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  • Man shoots goose. Will the judge cook his?

    03/15/2006 12:10:48 PM PST · by RushCrush · 142 replies · 2,390+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/15/2006 | Ted Gregory
    Like a lot of homeowners, Larry Tomko has grown weary of geese. He's tired of scraping poop from his driveway with a snow shovel. He's fed up with boorish geese gobbling millet he leaves for chickadees. He feels overrun when dozens of the feathery transients loll in the pond a few steps from his yard. When his frustration brims, Tomko has run out his front door waving his arms and shouting at the geese. Sometimes he launches bottle rockets at them. About 10 years ago, he started firing pellets from an old air rifle at the geese. They would squawk...
  • CHP duo who shot alligator to be fired

    02/12/2006 10:28:13 AM PST · by radar101 · 35 replies · 1,244+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | Feb 12, 2006 | Juliet Williams
    The California Highway Patrol plans to fire two officers after an internal investigation found they used their service weapons to shoot alligators while working in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, the CHP said Friday. The CHP said the officers shot and killed at least one alligator and failed to report the firing of their weapons, as required by agency policy, said Fran Clader, a spokeswoman at CHP headquarters in Sacramento. The officers broke Louisiana law when they killed the animal, she said. “This is an embarrassment to our department and especially to all our personnel who went to Louisiana and served...
  • Man, 82, Arrested in Scuffle Over Skunk(peta freak)

    02/04/2006 2:30:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 832+ views ^ | 2 3 06 | associated press
    NOVATO, Calif. - An 82-year-old animal lover was arrested this week on allegations he grabbed and brandished a trapper's revolver during a scuffle over the skunk. Lou Kessler was arrested Tuesday. He was released on his own recognizance Wednesday after being charged with misdemeanor counts of using a firearm in a fight and disturbing the peace. The victim, Ron Bailey, 52, told The Press Democrat in a phone interview that he simply was doing his job as a state-licensed trapper and he believes Kessler disobeyed the law and attacked him. The scuffle allegedly began when Kessler and his wife went...
  • Sparrow shot for downing domino record bid

    11/16/2005 1:33:42 PM PST · by grjr21 · 74 replies · 1,589+ views
    CNN ^ | November 16, 2005 | Associated Press.
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch animal protection agency said Tuesday it is investigating the shooting death of a sparrow that knocked over 23,000 dominoes during an attempt to set a world record. The ill-fated bird flew into an exposition center, threatening to derail a world record Monday, before it was chased into a corner and shot by an exterminator with an air rifle. The bird was a common house sparrow -- a species placed on the national endangered list last year. "Under Dutch law, you need a permit to kill this kind of bird, and a permit can only...
  • Dog Dilemma Update - Katrinia survivor denied return of beloved dog by Ms. Nevills

    09/27/2005 7:01:29 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 40 replies · 1,274+ views
    KCTV5. ^ | Sep 26, 2005 | KCTV5.
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The interest in the story over Shuma the service dog continues to be overwhelming. Last Thursday, KCTV5 News told you about a hurricane evacuee from Mississippi who wants his dog back. After fleeing the storm, John Wyrick gave his dog to Lynn Nevills of Independence, because his temporary housing arrangement would not allow pets. Wyrick said he made a mistake and wants Shuma the German Shepherd back, but Nevills refuses. Several KCTV5 viewers have offered her money, as much as one thousand dollars if she will just return the dog. But, Shuma is still in Independence with...
  • (vanity) A deparate dog swimming

    09/27/2005 6:19:54 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 184 replies · 3,833+ views
    Fox news live | 27 Sept 05`` | me
    just a dog swimmming for his life on Fox. I would appreciate updates.
  • Rudolph the Homicidal Reindeer

    09/27/2005 5:37:47 AM PDT · by psychopuppy · 10 replies · 497+ views
    Rudolph the Homicidal Reindeer HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — A reindeer injured an elderly couple in the wilds of Finnish Lapland, in a rare attack that caused injuries needing hospital treatment, officials said Monday. A male reindeer suddenly appeared from a forest and attacked a man who was hiking Sunday with his partner near Kittila, about 620 miles north of Helsinki. The buck butted the man to the ground and kicked him before turning on the woman who was talking to her son on a mobile phone, Kittila fire chief Jorma Ojala said. The son alerted rescue workers who arrived in...
  • Lions kill 20 peasants in Ethiopia

    09/24/2005 7:31:39 PM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 61 replies · 1,272+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/20/05
    Lions kill 20 peasants in Ethiopia 20 Sep 2005 12:23:12 GMT Source: Reuters ADDIS ABABA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Lions disturbed by deforestation have killed 20 people and devoured 750 of their domestic animals in Ethiopia, a local news agency said on Tuesday. The rare daylight attacks, all during August and in the remote south, have forced a thousand peasant farmers to flee their homes and sparked a hunt for the lions, local official Tadesse Gichore told Walta Information Service. "The lions killed shepherds tending cattle and villagers after breaking into their houses," Tadesse said of the attacks near his...
  • Tiger Attacks, Kills Teen Posing For Senior Pictures

    08/19/2005 6:47:26 AM PDT · by Undertow · 152 replies · 4,010+ views
    AP ^ | 08/18/05
    Tiger Attacks, Kills Teen Posing For Senior Pictures POSTED: 6:33 pm EDT August 18, 2005 UPDATED: 6:56 pm EDT August 18, 2005 MOUND VALLEY, Kan. -- A Bengal tiger attacked and killed a teenage girl Thursday at a southeast Kansas animal sanctuary. Haley Hilderbrand, 17, of Altamont, Kan., was posing with the tiger for her senior high school pictures at the Lost Creek Animal Sanctuary. A news release from the Labette County Sheriff's Office said the big cat was being restrained by its handler, but it attacked the teenager, anyway. The 7-year-old tiger was killed. Copyright 2005 by The Associated...
  • Group Wants to Bring African Animals to North America

    08/18/2005 12:48:35 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 77 replies · 2,449+ views ^ | 8 18 05 | JOSEPH B. VERRENGIA,
    DENVER (Aug. 17) - If a group of prominent ecologists have their way, lions and elephants could someday be roaming the Great Plains of North America The idea of transplanting African wildlife to this continent is being greeted with gasps and groans from other scientists and conservationists who recall previous efforts to relocate foreign species halfway around the world, often with disastrous results. But the proposal's supporters say it could help save some species from extinction in Africa, where protection is spotty and habitats are vanishing. They say the relocated animals could also restore the biodiversity in North America to...
  • Back at ya PETA, you've been FReeped! KFC is finger lickin good!

    08/09/2005 6:41:47 PM PDT · by Trteamer · 254 replies · 9,173+ views
    8/9/05 | Trteamer
    Today I encountered PETA protesting at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I just could not let this stand unopposed so an emergency FReep was let loose on the PETA morons, much to the delight of the business owner and local ranchers........
  • China: one-headed, but two-bodied pig born (one, a male body, the other, female)

    07/08/2005 9:06:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 1,699+ views
    NoCut News ^ | 07/08/05 | Park Jung-ok
    China: one-headed, but two-bodied pig bornAn one-headed, but two-bodied pig was born at a Chinese farm. One of its body is male, while the other is female. The news stunned its neighbors. According to July 6th report of Dong-ya-jing-mao-xin-wen, a Chinese newspaper, it was born at a farm in Yushu City. The piglet was shunned by its siblings, and won't suckle. The owner of the pig plans to send it to a research institute. Park Jung-ok in Beijing  07/08/05
  • Senate passes "Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act"

    06/30/2005 12:53:40 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 827+ views
    email | 6 29 05 | Gretchen Randall
    Senate passes "Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act" By Gretchen Randall Date: June 29, 2005 Issue: The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act (S. 260) passed the U.S. Senate Monday with unanimous approval. The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is the primary program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delivering habitat improvement projects on private land through voluntary agreements with private landowners. The bill authorizes the program for the next five years (2006-2011) and provides $75 million each year for this habitat conservation program. Noting that approximately 60 percent of fish and wildlife in the United States are...
  • freep this page (freepatriot32's dog could become world famous with your help)

    06/14/2005 2:57:09 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,439+ views ^ | 6 14 05 | freepatriot32
    Jones soda has a contest where you submit pics and if enough people vote for the pic then they pic it to put on a label for jones soda so I submitted a pic of my dog brutus for the contest so if you would like to see brutus and vote for his picture you can here all votes would be greatly appriciated and i will let you know if my pic was selected for the label in here
  • Squirrel paté dished by protests

    06/09/2005 9:54:41 AM PDT · by andyk · 118 replies · 1,380+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 09/06/2005 | Nick Britten
    A restaurant selling squirrel terrine has been forced to withdraw it after death threats from animal rights activists. Protesters threatened to firebomb the Hadley Bowling Green Inn in Droitwich, Worcs, and to smash up the staff's cars over the £7.95 paté starter. A female housekeeper was told: "I'm glad I don't work here because I wouldn't want to die in the fire." After the dish was featured on local television the restaurant received about 25 threatening telephone calls and a string of malicious e-mails. Its spokesman, Barney Reynolds, said: "The last thing we would want to do is to pander...
  • Wildlife Officials to Kill 4,000 Cormorants

    05/27/2005 7:49:17 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 61 replies · 1,455+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5-27-05 | GREGG AAMOT
    Chris Anderson is only half-joking when he offers a solution for the hungry cormorants that are eating the fish in Leech Lake — and taking money out of his pocket. "Kill them all," he says of the voracious, predatory birds. At Anderson's Cove, Anderson's resort on the western edge of the lake, just three of 11 cabins were rented for this month's walleye opener, after six years of strong opening weekends. Over the next month alone, Anderson figures he'll lose $40,000 or more through mid-June because of cabins standing empty. Word has spread that walleye fishing on Leech Lake, one...
  • 'PCRM Week': The Dairy Attack

    04/13/2005 3:35:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 92 replies · 2,112+ views ^ | 4 12 05 |
    Unless you're among the bean-sprout-sized minority of Americans who describe themselves as "vegans" (vegetarians who also won't touch milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, or even a dollop of honey), you may have been alarmed by the publicity surrounding an article appearing last month in the journal Pediatrics. The anti-milk piece -- written by activists from the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) -- concluded that feeding milk to children is unnecessary, and that there are better ways (kale, tofu, turnip greens, or spinach, for instance) for kids to get the calcium they need. In reaching this result, PCRM relied on...
  • PETA Takes on J.Lo Over Fur Fashions

    03/12/2005 4:23:50 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 1,304+ views ^ | 3 12 05 | ap
    NEW YORK Mar 12, 2005 — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Jennifer Lopez to "Get Right" when it comes to fur. Lopez introduced her Sweetface collection during New York Fashion Week last month. "Please don't support Jennifer Lopez or her bloody business," according to a Web site that the animal rights group has devoted to the singer, actress and now fashion designer. "Many hot designers, including Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Todd Oldham, Marc Bouwer, and others have … created synthetic alternatives that are hip, humane, and easily available and don't turn animals into fashion victims." Calls by...
  • Road kill candy angers animal rights activists

    02/25/2005 6:56:45 PM PST · by tomball · 88 replies · 2,398+ views
    CNN ^ | February 25, 2005 | Associated Press
    TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) -- Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars -- complete with tire treads.   The fruity-flavored Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy -- in shapes of partly flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels -- fosters cruelty toward animals, according to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."It sends the wrong message to children, that it's OK to harm animals. And that's the wrong message, especially from a so-called wholesome corporation like Kraft," said society spokesman Matthew Stanton.The society is considering...
  • Targeting the Man Who Wasn't There (Or Was He?)

    01/16/2005 2:05:46 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 980+ views
    new york times ^ | January 16, 2005 | SETH KUGEL
    EVERY other Sunday afternoon since April 2003, advocates of animal rights have gathered with bullhorns across from 279 Central Park West, near 88th Street. They are there to protest Huntingdon Life Sciences, a product-development company that does scientific tests on animals, and its chief executive, Andrew Baker, who lives in the building. Or does he? Months ago, residents heard that he had moved out. And so, they wonder, why don't the protesters stop? "Someone would first of all have to provide really good proof that he's not in the building," said Camille Hankins, who organizes the events for the group,...