You can get arrested for letting your son or daughter go to the park alone, as North Carolina and Florida mothers discovered. But it's fine to let chickens roam the streets? Yep. In fact, Fair Oaks, Calif., celebrates their wild chickens with a festival.
The city has about 200 chickens roaming the streets, and folks occasionally take a hen home to produce eggs. Other residents have released roosters into the roaming flock. The Fair Oaks Chicken Festival is scheduled for Sept. 20.
Nestlé Takes the Plunge
Nestlé pledges to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection.
The agreement means that all 7,300 of the company’s suppliers of animal-derived products will have to comply with tighter animal welfare standards.
Nestlé, with its global purchasing footprint, also becomes the first major food company to form an international partnership with an animal welfare NGO (non-governmental organization).
Feed Yard vs. Shopping Mall
Have you cringed at the sight of your kid wearing new jeans that had holes in them? Even more cringe when you found out he/she bought ‘em that way, and paid triple the price of a new pair of Wranglers? If you prefer root canals to back-to-school shopping, you’re not alone. Anne Burkholder, aka the Feed Yard Foodie, thinks like you do. She posts five reasons why she prefers a cattle feed yard to a shopping mall.
Forget Bitcoin: BBQ is the New Currency
A Canadian restaurant chain says it's successfully paid for the world's first ad campaign in meat. Montana's Cookhouse & Bar, which operates nearly 90 restaurants across Canada, recently filmed an entire ad campaign by bartering with BBQ ribs, sausages, chicken, brisket and shrimp. Montana's surprised businesses across Toronto by walking in and offering a plate of BBQ meat in exchange for goods and services. Over two days of bartering and shooting, the team received a psychic reading, an MMA lesson, a manicure, a yoga lesson, men's skin care products, some new shoes, a haircut, a bouquet of flowers, an area rug, a massage and even a real tattoo.