Posts Tagged ‘animals’

Oil spill panel: BP missed systemic hazards, lax on overall safety

WASHINGTON — BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of the big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and wasn’t as strict on overall safety when drilling rigs involved other companies that they hired, a government safety panel concludes. Eleven workers were killed […] [...]

MSU honors state’s first-ever veterinary tech graduates

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently honored its first graduating class in the four-year veterinary medical technology degree program with a special pinning ceremony. Dr. Allison Gardner, clinical instructor in CVM’s veterinary medical technology program, said veterinary technologists make important contributions in the field of animal care. “Veterinary technologists are a […] [...]

Judge rules raid on Collins zoo was unconstitutional

COLLINS — A judge has ruled that a January raid on a zoo in Collins and the seizure of animals there was unconstitutional. The Hattiesburg American reports Circuit Judge William Barnett ruled the seizure of the animals without notice to the owners or an opportunity for a hearing violated due process clauses. Barnett said Mississippi […] [...]

Rodeo’s junior livestock sale sets all-time record

by Published: February 17,2012

Tags: agriculture, animals, bulls, cattle, cows, goats, livestock, ranchers, ranches, rodeo, sale, steers

JACKSON — The 2012 Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions was the most successful sale to date, bringing in almost $300,000. The Dixie National Junior Livestock Show, held each February in Jackson, has concluded for the last 43 years with the sale of champion market animals. Philanthropic buyers have contributed more than $4.5 million throughout […] [...]

HAY FEVER

by Published: October 9,2011

Tags: animals, drought, hay, horse-owners, Texa

The drought in Texas has left pastures brown and cattlemen and horse owners in a hay-buying frenzy to feed their hungry animals. Now, local horse owners are worried that there will not be enough hay to get through the upcoming winter. Stephanie Billingsley of Mississippihorses.org said, “We are afraid… >>SEE FULL STORY<< Related story: Sod […] [...]

Endangered species dies as zoo prepares for inspectors

by Published: July 19,2011

Tags: animals, tourism, wildlife, zoos

JACKSON — Jackson Zoo officials must deal with the sudden death of an endangered species as they prepare for a visit by national inspectors. Rosemary Jalink, zoo spokeswoman, says Longhorn, the zoo’s elderly female white rhinoceros, was found dead July 16. Jalink tells The Clarion-Ledger a necropsy is being performed to determine the cause of […] [...]

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