For the first time since the Idaho Attorney General released his report regarding Jack Yantis’ death, one of the deputies involved in the shooting detailed the events of that night on Facebook.

Deputy Brian Wood - who has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting – gave local television station KTVB permission to quote his Facebook posts, and said he will talk when he's allowed. Also speaking for the first time, crash victim Dori Garner told KTVB that it was a near-death experience when she and her husband struck Yantis’ bull. Dori was crushed inside the vehicle with the bull on top of her. She’s sad about what happened after the crash, and is now campaigning for lawmakers and ranchers to change open-range laws. She says she doesn’t want a similar tragedy to happen to others.

Brisket for Baton Rouge

Christian Dornhorst spent all of Monday cooking brisket to feed the victims of flooding in Baton Rouge.

Dornhorst, who lives across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge with his wife and young daughter, says he bought 108 pounds of brisket at Sam’s Club with his own money to help feed those displaced by the flood.  Once the serving began, the brisket was gone within 20 minutes.

Stuff Animal Rights Activists Say

Each year the Animal Agriculture Alliance sends representatives to several prominent animal rights conferences. The objective is to gain insights into the strategies and tactics that will be used against the animal agriculture industry so members can be informed and work proactively.

Having eyes and ears at these events also allows the AAA to capture the thoughts and opinions of animal rights leaders in their own words, which helps to explain their agenda to key stakeholders like the mainstream media and restaurant/retail/foodservice brands. Here’s an example of the nonsense: “All of these events [agricultural fairs, eating contests, political rallies] need to be interrupted and shut down.” – Zach Groff, organizer, Direct Action Everywhere

Trees Succumb to California Drought

Four consecutive winters with little to no snowpack, followed by four dry summers, have devastated California’s southern Sierra Nevada. At least 66 million trees are already dead statewide, and millions more are expected to die as the drought persists into a fifth summer.

On the Sierra National Forest, up to 90% of the mid-elevation ponderosa pines are dead. Weakened by drought, oaks are succumbing to sudden oak death along the central and northern coast, and the disease has moved into the Central Valley. Pines gray as ghosts haunt coastal, Cascade and Sierra foothills.