A new set of swine flu viruses have been discovered that are highly adapted to infecting humans – and they’re already spreading among farm workers in China.
It's excellent this virus has been found early, but there is no evidence yet of human-to-human transmission.
The current outbreak of African swine fever is a blow to food supply in Nigeria as pork is an affordable animal protein for many Nigerians.
Shortages and price increases from the coronavirus pandemic are spotlighting solutions to future meat supply chain disruptions.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
Female piglets with more play fighting experience did better in adult contests – but for males the opposite was true.
US federal regulations say little about how animals on organic farms should be treated. So if you're planning to serve an ethical holiday dinner, you'll have to do some research.
Animals don't just need enough space to live – they need the right kind of space, too. An animal welfare lawyer defends our pets' 'right of place.'
Feral pigs are a destructive invasive species across much of North America. In a recent study, forest patches where feral pigs were present had fewer mammal and bird species than swine-free zones.
As the field of animal law continues growing, so does public awareness of the problems with inconsistent ways that Canadian law protects some animals, while leaving others behind.
Feeding pigs seaweed could make them, us and the planet healthier without contributing to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Wild boars are being scapegoated for an epidemic of African swine flu that threatens the pork industry.
Nearly half the eggs sold in Australia are free-range, but only 5% of pork comes from pigs raised outdoors.
The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
There's plenty of evidence that modern swill-feeding would be safe, sustainable, and popular.
A tax on beef isn't likely to achieve the intended outcome of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, it could create a spate of unintended consequences.
Swine brucellosis is spreading from Queensland into New South Wales. It's carried by feral pigs and poses a real risk the people and dogs that hunt them.
As much as one-third of animal species in the tropics could be eradicated if their habitats continue to be converted for monoculture farming. We can all do something to make a difference.
Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s but the type of meat consumed has changed significantly. Chicken and pork both now far outstrip beef, mutton and lamb.
Free range, sow stall free - you'll find a number of different types of ham on the market this Christmas. But what do they mean?