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  • Farmer dies after drunken fight with pig

    06/19/2017 3:16:58 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 103 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/19/2017 | David Burke
    A 60-year-old man has died after a drunken fight with a pig which saw his genitals mutilated and three of his fingers severed. Farmer Miguel Anaya Pablo was rushed to hospital in Tuxtepec, Mexico, after suffering the horrific injuries, but medics were unable to save his life. It is not known why he got into the fight with the animal. The pig, which was in the patio of his home, bit off three of Pablo's fingers and bit his private parts, El Debate reports.
  • Dogs Thrown Off Hospital Parking Tower in Oak Lawn, ILLINOIS : Police

    05/22/2017 3:14:36 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    ILLINOIS PATCH.COM ^ | MAY 22, 2017 | LORRAINE SWANSON
    Dogs Thrown Off Hospital Parking Tower in Oak Lawn, ILLINOIS : Police Cops say dogs were thrown off a 5-story parking tower at Advocate Christ Medical Center. One dog has died, and the other has broken legs. By Lorraine Swanson (Patch Staff) - May 22, 2017 2:51 pm ET Dogs Thrown Off Hospital Parking Tower in Oak Lawn: Police OAK LAWN, IL — Two gravely injured dogs were found Saturday afternoon on the Advocate Christ Medical Center campus in Oak Lawn. Oak Lawn police say it appears that the dogs may have been thrown off a parking tower. Oak Lawn...
  • Donald Trump and his dog

    05/03/2017 6:06:19 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    People Pets ^ | POSTED ON FEBRUARY 17, 2012 AT 11:00AM EDT | BY PEOPLE STAFF
    DONALD TRUMP Look who’s secretly a softie! The Donald snuggles up to the 4-year-old Pekingese later that day during a visit at Trump’s Manhattan office.
  • Giraffe stream flagged on YouTube for 'nudity & sexual content', park says

    02/23/2017 6:48:31 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Fox5ny.com ^ | 2-23-2017 | Fox5ny
    <p>Millions of people have been watching and waiting with anticipation to witness the birth of a baby giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY.</p> <p>The park set up a webcam in order to share the precious and educational moment with the world. Park officials in a little more than 12 hours they've seen between 20-30 million views.</p>
  • Pedals the Walking Bear Said to Be Killed by a Hunter in New Jersey

    10/16/2016 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/16/2016 | Liam Stack
    Pedals, a beloved American black bear who walked upright and strolled around the suburbs of New Jersey like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon come to life, was believed to have been killed by a hunter last week, animal welfare activists said. His age was not known. Since 2014 residents of Rockaway Township have posted videos online of the bear strolling through their neighborhoods and backyards with admirable posture, his forepaws pulled close to his chest. Many commented that on first glance, Pedals resembled a man wearing a bear suit. But it appears that local celebrity was not enough to save Pedals during...
  • Dressage Horse is Forced to Withdraw from the Olympics after 'Mosquito Bite' left it with a ...

    08/11/2016 4:37:00 PM PDT · by Cecily · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 11, 2016 | Patrick Lion
    Dutch Olympic medalist Adelinde Cornelissen has been forced to withdraw her dressage horse from the Rio games after it contracted a toxic fever. Cornelissen said the problem with Parzival, a 19-year-old Jazz gelding who won individual silver and team bronze at London 2012, was believed to stem from a bite from a mosquito or a spider. She retired from the competition after just a handful of movements. Cornelissen said the fever started the day before the event began when the horse had a fever of over 40 degrees. 'When I came into the stable he had a swollen cheek, and...
  • American scientists create chimeras: half-human, half-animal embryos

    05/23/2016 1:46:51 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    Ibtimes ^ | May 23 2016 | Ibtimes
    Researchers in the US are creating half-human, half-animal embryos to help save lives, particularly people with a wide range of ailments. The embryos create better animal models to study the occurrence of human diseases and its progression
  • Virginia policewoman killed on her first day on job; Army sergeant charged

    02/28/2016 11:52:39 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 53 replies
    An off-duty U.S. Army sergeant stationed at the Pentagon has been charged with fatally shooting a Virginia police officer on her first day on the job as she responded to a domestic disturbance at a home outside Washington, authorities said on Sunday.
  • Cecil The Lion Stirs More Outrage Than Abortion Mogul Cecile The Lyin' [Romans 1]

    07/31/2015 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 7/31/2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Society has a funny way of deciding when to express outrage. Millions of innocent humans (aka pregnancy tissue) are slaughtered, and their fully intact body parts are sold. Crickets. A single lion, which was unknown to most of us, gets hunted for sport. International drama. I despise the thought of big game hunting, but it never ceases to amaze me how rhetorically violent animal rights activists become when these creatures are harmed or killed. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has called for the hunter involved, Dr. Walter Palmer, to be hanged. The puppy-killing, celebrity-studded, publicity-stunt-centered organization epitomizes...
  • What?! I think I'm an animal (part 1)

    06/26/2015 3:04:50 PM PDT · by fishtank · 6 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQqSwVhD96E ^ | Apr 24, 2013 | Not really sure.
    From the YouTube link: Published on Apr 24, 2013 "An amazing video of Therians involving some of my close friends talking about the therian lifestyle, their lives, and a reflection of my own. My name is Alpha Blue-Eye. I'm a blue and white arctic wolf. If you have any questions for me, put them in the comment box and I'll answer them in a later video!"
  • Newly found ring of teeth uncovers what common ancestor of molting animals looked like

    06/25/2015 8:35:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-24-2015 | Provided by University of Cambridge
    Hallucigenia sparsa from the Burgess Shale (Royal Ontario Museum 61513). The fossil is 15 mm long. Credit: Jean-Bernard Caron A new study of an otherworldly creature from half a billion years ago - a worm-like animal with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail - has definitively identified its head for the first time, and revealed a previously unknown ring of teeth and a pair of simple eyes. The results, published today in the journal Nature, have helped scientists reconstruct what the common ancestor of everything from tiny roundworms to huge lobsters might have looked like....
  • Notorious 'Animal House' fraternity at Dartmouth College loses its appeal for 'recognition' [tr]

    05/08/2015 12:14:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    AP ^ | May 8, 2015 | Staff
    Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie 'Animal House' to remain recognized on campus. Alpha Delta appealed last month after a campus judiciary committee at the Ivy League school withdrew the fraternity's recognition as a student organization. That appeal has been denied and the decision to withdraw recognition stands, according to a statement the college provided to The Associated Press on Friday.
  • 'Muppets' Revived at ABC With 'Big Bang Theory' Co-Creator

    04/03/2015 5:09:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 3, 2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    It may be time to light the lights. ABC is filming a proof of concept for a revival of The Muppets, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is co-writing the script for a pilot presentation that sources say could be unspooled at May's upfront presentation to Madison Avenue advertisers. Sources tell THR that the project, if all goes well, could go straight to series. Bob Kushell (Anger Management, 3rd Rock From the Sun) will also co-write and is attached to serve as showrunner, with Wilfred's Randall Einhorn attached to exec produce and direct the...
  • PETA criticizes 'Eaten Alive' TV show for animal cruelty (swallowed by an anaconda)

    11/07/2014 7:14:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/07/14
    Animal rights group PETA has slammed the Discovery Channel's 'Eaten Alive' show, which claims it will show a man being eaten alive by an anaconda, as a publicity stunt that will torment the snake. Trailers of the show, which will be aired on Dec. 7 on the cable network, show naturalist and wildlife filmmaker and author Paul Rosolie donning a custom-built snake-proof outfit. "I am about to be the first person that is going to be eaten alive by an anaconda," Rosalie says in the trailer as his team is shown catching a snake. "I don't expect anyone to believe...
  • Mountain lion attacks boy, 6, on trail near Cupertino (CA)

    09/08/2014 11:59:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    SF Gate (SF Chronicle) ^ | September 8, 2014 | Stephanie M. Lee
    Authorities were searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy on a hiking trail near Cupertino on Sunday afternoon. Hiking trails were closed after the agency received reports around 1 p.m. that the child was attacked about 2 miles from the Picchetti Winery at 13100 Montebello Road, said Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup, a spokesman for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. The boy, who was not identified, did not have life-threatening injuries. The boy was attacked "in an aggressive manner," then dragged through brush before family members came to his aid and fought off the mountain lion, said a...
  • Centerplate CEO Resigns in Response to Dog Abuse Video

    09/02/2014 11:46:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sep 02, 2014
    Centerplate’s board of directors announced today that Chris Verros has been appointed to the role of acting president and chief executive officer, effective immediately, following the resignation of Desmond Hague from the company. The decision comes as a result of Hague’s personal misconduct involving the mistreatment of an animal in his care. “We want to reiterate that we do not condone nor would we ever overlook the abuse of animals,” said Joe O’Donnell, chairman of the board of directors for Centerplate. “Following an extended review of the incident involving Mr. Hague, I’d like to apologize for the distress that this...
  • WV: Public Comment Period Open for "Dangerous Wild Animal" List

    07/17/2014 12:04:12 PM PDT · by gieriscm · 36 replies
    WV Secretary of State / USARK ^ | 7/2/14 | WV Secretary of State
    In lieu of a public hearing, a comment period has been established during which any interested person may send comments concerning these proposed rules. This comment period will end on August 1, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Only written comments will be accepted and are to be mailed to the following address: WV Department of Agriculture 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East Charleston, WV 25305
  • Porcupine puppy

    06/27/2014 5:27:50 AM PDT · by ABN 505 · 23 replies
    The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center adopts a five-year-old porcupine that someone had been keeping as a pet. Because of his gentle nature and love for human contact, everyone treats the porcupine like a prickly puppy dog.
  • Arizona to investigate 'Doggie Disneyland' where 20 dogs died

    06/26/2014 12:23:43 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Megan Hamilton
    Authorities are investigating the deaths of 20 dogs at Green Acre Kennel, in Gilbert, Arizona. The place had billed itself as a "Doggie Disneyland" promising plenty of land for dogs to run free with no cages. To Ryan Ingraham and his wife, it sounded like a great place to board their two black Labradors while they took a vacation. Ingraham had contacted MaLeisa and Todd Hughes, owners of the business, two months ago. Then about a week ago, he decided to take the dogs to the Hughes' house for a trial run.
  • Humane Society, others to pay Feld, Ringling Bros. $15 million in Asian elephant lawsuit

    05/19/2014 3:15:32 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 9 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 5-16-2014 | CHARLES SCHELLE
    A 14-year battle over the care of Feld Entertainment's circus elephants ended Thursday with the Humane Society of the United States and others paying a $15.75 million settlement.The lawsuit was filed by a company the Humane Society acquired, along with other animal rights groups, against Feld, parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, over the care of its 43 Asian elephants.The settlement follows $9.3 million that the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals paid in 2012 for its connection to false claims against Feld in U.S. District Court in Washington."We hope this settlement payment,...