November 26, 2003
I saw the headline "Wood-Chipped Chickens Fuel Outrage" (Nov. 22) out of the corner of my eye while reading another story. My mind struggled to translate ... was it a new way of preparing poultry? Then it hit me: 30,000 live chickens had been subjected to a wood chipper. I'm still nauseated by the hideous cruelty. I realize there is horror all over the paper, and I'm not asking you to filter it. I just want to be on the record as someone who finds this act, sanctioned by a vet, disgusting, evil and wrong.
February 10, 2014 |
Egg Industry magazine predicted that 2015 will be "the year of the lawsuit" in the U.S. egg industry - and it was referring specifically to California. But the court battles have already begun. On Feb. 3, Missouri filed a federal lawsuit alleging that California regulations infringe on Missouri's sovereignty. The two California laws at issue go into effect Jan. 1, 2015. The first is Proposition 2, a 2008 initiative passed overwhelmingly by California voters, which requires cages large enough for egg-laying hens to stand and spread their wings.
May 22, 2009 |
Seeking to buy eggs produced in a more humane way, McDonald's Corp. said Thursday that it would undertake a large-scale study involving tens of thousands of hens. But the Humane Society of the United States said the study probably would delay any significant move by McDonald's into the U.S. cage-free egg market -- a step some of its rivals have taken. Most eggs produced in the U.S.
September 25, 2010 |
Fluffy, white broiler chickens pecked around the backyard while a group of two dozen people — a set of knives laid out before them — eyed them warily. Jordan Dawdy, his arm bearing tattoos of chickens and other farm animals, gave the crowd the run-down: Snap the neck, cut off the head, drain the blood, pluck, gut, done. He has the whole process down to seven minutes. The group shifted uneasily and prepared to dive in. Dawdy's "Yard to Skillet" workshops are booked full in this college town of 100,000.
April 12, 2013 |
Julie Burleigh has designed highly tailored organic gardens for clients all over Los Angeles, but at home in West Adams, her personal garden reflects a more freewheeling sensibility. Easy-care California natives and hearty gray-blue aloes snipped from a neighbor's yard share space with giant ageratum with ethereal, lavender-colored flowers, and herbs such as African blue basil and winter savory. Bright red geraniums, figs and other familiar plantings are interspersed with less common white sage and the aromatic edible lovage, which tastes like celery and can be harvested for soups and salads.
March 1, 2010 |
One evening last spring, Chris Cunningham was sitting on his patio enjoying a cocktail and observing the state bird of Georgia, the brown thrasher. It was out in the yard doing whatever it is that thrashers do when Cunningham was seized by a thought. "The brown thrasher hasn't really done anything for Georgia," he said to his wife. "But the chicken is huge." It has certainly been good to Cunningham. He is the owner of Wife Saver Inc., a regional chain of family restaurants whose claim to fame -- aside from a name that is either chauvinistic or chivalric, depending on your perspective -- is its fried chicken box, a beloved culinary staple of football tailgaters and post-church suppers in this part of Georgia since the 1960s.
January 8, 2004 |
In the latest battle against the strutting, free-roaming population of cocks, hens and chicks, officials in Florida's southernmost city are hiring a local barber to catch and curb the feathered fowl. Key West's city commission agreed Tuesday to pay as much as $20,000 to hire Key West native Armando Para to capture the birds and haul them out of town, probably to a farm in Brooksville, Fla., north of Tampa. "There's some places chickens shouldn't be," Para said.
June 15, 1993
It's almost the end of an era with the announcement (May 14) that Sears is selling off its Coldwell Banker residential real estate business. The 1980s business school MBA graduates mesmerized industry leaders with smoke and mirrors about the potential synergism of a financial empire wherein home buyers would buy Sears refrigerators, Allstate insurance, Dean Witter stocks, ad infinitum. This class of MBAs had literally no experience in the real world of business, yet it convinced corporate executives with words they wanted to hear.
January 16, 2003 |
The highly contagious exotic Newcastle disease spread to a fifth commercial poultry flock in California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. The new outbreak was found in San Bernardino County. The discovery makes two commercial flocks in that county and a total of five in the state infected with the disease. All contaminated or exposed chickens are being killed.