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  • Groundbreaking case of horse suing ex-owner now in judge's hands

    09/14/2018 12:57:24 PM PDT · by Rio · 35 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 9/14/2018 | Aimee Green
    Animal rights activists on Friday asked a Washington County judge to make a ruling that would be the first of its kind in the nation: Allow a once-neglected and severely malnourished horse to sue its owner.
  • No kidding! Goats prefer to interact with humans who look happy

    08/29/2018 6:54:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    www.irishnews.com ^ | 29 August, 2018 00:16
    Goats recognise and are attracted to happy humans, a study has found. Much like us, they seem to be drawn to smiling faces. But don’t expect to make friends with a goat if you scowl at it. Scientists showed 20 goats unfamiliar photos of the same human face looking happy or angry. ================================================================= The research, conducted at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Kent, demonstrated that the goats preferred to interact with the smiling face. Released from a distance of four metres (13ft) they generally made straight for the happy image, exploring it curiously with their snouts. This suggested that goats...
  • Why Pit Bull Type Dogs Fail as Police Dogs

    08/03/2018 3:36:24 PM PDT · by Norski · 90 replies
    http://banallpitbulls.blogspot.com ^ | June 18, 2017 | Thomas McCartney
    Here is what is happening with pit bulls used by law enforcement. The dogs are cherry picked from shelters by Animal Farm Foundation (extreme pit bull advocacy with unlimited funds). The dogs receive a few weeks of training by a professional paid by AFF, The dogs are then given, free of charge, to cash-strapped police departments. Cities that can afford better, obtain bred-for-task dogs, frequently bred and trained in Europe. The traditional police dog has already been extensively trained before it even gets on the plane and gets another 14 weeks training with the new handler in the United States....
  • Man loses both legs after being licked by dog

    08/01/2018 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 26 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 8/1/18 | Staff
    A Wisconsin man lost his limbs after an infection he thought was a bad case of the flu. Greg Manteufel, 48, went to the emergency room with what he thought was the flu, but tests revealed he was suffering from an infection caused by bacteria in the saliva of dogs. While in the hospital, Manteufel's blood pressure dropped and the circulation to his limbs rapidly decreased, causing his legs to just "die," doctors said. It's situation Manteufel's wife, Dawn Manteufel, still does not understand.
  • ...Publix fires warning shot in fight over fake service animals...

    07/31/2018 1:57:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 7/30/18 | Rick Christie
    It’s the supermarket showdown that we’ve all been waiting for: grocery shoppers versus pets in shopping carts.... Publix Supermarkets Inc. appeared to set up this battle royale when over the weekend various news outlets reported the venerable chain was finally laying down the law with regard to service animals in their stores. Publix has posted new warnings signs at store entrances and exits telling customers which service animals are permitted in the store and where they can be. “For food safety reasons, only service animals that are specifically trained to aid a person with disabilities are permitted within the store....
  • Oregon Woman finds mountain lion napping in her home: "This is Wild!"

    07/24/2018 2:26:26 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    An Oregon woman recently came home to an unusual surprise: a mountain lion, which continued taking a nap for six more hours behind her sofa. The odd encounter took place on July 8 in the Ashland, Ore., home of Lauren Taylor. After drinking from a pond in Taylor’s backyard, the cat likely entered her home through an open back door, she explained in Facebook. The post had garnered more than 17,000 reactions and shares as of Tuesday morning.
  • Kentucky Woman Faces Backlash For Killing African Giraffe

    07/03/2018 9:21:42 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 72 replies
    Ya Who? ^ | July 3, 2018 | Carla Baranauckas
    A Kentucky woman is facing harsh criticism on social media after photographs circulated on Twitter showing her posing with a giraffe she killed on a South African safari last year. A tweet last month from @africlandpost showed photobig-game hunter Tess Thompson Talley exulting with the dead giraffe. “White american savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity,” the tweet said. It named Talley and added: “Please share.” Some celebrities joined the criticism, with comedian Ricky Gervais tweeting: “What’s 16 feet tall and has a c**t on...
  • Media bias: Wikipedia has repeatedly removed reliably sourced information about how hunting...

    07/02/2018 1:03:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 2, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Media bias: Wikipedia has repeatedly removed reliably sourced information about how hunting endangered animals, when done properly, makes their populations get bigger Wikipedia has repeatedly removed the following reliably sourced information from its Trophy hunting article. (The deletion history can be seen here, here, here, and here.)In 2015, a Texas hunter who had won an auction paid $350,000 for legal permission to kill an endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia. The Washington Post wrote the following about the particular animal that was chosen for this kill: “The bull, Knowlton said, was a problem in his own herd. The animal was too old...
  • Citing 'anti-meat' sentiment, butchers seek police protection [France]

    06/27/2018 10:46:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.wral.com ^ | 06/27/2018 | By Alissa J. Rubin
    PARIS — French butchers say they’ve had enough. Not only must they confront media coverage of the “vegan way of life,” now they say they are under assault. After a series of small but unprecedented incidents, the butchers federation says its members need protection from militants who have broken windows, thrown fake blood and sprayed graffiti on their shops. In a letter to the French Interior Ministry, the butchers wrote that “physical, verbal, and moral violence” against them was “neither more nor less than a form of terrorism.” The letter may be a touch hyperbolic — and French vegan organizations...
  • Out of control iguanas infesting South Florida

    06/22/2018 1:11:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.sun-sentinel.com ^ | Ellie Rushing and Doreen Christensen
    South Florida’s not quite Jurassic Park, but it’s getting close. Packs of green iguanas are swarming seawalls, roaming yards and parks, and leaving a path of destruction and filth in their wake. Like a shot of espresso, the hot summer sun has stoked activity in the cold-blooded creatures, which experts say may be at record numbers. “This year is the most iguanas I’ve seen and I’ve been in business for nine years,” says Thomas Portuallo, owner of Fort Lauderdale-based Iguana Control. He says the invasive lizards are out of control with “many hundreds of thousands” creeping around Broward, Miami-Dade and...
  • JOINT PRESS RELEASE: VIRGINIA ANIMAL CONTROL ASSOCIATION VIRGINIA ALLIANCE FOR ANIMAL SHELTERS

    06/21/2018 5:40:33 PM PDT · by Norski · 20 replies
    Virginia Alliance Animal Control Assoc ^ | June 8, 2018 | Kathy Strouse; Sharon Adams
    n May of 2017, 90 year-old Margaret Colvin was fatally mauled by the dog her granddaughter had just adopted from a Virginia Beach rescue. According to the adopter, and the lawsuit that was filed, rescue personnel never told her about the dog’s significant bite history. Tragically, this case does not represent an isolated event. Many of us in the animal welfare field have been increasingly disturbed about a growing practice of some shelters and rescues, also known as releasing agencies, to achieve “no kill” of status at all costs, including the insistence on adoption of dangerous animals without due regard...
  • Taking on the system: ‘Dreamers’ are getting law degrees

    05/24/2018 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally practice. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young immigrants who entered the U.S. before 2007 and before their 16th birthday to go to school under temporary renewable work permits, became law in 2012. That means the first beneficiaries have now had just enough time to graduate...
  • Mexican Mafia crackdown: 80 charged in massive sweep (California)

    05/24/2018 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 5/23/18 | Miriam Hernandez
    LOS ANGELES - Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia were charged Wednesday with running a conspiracy to control drug trafficking and carry out violence ordered from inside Los Angeles County jails. The U.S. attorney's office charged 83 people tied to racketeering conspiracies that alleged they ran drugs and carried out violent assaults and even murders. "These cases have delivered a major blow to the Mexican Mafia and leaders of many of the street gangs under the control of the organization," U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said. "By taking out the gang members who control the jails, and by disrupting their communications...
  • MS-13 gang member nicknamed ‘Animal’ sentenced to 40 years

    05/22/2018 10:04:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    An MS-13 member who goes by the gang name “Animal” received a 40-year prison sentence this week for a conspiracy that included the murder of a 15-year-old boy, the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts said Tuesday. The nickname, which the prosecutors highlighted in the headline of a press release, is particularly telling, coming just a week after President Trump called members of the violent, immigrant-fueled MS-13 gang “animals.” Joel Martinez, 23, admitted he murdered the 15-year-old as part of his initiation as a “homeboy” in Mara Salvatrucha, the gang’s full name. “I stabbed the culero three times,” Mr. Martinez said,...
  • What You Need To Know About The Violent Animals Of MS-13

    05/21/2018 8:50:34 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 62 replies
    The White House ^ | May 21, 2018 | The White House
    WHAT: The violent animals of MS-13 have committed heinous, violent attacks in communities across America. Too many innocent Americans have fallen victim to the unthinkable violence of MS-13’s animals. At the State of the Union in January 2018, President Trump brought as his guests Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas, the parents of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas. Police believe these young girls were chased down and brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members on Long Island, New York, in 2016. Suffolk County Police Commissioner stated that the “murders show a level of brutality that is close to...
  • SCHUMER MELTDOWN: Chuck Compares MS-13 Members to 'Our Great Grandparents'

    05/18/2018 9:32:46 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 76 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 5/18/18 | Staff
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer railed against President Trump’s harsh rhetoric towards violent street gang MS-13 Wednesday; taking the President’s comments out of context and equating violent offenders to “our great grandparents.” The President was responding to a California lawmaker’s complaint that local officials were unable to notify ICE officials of MS-13 gang members detained in county jails; saying federal authorities were working to bypass the “ridiculous” sanctuary city policies and deport “animal” criminals from the United States. Schumer slammed the President’s harsh rhetoric on social media within hours, saying “When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t...
  • Shattuck: Brutish liberal media’s distortion dangerous

    05/18/2018 3:32:00 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 05-18-2018 | Tom Shattuck
    This week the national media performed a real service for the first time in recent memory. They are so comfortable distorting President Trump’s words to horrify the masses that they got careless and exposed themselves on a whole new level. California law enforcement and elected officials met with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the impact of the “sanctuary state” policies there. A heavy theme throughout the meeting was the crime committed by illegal immigrants as evidenced by Kate Steinle’s murder in 2015. Her killer had already been deported five times when he fatally shot Steinle,...
  • Media outlets take Trump out of context to suggest he called undocumented immigrants 'animals'

    05/17/2018 8:13:28 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2018 | Oliver Darcy
    Several news organizations took remarks President Donald Trump made Wednesday out of context to suggest he was referring to undocumented immigrants at large as "animals," when in context it appears the President was likely referring to members of a violent gang. The comment in question happened at a White House roundtable discussion on the subject of immigration and so-called "sanctuary cities." Complaining at the roundtable about confusion between different levels of law enforcement, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims brought up the violent gang Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13. "There could be an MS-13 member I know about -- if...
  • Sarah Sanders Slams Media and Liberals Enraged that Trump Called MS-13 Gang ‘Animals’

    05/17/2018 3:20:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2018 | Michelle Moons
    “If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they’re more than welcome to,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters during Thursday’s briefing after media attempts to frame President Trump’s comments from the previous day as insulting to “some immigrants.” “I don’t think the term that the president used was strong enough,” she said. One reporter had asked Sanders about the president’s use of the word “animals” to describe members of the vicious MS-13 transnational gang but, instead, framed the question by saying Trump used the term to describe “some immigrants.” Sanders sharply corrected him by saying, “The...
  • Dems, Media Outraged After Trump Calls MS-13 Gang Members ‘Animals’

    05/16/2018 10:12:03 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/16/18 | John Binder
    Democrats, the mainstream media, and left-wing reporters are twisting President Trump’s words in calling MS-13 illegal alien gang members “animals.” During a roundtable discussion of California’s sanctuary state laws, Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims mentioned to Trump the difficulty of working with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to notify them of an illegal alien MS-13 gang member. In response, Trump called the MS-13 gang members “animals,” as he’s done in the past MIMS: There could be an MS-13 gang member, I know about, if they don’t reach a threshold, I cannot tell ICE about them. [Emphasis added] TRUMP: We...