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  • Porn star arrested after leaving roosters, guinea hens, pigeons, goats and a duck in a hot van

    07/18/2011 9:47:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 16, 2011 | John Stevens
    A porn star has been arrested for animal cruelty after he left 22 animals locked inside a parked van under the Miami sun. Raul Armenteros, who is also known as Ramon from the adult film 'Bang Bus', is accused of leaving eight roosters, four guinea hens, four pigeons, four goats and a duck in the hot vehicle.
  • Bold vet gives a bald eagle the peck of life, performing 'mouth-to-beak' resuscitation

    07/17/2011 8:51:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Bold vet gives a bald eagle the peck of life, performing 'mouth-to-beak' resuscitation A vet has been hailed as a hero after performing ‘mouth to beak’ resuscitation on an injured bald eagle when it stopped breathing. Jeff Cooney clamped his lips onto the stricken bird’s beak and repeatedly blew air into his mouth until his chest puffed up and down. Minutes later the eagle - nicknamed Patriot - came to life and suddenly began breathing on his own The bird had been brought in to see Mr Cooney by two concerned members of the public who found him by the...
  • Snow Leopard Population Discovered in Afghanistan

    07/14/2011 2:35:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 07-14-2011 | Staff
    The Wildlife Conservation Society has discovered a surprisingly healthy population of rare snow leopards living in the mountainous reaches of northeastern Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor, according to a new study. The discovery gives hope to the world's most elusive big cat, which calls home to some of the world's tallest mountains. Between 4,500 and 7,500 snow leopards remain in the wild scattered across a dozen countries in Central Asia. The study, which appears in the June 29th issue of the International Journal of Environmental Studies, is by WCS conservationists Anthony Simms, Zalmai Moheb, Salahudin, Hussain Ali, Inayat Ali and Timothy Wood....
  • Mutant two-headed snake wows visitors at Ukrainian zoo

    07/14/2011 10:41:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | 07-14-2011 | Staff
    A snake with two heads, each able to think and eat separately and even steal food from each other, has become a popular attraction at a Ukrainian zoo. The small albino California Kingsnake, now on show in the Black Sea resort of Yalta is quite a handful, zoo workers told AFP. The snake's two heads are fiercely independent, are not always in agreement and like to snatch food from each other, said keepers of the private zoo, called Skazka, or Fairy Tale. "Sometimes one head wants to crawl in one direction and the other head in another direction," zoo director...
  • Borneo rainbow toad seen for 1st time in 87 years

    07/14/2011 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | 07-14-2011 | By SEAN YOONG
    Scientists scouring the mountains of Borneo spotted a toad species last seen in 1924 by European explorers and provided the world with the first photographs of the colorful, spindly legged creature, a researcher said Thursday. In recent years, the Washington-based Conservation International placed the Sambas stream toad, also known as the Bornean rainbow toad, on a world "Top 10 Most Wanted Lost Frogs" and voiced fears it might be extinct. Researchers found three of the slender-limbed toads living on trees during a night search last month in a remote mountainous region of Malaysia's eastern Sarawak state in Borneo, said Indraneil...
  • The Dog Census

    07/11/2011 8:33:00 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 41 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/2/2011 | Tom Gantert
    When an animal control officer is called in the city of Southfield to respond to a problem animal, the officer will often check nearby homes to see if they have unlicensed dogs. “If he sees a dog in the window in the yard, he’ll see if they have a tag,” said Betsy Miller, Southfield’s records supervisor. State law gives municipal governments the authority to go out and do door-to-door surveys and ask homeowners to produce licenses for their dogs. The pet owner can then be ticketed if the dog is not licensed, which can be nullified if a license is...
  • Lap Dog Swims Laps Into Family’s Heart

    07/10/2011 9:52:01 PM PDT · by girlangler · 42 replies
    The LaFollette Press ^ | 6/30/11 | Etta Pettijohn
    NORRIS LAKE NAMESAKE Lap Dog Swims Laps Into Family’s Heart By Etta Pettijohn Norris Lake is known for a lot of things – good fishing, beautiful scenery -- but now the reservoir has a new namesake. Norris, a full-blooded Boston Terrier, may not walk on water, but he literally swam his way into the hearts of the Hodge family of Powell. Bob Hodge, an outdoor columnist for the “Knoxville News Sentinel,” described in his May 8 column how Norris came into his life. “A week ago, a half-dozen or so soon-to-be-graduates from Powell High School were capping off their prom...
  • 14 men charged in sex assaults of Texas girl

    07/06/2011 11:06:38 AM PDT · by RC one · 47 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Wed, Jul 6, 2011 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — More than a dozen men accused of taking part in a series of sexual assaults on an 11-year-old girl are expected in court Wednesday in a case that has divided and horrified their southeast Texas town. The 14 men, who along with five juvenile boys are facing charges, are scheduled to be in a state district courtroom in Liberty for status updates. The investigation began in December, after one of the girl's friends told a teacher he had seen a lurid cell phone video that showed the girl being raped in an abandoned trailer. Authorities say...
  • Vandals Destroy ACs At Animal Welfare League

    07/01/2011 5:55:17 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies ^ | July 1, 2011 | Rose-Ann Aragon
    Large industrial fans are being used to cool off more than 100 orphan dogs and cats at the Animal Welfare League after vandals destroyed the adoption center's main air conditioning units. After an event Thursday night, organizers noticed the center felt hot and found the AC units damaged on the roof. One unit was completely broken, the other torn apart. "The wires were cut and the copper piping and coils on the inside were stolen," said AWL manager, Diane Spryka. With the July heat, Spryka is scrambling keep the animals safe.
  • Florida Wildlife Commission: Be on the Lookout for Freak Seven-Foot Lizards

    06/29/2011 12:45:59 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 41 replies
    Broward/Palm Beach New Times ^ | Jun. 29 2011 | Matthew Hendley
    If you see a seven-foot lizard in your Broward or Palm Beach residence, that's a problem, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Nile Monitor lizards, native to Africa, have been popping up around the two counties -- enough times to warrant a hotline and a website dedicated to reporting freak lizard sightings. The lizard hot spot is the canal along Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, according to the FWC, which just caught two in the area last week -- including a five-foot lizard discovered on someone's patio after it crawled through the doggy door. They killed...
  • 'I hate my babies and my older children are animals,' says Octomom Nadya Suleman

    06/29/2011 12:00:26 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 67 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5:31 PM on 29th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    She is the mother of fourteen children, who gave birth to the longest surviving octuplets in U.S history. But in disturbing comments sure to alarm social services, Octomom's Nadya Suleman has said she 'hates' her eight babies. The 36-year-old single mother also calls her six older children 'animals'
  • Pit Bulls: Safe or Dangerous?

    06/26/2011 3:08:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Jun 26, 2011 | Sarah Grieco
    A recent attack on a 75-year-old woman by two pit bulls fuels the ongoing debate as to whether or not the breed should be considered dangerous. The woman suffered severe injuries, including multiple bites and a heart attack. The incident has reignited the debate: Are pit bulls unsafe? Dangerous Dogs The controversy surrounding pit bulls has been argued for decades. A special report released by the U.S. Center for Disease Control in 2000 displayed that pit bulls were responsible for the majority of dog bite related fatalities. The report has since received an overwhelming amount of dissonance from pit bull...
  • Discovery's Man vs. Wild: Top 25 Things That I Want To See Bear Grylls Grill

    06/24/2011 9:58:50 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 56 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 06/22/2011 | Wisdom of Dave
    Bear Grylls. British Special Forces man, adrenaline junkie, and survival expert on Discovery Channel's "Man Vs Wild." Bear is a survivor and actually teaches others some basic survival techniques as well as stuff most people may not think of if they were stranded in a desert, jungle, isle of the sea, the arctic or swamp. Bear has had things on the barbie like rattle snakes, mice, skunks, and eaten countless grubs, worms, vegetation, et al.
  • That’s What I Call Rock and Roll – The House of the Rising Sun (Animals) 1964

    06/22/2011 4:54:46 PM PDT · by sussex · 42 replies
    The Aged ^ | 23/06/11 | The Aged P
    When rock n’roll first hit Britain in the mid 50s it was a purely American phenomenon. We bought the records and argued Presley v Haley in the school corridors but, in general, the media ignored it and the BBC put it on ration.
  • San Francisco Communists… er… City Gov Bans Pet Fish?

    06/16/2011 2:40:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 17, 2011 | Eric Odom
    First the bay city decided we American’s just shouldn’t be able to decide matters such as circumcision. We shouldn’t have to worry about decisions like that since we have a brilliant and all knowing government to think for us.Now San Francisco is taking things a step further by possibly relieving the American’s that live within its limits of the terrible right to purchase a pet goldfish. San Francisco’s Animal Control and Welfare Commission is recommending that the City ban the sale of goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in its borders, according to Matier and Ross.The recommendation to the San Francisco...
  • Do you come here often? Heart-warming image of gorilla

    06/10/2011 7:04:23 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Mail Online ^ | June 9, 2011
    It was a scene that perhaps wouldn't have made the final cut of King Kong. This lowland gorilla shares a moment of quiet reflection with a tiny mallard duckling, who seems fairly nonplussed about being in the presence of one of nature's most powerful beasts. The heart-warming image is among Nature's Best Photography Magazine's wildlife photograph winners for 2010. A stunning image of a frolicking bear in the woods and a dramatic scene of a hummingbird facing down a deadly viper were also among the winners of the competition, which received more than 25,000 entries. The awards began with simple...
  • Queenie, water-skiing elephant, dies at Ga. park

    06/04/2011 4:13:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Queenie, an Asian elephant who gained fame by water skiing decades ago, died this week at the Georgia theme park where she had retired.
  • Teenage Muslim Girl Stoned to Death for Participating in Beauty Contest in Ukraine (Photo)

    05/31/2011 1:05:37 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Times of India (India) ^ | 31 May 2011 | ANI News service
    KIEV: A 19-year-old Muslim girl was stoned to death under 'Sharia law' after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine. Katya Koren was found dead in a village in the Crimea region near her home. Her body was buried in a forest and was found a week after she disappeared, the Daily Mail reports. Koren's friends said she liked wearing fashionable clothes and had come seventh in a beauty contest. Police investigations revealed that three Muslim youths killed her claiming her death was justified under Islam, One of the three named as 16-year-old Bihal Gaziev is under arrest and...
  • Dog with two broken legs finds owner after storm (aww - hanky alert)

    05/26/2011 12:44:09 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    A scruffy Alabama terrier mix named Mason was whisked away by fierce twisters last month, prompting his owners, who lost their home in the storm, to fear the worst. But the redoubtable mutt apparently crawled back to his home days later with two broken legs in a remarkable tale of survival. Local news outlet WBRC reports that Mason was blown away by the storm from the garage in Birmingham where he was hiding on April 27. His owners looked for him everywhere but couldn't find him. Two and a half weeks later, though, they found Mason waiting for them on...
  • Cats of War

    05/07/2011 5:21:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 50 replies
    Slate ^ | May 5, 2011
    The Pentagon's top-secret feline special-operations program, revealed. By Holly Allen and Christopher Beam The American commando team that killed Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, reportedly included a dog, sparking furious speculation about the dog's identity and discussion of the role of canines in war. Less publicized—and far more essential to top-secret U.S. military operations—are cats (see link for slide show)