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  • Roma Say They’re Being Barred From Flights to Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    02/11/2017 2:39:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 10, 2017 | Gustavo Ocando
    Biology student Luis Sibira stumbled across the first set of gory remains last November: eight pink flamingos, their breasts and torsos sliced out, leaving their heads, spindly legs and vivid feathers scattered across the marshy ground at Las Peonias Lagoon in western Venezuela. [Snip] There are other signs that food shortages have led to the slaughtering of animals not generally considered meat: giant anteaters, for one. The university investigators - biologists and biology students - say they have kept records to show that dozens of the slow-moving creatures, classified as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, also...
  • Here Are The ’Smartest’ Dog Breeds, According To A Psychologist

    01/26/2017 11:09:29 AM PST · by blam · 168 replies
    BI ^ | 1-26-2017 | Gus Lubin
    There’s no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the 90s, there’s adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and more. Indeed, as animal behaviorist Frans de Waal has argued, humans tend to judge animal intelligence in limited and unfair terms and often bungle the experiment. While labs at Yale, Duke, and around the world are studying this question, for now we do at least have data on one metric: working intelligence. Coren, in...
  • Rescued Rottweiler found mutilated with nose, ears cut off

    01/23/2017 12:18:37 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 52 replies
    FOX 2 ^ | January 18, 2017 | Taryn Asher
    (WJBK) - A sickening case of animal cruelty on Detroit's west side as a dog is mutilated and abandoned. The pictures are so shocking, one might wonder how a human could be so inhumane. We want to warn you - the video and pictures may be hard to view - but it's nothing compared to what this poor dog endured...........
  • Family of victim in Facebook Live attack: ‘This should not happened’

    01/06/2017 6:30:10 AM PST · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    wgntv ^ | 1/5 | elwood
    CHICAGO -- It is the video that has sparked outrage in Chicago and across the nation. The kidnapping and torture of an 18-year-old Crystal Lake man with special needs was streamed on Facebook Live. Thursday, shortly after the suspects were charged, the victim’s family spoke out for the first time. "We are so grateful for the prayers and efforts that led to the safe return of our brother,” said David Boyd, the victim’s brother-in-law. “We are fully aware of the charges being brought against the offenders at this time we ask for continued prayers for all those involved." The family...
  • Farmers push back against animal welfare laws

    12/04/2016 10:55:15 AM PST · by Mariner · 30 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | December 3rd, 2016 | Jen Fifield Stateline.org
    WASHINGTON — All hogs in Massachusetts will be able to stretch their legs and turn around in their crates and all hens will be able to spread their wings under a law passed in November by voters in the state. Laws like this one, which strictly regulate how farm animals are confined, are becoming more common across the U.S., as large-scale farming replaces family farms and consumers learn more about what happens behind barn doors. Massachusetts is the 12th state to ban the use of some livestock- and poultry-raising cages or crates, such as gestation crates for sows, veal crates...
  • Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup

    11/30/2016 5:53:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 86 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 29, 2016
    Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup By Chris Perez November 29, 2016 | 6:09pm A California family is being hounded on Facebook after they were caught on camera doing their dog dirty — getting her all happy and excited to leave an animal control shelter and then adopting a new four-legged best friend, instead. Heart-wrenching video posted on Monday by a worker at the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control center in Downey shows the German Shepherd, Zuzu, frantically wagging her tail and barking for joy after spotting her despicable owners. The pooch...
  • Tasmanian Devil Milk Kills Several Deadly Superbugs That Are Resistant to Existing Drugs

    11/16/2016 9:53:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    A whole new way to fight antibiotic resistance.Scientists have discovered that Tasmanian devil milk contains an arsenal of antimicrobial compounds that can kill some of the most deadly bacterial and fungal infections known to science - including golden staph. Tasmanian devils were found to produce six different types of these antimicrobial compounds - humans produce just one - and scientists were able to successfully synthesise them in the lab to test their effectiveness against a number of drug-resistant bacterial and fungal pathogens. When tested against 25 different bacterial and six fungal strains, the six varieties of antimicrobial compounds were found...
  • Lion laughing Hysterically

    11/10/2016 9:03:44 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 10, 2016 | HarleyLady27
    This is a video of a lion laughing, I have always thought of Trump as being a lion...it makes you laugh...
  • Hosea 4:1-3 Being Fulfilled Before Our Very Eyes

    10/27/2016 7:26:48 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 21 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 10/27/16 | Gary
    Consider the words of Hosea 4:1-3, God's judgment on the land that is tainted by widespread, unrestrained sin: Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites, because the Lord has a charge to bring against you who live in the land:“There is no faithfulness, no love,no acknowledgment of God in the land.There is only cursing, lying and murder,stealing and adultery;they break all bounds,and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away;the beasts of the field, the birds in the skyand the fish in the sea are swept away. Now ponder...
  • Pedals the Walking Bear Said to Be Killed by a Hunter in New Jersey

    10/16/2016 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/16/2016 | Liam Stack
    Pedals, a beloved American black bear who walked upright and strolled around the suburbs of New Jersey like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon come to life, was believed to have been killed by a hunter last week, animal welfare activists said. His age was not known. Since 2014 residents of Rockaway Township have posted videos online of the bear strolling through their neighborhoods and backyards with admirable posture, his forepaws pulled close to his chest. Many commented that on first glance, Pedals resembled a man wearing a bear suit. But it appears that local celebrity was not enough to save Pedals during...
  • Instrumental & Our Pets

    10/08/2016 5:12:12 PM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 10/08/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Instrumental, with the hymns; Jesus Loves Me, Till We Meet Again, with sing along lyrics. This video was arranged with our pets, my wife & scenic animation.
  • Humane Society: Donald Trump Presidency "A Threat To Animals Everywhere"

    10/07/2016 11:13:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | October 7, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    An October 5 Humane Society ad warns that a Donald Trump presidency would be bad for animals because Trump’s sons hunt and his agricultural advisers allegedly support confining pigs to close quarters when raised for slaughter. The ad opens with a photo of Trump’s sons holding a big cat while a narrator says, “Trump’s sons, they’re trophy hunters of elephants and rare species. Don Jr. is floated to be Interior Secretary.”
  • Gov. Brown signs bill allowing people to break into cars to rescue animals from heat

    09/25/2016 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/24/16 | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a measure allowing Californians to break into vehicles to rescue animals if they appear to be in danger from excessive heat. **SNIP** Under AB 797, a citizen must first call law enforcement to report a situation in which he or she believes an animal to be in peril. But if the animal is in imminent danger, the car is locked, and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough to save the animal’s life, the bill provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to a person causing vehicle damage for the purpose of...