Thousands of cattle died in mid-June in Kansas — deaths that state officials and animal experts have said were caused by intense heat. But some social media posts are casting […] The post Extreme heat killed cattle in Kansas, not chemtrails or
Thousands of cattle that recently died in Kansas weren’t killed by the heat.
Quick Take At least 2,000 cattle have died following a heat wave in southwestern Kansas. Although the cattle apparently died of heatstroke, social media posts have made baseless claims suggesting that the deaths might be part of a larger conspiracy the
Did nearly 100 food processing plants mysteriously explode in 2022? Did 10,000 cattle in Kansas die mysteriously too? No, neither of those claims are true: Lead Stories determined the food processing explosions claim was false -- because
Do Kansas ranchers have no idea what might have killed hundreds or thousands of cattle during an extreme heat wave and believe their feed or water was poisoned? No, that's not true: The cause of death is not a mystery to the people in the
The top elected official in a rural and sparsely populated West Texas county has been arrested after being accused of stealing cattle.
Methane emissions from both vehicles and cattle contribute to global warming. It can be misleading to compare vehicle emissions and cattle emissions.
Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin said Democratic proposals for a "methane tax" would "run ranchers out of business." But do his claims stack up?
A video has been viewed tens of thousands times on Facebook and YouTube alongside a claim that it shows the hybrid offspring of a cow and a pig. The claim is false; the video actually shows a Belgian Blue bull, a muscular cattle breed from Belgium, and
Multiple Facebook posts shared thousands of times claim that Sri Lanka banned the slaughter of cattle on September 8, 2020. The claim is misleading; while Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa did propose such a ban in Parliament on September 8,
The confusion seems to stem from the overuse of the word "coronavirus."
Quick Take Viral Facebook posts use a photo of a vaccine for cows to falsely suggest that the novel coronavirus isn’t actually new, alleging it is proof of “how much the media controls people.” The cattle vaccine has nothing to do wit
This entertaining little story supposedly exposes the foolishness and telling lack of insight displayed by our political leaders. The post ‘Fire the Cattle Guards’ Hoax appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
A story published in The Times about the rising number of monkeypox cases claims that smallpox is “the only disease eradicated by humans”. This is not the case, despite similar statements being made elsewhere. Rinderpest—also known as
Is there an orchestrated globalist plot to control the world's population that includes burning down food processing plants, introducing bird flu to commercial poultry flocks, raising the price of fertilizer and disrupting the growing sea
Did American food processing facilities mysteriously and suspiciously begin to catch fire after President Joe Biden predicted that there could be real food shortages due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine? No, that's not true: Several inc
Are Jews stealing Christian children, sacrificing them and then feeding them back to non-Jews to turn them into cannibals? No, that's not true: It's an antisemitic myth that's nearly a thousand years old. Recirculated audio and video on s
REVIEW On 28 November 2021, nutritionist Mike Mutzel claimed in a Facebook post that “pathogens evolve to become less, not more, virulent over time”, citing “the law of declining virulence”. This claim was also made by others in the past, as
In October 2021 a screenshot of an Instagram post circulated on Facebook with the timely claim that “bonfire” was a compound word originating with the phrase “bone fire”: View this post on Instagram
Would a ballot initiative proposed in Oregon ban all animal meat and replace it with "'synthetic meat'" and "lab 'plant based protein'" that are "lab grown Petri dish vats of cells"? No, that's not true: Animal meat alternatives -- which
On September 28 2021, the following post made a series of claims about humans having “stripes” that are visible but aren’t actually stripes, and that they also have stripes that do exist but which are not visible. The post’s c
Does the 2021 infrastructure bill include a $6,500 tax on dairy cows, $2,600 per head tax on beef cows and $500 per head tax on swine? No, that's not true: There is no such language in the infrastructure legislation, according to the publ
Does a 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline for treatment of refugees "blow a hole" in the widely reported warnings against use of veterinary ivermectin to treat COVID-19? No, that's not true: The human formulat
A viral September 5 2021 tweet thread “debunking” a series of stories about ivermectin use and hospitals shows that disinformation and the way it is delivered is mutating. Republican public relations strategist and freelance writer Drew Ho
Did Oklahoma gunshot victims wind up having to wait to be seen at the hospital because there were too many people who had overdosed on the horse worming medication ivermectin? No, that's not true: Reports in various outlets painted a high
As the global COVID-19 pandemic continued to rage amid a toxic stew of online disinformation campaigns and official grandstanding, anti-vaccination conspiracy theorists circulated a purported press release from a group in Botswana in early September 20
A claim being shared on social media beneath an image of a cowboy is all hat and no cattle. “Might as well resume smoking,” the post says. “No one has died of cancer or heart disease since the COVID-19 thing started.” One post
On July 20 2021, a Facebook account shared the following image text, which contained the claim that polio and smallpox “never reached herd immunity”: Text across a nature-like background read: I don’t know who needs to hear this but
Environment secretary George Eustice has been criticised for an article he wrote in the Mail on Sunday about an alpaca due to be culled after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB). The alpaca named Geronimo first tested positive in 2017, but h
A Facebook post contains lots of false information about tetanus, including misinformation about the types of wounds that can lead to tetanus infection, and the fact that a bleeding wound means there is “NO tetanus”. What is Tetanus?&
SciCheck Digest Livestock and poultry are not being vaccinated against COVID-19. But a meme is spreading the falsehood that those who eat meat from vaccinated animals will get “VAXXED” by consuming the meat. That simply isn’t possible
A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic — and with a death toll approaching 4 million lives — how the coronavirus came to spark a global scourge remains unknown. Was it the result of a spillover from an animal to a human, as has happen
Did a Nebraska schoolteacher take a fifth-grade class to a slaughterhouse to show them where meat comes from? No, that's not true: This story originated in 2010 on a satire website called Newsweak with the subheading, "Where facts come to
Is "oxtail" a retail name for kangaroo meat and does a Connecticut grocer substitute oxtail for kangaroo tail meat? No, that's not true: an employee from the meat department of the store whose label is shown in the photo told Lead Stories
Did a woman prove with a short video that the area where she received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has become magnetic, or that she was microchipped? No, that's not true: The 20-second long video describes no methodology and does not offer
When President Joe Biden announced plans to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the end of the decade, he provided a few examples, but no detailed plan, about how that would be achieved. Nonetheless, speculation by a British tabloid that it
An image showing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg standing next to a herd of black cattle has been shared multiple times on social media alongside a caption that Zuckerberg is “enjoying at his ranch”. However, the claim that ranch belongs to him is
On Wednesday the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the likelihood of getting a blood clot after a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is approximately four in a million. Of the 79 cases reported to the MH