All news articles for October 23, 2014

Smugglers use specially stripped out cars to move contraband meat. Credit: Policía Fiscal y Aduanera, Cucuta

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Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia

By James Bargent, in Cúcuta, Colombia

The Venezuelan government’s economic policies have created a boom in the smuggling of contraband meat and livestock to neighbouring Colombia. The trade is pushing down Colombian prices, putting consumers at risk and threatening the country’s hopes of...

The AWI said the NCBA's Beef Quality Assurance Program did not meet OIE code

Animal Welfare Institute questions US cattle handling

By Georgi Gyton

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has been sent a written appeal by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) requesting that it revises the association’s guidelines for the handling of cattle raised for beef, in the USA.

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