Stories tagged: pigs
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Hormel stops taking pigs from farm shown in undercover video
Hormel Foods Corp. said Tuesday it has stopped accepting hogs from a pork supplier in Oklahoma after an animal rights group released undercover video from a farm the supplier owns …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 5:57 a.m.
Scientists take first steps to growing human organs in pigs
Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. The cells …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
SCRAPS seeking vegetable donations to feed rescued pigs
The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is asking for donations of vegetables such as pumpkins, cabbage, squash, apples and carrots to feed eight full-grown pigs that were rescued last …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Authorities: 200 pigs escape after Michigan truck crash
Authorities say that about 200 pigs got loose after a truck heading to Indiana was involved in a crash on a foggy southwestern Michigan roadway.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Flooded North Carolina farms are likely littered with drowned livestock
At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014, midnight
Rule changes could increase urban farming options
In the heart of the city, Bea Lackaff maintains a slice of country life. Like a growing number of Spokane residents, Lackaff raises chickens. She started 25 years ago at …
Sun., Jan. 19, 2014, midnight
Doug Clark: All the joys of farm life, without all the acreage
It’s the Year of the Horse, according to the Chinese calendar. But here in Spokane, 2014 could be the Year of the Small Pig, Handful of Chickens and Maybe a …
Wed., Feb. 13, 2013, 7:05 a.m.
CdA says no to pigs as urban pets
COEUR D’ALENE — Don’t expect to see pot-bellied pigs among the list of acceptable urban pets in Coeur d’Alene any time soon.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012, 12:52 p.m.
Pigs at fairs linked to swine flu outbreak
ATLANTA (AP) — Don’t pet the pigs. That’s the message state and county fair visitors nationwide got Thursday from health officials who reported a five-fold increase of cases of a …
Sat., May 14, 2011, midnight
Ham on the lam dies with a bam
A 500-pound pig was shot to death Friday by a Washington State Patrol trooper in Spokane Valley after escaping a van and absorbing several Taser shocks. Trooper Morgan Mehaffey saw …
Fri., May 13, 2011, 7:13 p.m.
500-pound pig shot to death in Spokane Valley
A 500-pound pig was shot to death by a Washington State Patrol trooper in Spokane Valley this afternoon after escaping a van and absorbing several Taser shocks.