Yesterday afternoon, In-Sync Exotics announced in a somber Facebook post that the canine distemper outbreak currently ravaging the Wylie animal sanctuary had claimed its fourth victim, a white tiger named Harley. "He has been very sick with this hateful virus for quite some time, and we finally mad ... More >>
Via FacebookTwelve-year-old Bengal tiger Abrams died yesterday.Back in June we reported on Cairo, the snotty-nosed tiger at In-Sync Exotics, an animal rescue society in Wylie. When Cairo seized earlier this summer it was the first sign of a canine distemper outbreak at the sanctuary, and since then ... More >>
Animal breeders square off against Texas.
Sherri Johnson's condo butts up against a wooded creek a few blocks from Presbyterian Hospital. She likes to keep a few cats around, strays really, to keep the raccoons and possums and other creek denizens from making themselves too comfortable on her property. It works for the most part, but the ca ... More >>
Savvy locavores already know the sad story of declining bee populations; as The Dallas Morning News put it earlier this week, "Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that huge numbers of honey bees across the United States are succumbing to a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collap ... More >>
"[Sales] may have been negatively impacted by media surrounding swine flu." (Chuck E. Cheese executive Michael Magusiak on the effect of the "pandemic" on the family friendly pizza chain's fortunes, The restaurants suffered a 20 percent drop in same-store sales during the first three days last week. ... More >>
"It's killing our markets. Where they got the name, I just don't know." (Iowa hog farmer Francis Gilmore on the effect of swine flu on the value of his product. Since the outbreak and spread of this virus, hog prices have dropped from a $62 per 100 pounds average to $59 per 100 pounds, on ... More >>
An out-of-state colleague wondered late yesterday, "Is it true that the state of Texas has canceled all sports events till May 11? Does that include Astros and Rangers?" Um ... no. Alas, such was his reading of a breathless, since-vanished New York Times story concerning the University Interscholast ... More >>
Dr. John CarloDr. John Carlo has better things to do this morning than talk to Unfair Park: As medical director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, Carlo has spent the last several days tracking the "three probable cases" of swine flu in Dallas County while also "gathering more information a ... More >>
"Consumers are more concerned about the safety of food served in restaurants than food available from supermarkets, about a 15 percentage point difference. However, feelings about food safety in restaurants have remained relatively unchanged whereas the number of consumers who feel confident in the ... More >>
For Texas cattle ranchers, "What's for dinner?" is a touchy question
Does grass-fed beef really taste better?