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  • Farm Sanctuary offers to rescue two missing cows from Idaho slaughterhouse
    Farm Sanctuary offers to rescue two missing cows from Idaho slaughterhouse
    Escaped cows from the Anderson Custom Pack in Pocatello, Idaho have become known as "The Slaughterhouse Five" and have garnered international attention throughout news media and social networks this week reports the Idaho State Journal...
  • Esther
    A true sense of holiday spirit for all sentient beings
    I watched a documentary film about a decade ago, in which an ex-rancher told his heart-wrenching story. He was taken to a farm animal sanctuary one day, and he signed up for “adopt a cow” program, which designated a calf for him to...
  • Little girl explains to her mother why there’s a cow in the house (video)
    Little girl explains to her mother why there’s a cow in the house (video)
    When Billie Jo Decker discovered their cow lying down on the enclosed porch, she asked her daughter how the cow got inside. Five-year-old Breanna responds as only a child can do, telling the tale of how the door was already open so the cow walked...
  • Fat Cow
    Candy fed to cows.
    Cattle farmers struggling with record corn prices are feeding their cows candy instead. That's right, candy. Cows are being fed chocolate bars, gummy worms, ice cream sprinkles, marshmallows, bits of hard candy and even powdered hot chocolate...
  • Cows have been essential to humans for centuries.
    Facts about cows
    Farming is an integral part of society across many cultures. Animals like cows, chickens, goats, pigs and sheep have been used by man for so long that they are now regarded as being “domestic animals,” specifically those that can be...
  • Cows 'Royals' Trombone Serenade
    Cows in 'Royals' trombone video will head to slaughter
    A viral video making Internet rounds brings two points to the public. First, cows are amazing animals that apparently respond to music. Second, even cows that add their voices to a bovine-choir will end up as food. If any case could be made that...
  • Cows
    Film Review: 'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret'
    Today on Aug. 6, 2014, Examiner.com had the opportunity to see the documentary "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret." Read on to see what we thought of the film. Green living is something that has become an innate lifestyle in the last...
  • Further Stage Adventures in Oz, Part Thirty-nine: Songs of "Wonderful Wizard."
    Further Stage Adventures in Oz, Part Thirty-nine: Songs of "Wonderful Wizard."
    In this article and the next I would like to outline the sequence of events in the 2002 edition of Doyle and Cascone's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz according to the program.The synopsis (and indeed the script) made use of some of the actual...
  • Cow
    New York cows get milked by robots
    New York is known for being fast-paced and innovative in business matters. Now New York cows are being milked by robots on their own individualized schedules. This savvy use of advanced technology is making life better for cows and dairy farmers...
  • Cows flock to the sound of saxophones
    Cows flock to the sound of saxophones
    “Here Bossie; here Bossie!” is how I remember cows being called home when I was a kid. (I always thought “Bossie” was a “typical” name for cows, like “Fido” for dogs.)Today I volunteer on a ranch and...
  • Superstition Farm
    An udderly fine farm near Mesa
    My family is rooted in the farms of Ohio County, Kentucky, so I am steeped in folk knowledge. One erudite superstition is that if you lay down right after you eat, you will turn into a cow. Great aunts and uncles that farmed when I was a child...
  • Farting cows: Flatulent heifers blow up a barn after methane gas buildup
    Farting cows: Flatulent heifers blow up a barn after methane gas buildup
    I’ll admit, the headline sounds like a bit of hot air. But I’ll stick my journalist nose on the line for this one; though please don’t ask me to do any sniffing.Cows in Germany literally “raised the roof” on their...
  • Energy use on dairy farms
    Energy efficiency lighting and ventilation for dairy farms
    Good lighting and ventilation improves human and livestock productivity, safety and building longevity. Lighting can account for 15 to 20% of energy used in diary operations. Many electric companies offer lighting and energy audits to identify...
  • Moment to moment at Lake Concho in January
    Moment to moment at Lake Concho in January
    The ducks at the lake run along the shoreline. They quack at each other while walking in one single line; following tail to beak and flapping their black feathers.It’s winter in Concho, Arizona. The gentle moving winds have dried the brown...
  • Cow
    Nestle company DiGiorno cuts ties with cheese company over animal treatment
    On Dec. 10 NBC News shares that Nestle's pizza company, DiGiorno, has cut ties with their cheese company because of the milk company they do business with. The milk company, Wiese Brothers, is currently under investigation for animal cruelty...