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Pets/Animals (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • PETA puts its stamp on holidays with veggie celebs

    11/28/2011 9:56:56 AM PST · by LesDowrey · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 28 2011 | Bill Hutchinson
    The 20 most famous vegetarians of all-time will appear on a series of postage stamps — and the folks at PETA are hoping it’s a good way to lick animal abuse. In time for the holiday-card rush, the stamps featuring such meatless celebs as Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, and Morrissey will be released Tuesday. “These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that these folks are vegetarian,” said Lisa Lange, vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The stamps will also feature hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, actors Woody Harrelson and Natalie Portman, and singers Chrissie Hynde,...
  • New Hen owner

    11/19/2011 5:21:15 AM PST · by simplesimon · 72 replies
    simplesimon ^ | 11/19/2011 | simplesimon
    We just recently purchased 6 Buff Orpington hens that are getting ready to turn 8 months old and were already laying. Yesterday I noticed one of the girls has a black diarrhea. Not sure if it's a "stress" or if it's food or illness causing it. We currently give them layer crumble and have recently given them stale bread ( OMG They're like my labs with food , when it comes to stale bread lol ) and some cabbage leaves. Just was wondering if anyone has had experience with black diarrhea in your hens and could offer some tips.
  • Coke’s Polar Bear Campaign Funds WWF Disinformation

    11/15/2011 2:43:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 15, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Last month NLPC reported that during the holidays Coca-Cola will change its traditional red cans to white as part of an advertising campaign to raise $2 million for the World Wildlife Fund’s “polar bear conservation efforts.” This despite the fact that global polar bear populations are healthy ( much larger than 50 years ago ), their Arctic habitat is recovering, and the locations where a few of their numbers have declined in some cases are attributed to too much ice, not “global warming.” Since polar bears are not endangered, it’s worthwhile to investigate what WWF activities the Coke money...
  • Occupy Denver Elects Dog as Leader [SATIRE]

    11/12/2011 1:24:43 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Pressed by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to select someone to represent them in negotiations with the City, Occupy Denver’s General Assembly elected a three-year-old border collie named Shelby. This move may have backfired, however, when the Mayor’s office announced that as best they could determine, Shelby has apparently agreed to have every participant in the Occupation spayed or neutered in exchange for unlimited access to the City’s trash bins. Rex Hund, spokesman for the mayor’s office, labeled the agreement a “win-win” outcome. “From the City’s perspective this will reduce the load on our landfill operations,” Hund pointed out. “To the...
  • SURFER BREAKS WORLD RECORD RIDING 90 FOOT WAVE!

    11/11/2011 12:12:09 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 23 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    This may be the first nonpolitical post I've made but this was just too cool not to share: Despite the fact that one wrong move could put Garrett into an early watery grave, crushed by mega tons of water, he appeared to calm and in control, even as he traversed down the most dangerous part of the wave to set a new world record, surfing a 90 foot wave!
  • PYTHON EATS 76-POUND DEER IN FLORIDA

    11/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 137 replies · 1+ views
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    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...
  • Whale nearly swallows kayaker and surfer

    11/11/2011 12:47:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 21 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    A whale nearly swallowed two people on a kayak and a woman on a surfboard. The humpback whale lunged from out of nowhere just several feet away, forcing thousands of anchovies to the surface, with sea gulls swarming around the scene in search of breakfast. Barbara Roettger filmed the epic near-miss event near Santa Cruz, California where recently a sailboat collided with another humpback whale and at least one kayaker capsized. Oh, and for the record, humpback whales typically are about 50 feet long and weigh 50 tons. That’s a whopping 2000 pounds for every foot of whale. Short be...
  • Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

    11/07/2011 5:58:38 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 3 replies
    The Tipsy Baker ^ | October 1st, 2011 | Jennifer Reese
    ...This farm was strewn with rusted car parts, overturned boxes of trash, empty soda bottles, crushed cans and downed trees, and through this WALL-E wasteland wandered dozens of chickens, cats, dogs, and three bloated broad-breasted white turkeys. The bearded proprietor ambled through the debris and grabbed up a fat, hiccuping bird that he placed in a laundry bin in the back of our car. "You gonna ... ?" he made a throat slashing motion and grinned. I gave him cash. The turkey may well have ingested STP, Mountain Dew, and crystal meth, but I remain confident that she was never...
  • White Coke Cans Fund Polar Bear Myths (w/Video)

    10/31/2011 8:24:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 31, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    For years Coca-Cola has given millions of dollars to eco-extreme group World Wildlife Fund, whose alarmism and perpetration of falsehoods are unmatched among its cohorts in climate activism. Now Coke has initiated a new campaign with WWF that features its iconic advertising species in an effort to drive more funding to the international nonprofit group to “protect the polar bears’ Arctic home.” The promotion will include new packaging for Coke over the holiday season, changing its familiar red cans to white, and featuring an image of a mother polar bear and her cubs on the side. Coke says it...
  • Video of Streaker (dog) Evading Capture During Soccer Match (G-Rated)

    10/27/2011 9:34:15 AM PDT · by OneVike · 24 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 10/27/11 | Chuck Wolk
    During the Colombia's Independiente Santa Fe match against Brazil's Bitafogo, a dog decided to go streaking around the field as the players and security tried in vane to capture it. The dog interrupted the Copa Sudamericana match when Santa Fe was up 4-0 at the 67th minute. For the next 5 minutes the dog ran around dodging the players and entertaining the crowd, it tired and headed for the bleachers. Columbia would eventually advance to the quarter-finals by defeating Santa Fe up 4-1.Streaker Alludes Capture @ Soccer match
  • PETA Sues to Declare Orcas “Slaves” Under the 13th Amendment

    10/26/2011 2:16:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 1+ views
    First Things ^ | October 25, 2011 | Wesley J. Smith
    I have been warning anyone who will listen that ”animal standing” is one of the most potentially destructive animal rights agenda items. Animal standing advocates hope to change the law so that animals can sue their owners in their own names, which of course, is a farce since it would really be ideologues bringing cases in pursuit of their own beliefs. Animal standing has supporters in very high places, as in Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s “regulations czar,” who wrote in support of the concept before entering government service. Lawsuits have been brought in the name of a seal, all the...
  • VIDEO: Secret mission: the Horse Soldiers of 9/11

    10/16/2011 8:35:01 AM PDT · by matthewreporter · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 14, 2011 | Alex Quade
    It was the news the world breathlessly waited for immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks: a report of the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan. All at once the world’s attention focused on an iconic photo of those Special Operations Forces doing something no American military had done in nearly a century: They rode horses into combat. Their secret mission: secure northern Afghanistan by advising the warring tribal factions that formed the Northern Alliance. During the 2011 Veterans Day Parade on November 11, a new monument to these men — and to all Americans in uniform — will...
  • CARTOON: The Fleaparty-Occupying Mr. Bags

    10/13/2011 5:58:39 AM PDT · by daletoons · 5 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 10-13-11 | Dale
    What do we want?! EVERYTHING! When do we want it?! NOW! The cry of drug addled youth whipped up by leftist agitators. Glommunist Party Fleabaggers continue to demonstrate the Proletariat Sloth Ethic across the fruited plain.
  • The Use and Abuse of the Endangered Species Act

    10/10/2011 9:51:26 AM PDT · by 92nina · 12 replies
    Property Rights Alliance ^ | 2011-10-10 | J. Michael Wahlen
    The United States has a long history of working to protect species from extinction. In 1939, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) was created for this purpose, and in 1973 the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed to augment its power. Protecting species naturally puts the government at odds with landowners, however. The ESA effectively allows the government to determine how land can be used, even if it is on private land. As current estimates put the percentage of endangered species on private land at 90%, this conflict is somewhat inevitable. This became evident even as far back as...
  • What was Fox News Sunday thinking? (vanity)

    10/09/2011 4:54:01 PM PDT · by MrZippy2k · 11 replies
    FNS ^ | Oct 9, 2011 | FNS
    At the end of this morning's FNS show they ran a piece on Redskin Reed Doughty and his child. Great story - the kind that makes you feel good...then at the 2:15 in to the segment I couldn't believe what I was seeing. There is a cockroach climbing up Reed's left shoulder!!!
  • Soldier needs a home for his dog

    10/03/2011 12:48:20 PM PDT · by dervish · 25 replies
    10/3/11 | vanity
    I received the following email: "Hello my name is Kathi. My son has a pit bull that he has left in my care. He leaves for Afganistan on 11/30/11 and from there he will go to Africa to train soldiers with the us army. I am a surgical nurse who works 60-75 hrs per week and the dog has to be crated while I work. I was wondering if your organization could take her and find a loving home for her. I have tried to find a family for her & they hear pit bull & shy away. Lyric is...
  • The Perfect Day

    09/30/2011 12:01:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | 9/29/11 | Jon Katz
    A man named Harry, an Iraq war veteran and tennis coach from Minnesota, hit upon a simple and profound idea to transform this otherwise sad experience into a blessed one. It was a gray morning when the vet told Harry that his dog Duke's heart was failing and that it wouldn't be long before he died. Harry was not surprised, but still, the news depressed him. Listening to the vet, Harry later told me, he'd gotten an idea, one he thought would pay tribute to his life with Duke and give him something to feel besides sadness and loss. "Tomorrow,...
  • Canine star of Harry Potter film is now a shelter dog

    09/27/2011 10:09:27 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 32 replies
    Animal Tracks ^ | 9/27/2011 | none
    Harry Potter fans around the world saw him on the silver screen as Padfoot in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," third installment in the boy wizard's film series. But that was a long time ago in dog years, and today Berry -- the black German shepherd who played the animal avatar of wizard Sirius Black in the 2004 box-office smash -- is homeless.
  • Cattle and R/C Cars — A Metaphor (Video at Link)

    09/26/2011 4:12:32 PM PDT · by Fester Boyle · 7 replies
    Two things you guys. First, this video is very cute. Second, watching these cattle follow the remote-control car reminds me of how the Left operates. Except the cattle smell better and have a superior intellect.
  • Fox's O'Reilly: Muhammad-dog official a 'pinhead'

    09/23/2011 7:21:12 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 26 replies
    OC Register ^ | 9/23/2011 | JOSH FRANCIS
    San Juan Capistrano Councilman Derek Reeve has made the national stage, but not in the most flattering manner. Reeve, who has sparked controversy with his public comment that he named his dog Muhammad after the Muslim prophet, was labeled a "pinhead" by Fox News Channel commentator Bill O'Reilly during the "Pinheads & Patriots" segment of his show "The O'Reilly Factor."