Stories tagged: pigs
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019
About 250 pigs have been causing a ruckus in a Vermont town the past month after they escaped from their enclosure, but most of them have been returned thanks in …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world’s pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia’s pig herds.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
Jon Oatley is trying to devise ways to feed a growing world and to that end, he has genetically modified pigs to be sterile.
Wed., May 9, 2018
A federal judge has slashed $50 million in damages that a jury awarded neighbors of an industrial hog operation in order to punish a pork producer for smells and noise …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.