animal rights http://kgou.org en Mayor Wants To Drive Horse-Drawn Carriages Out Of NYC http://kgou.org/post/mayor-wants-drive-horse-drawn-carriages-out-nyc During New York City's mayoral race last year, then-candidate Bill de Blasio promised to fix big-picture problems, like income inequality and universal pre-K.<p>So he raised some collective eyebrows when he announced what one of his first initiatives as mayor would be:<p>"We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no longer a part of the landscape in New York City," he said. "They're not humane; they're not appropriate to the year 2014; it's over."<p>Horse carriage rides are a staple in cities around the country. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:30:00 +0000 editor 23473 at http://kgou.org Mayor Wants To Drive Horse-Drawn Carriages Out Of NYC Tyson Foods Drops West Coast Farms In Henryetta http://kgou.org/post/tyson-foods-drops-west-coast-farms-henryetta <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Tyson Foods says it's ending a contract with a centra&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;farm after an animal rights group says it videotaped workers at the farm abusing hogs.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:12:50 +0000 Associated Press 17684 at http://kgou.org Tyson Foods Drops West Coast Farms In Henryetta Banksy's Latest Work Takes On The Meat Industry ... With Puppets http://kgou.org/post/banksys-latest-work-takes-meat-industry-puppets <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDIz7mEJOeA</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:06:00 +0000 editor 15419 at http://kgou.org Banksy's Latest Work Takes On The Meat Industry ... With Puppets 21-Year-Old Tulsa Zoo Giraffe Dies http://kgou.org/post/21-year-old-tulsa-zoo-giraffe-dies <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The <a href="http://www.tulsazoo.org/">Tulsa Zoo</a> has had to put down a 21-year-old giraffe who had a broken bone in his right, front foot.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Zoo officials said Sunday that </span>Samburu<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">, also known as Sam, died on Saturday. He was born at the zoo in 1992.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The zoo says Sam lived longer than average for a male giraffe cared for by humans. He suffered from osteoarthritis.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:38:37 +0000 Associated Press 7998 at http://kgou.org 21-Year-Old Tulsa Zoo Giraffe Dies Pro-Horse Processing Groups Meeting Today http://kgou.org/post/pro-horse-processing-groups-meeting-today <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">OKLAHOMA</font>&nbsp;CITY (AP) — Supporters of legislation that would allow for a horse slaughtering plant in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>plan to rally at the state Capitol.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:02:31 +0000 Associated Press 1770 at http://kgou.org Pro-Horse Processing Groups Meeting Today Anti-Horse Slaughter Groups Lobby Lawmakers http://kgou.org/post/anti-horse-slaughter-groups-lobby-lawmakers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A legislative plan to pave the way for a horse slaughtering facility in Oklahoma is drawing fierce opposition from animal&nbsp; rights groups.</p><p>Several animal protection groups plan to rally at the state Capitol Thursday for "Humane Lobby Day" and urge legislators to oppose the bill to allow horse&nbsp; slaughtering in the state.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:51:00 +0000 Associated Press 1425 at http://kgou.org Anti-Horse Slaughter Groups Lobby Lawmakers