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Genetically Modified Grass Kills Cattle

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In Texas, almost an entire heard of cattle died for an unknown reason.

It was just found out that the die-off was linked to genetically modified grass.

Apparently 15 of 18 animals on an 80-acre ranch began making all kinds of noise

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ASPCA Donates $15,000 To Save Horses And Cattle

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Wildfires have been ravaging the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana and have damaged about 18,000 acres of land.

It is estimated that about 1,200 horses and cattle are without much feed, if any at all.

The land will obviously take months to recover from the fire, but feed will be even more scarce as new babies are born.

This is where the ASPCA stepped in with a generous donation of $15,000.

They said:

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U.S. Heat Wave Turns Deadly

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Heat wave

So sad!

22 people have lost their lives this week due to the extreme heat facing most of the central and southern United States.

Temperatures have hit 100 degrees and are now moving east with the same ridiculously hot, hot heat hitting Washington D.C. on Thursday.

Yikes! Stay inside and drink LOTS of water!

1,500 cattle have also died in South Dakota because of the heat wave, so remember to keep your pets out of the sun and for God's sake, don't leave them alone in a car!

With the unusually high temperatures expected to last into August, experts suggest the heat wave could rival the effects of the deadly heat wave in 1995, which claimed hundreds of lives in Chicago alone.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Science: 'Cows Have BFFs'

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"Cows Have BFFs" - Science

Move over Milo and Otis!

The farm has some new best friends 4 Evsies.

Cows have best friends and become stressed if they are separated, according to research.

In the study cattle were penned on their own, with their best friend or with another cow they did not know for 30 minutes and their heart rates were measured at 15-second intervals.

The research showed cows were very social animals which often formed close bonds with friends in their herd.

Krista McLennan, who made the discovery while working on her PhD at Northampton University, said:

'If we can encourage farmers to keep an eye out for those cows which like to keep their friends with them, it could have some real benefits, such as improving their milk yields and reducing stress for the animals, which is very important for their welfare."

So it turns out happy cows do make happy cheese!

Question: when a cow gets dumped does her bff bring over ice cream? Somehow we don't think so.

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Deadly And Historical Animal Disease Is Eradicated

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rinderpest is over


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization declared Tuesday that the world was rid of rinderpest.

It decimated herds and caused disaster, devastation and death associated with the fall of the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the colonization of Africa.

It's been a long time come'n - but after years of global efforts, rinderpest (German for cattle plague) doesn't exist anymore!!

It is the first animal disease to be eradicated and only the second disease ever, after smallpox in 1980.

First it took a couple thousand years to get the first one and only thirty-one years to get our second.

At this rate we'll conquer the 709,899,993 other disease in no time!

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