A U.N. agency has warned that a livestock epidemic in Congo that has killed more than 75,000 goats is the worst in a decade and is now threatening goats and sheep in neighboring countries.
Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo will immediately phase out its purchase of wool from Australian suppliers who mutilate sheep in a practice called “mulesing,” according to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia.
One of the world’s greatest sheep shearers will be laid to rest in Victoria this weekend after a battle with cancer.
Mark Patrick Conlan, 58, will be remembered as Australia’s first world champion in 1986 and for a unique world record he achieved with his brother John in 1979.
A disabled sheep is enjoying a new lease of life after receiving a specially designed wheelchair to help him get around.
Buster the sheep is unique amongst the animals at Clough Farm Animal Sanctuary, in Stockport, as instead of four legs he uses just three – plus four wheels.
In a vote of 64 to 35, the 2012 Farm Bill passed out of the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
The 2012 London Olympics will open with a glimpse of the British countryside, past and present — from cows and sheep to meadow and mosh pit. Danny Boyle, the artistic director for the games’ July 27 opening ceremony, on Tuesday unveiled a model of the set, which will transform the Olympic Stadium in gritty, urban east London into a rural idyll.
A disease that can be naturally transmitted from animals to people is called a zoonotic disease. There are a handful of diseases that people can get from contact with sheep.