An animal rights group wants Burger King to sever its ties with Idaho’s Bettencourt Dairies, and force the rest of its suppliers to implement strict animal welfare guidelines.
The demands from the group Mercy for Animals came Wednesday as it released a disturbing video of animal abuse shot inside one of the Bettencourt dairies near Hansen, in Twin Falls County.
The video shows workers stomping, kicking, punching and dragging cows.
Idaho dairy farmers have been struggling with high feed costs and low milk prices for years. The Times-News reports dairymen in the Magic Valley are optimistic about expanding and new producers in the area, namely Chobani. Continue reading...
The online job search site CareerCast has released its list of best and worst jobs for 2012.
Topping the worst list are two professions with a history in Idaho: dairy farmers and lumberjacks.
CareerCast ranked 200 jobs based on these factors: work environment, income, outlook, stress and physical demands. Continue reading...