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Urban hens often abandoned once egg-laying ends

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Five chickens live in artist Alicia Rheal's backyard in Madison, Wis., and when they age out of laying eggs, they may become chicken dinner. Full Story

Birds of prey seize the day in battle with gulls

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:46 PM

As trucks disgorged garbage and bulldozers pushed the trash into neat rows, Daniel Hedin stood in the middle of the dump and scanned the gray sky for dirty birds. When a small flock of seagulls drifted in, he looked at the falcon perched on his... Full Story

Feds settle worker abuse lawsuit against Del Monte

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. will pay $1.2 million to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit claiming Thai workers on Hawaii farms were subjected to uninhabitable housing, insufficient food, low wages and deportation threats, a federal agency said... Full Story

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

FDA Bans Use of Trans Fat

posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

FDA Bans Use of Trans Fat
Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried food. This week though, the Food and Drug Administration announced a ban on all trans fats. Full Story

Coloradans Vote On Forming New State

posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Coloradans Vote On Forming New State
At the core of the secession plan is whether voters in rural communities have an equal voice in legislation that governs them. Full Story

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