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Last weekend, the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state.
Since childhood, photographer Charles King has been captivated by the passion and perseverance of the pioneers and cowboys of the Old West. He believes that fierce determination lives on in Arizona’s high school cowgirls — the subject of his exhibition on display at Art Intersection through Saturday, June 21.
Imagine what would happen if the world’s religions began to condemn the morality of our indescribable, horrendous cruelty to animals. If theologians discussed this unspeakable cruelty, it would begin to diminish.
It’s perversely ironic for rancher Cliven Bundy to excoriate poor people for collecting government subsidies, while ripping off the federal government of a million dollars in grazing fees. But, even if he were to pay up, Bundy and his fellow ranchers would still be living on government welfare.
COLCHESTER, Vt. — A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.
State lawmakers voted Wednesday to let ranchers shoot the Mexican gray wolves being reintroduced to the Southwest despite their listing under federal law as endangered.
FLAGSTAFF — The herds of bison roaming the northern reaches of the Grand Canyon are causing headaches for park staff as the animals graze in pristine meadows, trample vegetation, damage cliff dwellings and pollute water sources.
Without comment the House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to allowing ranchers and their employees to kill wolves.
State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.
KENTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle has never been for the faint of heart.
WASHINGTON — Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.
A House panel agreed Tuesday to stiffen penalties for those who abuse pets, but only after carving out what essentially amounts to special treatment – and looser regulations – for farmers and ranchers.
It’s another day at the Lehman family goat farm in Chandler, but Friday, something is different. Two baby goats, just three weeks old, are missing.
A conservative Arizona lawmaker wants to ban state agencies from helping the National Security Agency collect phone and Internet "metadata."
Tucson; Cottonwood; Greer
A Northern Arizona lawmaker wants to put the state in charge of giving out federal dollars to ranchers who lose cattle to wolves.
NEW YORK — Butterball apparently has big fat mystery on its hands: The company says it doesn't know why some of its turkeys wouldn't plump up in time for Thanksgiving this year.
PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.
With exciting new Star Trek exhibits, an attractive concert lineup and monster truck races, it’s hard to believe the Arizona State Fair still upholds the age-old tradition of competitive contests. Competitors still flood the state fair grounds with hand-sewn fashions, livestock and baked goods.
HAVANA — Each summer, microscopic dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Atlantic to arrive in the Caribbean, limiting airplane pilots' visibility to just a few miles and contributing to the suffering of asthmatics trying to draw breath.
SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. — Justine and Brian Denison say they adhere to all the growing practices required for organic certification, yet if they label their beans and tomatoes "organic" at the farmer's market, they could face federal charges and $20,000 or more in fines.
Chandler Chamber-run event — and its feathered stars — featured in ostrich-themed video
NEW YORK — There's extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham and pork chops.