Would you still eat that turkey burger if you knew it contained antibiotic resistant bacteria? Maybe not. But if you eat turkey, there’s a good chance you are ingesting some of these potentially lethal “super bugs”. The same holds true for beef, chicken, and pork, according to a recent analysis from the Environmental Working Group.
The EWG analyzed tests recently released from the federal government, and what they found was [...]
These brown bears in Russia’s far east have developed a habit of sniffing discarded barrels formerly filled with aviation fuel until they pass out.
The containers were left in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve and the nearby creatures picked on their strong smell of kerosene and gasoline.
The animals love this smell so much that they have begun deeply inhaling the fumes for minutes at a time before digging shallow holes for themselves [...]
WASHINGTON — If the feds get their way, meats on supermarket shelves will include some unappetizing details, such as where the animal was slaughtered.
Find that stomach-turning?
Better get used to it: Labels on meat products sold in the U.S. could soon read like a sad mini-biography of the ranch-raised beasts.
In a little-known regulatory action that has produced a storm of criticism, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has moved to rework how [...]
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Much like their human owners, animals have to deal with unwanted weight, too.
KCAL9’s Sibila Vargas reported that animal obesity is an epidemic across the country with more than 50 percent of pets now overweight.
Natasha, who owns an adorable dog named Colonel, said she knows her furry friend has overindulged in food.
“Every time he goes up the stairs, he expects a treat. You spoil them and then you [...]
Scientists at the University of Southern California have found a way to turn off the neuron responsible for sensing cold in mice, and it could help humans who have extreme sensitivities to cold temperatures.
The neuron channel, called TRPM8, is responsible for sensing “normal cold responses in mammals,” according to David McKenny, the neurobiologist responsible for the study, which was published in the Journal of Neuroscience Tuesday. By [...]
Tests on Findus beef lasagne have revealed that some of the ready meals were made entirely from horsemeat.
Findus analysed 18 of its beef lasagne products and found 11 meals contained between 60% and 100% horsemeat, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.
There is no evidence to suggest the horsemeat found in the Findus beef lasagne is a food safety risk, the FSA said.
However, the agency has ordered urgent tests on the lasagne [...]
Because animals are incarnated beings according to Theosophy
And pantheism says that everything is god so you have no right to own any god being
On December 7, 2012 Russia’s Federal Agency for Agricultural Control, Rosselhohznadzor, banned the imports of meat containing ractopamine. This is a food additive that allows to reduce the content of fat in beef and pork. The drug is added to food so that animals grow the muscle mass instead of fat. According to researchers, ractopamine affects the human cardiovascular system, and in some cases can cause food poisoning. This drug is [...]
Owen Paterson, the Cabinet minister in charge of farming, spoke out in favour of increased use of GM technology in food, saying there were ‘real environmental benefits’.
He said the public were already eating GM food regularly, claiming most meat served in restaurants in London will have originated from animals fed in part on GM crops.’
“About 200 million years ago, a leech released a slimy mucous cocoon that unwittingly encased and trapped a bizarre animal with a springy tail, preserving it until researchers discovered the teardrop-shaped creature in Antarctica recently.”
there’s a picture of the said creature in the above link…
don’t get too excited… cos its small…
“its body extends 25 microns (about the width of some human hairs) with a tightly coiled stalk about twice that long. And [...]
rom AscendedVitality, and 21st Century Wire:
How aware are you of how humans and animals are completely dependent on magnetic fields?
Although scientists are well aware of the effects radiation has on the populace via devices like cell phone and other microwave emitters, most people in the public are mostly ignorant of the technology which lays within these everyday technological applications.
Now there is finally a scientific basis which has finally connected the link [...]
BROOKLINE (CBS) – Neighbors are on the offensive in Brookline after what some residents are describing as aggressive turkeys.
“They were attacking the vehicle,” Karen Halvorson said outside her home in the Aspinwall Hill neighborhood.
After getting in her truck, a neighbor came and ran the birds off but it didn’t stop there.
“Then, the turkeys came and started attacking my front door,” she said.
A second run-in came a few weeks ago as [...]
Wranglers caring for the animals claim the farm they were kept at near Wellington, New Zealand, was full of bluffs, sinkholes and other ‘death traps’
The producers of The Hobbit have come under fire from wranglers after 27 animals used on set during the filming of the trilogy have died.
While no animals [...]
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Horses that have nearly starved to death has become a problem, and experts say it will only get worse as the cold days of winter move in.
Many horse owners say they just can’t afford to feed the animals because of sky-high hay prices, which are elevated due to the drought in Colorado and across the nation.
Drought conditions this year range from dry to exceptional for nearly [...]
(CNSNews.com) – The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe “meatless Mondays” from now on.
A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: “Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as ‘Meatless Mondays’ in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals.”
The resolution [...]
Police in India’s north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh are looking for a gang of poachers who entered a high-security zoo in the capital, Itanagar, and hacked a tiger to death.
Officials have ordered an investigation into the incident, which happened on Monday night.
The arrival of security guards prevented the poachers from carrying away the mutilated animal.
The poaching and smuggling of tiger body parts is common across India.
The animals are prized [...]
Bees can delay and reverse age-related declines in brain function by taking on new roles in the hive, a new study suggests.
We know that as people and animals grow older, their brain functions decline. This is also true in some bees.
Interestingly, previous studies had found that “nurse” bees involved in nest activities such as nursing, cleaning, and building comb can maintain their brain functions intact, even into old age.
On the [...]
Scientists used injections of millions of stem cells to successfully treat profoundly deaf gerbils
Deaf animals have been made to hear again, in a breakthrough that brings hope to millions.
Sheffield University scientists used injections of millions of stem cells to successfully treat profoundly deaf gerbils.
On average, hearing was restored by [...]
Researchers have successfully manipulated rat dreams, and soon they could be manipulating what runs through humans’ minds at night.
In an extremely creepy breakthrough, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology managed to influence what the animals were dreaming about by replaying an audio cure associated with the previous day’s events.
Unsurprisingly, that involved running through a maze.
Rat dreams: Researchers have successfully manipulated rat dreams, in a new study (stock photo)
Neuroscientist Matt [...]
Savage pit bulls trying to get to a stray kitten hiding in the engine compartment of a minivan flattened the vehicle’s tire and chewed away big chunks of the fender and bumper.
Four pit bull terriers had chased the kitten into the engine compartment of a Dodge minivan, which was parked in Banning, California.
The animals belonged to the owner of the vehicle.
The man, who was not identified, changed the tire on [...]
Cloned Horses Given Okay For Olympics – A New Era Of Cloned Competition?
Cloned horses are galloping their way toward the Olympic Games. The organization that presides over international equestrian events has reversed its position on prohibiting cloned horses from participating in competitions. The Fédération Equestre Internationale in Lausanne, Switzerland, announced their decision in June following a meeting in which up-to-date information on cloning was presented to the federation. Federation members then held [...]
When they follow the flock, they are not so much copying each other as acting on their own out of a sense of survival, London researchers found.
Scientists tested the ‘selfish herd’ hypothesis by strapping GPS satellite tracking devices to the backs of animals being rounded up by a sheep dog.
They confirmed that the sheep’s herding behaviour was governed by an individual drive to escape danger.
A sheep at the centre of [...]
These five stunning white cubs are among the rarest lions that exist in the world.
Born in Ukraine two weeks ago, three of them in a safari park and two in a zoo in the coastal city of Yalta, they all share a recessive gene that gives them their unique pure white colour.
They have been brought together to be raised by keepers at the Yalta Zoo. As yet the cubs have [...]
Monkeys escaped – Hannover Zoo evacuated
Hanover – Hanover Zoo in several monkeys have escaped from their enclosure. According to preliminary information, there are gorillas and chimpanzees. At least one child was allegedly injured, according to initial findings. The zoo was evacuated completely. Armed police have surrounded the entire area. As the animals could escape, is still unclear.
So whats next? What will kill us within the next months, Nukes or [...]
Cells work 100 times more strongly than expected
Trout have cells in their noses that act like tiny compasses to help them navigate, a study has shown.
Scientists used a new method to identify the magnetic cells, believed to exist in many other animals.
The cells contain iron-rich deposits of a magnetic material called magnetite – and work 100 times more strongly than expected.
They were found by suspending nasal cells [...]
The odds might be stacked against them, but there is no shortage of volunteers willing to take on a zoo’s unusual challenge – to play tug-of-war with a tiger.
Visitors to Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida, are being given the chance to play with some of the most world’s most fearsome animals.
In each contest, volunteers take a rope in their hands and a tiger tries to pull it from them [...]
By NBC’s Rohit Kachroo and msnbc.com staff
An American studying chimpanzee behavior in South Africa was “fighting for his life” after he was attacked by two of the animals, according to a report.
The chimpanzees dragged the man for more than a mile, under a fence and into their enclosure atJane Goodall Institute Chimp Eden near Nelspruit, The Telegraph newspaper reported.
The paper said the victim of the attack had not been named. However, it [...]