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  • Husband blindfolds his wife.... and then chops off her fingers to stop her studying for a degree

    12/17/2011 8:58:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Daily mail ^ | 12-17-11 | staff
    A jealous husband is facing life in prison after chopping off his wife's fingers because she began studying for a degree without his permission. Rafiqul Islam, 30, blindfolded his wife Hawa Akhter, 21, and taped her mouth, telling her he was going to give her a surprise present. Instead he made her hold out her hand and cut off all five fingers. One of his relatives then threw Ms Akhter's fingers in the dustbin to ensure doctors could not reattach them. Mr Islam, who is a migrant worker in the United Arab Emirates, had warned his wife there would 'severe...
  • How animals predict earthquakes

    11/30/2011 6:08:59 PM PST · by Dysart · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-1-2011 | Victoria Gill
    Animals may sense chemical changes in groundwater that occur when an earthquake is about to strike. This, scientists say, could be the cause of bizarre earthquake-associated animal behaviour. Researchers began to investigate these chemical effects after seeing a colony of toads abandon its pond in L'Aquila, Italy in 2009 - days before a quake. They suggest that animal behaviour could be incorporated into earthquake forecasting. Continue reading the main story “ Start Quote When you think of all of the many things that are happening to these rocks, it would be weird if the animals weren't affected in some way”...
  • Illegal Slaughterhouse Raided (Miami media outraged over butchered animals, silent on human babies)

    11/21/2011 6:11:45 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11.19.11 | Lourdes Reigosa
    An illegal slaughterhouse in Hialeah was raided today, according to a report from the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. The Hialeah Police Department arrested Rudesindo "Rudy" Acosta, the prime operator of the slaughterhouse. He is charged with three counts of animal cruelty, one count of using a firearm during the commission of a felony, 40 counts of animal confinement, and three counts of conspiracy to commit these felonies.
  • DNR warning hunters about cougar on the loose

    11/17/2011 5:31:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 48 replies
    TMJ4 ^ | 11-16-11 | Nick Montes
    MENOMONEE FALLS- A word of caution for hunters from the Department of Natural Resources. They say there's a cougar on the loose. And they want everyone to keep their eyes open. This is the latest trail snapshot of a cougar roaming around Rusk-Taylor County line - east of Hawkins. Evidence deer hunters aren't alone this hunting season. "Cougars you know are stalkers. They would size me up if they're interested in taking me down," Jim Fetters, a longtime hunter says. DNR officials say there are only 13 documented cougar attacks on humans in the last 100 years. But, they are...

    11/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 137 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11-11-11 |
    A gigantic python snake in Florida ate a 76-pound adult deer. The 16 foot long Burmese python was one of the largest pythons discovered to date in the sunshine state. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s exotic species coordinator Scott Hardin, if these huge snakes aren’t killed, they could migrate northward. A government sanctioned shotgun blast stopped this snake from its potential journey to Atlanta or the Carolinas. And just how any inches around did the beast’s belly have to measure in order to covert a 76 pound Bambi into breakfast? 44 inches. Oh, and what is the average...
  • Albuquerque residents claim giant owls are eating their pets

    11/11/2011 1:40:31 AM PST · by Daffynition · 94 replies ^ | Nov 11,3011 | staff reporter
    Residents in the foothills of the US city of Albuquerque have claimed that giant owls have moved into the area and are snacking on their small cats and dogs.
  • Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) Bill to Outlaw Transportation of animals

    11/06/2011 3:10:21 PM PST · by railroader · 33 replies
    Feld Entertainment ^ | Nov. 2, 2011
    November 2, 2011 - - The baseless legislation introduced today by Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) discriminatorily targets traveling circuses, including Representative Moran’s own constituent Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the largest traveling circus in the United States. The bill is designed to censor entertainment and remove the right to let the American public choose for itself whether Ringling Bros. Circus, a 141-year old American institution, can continue to operate. In this day and age, when businesses are failing, the economy is struggling and families are worried, Congressman Moran is busying himself with legislation that immediately threatens to end...
  • Sunrise commissioner blocks Muslim ceremony

    11/02/2011 2:43:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 2, 2011 | Susannah Bryan
    SUNRISE— Disturbed by the prospect of lambs and goats being slaughtered in her city, Sunrise Commissioner Sheila Alu single-handedly blocked a Muslim religious ceremony set to take place on Sunday. "Yes, I was trying to stop it," Alu said on Wednesday. "It's shut down. I'm trying to protect innocent animals. This is not an appropriate setting for the slaughtering of animals in an open field in a city that's as populated as Sunrise. Usually these religious ceremonies take place in a rural area."
  • Rare White (Baby) Wombat Rescued in Australia (Video)

    10/26/2011 9:37:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Oct 2011
    The Southern hairy-nosed wombat was found close to death, dehydrated and exhausted, by shearers working on a remote property. He was named Polar by the wildlife volunteer who nursed him back to health. "I've been looking after wombats for nearly 40 years, and he's the third white one that's come into my care. And, yes, he's very rare," said wildlife rescuer, Val Salmon. Ms Salmon also looks after another wombat and a baby kangaroo.
  • Researcher discovers male bottlenose dolphins using social network to secure a mate

    10/25/2011 1:24:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | 10-25-2011 | Provided by Macquarie University
    Marine biologist Jo Wiszniewski has observed a fascinating approach to mating among the Port Stephens Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. According to a recent research paper published by the Journal of Animal Ecology, groups of male dolphins who put aside their sexual competitiveness and form alliances with each other to seek out and reproduce with females have better reproductive success than males who go it alone. “These results are fascinating because it demonstrates that male bottlenose dolphins need to cooperate with each other to maximise their reproductive success,” says Wiszniewski. The alliances are usually made up of two to four males and...
  • Horror, resignation at killing of Ohio animals

    10/20/2011 11:24:27 AM PDT · by Enchante · 91 replies
    AP via YahooNews ^ | October 20, 2011 | ANDY BROWNFIELD and KANTELE FRANKO
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Amid expressions of horror and revulsion at the killing of dozens of wild animals in Ohio — and photographs of their bloody carcasses — animal rights advocates agreed there was little local authorities could have done to save the dangerous creatures once they began roaming the countryside after their owner released them before taking his own life. Sheriff's deputies shot 48 animals — including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions — after Terry Thompson, owner of the private Muskingum County Animal Farm near Zanesville, threw their cages open Tuesday and then committed suicide.
  • The awe-inspiring and breathtaking pictures of life and survival on our melting polar worlds

    10/15/2011 1:39:23 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 15th 2011 | Craig Mackenzie
    These stunning images reveal a remarkable glimpse of life at the ends of the earth. Our melting polar worlds have been captured in breathtaking pictures by the BBC for this autumn's landmark natural history series Frozen Planet. It is the last chance to see the world's greatest wildernesses before they change forever, according to narrator Sir David Attenborough. 'The pictures captured behaviour and phenomena that had never before been recorded,' said Sir David, 85. 'Those pictures will become increasingly valuable as time passes. 'For this may well prove to be our last chance to record, in their full splendour, these...
  • Beetles Die During Sex With Beer Bottles [Graphic Warning]

    10/04/2011 8:29:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Mon Oct 3, 2011 08:51 AM ET | Analysis by Jennifer Viegas
    Besotted beetles are dying while trying to get it on with discarded brown beer bottles, according to research conducted by Darryl Gwynne, a University of Toronto Mississauga professor. It's a case of mistaken attraction, because the beer bottles happen to possess all of the features that drive male Australian jewel beetles wild. They're big and orangey brown in color, with a slightly dimpled surface near the bottom (designed to prevent the bottle from slipping out of one's grasp) that reflects light in much the same way as female wing covers. As a result, the beer bottles are irresistible to the...
  • Pandaaahs! Un-bear-ably cute cubs snuggle up in their nursery

    09/28/2011 4:33:29 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    They are a picture of cute that would make anyone say 'aah'. But these Giant Panda cubs, napping peacefully in their nursery, have a far more important role to play. They have been born and raised in the research base of the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, China, which is attempting to preserve the notoriously sex-shy species.
  • Officials say beaver teeth are 7 million years old

    09/19/2011 2:00:08 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | 09-19-2011 | Staff
    The Bureau of Land Management says a fossil found by employees on federal land represents the earliest record of living beavers in North America. The pair of teeth was found on BLM land in northeast Oregon. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the teeth come from the Rattlesnake Formation and are 7 to 7.3 million years old. The BLM says the earliest beavers were found in Germany 10 to 12 million years ago and the animals spread across Asia, eventually crossing the Bering Land Bridge to North America. The previous earliest known records of living beavers in North America, from about 5...
  • Hero rabbit saves owners from house fire in Alaska

    09/17/2011 4:43:01 PM PDT · by decimon · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 16, 2011 | Yereth Rosen. Editing by Dan Whitcomb
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A pet rabbit is being credited for saving its owners from a house fire in southeastern Alaska before it died of smoke inhalation, fire officials said on Friday. The rabbit woke up the homeowner early on Tuesday morning by scratching on her chest, the Ketchikan Fire Department said in a statement. The homeowner realized that the house was full of smoke, woke up her daughter and fled the house. > While there were no injuries to the mother or daughter, the rabbit was not so lucky. The animal succumbed to smoke inhalation and did not survive,...
  • Happy Feet penguin does U-turn for NZ

    09/05/2011 4:29:00 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies ^ | September 05, 2011 | staff reporter
    HAPPY Feet may miss New Zealand after all, according to a tracking device showing the wayward emperor penguin is swimming north. The penguin was liberated in sub-Antarctic waters south of Stewart Island yesterday more than two months after coming ashore on Pekapeka Beach near Wellington.
  • Sand sculptures used by sea park to combat the loneliness of its penguins

    09/01/2011 7:43:21 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 9, 2011
    Penguins may not be used to sand - after all, the icy conditions of the Antarctic are very far from sunny beaches. But this group is feeling right at home now that they have been given company in the form of sand-sculptures of their fellow penguins. The sculptures were created by an artist in order to console the birds after the departure of another group to whom they had become attached.
  • Glendale Rose Parade Float Upsets PETA (Fake Elephant Abused)

    08/31/2011 9:38:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 | Connie Tran and Cary Berglund
    The animal rights group PETA is upset over the City of Glendale's Rose Parade float that features an elephant.The city of Glendale will enter into the Tournament of Roses Parade this year for the 99th time. This year, their float features a circus elephant pulling a calliope. But, this year’s float is almost the float that wasn’t. Glendale was faced with tough financial choices earlier this year and decided a luxury like a parade float just wasn’t going to fly. The city told residents that if they wanted to continue their annual participation, they would have to pay. Hefty corporations...
  • Raccoon causes 10-acre grass fire in Salt Lake City

    08/26/2011 1:25:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | 12:25 p.m. MDT, August 26, 2011 | Jared Preus
    SALT LAKE CITY— Investigators say a raccoon caused a 10-acre grass fire in a Salt Lake City industrial area Friday morning. The fire started at about 4:40 a.m. Friday near 1700 South and Frontage Road, which runs along State Route 201. Crews say the raccoon climbed up a power pole, touched the power line and caught fire. The raccoon then fell to the ground, catching the grass on fire. Crews say the fire was burning fast and threatened several businesses in the area. Salt Lake City Fire Capt. Mark Bednarik says the fire burned about 10 acres. He also says...
  • Scientists discover new monkey species in Amazon

    08/26/2011 1:15:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | August 26, 2011 | Provided by WWF
    Scientists on an expedition backed by WWF-Brazil to one of the last unexplored areas in the Brazilian Mid-west have discovered a new species of monkey. The monkey belonging to the Callicebus genus was found in the northwest of Mato Grosso State and is one of the great results from the studies undertaken during an expedition in December 2010 to the Guariba-Roosevelt Extractive Reserve. In May, WWF-Brazil and the scientist who made the discovery, Julio Dalponte, officially handed over the specimen to the Emílio Goeldi Museum in Belem, Para. “By integrating this animal to a reputable collection such as that of...
  • I'm ready for my claws-up: Photographer's incredible portraits

    08/24/2011 5:06:04 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    I'm ready for my claws-up: Photographer's incredible portraits of models who bear all Jill Greenberg, like every other professional photographer, knows that models can be hard to handle - with their diva-like demands and hissy fits. And, with the models she works with especially, getting them at the wrong time of day is literally like dealing with a bear with a sore head. Greenberg's studio portraits feature animal celebrities, including many who have appeared in Hollywood films and commercials, at their most cute - and frightening.
  • Police scramble to fight flash-mob mayhem

    08/18/2011 12:20:24 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | August 18, 2011 | Ashley Fantz
    (CNN) -- This week in Germantown, Maryland, it took less than a minute for a flash mob of teenagers to descend on a 7-Eleven, ransack shelves and make off with hundreds of dollars worth of stuff. It's going to take much longer for police in Montgomery County to figure out how to prevent it from happening again.
  • a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters (Riots)

    08/09/2011 11:51:44 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Aug 10, 2011 | Max Hastings
    Most have no jobs to go to or exams they might pass. They know no family role models, for most live in homes in which the father is unemployed, or from which he has decamped They are illiterate and innumerate, beyond maybe some dexterity with computer games and BlackBerries. They are essentially wild beasts. I use that phrase advisedly, because it seems appropriate to young people bereft of the discipline that might make them employable; of the conscience that distinguishes between right and wrong. They respond only to instinctive animal impulses — to eat and drink, have sex, seize or...
  • Dead dogs found in box along roadside; dog fighting suspected

    07/26/2011 4:21:11 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 3 replies
    WIS News ^ | 26 July 2011 | WIS Staff
    YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - The York County Sheriff's Office and the York County Animal Control are investigating after they say an abandoned box with two dead dogs inside was found on the side of the road. According to the Sheriff's Office, a deputy received a report on Saturday morning around 9:50 a.m. about a box in the roadway on Devinney Road, near the City of York, with two dead dogs inside. This happened on the section of road between McFarland Road and East Liberty Street. A deputy responded and located the box containing two dead dogs which appeared to...
  • 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.