• Smithfield urges pig gestation crate phase-out

    1/7/14 11:15 AM

    Smithfield Foods is recommending that its contract growers phase out the practice of keeping female hogs in small metal crates while pregnant.

  • Dallas Zoo breeding program leads to more okapi

    11/1/13 9:40 AM

    It's got a strange name, and an even stranger appearnce, but efforts by the Dallas Zoo to bolster a rare mammal's population have led to the recent birth of another okapi.

  • USDA cracks down on Internet pet sales

    9/10/13 6:53 AM

    The government is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet. The Agriculture Department is announcing new rules that will require them to apply for federal licenses.