Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hyperspectral Imaging

Hyperspectral imaging, involves technology used by NASA satellites to monitor temperature and climate changes. It is now also used to monitor frozen chickens.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tyson fires workers for chicken torture

Tyson Foods has fired several workers at chicken slaughterhouses in the wake of a federal investigation of animal cruelty charges, the company said this week.

Tyson also is stepping up management surveillance of areas where live chickens are handled and retraining workers. The Springdale, Ark.-based company disciplined other workers.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

School Chicken Prank

Police found 85 chickens roaming the hallways of a Northeast Philadelphia High School.

The school sent students home and they returned Tuesday morning after the city’s Health Department determined it was safe.

Surveillance footage shows four to five individuals in hooded jackets in the school prior to the practical joke.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Fried Chicken Kentucky's Official Picnic Food

Animals rights advocates are squawking at a measure that would make fried chicken Kentucky's official picnic food.

State Rep. Charles Siler is sponsoring legislation to honor the late Colonel Harland Sanders, the Kentuckian who founded the fried chicken chain that now has 11,000 restaurants in more than 80 countries.

However the animal rights group PETA claims that the chickens KFC serves are abused. PETA has been involved in a long-standing battle with KFC, and even began a push two years ago to have a bust of Colonel Sanders removed from the Kentucky Capitol. Sanders, with his white goatee and black string tie, became recognizable worldwide by marketing his fried chicken.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Study reveals broiler chicken health problems

Selective breeding processes may have increased the likelihood of inherited health issues among broiler chickens, a new study has argued.

University of Bristol experts have published a study in the journal Public Library of Science ONE, revealing that more than a quarter of birds raised using the intensive farming method have difficulty walking.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Explosion In A Chicken Shop

A massive explosion destroyed a chicken shop in Sydney and ignited a fire that left one man critically injured and hundreds homeless.

The cause of the explosion is still not known, but the Gas company is assisting police and Fire Brigades with their investigation.