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  • Trump Is Like an Aggressive Chimp and May Not Last Long as President, Says Jane Goodall

    09/22/2017 5:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 20, 2017 | Tufayel Ahmed
    Primatologist Jane Goodall has made her name studying chimpanzees for over half a century. So, if anyone can deduce a distinct correlation between a brash chimp and the egoistic hubris of, say, the president of the United States, it’s Goodall. Pre-election, last October, Goodall made a comparison between then-Republican candidate Donald Trump and the primates she has devoted her life to understanding. “In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals,” she told the Atlantic. “In order to impress rivals, males seeking to rise in the dominance hierarchy perform spectacular displays: Stamping,...
  • Dogs' Love of Man Isn't Just a Con Job

    09/22/2017 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of my favorite kinds of news stories is the report of a new scientific study that verifies the obvious. You've seen them. New research finds that heterosexual men are attracted to very attractive women. Evidence collected by wildlife researchers has confirmed that bears really do use the woods as toilets. But some research that corroborates the obvious is exciting because some people refuse to accept the obvious. Which brings me to the work of Dr. Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist at Emory University and the author of "What It's Like to Be a Dog." Berns has, from what I can...
  • St. Francis’ Feast Day and the Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs

    10/04/2016 7:45:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-03-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    St. Francis’ Feast Day and the Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs Msgr. Charles Pope • October 3, 2016 • Here at Holy Comforter-St Cyprian Parish in Washington, D.C., we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the blessing of the animals. Although most folks bring dogs to be blessed, there are usually some who bring cats and a few other animals like ferrets. Once, someone even brought a snake!Over the years, I have shared with the dog owners a list of “Things we can learn from dogs.” When I was growing up, we always...
  • On Kindness to Animals and Why It Is an Important Virtue to Cultivate

    09/07/2016 8:02:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-06-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Kindness to Animals and Why It Is an Important Virtue to Cultivate Msgr. Charles Pope • September 6, 2016 • We live in times when excess is common. There is an old Latin saying Abusus non tollit usum (abuse does not take away the use).This certainly applies to our treatment of animals. There are some extremists who would equate the dignity of animals with that of humans, failing to understand that human abilities are exceptional and unique due to the capacities of our soul, made in the image of God. Others think it immoral for us to make...
  • Zoo Knoxville plans to observe animals during total solar eclipse

    08/04/2017 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WATE ^ | 8/03/17 | Amanda Ketchledge
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) — While East Tennesseans are keeping an eye on the sky, there’s going to be plenty of action on the ground at Zoo Knoxville as the total solar eclipse passes through on August 21. There are more than 700 animals at the zoo and staff plans to observe them during the time of totality. The phenomenon is raising questions like, how will animals react when their daily routines are driven by the cycles of night and day? “We don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Phil Colclough, with Zoo Knoxville.
  • Pigeon racing leads to dozens of divorces in Purbalingga

    08/02/2017 7:53:14 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    Husbands in Purbalingga are apparently neglecting their wives because they are too busy with their racing pigeons. As a result, dozens of married women have filed divorce petitions because they have become jealous of their husbands’ intimacy with the animal.
  • Tiger Cub Rejected by Its Mother Gains New Mom, Siblings at Oklahoma City Zoo

    07/27/2017 10:31:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    People Mag. ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kate Hogan
    Born on Monday, July 10, at the Philadelphia Zoo, the female Amur tiger cub was the only survivor in her litter of five; two of her siblings were stillborn, one died from an injury sustained by its mother and another suffered from a critical gastrointestinal issue. Despite being a tiny miracle, Zoya was rejected by her mother, 10-year-old Koosaka — a behavior somewhat typical of first-time tiger moms. So the Philadelphia Zoo’s animal care team jumped in to raise her, bottle feeding her and keeping watch around the clock. However, something was missing — namely, peers. “With this single cub,...
  • Monster Rat found on U Street [DC]

    07/24/2017 2:40:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.popville.com ^ | July 24, 2017 at 11:00 am | by Prince Of Petworth
    Photo by Pat Pat sends us a shot of this monster Friday night: “Check this bad boy out. Found on U Street today.” Ed. Note: I will never ever ever complain about wild bunny rabbits again.
  • Guy Brutally Roasts PETA On Twitter, And People Are Finally Realizing The Truth

    07/22/2017 7:11:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Bored Panda.com ^ | 7/20/2017 | Stella
    Since 1980, PETA has made a name for itself as the number-one authority on animal welfare. UK-based YouTube vlogger Calum McSwiggan, however, wants people to consider otherwise, and recently used a scathing Twitter rant to sound off on the organisation’s true colours. After recent investigations, PETA has come under fire for a lot more than just the scantily clad women they use for marketing. In a March 2017 press release, the Center for Consumer Freedom revealed that PETA euthanized more than 1400 cats and dogs at its Norfolk, Virginia shelter in 2016. PETA defends their actions as ethically and economically...
  • PICTURES FOR A FRIDAY NIGHT--KIDS WHO WILL NEVER WORK FOR CNN

    07/07/2017 4:49:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 76 replies
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  • Where the Hell is PETA?!

    06/18/2017 11:33:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/17 | Jim O'Neill
    PETA's silence in the face of undeniable evidence of horrific cruelty toward cats and dogs by Muslims is cowardly, hypocritical, and in itself cruel. By remaining quiet about such torture they are in effect sanctioning it “I’ve seen cats being played football [soccer] with. I have seen cats with their legs torn off and their eyes gouged out. We see cats that have had their heads torn off, and ones that had skin ripped away, or had their legs and back broken. ...The worst thing I saw was a bunch of kittens crawling around with their bowels hanging out because...
  • Hedgehogs Rescued From San Diego Trash Can

    06/02/2017 10:39:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, June 2, 2017
    Authorities in San Diego have rescued nine hedgehogs that were thrown into an Ocean Beach trash can and left to die. County animal control officials say 15 palm-sized animals were discovered Thursday but five were dead and a sixth was suffering and was euthanized. The survivors are in good condition. Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says hedgehogs are shy, timid creatures
  • It took four years lying underwater to get a perfect shot of a Eurasian beaver

    05/26/2017 7:08:51 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 79 replies
    boingboing.net ^ | 5/24/17 | Andrea James
    For four years, photographer Louis-Marie Preau would lie motionless underwater for hours at a time to get this perfect shot of a Eurasian beaver carrying a branch back to its lodge. Equally as impressive as Preau's efforts were the efforts to pull these delightful creatures back from near extinction. Via bioGraphic: Prized for both their fur and their castoreum—a scent-gland secretion once believed to cure everything from headaches to hysteria, Eurasian beavers were nearly hunted to extinction by the middle of the 19th century. In France, the species (Castor fiber) was nearly wiped out entirely, with the exception of a...
  • Roma Say They’re Being Barred From Flights to Canada

    05/10/2017 8:17:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Sat., May 6, 2017 | NICHOLAS KEUNGI
    The federal government denies it’s behind the problems faced by Roma travellers, saying it’s up to airlines to decide who boards flights to Canada.Ottawa is being accused of preventing Roma travellers from boarding Canada-bound flights and denying them the possibility of seeking asylum here. Since the end of last year, advocates and lawyers say a slew of Roma passengers from Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia — all currently visa-exempted countries — have reported being stopped from boarding flights to Canada via transit points in England, Poland, Belgium and Germany. The federal government denies that it is to blame....
  • Incarnation or Reincarnation

    12/22/2016 1:28:17 PM PST · by truthxchange · 3 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | December 22, 2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Incarnation or Reincarnation? The “no crying” chubby little thing in the manger, captured with Hallmark brilliance, fails to express the essence of the event that took place in human history two millennia ago. That event profoundly impacts our idea of human identity, about which we hear so many theories two thousand years later. Backed by “deeply researched progressive” laws, we now proudly affirm our right to self-identify, changing or creating our identity by the slightest whim or fantasy. Some now claim to be animals. The “otherkin” community, for example, believes they have a non-human or animal soul or ancestry, inherited...
  • I'm not a monster': Killer tells the woman who saw him rape and murder her mother 22 years ago....

    04/24/2017 9:12:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 24, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: I'm not a monster': Killer tells the woman who saw him rape and murder her mother 22 years ago 'I'm sorry' in sickening plea for forgiveness as he is put to death in America's first double execution in 17 years Arkansas executed two death row inmates on Monday night in America’s first double execution in 17 years. The first inmate to be put to death was Jack H. Jones, Jr, 52, who received a lethal injection after delivering a two-minute final statement - during which he told his victim's daughter 'I'm sorry' 22 years after she watched him...
  • From a village full of foxes to an island of BUNNIES: Destinations around the world [tr]

    04/24/2017 6:17:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2017 | Aaanbel Fenwick Elliott
    It's the stuff of dreams for any animal lover - a destination overrun with cute creatures. And happily, they really do exist. From a village full of friendly foxes and another crammed with rabbits in Japan, to an American island populated with feral ponies, which are thought to have survived a shipwreck long ago - these are the places where animals rule the roost.
  • Saskatchewan ranchers stunned as beaver herds 150 cattle

    04/18/2017 7:01:19 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | 4/17/17 | David Shield
    Saskatchewan rancher Adrienne Ivey may have heard of a beaver, but until now, had never seen a beaver herd — cattle, that is. On Friday, Ivey and her husband were surprised to see 150 of their heifers crowded together in one of their pastures. Curious about the strange behaviour, they investigated further, to find the herd of cattle following a beaver that had wandered along. "He was out and about, I think looking for a new place to build a beaver lodge, and they were following him," Ivey said. "There was about a three-foot space around him. They didn't want...
  • A badger can bury a cow by itself: Study observes previously unknown caching behavior

    03/31/2017 2:05:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    https://phys.org/ ^ | 03-31-2017 | Provided by: University of Utah
    Camera trap image of a badger burying a calf carcass in Utah's Grassy Mountains, January 2016. Credit: Evan Buechley. ===================================================================================================================================== While studying scavenger behavior in Utah's Great Basin Desert, University of Utah biologists observed an American badger do something that no other scientists had documented before: bury an entire calf carcass by itself. While badgers and their relatives are known to cache food stores, this is the first known instance of a badger burying an animal larger than itself. The finding suggests that badgers may have no limit to the size of animal they can cache, and that they may...
  • This Bill Would Drag the Federal Government Into Disputes Over Pets

    02/27/2017 4:35:43 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 24, 2017 | John-Michael Seibler
    Congress has written some laudable policies into the Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 (H.R.909) that are designed to protect domestic violence victims from “trauma caused by acts of violence or threats of violence against their pets.”There is one provision of the bill, however, that takes a familiar step too far: It would create a federal crime to harass or intimidate any person’s pet in a way that causes “substantial emotional distress.”Given the threats from cyberattacks, interstate and international crime cartels, terrorist groups, drug trafficking, and the criminal aspects of immigration issues, the resource-constrained federal law enforcement community does...