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Power Lines Disorient a Cow's Compass
Animals  (tags: animals, live stock, cows, powerlines, animal magnetism, disorientation )

- 3356 days ago -
High-voltage power lines mess with animal magnetism. Researchers, who reported last year that most cows and deer tend to orient themselves in a north-south alignment, have now found that power lines can disorient the animals. When the power lines run
Holy Cow ~ Cow Survives Lightning Strike
Animals  (tags: australia, animals, live stock, cow, lightning, struck, survived )

- 3398 days ago -
WARNING graphic photo: Holy cow, talk about a sizzling steak. In a moo-ving experience, this cow is believed to have been struck by lightning and somehow survived. This is no mad cow story. It's entirely feasible, according to JCU Professor of Geo-S
Hens Fall Foul of Hungry Wildlife
Animals  (tags: scotland, wildlife, animals, live stock, cold weather )

- 3423 days ago -
Sub-zero temperatures and a lack of traditional food sources are driving wildlife to prey on livestock, according to a Highlands crofter. Marina Dennis said she has lost hens to birds of prey and badgers. She said rules prohibiting dead sheep bein
Guard Dogs Save Namibian Cheetahs `
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, animals, dogs, live stock, cheetahs, protection )

- 3429 days ago -
A scheme using dogs to protect sheep and goats from attack by wild animals in Namibia is proving so successful that it has been exported to Kenya. With their livestock safe from attack, farmers no longer feel the need to hunt cheetahs and leopards.
Investigation Into Claims Sea Eagles Have Killed Hundreds of Lambs
Animals  (tags: scotland, wildlife, birds of prey, sea eagles, live stock, killing, protection )

- 3460 days ago -
The raptors, that have a wingspan of eight feet, were first reintroduced to the west of Scotland 30 years ago after going extinct in Britain at the beginning of the last century. A programme to bring the birds back to the east of Scotland began this summe
Esperance Farmer Charged With Livestock Neglect
Animals  (tags: australia, live stock, animals, sheep, AnimalCruelty, death, AnimalWelfare, abuse )

- 3473 days ago -
RSPCA inspectors have charged a farmer with livestock cruelty after more than 100 dead sheep were found on an Esperance farm. Another 80 animals were so malnourished, they had to be euthanased. The prosecution will allege that the 59-year-old man di
Wool Producers to Vote on Mulesing Ban ~ Video
Animals  (tags: australia, live stock, sheep, mulesing, abuse, AnimalCruelty, animalwelfare, suffering, protection )

- 3474 days ago -
Tomorrow a national vote by Australian wool producers will decide the future of mulesing, when sheep farmers elect members of the Australian Wool Innovation board.
400 Sheep Killed in Australian Road Crash: Police
Animals  (tags: australia, live stock, sheep, killed, long distance transportation of live sto, animaladvocates )

- 3527 days ago -
SYDNEY (AFP) - Four hundred sheep died in a road accident in Australia, prompting animal rights activists on Tuesday to repeat their call for an end to the long distance transportation of livestock for slaughter. Some 300 sheep died when the two-tier tr
Wool Industry Granted Reprieve
Animals  (tags: australia, live stock, sheep, woolindustry, mulesing, pain, suffering, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, ban, pain relief )

- 3719 days ago -
AUSTRALIA'S embattled wool industry has received encouragement after some European retailers agreed to lift their bans on Australian wool if pain relief was used during mulesing. More than 60 European retailers have boycotted Australian wool in the pas
Farmers Declare War Against the Wily Fox
Animals  (tags: australia, wildanimals, wildlife, wily fox, live stock, habitat, humans, killing )

- 3722 days ago -
They kill 700,000 lambs, devour native wildlife and cause more than $200 million damage each year, but for one month of the year the State's farmers strike back with vengeance against the wily fox. Hundreds of farmers from Mt Barker in the Great So
Bluetongue Risk 'Starts in April'
Animals  (tags: england, live stock, sheep, blue tongue, AnimalWelfare, endangered )

- 3745 days ago -
Livestock farms in the UK will again be at risk from bluetongue from the second half of April, predict scientists. Researchers have produced a map showing when farms in different parts of England and Wales are at most risk. They say midges that co
EU to Ban Imports of Cloven-Hoofed Animals From Britain
Animals  (tags: animals, ban, Europe, import, hoof and mouth disease, farm animals, live stock )

- 3945 days ago -
The ban, which will become effective Monday, applies to cattle, sheep and pigs and related animal products, the EC said in a communique Saturday.

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