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Hormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales

NEW YORK - Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-21/hormel-says-bird-flu-outbr
Survey might gauge Ga. stink bug invasion

University of Georgia entomologists are asking Georgians to help track an insect that loves to stow away in homes and has the potential to hurt the state's cotton and blueberry crops.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-12/survey-might-gauge-ga-stink-b
Shut down animal testing

If GRU can't do any better than this, the research facilities do not need to be fined. They need to be shut down.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-24/shut-down-animal-testing
Food industry asks farms to consider breeding no-horn cows

Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue: the painful removal of budding horn tissue from calves so farm workers or other animals don't get gored later.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-29/food-industry-ask-dairy-fa
GRU found in violation of Animal Welfare Act

Georgia Regents University was found this year to have committed five violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act in its research labs, several of which are repeat offenses from previous U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-20/gru-found-violation-anima
There are rules for a reason

If GRU is to be taken seriously as a top-tier research institution, it first needs to prove it is serious about animal-welfare regulations

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-20/there-are-rules-reaso
SC cracks down on food stamp fraud

COLUMBIA - With help from federal officials, South Carolina's top prosecutor has set up a specialized unit in a pilot project to go after people accused of abusing the state's food stamp program.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-13/sc-cracks-down-food-stam
South Carolina attorney general dedicates special prosecutor to go after fraud in food stamp program

COLUMBIA, S.C. - With help from federal officials, South Carolina's top prosecutor has set up a specialized unit in a pilot project to go after people accused of abusing the state's food stamp program.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-13/south-carolina-attorney-gener
Graystone Ranch relinquishes animals, withdraws USDA application

...The owners of Graystone Ranch in Hephzibah withdrew their application for a new operating license with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday and have relinquished all of their exotic animals to other facilities, officials confirmed.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-03/graystone-ranch-reliquishes-
Protesters target circus animals' treatment

Protesters say the circus is an outdated form of entertainment that is physically and psychologically abusive to animals, which has been documented in undercover videos and spurred recent government penalties against offenders.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-31/protesters-target-circus-anim