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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...

    11/11/2011 12:12:09 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 23 replies ^ | 11-11-11 |
    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!

    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...
  • Whale nearly swallows kayaker and surfer

    11/11/2011 12:47:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 21 replies ^ | 11-11-11 |
    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."
  • No "Fundamental Right" to Own a Cow, or Consume Its Milk...Am I Making Myself Clear?

    09/16/2011 1:08:38 PM PDT · by Sopater · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 09:11AM
    Those raw milk proponents advocating "teach, teach, teach" may want to enroll Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler in their first class--in the kindergarten section. In response to a request from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the judge issued a clarification of his decision last week regarding his assessment of the constitutionality of food rights. The judge expanded on his original statement that such constitutional issues are "wholly without merit." He explained that the FTCLDF arguments were "extremely underdeveloped." As an example, he said the plaintiffs' use of the Roe v Wade abortion rights case as a precedent does "not explain...
  • Our Canine Heroes and Islamic Dogophobia

    09/14/2011 4:52:15 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 73 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Kalb, or dog, is one of the worst possible insults in the Muslim world. Call a man Kalb or Kalb ibn Kalb, if you want the knives to come out. In Afghanistan, those who fled the Taliban and returned to help the Coalition rebuild the country are called "Sag shouey" or "Dog washers" since Americans are infidel dogs and the Afghans who cooperate with Americans are menial servants of the dogs. Mohammed, in addition to his affinity for pre-teen girls also had a compulsive hatred of dogs. Some Hadiths quote him ordering the killing of all dogs, others show him...
  • URGENT Help for Golden Retriever Needed in Tulsa [Update at #11]

    09/08/2011 3:43:55 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Does anyone have any connections in Tulsa, OK? Koda needs transport to Denver tomorrow, or somewhere to stay out of the shelter tomorrow night. Misha May has a foster home if we can get him here! HELP! 12 hours one way by car - anyone have connection to an airplane? Koda is a 7 yr old, neutered Golden Retriever who needs rescue out of his Tulsa OK shelter by tomorrow (Thursday) AM or he will be euthanized. He has a very sweet disposition... loves people, kids, other dogs and cats. Lorraine May The Misha May Foundation 303-239-0382
  • When Grizzly Bears Attack …

    09/01/2011 8:19:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 1, 2011 | Adam Graham
    ... the federal government's got their back. (Also read: "Eric Holder Sides with Grizzlies as Well as Black Panthers" at the Tatler.) A North Idaho man killed a grizzly bear that was threatening his family. Now he could face jail time if the Obama administration has its way.Rachel Hill looked out her bedroom window on the evening of Mother’s Day and saw three grizzly bears attacking the children’s 4H club pigs’ pen. The Hill children had been outside practicing basketball a half hour earlier, so seeing the bears concerned her and her husband, Jeremy Hill. After calling for his kids...
  • Irony Alert: Papa Grizzly Faces Prosecution

    08/31/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 15 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-31-11 | Stoutcat
    Have you heard the one about the man who shot a bear in his yard? It seems that earlier this year, Mr. Jeremy Hill of Idaho shot a young male grizzly when the bear appeared with two others in the yard where his children were playing. Mr. Hill promptly grabbed a rifle and protected his children by shooting the bear. Since the grizzly is a protected species, Mr. Hill promptly called the state Department of Fish and Game, reporting what had happened. According to the Spokesman Review: Boundary County Prosecutor Jack Douglas has sent a letter to media outlets with...
  • Photos: Meet Ciuchcia, the steam engine dog

    08/26/2011 1:03:22 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 4 replies
    The Province ^ | 8/26/11 | n/a
    Ciuchcia was left for dead on a railway track in Poland. But now, she has been given a new lease of life -- with wheels replacing her paralyzed back legs.
  • Man’s best friend mourns his death

    08/25/2011 12:34:41 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    YahooNews/Outlook ^ | 8/25/11 | Claudine Zap
    The photo showing the bond between felled Navy SEAL Jon Tomlinson and his dog Hawkeye has captured the attention of the Web. The soldier was one of 38 killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 6 when a rocket-propelled grenade took out a U.S. Chinook helicopter. He was mourned at a service in Rockford, Iowa, attended by 1,500 family members and friends, and Tomlinson's loyal canine companion.
  • Poem 'The Eagle's Watch' (vanity)

    08/19/2011 7:11:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Earilier this week a a thread was posted here about a gentleman name Frank Glick who took a picture of an eagle resting on a veteran's gravestone at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, The story really touched me and so I wrote this poem to go with the picture. The Eagle’s Watch In a quite river valley, Lies a green and peaceful place, Were warriors come to rest, Having honorably met their fates. No more do they stand the watch Their worthy service done, They’ve passed their duties on To other Fathers' sons. Yet flying high above them, On silent wings...
  • Woman accused of killing lizard, running amok

    08/18/2011 1:01:19 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 23 replies ^ | 8/18/2011
    A San Carlos woman fatally stabbed her boyfriend's pet bearded dragon in cold blood, the first act of a drama that ended with her in jail for trying to grab a sheriff's deputy's gun, authorities say. Shawna Apour, 37, killed the lizard because she thought her boyfriend was flirting with other women, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. The victim was Speedy, a 14-year-old bearded dragon, said sheriff's Lt. Ray Lunny. Speedy clung to life for three days before dying.
  • Are your Pets being Sold-Out by Big Pharma?

    08/18/2011 3:41:05 AM PDT · by EBH · 27 replies
    PetMD ^ | 8/18/11 | Dr. Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA
    According to last Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, pets who rely on drugs approved for people are likely to suffer now that nearly 200 of these are in short supply, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. So you understand, only a fraction of the drugs veterinarians use on animals are actually approved for use in veterinary settings. That’s mostly because it’s expensive to get drugs approved for specific uses in specific species (as the FDA requires for each individual drug). Luckily, the federal government makes exceptions for what’s called "extra-label" drug use. This means that when a critical mass...
  • Retired disabled military dog Rocky dies if not adopted; served three tours in Iraq

    08/17/2011 3:35:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    Pets for Patriots ^ | 8/17/2011 | ??
    Rocky is a retired military dog who will be put down on August 24 if he’s not adopted. He served three tours in Iraq and desperately needs a loving home to enjoy his final years. Pets for Patriots is responding to a request to help create awareness of this veteran’s plight. We have spoken to authorities at Camp Pendleton and confirmed this story. Rocky currently lives at Camp Pendleton, his home base since entering the Marine Corps in 2004. He served three tours in Iraq between 2004 and 2007 as a patrol and explosives dog, and returned to the states...
  • Animal rights group hangs sign on butter cow (Iowa State Fair)

    08/15/2011 3:50:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1+ views
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An animal rights group is taking responsibility for hanging a sign on the Iowa State Fair butter cow, saying it represents "humankind's tyranny over defenseless animals."
  • Starved-dog case ends with misdemeanor (German Shepherd Does Not Get Justice)

    08/15/2011 1:36:52 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 63 replies
    NORWALK – Kimberly Nizato, the woman accused of nearly starving her dog to death, was sentenced Monday to a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty. Defense attorney Andrew Stein successfully argued to Judge Robert J. Higa that the District Attorney Office's case did not meet the standard for a felony conviction.
  • I DREAM OF A WORLD where Balugas and Mariachis Can Co-Exist Side-by-Side in Peace and Harmony...

    08/08/2011 2:19:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 8, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Found this on a Czech website... a gem: From a Connecticut Sea-World wedding (not Irish I'd hazard to guess) where the mariachis suddenly noticed a rare Baluga White Whale really starting to get into it... ay caramba [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican
  • Over 100 Firearms Taken in Animal Shelter Audit (More Government Corruption?)

    08/06/2011 8:16:51 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 18 replies
    KTLA News ^ | August 5, 2011 | KTLA News
    LOS ANGELES ( KTLA ) -- The city of Los Angeles' six animal shelters were raided Thursday amid allegations of animal theft and paycheck fraud. The LAPD's anti-gang unit raided six shelters throughout Los Angeles around 8 a.m. Thursday. Officers confiscated two shotguns, a rifle and over a dozen .38-caliber handguns and ammunition from West Valley Shelter in Chatsworth.
  • DogWatch’s 2011 Reading List for the Dog Days of Summer

    08/04/2011 9:57:06 AM PDT · by Kensy1
    It’s summer time, which (hopefully) means vacations and lazy days at the beach or in the hammock. Here’s DogWatch’s list of some dog-related summer reading to help you pass the time!
  • Great Apespectations

    08/04/2011 6:43:31 AM PDT · by daletoons · 8 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 8-4-11 | Dale
    The historic election of Barry Soetoro as President has overshadowed an equally historic event for animal rights activists. Bobo, a Tanzanian born Chimpanzee was chosen by the administration, to head the newly formed Bureau of Expectations. So, the next time you hear the Obama glee club, that passes for the Press in Omerica announce that, "unemployment numbers are higher than expected" or "home foreclosures unexpectedly spiked last month," you'll be able to put a really hairy face on the "information."
  • Why Game (Meat) Is Fashionable

    07/31/2011 10:04:45 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 25 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 1, 2011 | -TWR-
    [Warning: Note the image above of dead birds may offend sensitive vegetarians.] “I don’t agree with people that say English food is no good. I like wild game….and I like the pub feel,” reveals Hollywood actor, Nicolas Cage. “I put it way up high on my list.” Of course, the pro-hunting Country Side Alliance, UK, has been promoting the joys of game, for years now. And, thanks to their Game-to-Eat campaign, wild foods are very much in fashion. Here is one argument to start with: your health. As the Country Side Alliance asserts, “Game is wild, natural and free range...
  • The Last Dog Ole Osama Ever Saw...

    07/20/2011 12:00:16 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 20, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Meet Cairo from SEAL Team Six Cairo -like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs-  is a Belgian Malinois. The breed is similar to a German Shepherd but a bit smaller/more compact -an adult male cca 65 lbs- and is therefore considered better for various parachute jumping and rappelling operations with the USN's SEAL teams.  And this particular dog was indeed the one that entered the Abbottabad compound that night... he even got to meet Obama afterward, although it's doubtful the dog was impressed, these things can smell weakness a mile away, heh. Like their human counterparts, the K9 SEALs are highly...
  • Pa. Wind Turbines Destroying Environment

    07/19/2011 7:11:46 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 51 replies
    Bats, as scary as they are to some, are one of the more useful mammals in creation. The diets of those species common in Pennsylvania consist of mosquitoes and other insect pests including the ones that damage crops. A colony of 100 brown bats can consume of a quarter-million insects in a single night. Science magazine has estimated the pest control service provided by bats can save farmers about $74 per acre. Well, the unattractive wind turbines built at the hectoring of the nature worshipers who've managed to convince most that they are the arbiters of all dogma scientific are...
  • Video: Little Dog Chases Armed Robbers

    07/18/2011 8:33:22 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies ^ | July 18, 2011 | LA County Sheriff
    Surveillance Video of Altadena Smoke Shop Robbery.
  • Fatty Cat Sings

    07/18/2011 1:17:24 PM PDT · by Revski
    Songs, Hem of His Garment and The Holy Ghost Sets Your Feet To Dancing. Songs sung by o7jimmy a-cappella. Introduction hawks voice at the beginning is grandson Eli at age 4 years old and ending hawks voice is Eli at age 7 years old.
  • Are cats bad for the environment?

    07/13/2011 9:08:14 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 57 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11 July 2011 | Susan Campbell
    According to this Mother Jones article, cats kill birds -- many of which are vital to the ecosystem -- at an alarming rate. Wind tunnels have nothing on Kitty. Also, feral cats are disease-toting menaces -- and their population has tripled over the last four decades. Efforts to staunch the numbers with trap-neuter-return aren't enough. (They do not, however, suck the breath out of new babies. At least give them that.) Seems harsh, yes? I am not a cat lover. In fact, I'm a card-carrying not-cat lover, though I've owned cats -- if you can actually own a cat. I...
  • Movie Remake

    07/08/2011 1:10:44 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 9 replies
    Internet Movie Database ^ | 7/8/11 | Young Werther
    In the 1952 Movie Scaramouche,Andre-Louis Moreau is a nobleman's bastard in the days of the French revolution
  • I’d Walk a Mile for A Camel (nice video)

    07/05/2011 4:24:55 PM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    Belmont Club ^ | July 5, 2011 | Richard Fernandez
    > The Guardian describes the benefits of going out and shooting a camel. “Australia’s population of wild camels, the Financial Times reveals, may soon be shot in order to earn carbon credits under the country’s forthcoming emissions trading scheme. Each one of the creatures is estimated to produce a tonne of carbon dioxide a year – about the same as a 7,000km flight – not to mention the environmental havoc they cause in a fragile desert landscape more suited to amiable marsupials.” Alternatives have been considered, such as feeding the camels birth-control tablets, but there are doubts whether this would...
  • A Conservative Dog

    07/03/2011 8:51:42 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1, 2011 | ChEeCo116
    A Republican dog??? He won't even take that treat for Obama. Wow.... what
  • State Law Requires the Killing of Unlicensed Dogs

    06/29/2011 6:37:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/29/2011 | Tom Gantert
    Simply not paying as little as $10 for a dog license could result in your local county government being forced to kill your dog, according to an antiquated Michigan state law that dates back to 1919. The Dog Law of 1919 (Act 339) allows municipalities to do a survey to uncover who may have unlicensed dogs. Some counties in Michigan still do that. However, the law further states that any unlicensed dog is to be declared a “public nuisance” and directs a county treasurer that has compiled a list of unlicensed dogs to hand it over to the county’s prosecuting...
  • Mad Media and Jewish Dogs

    06/29/2011 4:44:45 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | June 28, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last week the BBC reported that a Jewish court in Jerusalem had ordered a dog be stoned to death. Shortly thereafter they modified the story slightly to say that the court had actually called animal control to have it taken away to the pound. As stories go, this is obviously a dog of another color. There is no word on whether the dog was sent off to keep company with the GPS Shark, that Egyptian media claimed had been trained by Israel to attack swimmers. But it wouldn't surprise me at all. Those Zionists are capable of anything. There is...
  • Starved German Shepherd Update: Woman pleads no contest in starved-dog case

    06/27/2011 7:58:55 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 22 replies
    OC Register ^ | June 27, 2011 | SAMANTHA GOWEN
    NORWALK – Kimberly Nizato, the woman who surrendered her severely emaciated dog to an acquaintance in spring 2010, pleaded no contest Monday to a single charge of felony animal cruelty. The Bellflower resident was working as a kennel assistant at an Irvine veterinary hospital when she relinquished the ailing 3-year-old German shepherd. She was arrested April 16, 2010. The dog weighed 37 pounds at the time and was named Courage by German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, which claimed responsibility for his care. Veterinarians testified last year at a preliminary hearing that the dog ate dirt and rocks to survive.
  • City of Animals Wants Animals Treated Like People

    06/21/2011 8:04:15 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 8 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 21, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    In the absence of the ability to form logical debate points or to present their position in a straight-forward manner, social activists and special interest groups have instead become attention whores, always on the look-out for prime opportunities by which they can spew their ideology. For animal rights activists, the Calgary Stampede has long been a target for their anger. The world famous rodeo, known as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, has seen it's share of protests from those who claim the annual ten-day event promotes animal abuse. Again this year, the Vancouver Humane Society is making waves by...