Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Rural Americans’ struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court. Will it happen in Canada, too?
A Manitoba animal factory. Photo credit - Mercy for Animals, Canada.
As U.S. livestock farming becomes more industrial, it is changing rural life. More here.
"In Hogs We Trust."
A critique of Manitoba’s runaway hog industry.
Part 1 - Antibiotic Overuse.
Part 11 - The price we pay for corporate pig$.
Part 111 - The magnitude of animal diseases, worldwide.
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Usually frozen waters open up twice this year in phenomenon scientists described as scary. More here.
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
International Livestock Research Institute
A piglet, one of countless who died of Porcine Epidemic
Diarrhea in Manitoba over the past 18 months. (A Manitoba Pork photo.)
Diseases deadly to hogs, some of which can also spread to humans, are legion.Long feared, it's now finally happened. African Swine Fever (ASF), an infectious and highly-lethal viral disease of pigs has, for the first time, reared its head in China. Story here.
RELATED; "In Hogs We Trust - Part 111"
Canada's National Observer
A honeybee forages on a flower. A PinP photo.
The federal government will begin phasing out the outdoor use of nicotine-based pesticides beginning in 2021, part of an effort to stop the mysterious decline of honey bee colonies around the world. More here.
Monday, 13 August 2018
by Larry Powell I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard one of my fellow "prairie dogs" remark, how "lucky" or...
The dollar cost to Manitobans of a deadly hog disease is being revealed. Yet key details regarding its magnitude remain secret. A Planet in Peril (PinP) exclusive.by Larry Powell Manitoba taxpayers have paid out well over 800 thousand dollars to help hog producers battle “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea,...
Manitoba's Decker Hutterite Colony says, several dead hogs spotted recently on a public roadway, nearby, died of natural causes.by Larry Powell Hog carcasses in two dumpsters on a side road near the Decker Colony, northwest of Brandon, Apr. 24th. I spott...
Some Canadian hog producers are euthanizing their own pigs because Covid-19 has rendered them almost worthless. Is it happening in Manitoba, too?by Larry Powell According to the farm newspaper, the Western Producer, some Canadian producers are killing their own hog stocks an...