By COLIN FLY
Associated Press Writer
HOHENWALD, Tenn. (AP) _ Only the tops of Sissy and Winkie's heads
poke above the water at their swimming hole.
A minute passes, Winkie nudges Sissy and they both come up for air.
Seconds later, Sissy goes under the water again, this time for about two
But she can't hold her breath in their contest much longer, so she
sticks out her gray snout and sprays water over herself and pachyderm
July 7, 2003
By ELIZABETH BECKER
WASHINGTON, July 6 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said today that it would sue the KFC Corporation in Los Angeles on Monday as part of the group's six-month boycott to seek an improvement in the way 700 million chickens are raised and slaughtered every year for the fast-food giant.
December 1, 2003
The Mekong giant catfish can grow in excess of 650 pounds and nearly 10 feet.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Zeb Hogan plunges into the muddy brown waters of the Tonle Sap River and grabs hold of a 321-pound silvery giant catfish that has just slid out of a blue tarp held by several Cambodian fisherman.
October 26, 2003
GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Two little boys giggle as they play hide and seek among hundreds of filthy cages packed tight with civet cats, dogs, porcupines and squirrels.
Health experts fear that wild animal markets like this one in southern China's Baiyun district could be the source of the next SARS epidemic that many fear will emerge this winter, but traders and workers here could not be more oblivious.
Amid the stench of death and decay, traders of exotic animals -- a culinary delight for
By Alex Kirby
BBC News Online environment correspondent
Some animals can feel and think in ways not too dissimilar from us, welfare campaigners say. The weight of scientific opinion is that it's certainly right to give the benefit of the doubt to all vertebrates
by Dr James Kirkwood, Ufaw
They say there is evidence of altruism, with some animals acting disinterestedly for the good of others.
Organizers of the conference "Revolutionary Environmentalism: A Dialogue Between Activists and Academics," have criticized Fresno State University for acceding to a grand jury subpoena for videotape of their gathering. The February conference, included animal rights groups and others that have employed militant tactics. Fresno State officials said they supplied a videotape of one conference session (which was open to the student body and the media) to the grand jury.
Just because it says free-range does not mean that it is
Dr. Charles Olentine, editor of Egg Industry magazine, an industry trade journal(1)
The Wall Street Journal, Health Journal, Tara Parker-Pope
May 27, 2003
When a mad cow was found in Canada last week, the government and cattle industry were quick to play down the risk to the rest of us. That's understandable. After all, the known risks of contracting mad-cow disease are immeasurably small -- one cow in Canada doesn't change that. In addition, if you're listing the risks associated with eating beef, you would have to put heart disease and colon cancer well above mad-cow disease.
But don't chow down on that burger just yet.