April 28, 2005 |
A herd of bison that got loose and wandered around Pikesville won't be causing any more trouble: Their annoyed owner plans to pack them off to a slaughterhouse. The animals disrupted traffic and alarmed homeowners Tuesday before officers corralled them on a tennis court. More than a dozen police cars and a police helicopter were used in the roundup. "The way I feel right now, I'm giving them all away," owner Gerald Berg said. "They're going to the slaughterhouse."
November 22, 2008 |
A federal grand jury has issued a 12-count indictment alleging that managers of a kosher slaughterhouse were intricately involved in efforts to employ illegal workers. The indictment involving the Agriprocessors plant in Postville was issued Thursday and unsealed Friday. Former Chief Executive Sholom Rubashkin and human resources worker Karina Freund, both facing federal charges, and three others were named. Federal immigration agents raided the plant in May and arrested 389 illegal immigrants.
February 15, 1988 |
Atmosphere is important in a period thriller, but it can be overdone. Take the Pacific Theatre Ensemble's production of Daniel O'Connor's "Slaughterhouse on Tanner's Close," which has transferred to Stages. It is a tale of body snatching and murder, set in the back alleys of Edinburgh, circa 1830. Its stage pictures are extraordinary, particularly for a small theater.
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December 29, 2009 |
At the slaughterhouse in Rosemead, patrons can grab a fresh chicken with head and feet intact, still slightly warm after its recent dance with death. For the mostly immigrant clientele, the appeal of Chinese American Live Poultry is its farm-fresh stock of whole birds, as many Asian Americans believe a bird in its entirety represents family unity. During the week the slaughterhouse bustles, and when the Lunar New Year approaches, the line snakes out the door and down Garvey Avenue.
March 18, 2007 |
Remote, desolate and speckled with communities that can barely be called towns, the Oklahoma panhandle can be a tough place to scrape out a living. On a deserted main street in Hooker (population 1,788), nearly every one of the red-brick storefronts is shuttered. The Rexall drugstore, a restaurant and a women's clothing store have closed. Recently, the lumberyard went out of business. "We're dying on the vine," Mayor Bill Longest said.
October 29, 2011 |
The Supreme Court has decided plenty of cases concerning cruelty, inhumane treatment and executions, but until now, none was about pigs. The case of the "nonambulatory pigs" involves a dispute between California and the pork industry over how to handle pigs unwilling or unable to walk when they arrive at a slaughterhouse. The issue, which the justices will take up next week, has already gotten the Obama administration in trouble with the Humane Society of the United States, which faulted government lawyers for joining the case on the side of the pork producers.