19 feral cows killed in NM in aerial operation that used high powered rifles

A dedicated team of wildlife managers has killed 19 wild cattle as part of a contested project to exterminate unauthorized animals in the Gila Wilderness of southwestern New Mexico. The three-day operation uses helicopters and high-powered rifles to allow cattle to trample riverbanks, destroy habitat for other species and degrade water quality, federal officials and […]

India’s government tells citizens to hug cows on Valentine’s Day

The Animal Welfare Department, run by the Indian government, has urged citizens to mark this year’s Valentine’s Day as ‘Cow Hug Day’ to better promote Hindu values, rather than as a celebration of romance. India’s Animal Welfare Commission said on Wednesday, “Hugging a cow brings emotional enrichment and enhances individual and collective well-being.” Devout Hindus, […]