORRIED worried http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2577673216/80-000-chicken-farm-cafo-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

 

IN CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Lots), YOUR CHICKENS ARE RAISED ON A STEADY DIET OF PRESCRIPTION, OVER-THE-COUNTER AND EVEN BANNED DRUGS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1578060397/your-chickens-are-raised-on-a-steady-diet-of-prescription-over-the-counter-and-even-banned-drugs-cafos

 

May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change
FACTORY FARMED CHICKEN FOUND TO CONTAIN CONCERNING LEVELS OF ARSENIC DUE TO ANTIBIOTICS http://www.nationofchange.org/conventional-chicken-found-contain-concerning-levels-arsenic-due-antibiotics-1368632553

 

 

                          ******MORE, BIGGER, FASTER*******

                                        http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS

     

 

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July 23, 2013 Democracy Now
VIDEO REPORT
**** Journalists, Animal Rights Advocates File Lawsuit Against Utah "Ag-Gag" Law  http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/23/headlines/journalists_animal_advocates_file_lawsuit_against_utah_ag_gag_law

 

April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now VIDEO INVESTIGATION

**** AFTER ACTIVISTS COVERTLY EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY IN FACTORY FARMS, SHOULD THEY BE TARGETED WITH "AG-GAG" LAWS? http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/9/debate_after_activists_covertly_expose_animal

 

 

 

'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA - ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS http://sco.lt/4i41Dt

 

CAFOs "ANIMAL CONCENTRATION CAMPS' - MORE, BIGGER, FASTER:

WHERE EVERYTHING BECOMES NUMBER ON A CORPORATE BALANCE SHEET http://sco.lt/4gk7yz

 

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                                          FEEDLOT CATTLE

                    +++++An Image Says A Thousand Words ++++++

                                          http://ow.ly/mEGS1

 

 

                                               VIDEO

***ANIMAL FACTORY, BY DAVID KIRBY YouTube http://ow.ly/lKcUy

 

 

THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT  http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

June 17, 2013 Treehugger

NEED TO KNOW:

AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html

 

June 27, 2013 Nation of Change
FIRST LONG TERM STUDY RELEASED ON PIGS, CATTLE WHO EAT GMO SOY AND CORN OFFER FRIGHTENING RESULTS http://www.nationofchange.org/first-long-term-study-released-pigs-cattle-who-eat-gmo-soy-and-corn-offers-frightening-results-13723

 

'DO YOU KNOW HOW YOUR MEAT IS REALLY RAISED? 'Ag-gag' laws to impact beyond US - Animals Raised in Corporate Concentration Pens http://sco.lt/8Nvo0H

 

 

                                           **** WATCH ****

Lovely Video

****  MAKE IT POSSIBLE - IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/k2pnE

 

 

 

SO YOU WANT TO EAT FOIE GRAS? Ducks Cruelly Force-Fed for Enlarged Livers - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW2uiw-p_js

 

GUT BOMB: THAT TURKEY BURGER COULD KILL YOU, AND HERE'S WHY http://grist.org/food/gut-bomb-that-turkey-burger-could-kill-you-and-heres-why/

 

TURKEY TROUBLE: GENETICS GONE TOO FAR? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/11/19/turkey-trouble-genetics-gone-too-far/

 

March 21, 2013 - MyFDL

HOW THE POULTRY INDUSTRY IS GRINDING UP WORKERS' HEALTH AND RIGHTS http://my.firedoglake.com/meeshellchen/2013/03/21/how-the-poultry-industry-is-grinding-up-workers-health-and-rights/

 

April 30, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
WORK IN A POULTRY PLANT?  THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU STILL HAVE A JOB, THE BAD NEWS IS IT MAY BE KILLING YOU http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/work-in-a-poultry-plant-the-good-news-is-you-still-have-a-job-the-bad-news-is-it-may-be-

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

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                           FACTORY FARM PIG GESTATION CRATES

                      Google Image Search  http://ow.ly/m8yl3

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse

 

July 12, 2013 Care2
STAND WITH RYAN GOSLING: NO MORE GESTATION CRATES FOR PIGS http://www.care2.com/causes/stand-with-ryan-gosling-no-more-gestation-crates-for-pigs.html

 

LIKE AUTOS ON A PRODUCTION LINE:
July 21, 2013 Free From Harm
FAIR OAKS FARMS, THE LATEST "AGRITOURISM" DESTINATION: USES 2,700 SOWS TO PRODUCE 75,000 PIGS ANNUALLY http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_7c7063d3-e336-5d1c-b7da-cdf8852c5f5d.html#.Ue15bezytDw.twitter

 

ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

 April 24, 2013 Mother Jones Tom Philpott
OBAMA ADMIN. ON VERGE OF DRAMATICALLY SCALING BACK OVERSIGHT OF US' LARGEST CHICKEN & TURKEY SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/usda-inspectors-poultry-kill-lines-chicken

 

NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW: MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS http://sco.lt/57pzkn

 

 

                                           VIDEO

                        by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

    THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE                                        http://www.meat.org/

 

April 29, 2013 Green Is The New Red
FIRST "AG-GAG' ARRESTS: FOR FILMING SLAUGHTERHOUSE -- FROM THE STREET http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/first-ag-gag-arrest-utah-amy-meyer/6948/

 

 

FACTORY FARM ANIMAL WASTE : SAVE OUR PLANET - Accounting for nitrogen in food sustainability - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUm7QgZlcfM

 

GROUPS FILE MOTION TO STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS http://sco.lt/5TfhOj

 

 

                                              WATCH

VIDEO
****  80% OF ALL ANTI-BIOTICS ARE USED ON FACTORY FARM ANIMALS http://www.fixfood.org/fix-antibiotics/

 

 

EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED - LEGALIZING CORPORATE FARMING ANIMAL ABUSE AND PRACTICES http://sco.lt/8IZrqD

 

LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS - FACTORY FARMING http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/campaigns/other-issues/factory-farming

 

CAFOs "ANIMAL CONCENTRATION CAMPS' - MORE, BIGGER, FASTER:

WHERE EVERYTHING BECOMES NUMBER ON A CORPORATE BALANCE SHEET http://sco.lt/4gk7yz

 

 

 

'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA - ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS  http://sco.lt/66vH1d

 

April 15, 2013 Food Safety News
'AG-GAG' BILLS ARE EITHER DEAD, ALIVE OR UNDERGOING CHANGE http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/04/ag-gag-bills-are-dead-alive-and-undergoing-changes/#.UfTWQFPc-RQ

 

 

 

 

                               AND IT HAPPENS AT SEAFOOD TOO:

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THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

 

 

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Trevor Boyne's insight:

This article talked about many different things, one of the things it talked about was the new gag law. This law states that it is illegal to video tape animal farms without permission. It has been implemented in 5 states already. It also talked about the health of the animals. In the small cramped spaces the animals develop diseases, when they take antibiotics we also recieve these antibiotics. AS we keep consuming these drugs our body becomes immune so when its time for us to really need an antibiotic it might not work.

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Zack Dafoe's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:31 AM

Farmers are trying to do more to ensure animal safety in farms. Being honest about animal health is a big concern. If an animal has something wrong, the selling of the animal should contain all of the info about the animal. Honesty in the purchasing of animals is very critical. Many farms for breeding are grounds for disease. More antibiotics are being used to ensure animal safety. These animals are being consumed by humans so they are consuming the antibiotics as well so their bodies are becoming less immune to the antibiotic. Scientists suggest that antibiotic use should be limited on farms to ensure more human safety on farms.

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:11 AM

i think that if they didnt have anything to hide, then people would know more about what is going on.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 6, 2014 3:21 PM

                              AND IT HAPPENS WITH SEAFOOD TOO


                         TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER.  SHOULD WE?

                                           WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                        The Terrible Price We Pay

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                                               Lovely Video

                                          MAKE IT POSSIBLE

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING

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In 2005 in Turkey, a suicide sheep jumped off a cliff and 1500 sheep followed the first one

In 2005 in Turkey, a suicide sheep jumped off a cliff and 1500 sheep followed the first one | animal sciences | Scoop.it
Are sheep too smart for their own good, or are they just plain dumb? We'll let you be the judge of that after you have read this bizarre yet slightly fascinating story.
Trevor Boyne's insight:

This article was about sheep committing mass suicide. The sheep owners lost over $100,000 in sheep. Over 1,000 sheep made the jump, but only about 425 died. As more sheep landed there was more cushion for the sheep to land on. This article is definitely worth the read and will get a good laugh out of you. 

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John Plunkett's comment, September 25, 2013 9:29 AM
that is awesome
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Are gassy cattle a bigger problem than US government thought?

Are gassy cattle a bigger problem than US government thought? | animal sciences | Scoop.it
Cattle generate twice as much methane as the EPA supposed, according to a new report. The study's findings may also change assumptions about the safety of extracting natural gas, which consists primarily of methane.

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These cattle are creating double the amount of methane in which we thought was being created. Cattle make up 24 percent of the nations emmisions of methane. With over 90 thousand cattle, that makes up for a lot of methane. In fact they are the leading cause of human caused methane in the nation.

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Sarah Glauber's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:08 PM

This sounds lik a problem to me.  There really isn't anything you can do to stop this though.  You can't really stop cows from being gassy.

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:05 PM

Cassie Chriswell: 

I think that the gassy cattle is a big problem.  According to the report, human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions account for almost 65% of the global methane budget, most of that comes from cattle.  This report finds that ruminant animals generate twice as much methane than previously thought.  Can you believe that anthropogenic methane emissions for all sources were 2.7 times greater in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, making up almost 30% of the atmospheric carbon released by the natural-gas industry.  The hope was that natural gas would help reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions vs. coal! 

Connor Emmert's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:07 AM

I think that methane is a problem but if its coming from the cattle then its natural and its sopposed to be there. and the greenhouse effect is actually pretty nice. I mean indiana is 10 degrees right now and well warmness is ok and if its natual then its sopposed to be there. Just learn to cop with it 

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NFL’s breast cancer awareness campaign is good – for football

NFL’s breast cancer awareness campaign is good – for football | animal sciences | Scoop.it

" LOS ANGELES — Welcome to October, the month when America is painted pink to raise awareness for breast cancer — and for the companies that lay the color on thickest.

Ryan Basen at Sports on Earth dives into the NFL’s campaign against breast cancer, "A Crucial Catch," and questions whether the effort is more effective saving women’s lives, or at "raising awareness" about just how charitable and woman-friendly the league is.

Basin posits that "the NFL and its corporate partners are more concerned with enhancing their public images — especially among women — and ultimately revenues, than they are with addressing breast cancer, and they seek to manipulate NFL fandom in the name of public health"-with an assist from corporate partners like Pepsi, Ticketmaster and Barclays.

A Crucial Catch’s annual effort includes stenciling football fields with breast cancer ribbons, recruiting star athletes to don baby pink in commercials supporting the effort, and selling fans on rose-tinted team-branded gear. Some of the proceeds of those sales are donated to the American Cancer Society, but "the league declines to say" the percentage it’s actually forking over — and either way, the apparel conveniently promotes the Giants and the Cowboys (and specifically encourages female investment in those brands) alongside women’s health."




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Susan Zager's curator insight, October 7, 2013 3:21 PM
This part of the article particularly stands out to me-
"One particularly grim stat: Ticketmaster capped its 2012 A Crucial Catch donation at $40,000. That’s just $1 for every woman who died of breast cancer in 2012; one study found that patients with metastatic breast cancer cost the U.S. a combined $12.2 billion annually in direct and indirect costs. As Basen puts it: "You’d need to use scientific notation with negative exponents to express what percentage of the NFL’s annual revenues it contributes via A Crucial Catch." But the on-field pink ribbons loom large."
Heather Swift's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:07 PM
This part of the article particularly stands out to me-"One particularly grim stat: Ticketmaster capped its 2012 A Crucial Catch donation at $40,000. That’s just $1 for every woman who died of breast cancer in 2012; one study found that patients with metastatic breast cancer cost the U.S. a combined $12.2 billion annually in direct and indirect costs. As Basen puts it: "You’d need to use scientific notation with negative exponents to express what percentage of the NFL’s annual revenues it contributes via A Crucial Catch." But the on-field pink ribbons loom large."
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Rwanda denies child soldiers claims--Obama supports

Rwanda denies child soldiers claims--Obama supports | animal sciences | Scoop.it
Rwanda strongly rejects "ludicrous" claims that it is helping train child soldiers for rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:20 AM

Yeah right they've been notorious for using child soldiers and now Obama is supporting it....he has been...I wrote about it here...http://littlebytesnews.blogspot.com/2011/10/obama-waives-penalties-on-countries.html  ;

 

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https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/02-5

 

http://www.stimson.org/spotlight/un-committee-criticizes-obama-administrations-use-of-child-soldiers-waivers/

 

http://www.stimson.org/essays/obama-administration-supports-child-soldier-use-again-1/

 

 

Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s curator insight, February 17, 2014 5:12 AM

Looking at this I can see these are men soldiers not children.  That is good news for everyone because to have a child soldier is to ruin a child's future to take away everything that child has worked for and give him a gun.  I don't understand how people can expect children to shoot a gun and I don't understand how they expect children to right in a war and kill other people.  For example I read that this group that was fighting against the government was using child soldiers, imagine the men that fight for the government, they have to fight against and possibly kill small children.  I know that I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I killed a child just because of a between two groups.  I think that Rwanda is not helping train child soldiers because if Obama supports that they don't I would believe him. 

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Michael Vick gets a dog

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(CNN) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison for bankrolling a deadly dogfighting ring, now has a dog.

 

"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," he said in a statement released Thursday. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals."

 

He added that "our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."

 

"This is an opportunity to break the cycle," Vick said. "To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change."

 

In 2010, Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle told HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell that the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback shouldn't get a pet immediately and should have to meet certain benchmarks whenever he did.

 

But Pacelle, whose group has worked with Vick in public outreach efforts, said it would be wrong to close the door to his ever having a dog again.

 

Under the terms of his conviction, Vick had been barred from owning an animal.


The NFL suspended Vick in August 2007 after he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of paying for a dogfighting operation in Virginia. He returned to the NFL in 2009...

 

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Melissa's curator insight, September 3, 2013 5:25 AM

wow. congrats to your new pooch :D

Zack Dafoe's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:39 AM

Michael Vick was suspended from the NFL in August of 2007 for pleading guilty to the federal charge of forced dogfighting and served 18 months in federal prison. Vick returned to the NFL in 2009 (although many people regret this decision of his) and he claims to be a new man. Vick has been working in public outreach programs and said it would be wrong to close the door to owning a dog. Vick has now purchased a new dog now and claims that he needs to teach his children to develop a healthy relationship with animals. Vick claims to respect animal welfare and proposes to keep the health of animals in mind.

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 6, 2013 9:37 AM

this article is about michael Vick getting another dog, after getting in trouble for dog fighting.i feel like he did this, just so people will veiw him as a better person.