Animals/Wildlife

1:33am

Tue April 24, 2012
Around the Nation

New Rule Cracks Down On Bear Poaching In New York

Originally published on Tue April 24, 2012 3:18 am

The body parts of black bears are harvested all around the world, for use in Asian cooking and medicine. A new rule in New York aims to more closely monitor hunters who trade in body parts.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

A new rule that took effect this year in New York state is designed to stop the illegal sale of black bear parts for use in Asian medicine and cooking. While the sale of parts is still allowed, hunters will now have to document that they were taken legally.

The tiny village of Keene, N.Y., in the Adirondack Mountains is part of a trade network that supplies Asian apothecaries and restaurants from New York City to Seoul, South Korea.

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12:12pm

Fri April 20, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Monster-Sized Rabbits Discovered; Sadly, They Can't Hop

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 9:41 am

9:52am

Wed April 18, 2012
The Salt

Plan To Slaughter Horses For Human Consumption Is Met With Distaste

Originally published on Wed April 18, 2012 11:25 am

No, that's not beef — it's horse meat, at a butcher shop in France. Horse remains a popular food in many countries, but often makes Americans squeamish.
Christophe Simon AFP/Getty Images

When the ban on slaughtering horses for human consumption was lifted in the U.S. last November, it was only a matter of time before someone applied to start the practice up again.

That person is Rick De Los Santos, a New Mexico rancher and owner of Valley Meat Co. If the USDA approves his application to have a former beef slaughterhouse inspected, it would allow the first slaughter of horses in the U.S. since 2007.

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2:52pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Wilderness

Frozen Cows Present a Conundrum for Forest Service

Infinity pool at Conundrum Hot Springs
Chris Bartle Creative Commons/Flickr

The U.S. Forest Service is considering using explosives to dispose of a half-dozen frozen cows that died after getting stuck inside a cabin about nine miles from Aspen.

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3:05pm

Mon April 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Why Did The Rooster Cross The Road? To Get To A Chicken Restaurant

Gus, who has picked an interesting place to hang out.
WREG-TV

Thank goodness he doesn't know what's going on inside.

Candice Ludlow of member station WKNO today helps All Things Considered ketchup ... er catch up ... on a story that's been cooking for a week or so in Tennessee.

It seems that a big red rooster has been hanging out in front of a restaurant in Collierville, Tenn., for the past few months.

But it's not just any restaurant.

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