NADeFA News

02-26-2010
BY The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY - State officials have said a captive white-tail deer in northern Linn County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The disease is transmitted from animal to animal or from soil to animal, and there is no risk to domestic animals or humans, the state veterinarian said Thursday. Chronic wasting disease is a neurological disease found in deer, elk...
02-23-2010
In a landmark RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) lawsuit certain to have far-reaching implications for the animal rights movement, Feld Entertainment and the Ringling Brothers circus sued the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), its lawyers, and several other animal rights groups last week. The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) unearthed the lawsuit in...
02-18-2010
HARRISBURG, Pa., PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Samples taken from the 43 hunter-killed elk during the state's 2009 hunting season have all tested negative for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's wildlife veterinarian. Samples also tested negative for brucellosis and tuberculosis. Cottrell noted that the Game Commission still is awaiting...
02-06-2010
Faced with stiff resistance from ranchers and farmers, the Obama administration has decided to scrap a national program intended to help authorities quickly identify and track livestock in the event of an animal disease outbreak. In abandoning the program, called the National Animal Identification System, officials said they would start over in trying to devise a livestock tracing program that...
02-06-2010
LANSING -- More than 900 free-ranging Kent County whitetail deer were tested for chronic wasting disease in 2009 and not one turned up with the deadly neurological disease, state officials reported to the Natural Resources Commission Thursday. The prognosis: All clear, probably. But a third year of testing is still in order. "Does this mean we dodged the bullet and don't have CWD?" said Steve...