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Tyson to drop Okla. hog supplier after abuse video

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:37 PM

An animal rights group said Wednesday it videotaped workers at a central Oklahoma farm abusing hogs raised for Tyson Foods, and the meat company said it would immediately end its contract with the supplier. Full Story

Plaintiffs Object To Bond In Horse Slaughter Case

posted on August 16, 2013 at 3:09 PM

The case has sparked an emotional national debate about whether horses are livestock or companion animals. Full Story

Animal Rights Activists Vandalize Butter Cow

posted on August 16, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Iowans for Animal Liberation have claimed responsibility for attack. Full Story

Horse Shooting Underscores Slaughter Debate

posted on March 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Horse slaughter opponents are pushing legislation in Congress to ban domestic slaughter, as well as the export of horses to other countries for slaughter. Full Story

Animal Rights Group Settles Lawsuit with Ringling

posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle its part of a lawsuit stemming from claims the circus abused its elephants. The circus company's owners announced the... Full Story

USDA Bought Meat From Slaughterhouse

posted on August 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM

FRESNO, Calif.  (AP) -- The federal government and McDonald's Corp. suspended purchases of meat Wednesday from a California slaughterhouse under investigation for animal cruelty and possible health issues. The fast-food chain joined the U.S.... Full Story

California Congress Members Ask USDA to Reopen Plant

posted on August 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Three Central California congressmen cited the region's high unemployment Thursday while asking the federal government to reopen a slaughterhouse at the center of a cruelty and food safety investigation. Republican... Full Story

War of Words Continues in Nebraska

posted on March 23, 2012 at 8:37 PM

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is criticizing Nebraska governor Dave Heineman for recent comments he made about the animal rights organization. At a recent meeting meeting in Lexington, Heineman said of HSUS, quote, “We’re going... Full Story

Missouri Dog Breeding Vote 'Wake-Up Call' For Farmers

posted on March 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM

MONROE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 2010 ballot initiative to toughen oversight of dog breeders highlighted the rift between Missouri farmers and national animal rights activists. Two years later, the divide has only deepened. Twenty-five farm groups... Full Story

"Ag Gag" Bill Passes Iowa Legislature

posted on March 2, 2012 at 6:40 PM

"Ag Gag" Bill Passes Iowa Legislature
A bill making it illegal to apply for a job in a farming operation under false pretenses is close to becoming law in one of the nation’s largest livestock and commodity production states. Full Story

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