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Russia detects first case of H5N8 bird flu

The mutating H5N8 strain of avian flu has a high risk of human-to-human transmission, Russian authorities warned Friday.

Anna Popova, who heads Russia’s health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, made the prediction nearly a month after scientists detected the first case of H5N8 transmission to humans at a southern Russia poultry farm. news Russia Detects First Case of H5N8 Avian Flu in Humans.

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‘Suffocating closeness’: US judge condemns ‘appalling conditions’ on industrial farms

A US judge has issued a blistering condemnation of industrial farming practices. The judgment comes as one US meat giant finally settles after a six-year legal battle with plaintiffs who sued the company over the stench, flies, buzzards and truck traffic coming from its industrial swine farms in North Carolina.

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Up to 3,000 cattle, probably very young male calves that are ‘of no use’ to the dairy industry, are being loaded onto a massive cargo ship in Cork today. Their destination: war-torn Libya. They’ll endure a 9-day journey before being unloaded and slaughtered mercilessly in a country whose animal welfare standards are abysmal. This trade should stop now. The Green Party is in government. Why are they silent on this horrific issue? http://Ethical Farming Ireland