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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)
  • New species of lizard created in lab that reproduces by cloning itself

    05/06/2011 8:56:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | May 6, 2011 | by Bob Yirka
    A genetics research group working in a lab in Kansas, has succeeded in creating a new species of lizard by mating two distinct species of North American Whiptails, both native to New Mexico. The offspring, all females are not only fertile, but can reproduce by laying eggs that don't need to be fertilized, which means, they actually clone themselves. Scientists have known for years that some species exist due to interspecies mating, the whiptail lizards have provided proof of that; they’ve been creating new species themselves for at least several hundred thousand years. What’s new is the process being manipulated...
  • Stop Insulting Your Companion Animal!

    04/30/2011 4:43:58 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Conclub ^ | 04-29-11 | The Rat
    It’s time to change your ways human carers; you are insulting your companion animals and you should be ashamed of yourself. If you use terms like pets, wild- life, critters, beasts, or pests, the Journal of Animal Ethics has a (non-animal) bone to pick with you and your lack of sensitivity. A (wackier than normal) group of leading animal ethicists is calling for a new “animal language” because the common animal terms we use “send out the wrong message.” To whom, exactly? The Rat would call these people “loons,” but that would be an affront to loons. Anyway, check out...
  • 'Pet' an insult to animals, academics say

    04/28/2011 11:07:30 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 155 replies · 1+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4-29 | Fiona MacRae
    'Pet' an insult to animals, academics say Fiona MacRae From: Herald Sun April 29, 2011 12:00AM Increase Text SizeDecrease Text SizePrintEmail Share Add to DiggAdd to del.icio.usAdd to FacebookAdd to KwoffAdd to MyspaceAdd to NewsvineWhat are these? Academics say that rather than being a term of endearment, "pets" is an insult to the animals concerned and their owners, who should be known as "human carers". Source: Herald Sun IN a statement that gives a whole new meaning to animal rights, leading academics have called for pets to be renamed "companion animals". They say that rather than being a term of...
  • Girl Suffers Seizures After Being Beaten by 4 Girls at a McDonald's

    04/22/2011 10:46:09 AM PDT · by tutstar · 295 replies · 1+ views
    One News ^ | 4 / 22/ 11 | News One Staff
    The video speaks for itself.
  • Tiger Easter!

    04/21/2011 12:08:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | April 21,2011 | annem040359
    For all the cat lovers out there, once again the Big Cat Rescue people put out a very fun short video of two big cats, acting like their little cats cousins when it comes to toys. Plus in a special way, toys that look like Easter eggs and filled with CATNIP to make a catnip cocktail in the giant watering container.
  • Freed to kill: Teenage gunman accused of murdering two British tourists in Florida was released

    04/18/2011 8:29:58 PM PDT · by traumer · 15 replies
    The 16-year-old charged with murdering two British holidaymakers in Florida was freed by a judge two weeks ago after he was arrested over an armed robbery, it emerged today. Shawn Tyson, who allegedly shot James Cooper and James Kouzaris in the back as they ran away, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following the incident. However as it was his first offence he was released from custody while police investigated the case. He will now be charged as an adult and, if convicted of first-degree murder of the two Britons on Saturday evening, could face the death...
  • Dutch consider banning religious animal slaughter

    04/13/2011 7:19:38 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 24 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-13-11 | Hal Jordan
    It’s amazing some of the things you can learn from Twitter. This headline showed up, I clicked the link, and I learned that kosher and halal aren’t just about a religious figure blessing the food. It’s about taking a sharp knife and slashing open an animal’s veins and then watching it die while spurting blood everywhere. NOTE: the following is what passes for “fair and balanced” reporting in Europe: "AMSTERDAM – One of Europe’s first countries to allow Jews to practice their religion openly may soon pass a law banning centuries-old Jewish and Muslim traditions on the ritual slaughter of...
  • Beer brings horse back from the dead, owner claims

    04/03/2011 1:36:24 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 48 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | 4/1/11 | Jeremy Pierce
    IT sounds like a load of XXXX but beer saved this horse's life after he was struck down with a bout of potentially deadly colic. Diamond Mojo, a six-year-old Australian waler, had been given up for dead by his owner Steve Clibborn after being struck down with a bout of potentially deadly colic. So, as desperate men do in desperate times, Steve turned to the bottle not for himself, but for his horse. "I had pretty much kissed him goodbye," he said. "I had spent 23 hours straight with him but nothing worked and then I remembered an old bush...
  • New Species of Freshwater Stingray Found, X-Rayed

    03/31/2011 1:47:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 03.31.2011 at 3:07 pm | By Dan Nosowitz
    Biologists have just discovered two new species of freshwater stingray in the Amazon rainforest, informally christening them "pancake stingrays" for their distinct IHOPian appearance (see below). Naturally, one of their first orders of business was to x-ray one of the specimens, the unearthly result you see above. The two new species, Heliotrygon gomesi and Heliotrygon rosai, are quite large, though other stingray species in this family (comprised of freshwater stingrays from the New World tropics) can reach an unnerving five feet in diameter. The x-rayed specimen is a preadult male in the Heliotrygon gomesi species, found in the rainforest near...
  • Women charged in Walmart greeter assault

    03/29/2011 1:10:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 29, 2011
    ELYRIA, Ohio, March 29 (UPI) -- Two Ohio women were arrested after allegedly choking a Walmart greeter and making bomb threats against the store, police said. Ashley Jackson, 21, and Toni Duncan, 49, both of Elyria, allegedly assaulted the 71-year-old greeter after he asked to see their receipt, which they did not have, police said.
  • Berlin zoo: Beloved polar bear Knut has died

    03/19/2011 9:42:11 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 03/19/2011 | Staff
    BERLIN – Berlin's beloved polar bear Knut, who rose to stardom when he was hand-raised by zoo keepers after being rejected by his mother rejected at birth, died on Saturday, a zoo official said.
  • Gang rape of 11-year-old Texas girl is on cell phone video, say police

    03/13/2011 1:37:53 AM PST · by South40 · 43 replies ^ | March 9, 2011 | Edecio Martinez
    Jamarcus Napper (top left); Jared McPherson (top center); Kelvin King (top right); Marcus Porchia (bottom left); Xavier King (bottom center); Devo Green (bottom right), all suspects in an alleged Cleveland, Texas gang-rape (CBS/KHOU/AP) CLEVELAND, Texas - Police say the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl was captured on cell phone video, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by several Houston media outlets. Eighteen juveniles and adults are accused of sexually assaulting the girl at an abandoned mobile home in Cleveland, Texas. Police say the lurid video circulated at a small Texas middle school. The girl, who police have not...
  • Texas: Eleven-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Blamed for Crime (Them boys didn't rape her)

    03/12/2011 1:41:37 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 114 replies ^ | 3/11/2011 |
    At a Thursday night meeting to discuss concerns about a gang rape investigation has degraded into allegations that the eleven-year-old victim is to blame. Many who attended the meeting in Cleveland, Texas support the group of men charged with the crime. More than 130 people attended the meeting led by Quanell X, a Houston activist in the black community, who insisted that his goal was not to "jump on an 11-year-old girl" but to question the police investigation. His concern centered around the fact that only young black men were arrested, and although he believes some charged are guilty, others...
  • Gang Rape of 11-Year-Old Girl Sparks Racial Tensions in Texas Town

    03/10/2011 4:52:23 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 146 replies
    abcnews ^ | March 10, 2011 | Jessica Harper
    The alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old girl by at least 18 boys and young men has sparked shame and outrage in a tiny Texas town, but it has also stirred racial tensions that threaten to split the East Texas hamlet... The rape allegedly occurred last November, and the list of suspects has been growing as arrests keep coming. It's not clear whether more arrests are in the works. The suspects range in age from 14 to 26, include stars on the high school's basketball team as well as the son of a school board member... "Every adult male that...
  • Convicted and illegal, but free Ruling lets killer out while awaiting deportation

    02/27/2011 8:26:28 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 27 Feb 2011 | My Fox Boston
    BOSTON (FOX 25 / - After 16-year-old Ashton Cline-McMurray was brutally murdered, his mother took some comfort in hearing that at least some of her son's killers would never walk American streets again. It's the reason why Sandra Hutchinson agreed with letting the purported gang members, several of them illegal immigrants, plead guilty to lesser charges. She says the prosecutor reassured her that, after their criminal sentences were finished, those in the country illegally would be deported. "They said that they would never set foot, basically on American soil again. In other words, they'd be like in jail until...
  • Live Thread... Clearing of the Wisconsin Capitol

    02/27/2011 1:44:48 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 234 replies · 1+ views
    Ustream ^ | Ustream
    The Rotunda continues to fill up as the 4pm deadline approaches. The Ustream video showed an almost empty Rotunda 35 minutes ago. Now the Rotunda is packed.
  • Penguin Goes Shopping to Local Fish Market

    02/20/2011 7:51:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 41 replies
    It's funny
  • CBS Complicit in News Coverup (Lara Logan)

    02/17/2011 7:29:30 AM PST · by kristinn · 114 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, February 17, 2011 | Michael Graham
    Dateline — Egypt: “[60 Minutes] correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, ‘Jew! Jew!’ as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo’s main square Friday.” Powerful reporting on an important story. Two problems: It didn’t run until yesterday, and CBS didn’t run it. The quote is from the New York Post. And it was The Wall Street Journal that reported “the separation and assault lasted roughly 20 to 30 minutes.” But CBS? They sat on their own story. For five days, as reporters reveled amid giddy celebrations in Tahrir Square, and as...
  • CBS News' Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted During Egypt Protests

    02/15/2011 1:23:29 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 443 replies
    <p>On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a 60 MINUTES story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.</p>
  • CBS reporter's Cairo nightmare (Gang yelled "Jew! Jew!" during sex assault...)

    02/16/2011 3:21:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 138 replies
    "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, "Jew! Jew!" as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo's main square Friday, CBS and sources said yesterday.
  • Will our Pets be in Heaven? (Greg Laurie asks Randy Alcorn if we will see our pets in heaven)

    02/13/2011 9:27:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/13/2011
    Many people are attached to their pets. Pastor Greg asks Randy Alcorn if we will see our pets in heaven. Taken from the message, Big Life Issues by Pastor Greg Laurie. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR VIDEO...
  • Animal Food Pantries - Pet food pantry fills a growing demand

    02/03/2011 6:47:42 AM PST · by PGR88 · 12 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | February 3, 2011 | Anne Neville
    Kathleen Hogan has been an animal lover all her life, but what makes her special is the helping hand she gives to thousands of other animals -- dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, hamsters, fish and others she will never even meet. Hogan founded the Buffalo Companion Animal Network six years ago with her friend Rosanne Higgins to help find homes for pets. Two years after that, BuffaloCAN started AniMeals, which Higgins coordinates, a program that supplies free food to the pets of people who receive Meals on Wheels. BuffaloCAN's work expanded a few years later when Hogan saw some disturbing sights...
  • Bewitched Animals and the Muslim Media

    01/28/2011 3:34:39 PM PST · by forty_years · 24 replies ^ | 1/28/2011 | Raymond Ibrahim
    ... Consider, for starters, those conspiracy theories dealing with subversive animals: "Iranians arrest fourteen squirrels for spying": According to Iranian state-sponsored news agency IRNA, "Intelligence operatives have arrested 14 squirrels within Iran's borders. The squirrels were carrying spy gear of foreign agencies, and were stopped before they could act, thanks to the alertness of our intelligence services." (Iran has also arrested "spying pigeons" accused of working for Israel.) ...
  • FOX Shoots Man

    01/16/2011 8:06:39 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Yahoooooo ^ | 1-13-2011 | (Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman; Editing by Matthew Jones)
    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A wounded fox shot its would be killer in Belarus by pulling the trigger on the hunter's gun as the pair scuffled after the man tried to finish the animal off with the butt of the rifle media said Thursday. The unnamed hunter, who had approached the fox after wounding it from a distance, was in hospital with a leg wound, while the fox made ts escape, media said, citing prosecutors from the Grodno region"The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw," one prosecutor was quoted as saying. Fox-hunting is...
  • Zoo horror as 8,000lb elephant backs female trainer into a wall and crushes her to death

    01/16/2011 4:07:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/11
    An inquiry is underway after an 8,000lb elephant at a Tennessee zoo backed a trainer into a wall and crushed her to death yesterday. Knoxville Zoo said today that it had temporarily closed its elephant exhibit, while the rest of the zoo remained open. But a zoo spokesman insisted the death of 33-year-old Stephanie James was nothing more than a terrible and tragic accident. Tina Rolen, assistant director of marketing at the zoo, said: 'It's a difficult day but our staff is very professional and they are carrying on with their duties today.' She said the review of yesterday's tragedy...
  • Vanity: Who Has the Fattest/Heaviest Cat?

    01/15/2011 4:26:59 PM PST · by waterhill · 56 replies · 1+ views
    waterhill | 1-15-11 | waterhill
    My cat is so fat...The Tubby Tabby: Keechi ( keech-eye ) named for a place I used to hunt... Weighs in at 22lbs. Female Eats: anything she can Hobbies: sleeping, eating anything she can, sleeping, scaring large dogs, freaking out large dogs and other cats, sleeping on humans 'till their legs go numb...
  • NC (government run) Shelter Accused Of Dumping Live Animals At Landfill

    12/29/2010 9:34:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    WITN ^ | 12/29/10
    NC Shelter Accused Of Dumping Live Animals At LandfillThe Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that officials are denying allegations that the shelter's staff has sent living dogs and cats to be dumped at a landfill. Updated: 10:51 AM Dec 29, 2010 A Robeson County animal shelter that faced a lawsuit and state charges of inadequate veterinary care and overcrowded cat cages is facing new allegations. The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that officials are denying allegations that the shelter's staff has sent living dogs and cats to be dumped at a landfill. Animal rights advocate Susan Barrett of Winston-Salem sued the shelter...
  • Aaron Sorkin Called Sarah Palin an ‘Idiot’? (furious about the shooting of a caribou)

    12/14/2010 7:48:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2010 | Dennis Prager
    On CNN recently, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, West Wing) called Sarah Palin an “idiot.” Let’s see to whom that label applies. Last week in the Huffington Post, Sorkin wrote a column attacking the ex-governor of Alaska and her reality-TV miniseries on TLC, Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Sorkin opened with a quote from Sarah Palin on the hypocrisy of meat-eaters who condemn hunting for food. He then proceeded with this response: “You’re right, Sarah, we’ll all just go f*** ourselves now.” That non-sequitur was the high point of Sorkin’s column. (Also, as I noted in my last column on the...
  • Ultimate Catfight

    12/04/2010 8:51:37 PM PST · by tanuki · 15 replies
    Tetrapod Zoology ^ | 30 November 2010 | Darren Naish
    When you discover something new on the internet, you usually find - minutes or hours later - that everyone else already knows about it, and you're just late to the party. And so it is here. But what the hell. Petya Cosmos recently alerted me to this hilarious, and interesting, video. The drama, the suspense, the sheer, epic scale of what unfolds, the music from Predator... make sure you have the volume turned up loud... [NB - only watch the video if you can have the sound on too].
  • Global Warming Means Lower Death Rates

    11/28/2010 4:35:58 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 27 November 2010 | John Semmens
    A new study published in the peer reviewed journal Climate Change revealed that the phenomenon of global warming is likely to lead to lower human death rates. The research by professors Christidis, Donaldson, and Stott found that 0.7 deaths per million persons per year could be attributed to higher temperatures in the hottest areas, while 85 deaths per million persons per year could be attributed to lower temperatures in the coldest areas. For every one life lost due to increased heat 121 lives are saved. Climate guru Al Gore challenged the premises of the research as “possibly racist and most...