Grazing the Net
Greg Henderson and Friends
Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining.
The Gloves Are Off
Nov 05, 2013
Canada has tried to play nice. They’ve suggested, in a gentlemanly manner, that there could be retaliation from COOL. But playing nice appears to be over. Since the powers that be didn’t listen to the hinting of retaliation, they are now voicing their opinion – bluntly. It’s kind of like the wife who sets the trash near the door for a few days, hinting to her husband to take it to the dumpster. After a few days, it really smells and her "hints" are over when she sets the trash bags in her husband’s recliner. Canada says "this stinks" and it’s time to do something ... now!
Hold Your Horses
Oh, what a difference a day makes. Last week, a New Mexico federal judge threw out the HSUS lawsuit opposing horse slaughter, which gave the go-ahead for processing facilities to open., But a quick appeal from the "we love dogs and cats (insert snicker here)" organization has things back on hold.
The musical and video-tech-savy Derek Klingenberg is at it again. This time, he released his own parody of "What Does the Fox Say?" If you need a 3-minute break from e-mails (but not this one), go ahead and hit play. It will bring a smile to your face. Just don’t blame us if you’re humming the tune the rest of the day.
Merlot or Cabernet, Kitty Kitty?
For the wine lovers out there, now you never have to drink alone. A Japanese company has developed wine for your cat. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s a non-alcoholic (aka grape juice) for cats, with a bit of catnip. For just $4 a bottle, your kitty can join in with a lovely cabernet. Can’t you visualize the "Fancy Feast" cat eating out of his fine china, now with a glass of wine? Maybe this is just one more reason some of us prefer a beer.
And while we’re talking about odd food, there’s nothing like glow-in-the-dark ice cream for your child’s next birthday party! Sounds great, until we discover the glowing ingredient is a luminescent protein found in jellyfish.
Grab the Bull by the Horns, Sort of ...
Scientists in Vietnam have a new weapon in the battle of Dengue fever that is spread by mosquitoes. It’s more mosquitoes. With the lack of a dependable vaccine, one scientist has developed genetically modified mosquitoes that are incapable of spreading disease. Interesting perspective on the flying pests. We wonder if GMO blood suckers could be developed to inhibit the spread of other diseases, like West Nile or Anaplasmosis?