A Wisconsin dairy farm went up in flames, causing the hundreds of cows trapped inside to perish. Firefighters had a tough time fighting the fire as well trying to save the nearly 1000 cows inside the barn.
75 cows were killed while 200 and 300 may be euthanized due to severe smoke inhalation and injury.
Each cow is worth $2,000 while the barn, which was under construction, is worth an estimated $3 million.
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Ice cream based fast food chain, Dairy Queen, is opening three or four stores in New York City.
What's funny is this is coming in on the heels of Mayor Bloomberg trying to ban large sugary drinks!
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While we REALLY don't condone the killing of animals, this case is probably for the better.
The California dairy cow that was found to have Mad Cow Disease has been euthanized. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is saying that the animal was 10 years and seven months old.
Apparently it was, "humanely euthanized after it developed lameness and became recumbent."
There is still no risk to the food supply, luckily, and this is the first case reported since 2006.
RIP little buddy, we're so sorry you got sick!
[Image via AP Images.]
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Remember that huge Mad Cow Disease scare we all went through about six years ago?
Well, we hope it doesn't happen again now that there has been a new confirmed case of the disease in a dairy cow in central California!
If you look at the statistics, it really isn't anything to lose your mind over: this is only the 4th confirmed mad cow discovered in the U.S., and the first since 2006.
Not only that, but this cow did not enter the food system and everyone is safe! Officials believe it is a rare spontaneous case and not linked to contaminated food.
Apparently the safeguards in place really work!
So don't panic… not just yet at least!
[Image via AP Images.]
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The next time you buy milk at the grocery store, you might feel differently after you learn about a cow's pain.
Dehorning is the very painful process of removing the cartiliginous tissue from cows' heads. The rationale behind this process is safety, but we think the cows would beg to differ.
Check out the video (above) from PETA to see some of the gruesome procedures done on dairy cows.
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PETA has released another ad.
This time it tackles animal welfare and hopes to change your perception about a common food item…
Apparently the milk that we drink has a literal 50-50 chance of coming from a cow with infected udders!!
Maybe we'll take their advice and try some soy milk…
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Recently, PETA did an undercover investigation at a dairy factory farm.
The farm takes 180,000 pounds of milk from about 1,800 cows… every day!
PETA's undercover investigator found that workers would jab and hit cows with a big pole and the manager would even electro-prod cows in the face.
This is absolutely terrible.
Check out the above undercover video to see what the investigator found.
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