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Novelty Beverage Co. Sued Because Zombie Blood Tastes Like Yogurt… Then Explodes

Zombie blood lawsuit makes for sad zombies

We wish we could make this stuff up!

Harcos Labs makes a novelty drink called zombie blood — it's green, slimy, gross, filled with protein, and explodes!

That last attribute was completely unintended.

Apparently the gross-out product was manufactured incorrectly and now when it spoils, the bag it comes in explodes.

Yikes!! Talk about a scary toy!!

All is not lost, however. There doesn't seem to be any recall involved with their supposedly tasty line of Zombie Jerky products!!

Seriously. They make USDA approved Zombie Jerky. It's green. And "TERIYUCKI" flavored.

A legal rep for Harcos said:

“I know there were some rumors that these exploding products turned some people into zombies, but my client fully denies those charges.”

Uhh. Okay.

Honestly, we're just glad to report zombie news that does NOT revolve around bath salt abuse

[Image via Stefan Jeremiah/WENN.]

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California Mad Cow's Baby Euthanized!

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USDA officials have tracked down one of the babies of the California mad cow!

The sad thing is they had to euthanize the offspring.

There is no test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, that keeps the cow alive.

So they killed it and then studied the brain.

Even sadder? The baby didn't have mad cow disease.

We understand safety is first, but that doesn't make it any less sad.

It is important they do this, mainly because when people eat infected meat, they can become very sick from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).

The disease affects a person's movement and mental abilities and can be fatal.

We hope they got the last of the cows so no people get sick and no more cows need to die!

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USDA Charges Circus After PETA Complaints

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Looks like a circus may be busted after not being so kind to their elephants!

After two complaints from PETA, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has filed formal charges against Cole Bros. Circus due to the lack of physical safety and psychological well-being of two elephants.

PETA claimed that Tina and Jewell were forced to travel and perform despite being underweight by HUNDREDS of pounds.

The USDA has filed over 10 charges against the circus and have confiscated both elephants.

The charges include:

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Largest Supermarket Chain In The U.S. Stops Selling Pink Slime

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We're so glad food retailers are making the RIGHT decision by ending the sale of beef that includes what the meat companies call "lean, finely textured beef," and what we call "gross."

Kroger, the largest chain of supermarkets in the U.S., has announced it will no longer purchase beef with pink slime, an ammonia-treated filler/cheap and disgusting substitute for real meat.

The grocery giant released a statement explaining their decision that reads:

"Our customers have expressed their concerns that the use of lean finely textured beef — while fully approved by the USDA for safety and quality — is something they do not want in their ground beef. As a result, Kroger will no longer purchase ground beef containing lean finely textured beef."

Thank you!

Kroger has joined Safeway, the second-largest supermarket chain, in their initiative, along with Dutch-owned chain Stop & Shop.

Does your store still sell pink slime? Don't buy it! Tell the managers you want ACTUAL meat and you'll take your business elsewhere if they don't get it.

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70% Of Grocery Store Ground Beef Contains Pink Slime!

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70% of the ground beef available in grocery stores is made out of dog food. Okay, that's a slight exaggeration, but sadly, not by that much.

Earlier this week we told you about this disgusting "pink slime" stuff that was being mixed with meat and fed to kids in school lunches. The beef trimmings were once only legal in dog food and cooking oils, but then the USDA decided it's cool to mix with human food as long as it's treated with ammonia.

Well, this stuff just isn't being force fed to kids either, we're ALL eating it. An ABC News investigation has revealed that 70% of all ground beef found in grocery stories contains pink slime. So, essentially, we're eating what we used to consider dog food.

To make matters worse and 70% of ground beef 100% MORE unappetizing, the original term for pink slime was soylent pink. In case you've never seen the Charlton Heston movie, Soylent Green was made out of dead human beings.

Gerald Zirnstein, a former USDA scientist who coined the term, quit his job after his bosses approved its use in our beef and now grinds his own hamburger meat to avoid digesting the stuff. In an interview, he recalled that when he brought up the issue to former undersecretary of agriculture, Joann Smith, she simply responded that "it’s pink, therefore it’s meat."

She now works for the company that produces pink slime and has made millions of dollars as a result of her legalizing the use of the cheap excuse for real meat.

Don't ya just love how our government works? Check out the ABC News story above for all the details and get ready to go vegan! Ha!

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Beef Consumption Continues To Decline In The United States

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PETA must be ecstatic! Ha!

American's are either eating more veggies or all those Chic-fil-A commercials are working because beef consumption in the United States has continued to decline in 2011.

According to the USDA, this year's U.S. per capita beef consumption was at 57.4 lbs. per person, which is down 13% from 2001 and 25% from 1980!

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Ryan Gosling Stands Up For Chickens

Ryan Gosling Peta Chickens USDA

This man is a hero!

Not only did he stop a street fight earlier this month, he is also helping PETA urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revoke its approval of foam-based extermination.

The method kills birds in a torturous process that can take up to fifteen minutes. The stress they endure in their final minutes is like that of being buried alive.

This is unacceptable.

In a beautiful letter, Ryan Gosling wrote:

If dogs and cats were killed in this way, the person committing these acts would be charged with cruelty to animals.

He continued, asking the USDA to only approve of humane methods, including an alternative that uses carbon dioxide to painlessly render birds unconscious.

He's also written to KFC and McDonald's in the past too.

This man is amazing — on and off screen! Thanks for being such a great role model, Ryan!!

[Image via Lu Chau/WENN.]

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