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  • Opening Up Allie Limbaugh's World

    09/15/2014 11:03:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A year ago, a little over a year ago now, the beloved Punkin the cat passed away. After 14 years, kidney failure, which resulted in her refusing to eat because she knew -- the vet told us, anyway -- that eating would poison her. Instinct told her so she wasn't eating anything, just withering away, and there was nothing to be done. So we put her to sleep and waited a couple of months and went out and got a new Punkin, an Abyssinian, different color. Punkin was a ruddy. This one is a tawny. It's a...
  • Lemon Fighter (Cat v a slice of lemon)-

    09/14/2014 2:35:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Lemon Fighter (Cat v a slice of lemon)
  • War Horses -- The KFPS Royal Friesian Horses

    09/13/2014 8:05:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9-13-14
    These horses were originally bred as "war horses" in the days of knights and armour. As armour got heavier, bigger horses were needed and the Friesian almost became extinct. They are back and are one of the most beautiful horses in stature as well as gait. What gorgeous animals. Just watching them becomes an emotional experience. Can you imagine what it would be like to ride one? Their manes and tails are the longest that I have seen and I noticed that when performing on grass, their hoofs do not kick up a divot, as they land flat footed. Creatures...
  • Cats v Sloths: The most important battle on the internet rages on [photos]

    09/12/2014 10:08:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | Ross McG
    A war is happening on the web between cats and sloths. Whoever wins, we lose. Well, not really. Whoever wins, we get bombarded with pictures of the two cutest animals on the planet. Whether you’re a cat connoisseur or a sloth aficionado depends on your outlook on life. Love sitting on the couch? You’re a sloth fan. Like chasing mice? Then you’re a cat man. There’s only really one way to find out which animal is cutest… put a lot of pictures of them against each other and hope for the best:
  • Check Out These Clydesdales' Tribute to 9/11

    09/12/2014 3:54:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9-11-14 | Katherine Rodriguez
    If you're looking for a heartwarming advertisement about 9/11, look no further than this throwback ad from Budweiser in 2002. The ad shows several Clydesdale horses crossing the Brooklyn Bridge and other scenes before the horses kneel down before a scene of New York City. The ad was only shown once during the 2002 Super Bowl, but boy did it make an impact. Here's a little more background on the ad from the St. Louis-based company AB Global Creative: “We filmed in New York City. We had a helicopter going over the Brooklyn Bridge. Mayor Guiliani let us into the...
  • Vet accused of treating people pleads guilty

    09/12/2014 2:27:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- A Greeley, Colorado, veterinarian accused of treating people has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.
  • Horse racing’s biggest star, California Chrome, to race at Philly track

    09/12/2014 12:58:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Sam Wood
    Some are already calling it the biggest day in the history of Pennsylvania horse racing. California Chrome, who won this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, will run Sept. 20 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx in suburban Philadelphia. It’s the first time the Bensalem track has ever hosted a winner of the Kentucky Derby. And it’s the first race for the chiseled, chestnut-colored thoroughbred following his disappointing showing at Belmont Stakes, where he lost his bid to become the sport's 13th Triple Crown winner.
  • California Chrome Joins Top 5 in Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

    09/12/2014 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Moving up from seventh last month to fourth in the list this month is the three year old CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA) [124] who justified favoritism in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) in impressive style. Always prominent he sprinted away from the field from the top of the stretch and was winning so convincingly that his rider could start to celebrate well before the finish. California Chrome thus becomes the highest rated three year old in the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings although he may have that position challenged as some of the major European Group 1 races...
  • Dog Enjoys a Warm Bath

    09/11/2014 11:39:19 PM PDT · by Company Man · 14 replies
    Chonday ^ | Sept. 7, 2014 | Vanity
    The title is an understatement.
  • This Kitten Named Seven Adopted By A Dog Will Be The Most Adorable Thing You See Today [2 videos]

    09/10/2014 8:46:28 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | September 10, 2014
    Pets have shown a remarkable ability to sense the vulnerability in fellow animals and humans too. These animals have a keen understanding of the underlying need to protect their fellow creatures that can’t defend themselves and may soon fall prey to cruel nature or some predator of higher order. So when Seven, a kitten who wobbles and stumbles frequently was introduced into a family of abandoned pets, Murkin the shelter dog immediately adopted her. Together, the duo is very happy and content in each other’s company. However, Seven has a rather heart-breaking condition due to which she falls and stumbles...
  • Jurassic Farm: Can we bring prehistoric bovines back from extinction?

    09/10/2014 1:40:01 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    modernfarmer.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | By Kristan Lawson
    The 21st-century back-to-the-farm movement stems from our yearning to escape the artificiality of modern urban life. Yet the domesticated plants and animals now found in most gardens and farms are themselves artificial, the results of extensive human meddling, cross-breeding and genetic manipulation. Mankind began engineering what we now call “farm animals,” including cattle, all the way back in the Neolithic period, between 10,000 and 5,000 B.C. Try as you might, you won’t find an untamed Jersey cow that originated naturally in the wild, because no such thing exists — just like there’s no such thing as a wild labradoodle. Cattle...
  • Ancient swamp creature had lips like Mick Jagger

    09/10/2014 10:14:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | Provided by Duke University
    Sir Mick Jagger has a new animal named after him. Scientists have named an extinct swamp-dwelling creature that lived 19 million years ago in Africa after the Rolling Stones frontman, in honor of a trait they both share—their supersized lips. "We gave it the scientific name Jaggermeryx naida, which translates to 'Jagger's water nymph,'" said study co-author Ellen Miller of Wake Forest University. The animal's fossilized jaw bones suggest it was roughly the size of a small deer and akin to a cross between a slender hippo and a long-legged pig. Researchers uncovered the fossils—consisting of multiple jawbone fragments—amid the...
  • A Blind Man, His Guide Dog and Lessons Learned On 9/11

    09/10/2014 6:44:36 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 5 replies
    Ten years ago, on September 11, 2001, I was working at my desk on the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. I stood up to grab some letterhead from the supply cabinet when I heard a tremendous BOOM! It was 8:46 a.m. I was one of many thousands of people in the World Trade Center that day. I had a good job that allowed me and my wife Karen to pay the bills and have a good life. But unlike almost everyone else in the building that day, I am blind and use a guide...
  • Determined kitten tries to get Dalmatian's attention [video]

    09/09/2014 9:01:22 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies
    Rumble ^ | 9/7/14 | Jennypogue
    Squirt the kitten has known dalmatians Louie and Lady ever since her family fostered her for the humane society, and she loves nothing more than playtime with the family dogs! In this adorable clip, Squirt tries her best to get Lady's attention.
  • Santa Monica City Council To Vote On Ending Pony Rides At Farmers’ Market

    09/09/2014 11:39:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 9, 2014 10:35 AM
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — Pony rides for children at a weekly Santa Monica Farmers’ Market may soon be coming to an end. A proposed measure on the Santa Monica City Council agenda Tuesday night would eliminate all “animal activities” – including Tawni’s Ponies & Petting Farm – at the open-air market held Sundays on Main Street. Under the proposal, the ponies would be replaced with a “non-animal activity” such as painting or cooking after the current contract expires on June 30, 2015. Activist Marcy Winograd, whose online petition to shut down the rides has gained about 1,380 signatures, told KNX...
  • My Cat Fell In Love With My Boyfriend, Look What He Does! I'm So Jealous!

    09/09/2014 7:13:45 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Felines don’t exactly have the best reputation for being the most patient, tender creatures. This adorable kitty, however, certainly breaks the mold by being so cute and polite by softly tapping on his owner to get his attention.
  • More And More Cows Are Giving Milk (To Robots)

    09/04/2014 9:59:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Vermont Public Radio ^ | September 4, 2014 | Charlotte Albright
    Next time you pour a nice cold glass of milk, you could have a robot to thank. That's because automated milking machines are showing up at more and more dairy farms in Vermont and New Hampshire. The technology is cutting down on labor costs, increasing yield and teaching farmers more about the health and productivity of their herds. Just ask Nate Tullar, of Orford, New Hampshire. Cows have been giving milk at his family’s farm, Tullando, since 1956. That’s when his grandparents started the dairy business, and they have often been open to innovation over the years. There are now...
  • This Muslim Threw a Brick at Two German Shepherds… What Happened Next is Just Crazy

    09/08/2014 3:55:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Long story short: shirtless Moroccan throws bricks at a foreign man walking two German Shepherds. The second man walks away, but the first keeps throwing bricks. Ultimately, the dogs are released.
  • Mountain Lion Attacks Boy on California Hiking Trail

    09/07/2014 10:43:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    nbc la ^ | Sep 7, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A 6-year-old boy is in the hospital after being attacked by a mountain lion Sunday afternoon on a hiking trail near a winery in Cupertino ... A game warden, Travis Jarrett, told NBC Bay Area the boy's parents had to fight off the mountain lion. "The cat did make contact with the boy, did end up taking him into a brushy area, his parents did fight the animal off," he said. "He suffered enough injuries to the point that he was needing immediate medical attention. He had to be immediately hospitalized."
  • Deer on Golden Gate Bridge Bring Rush Hour Traffic to a Halt (Video)

    09/07/2014 12:37:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Sep 6, 2014
    Call it "Bambi" on the bridge. Reports of a pair of deer hanging out on the Golden Gate Bridge Friday evening sent social media abuzz in the Bay Area. California Highway Patrol officers were called to the bridge, but the deer were already gone by the time they got there. Twitter users reported that traffic stopped moving momentarily, but was soon flowing normally again. "It was Deer on the Golden Gate Bridge! Hope they are safe! Kind of awesome!" tweeted out Twitter user Rydalia with a picture, which has since gone viral. This video shot by NBC Bay Area viewer...
  • Vintage PHOTO: Circa 1909 - Cat Photographer

    09/07/2014 11:54:21 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Retronaut ^ | November 1909 | Retronaut
    Photograph taken in November, 1909 shows three members of the Payro family being “photographed” by their cat. Left to right: Edmund, age 12, Ernest, age 8, and Cecilia, age 5. Payro, J. (Joseph C.), 1862-1953
  • Man Boasts About Giving Dog a 'Bath' in Washing Machine

    09/07/2014 11:41:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Asia One ^ | Saturday, Sep 06, 2014
    A man residing in Hong Kong has outraged animal lovers after he uploaded photos of a small dog being spun in a washing machine on his Facebook page. Believed to be a Chinese national, the user identified as Jacky Lo posted 11 photos of the small white dog with the caption: "How to give a dog a bath really quickly: First soaked, then washed, and spun dry. Done!". Those who saw his posts were shocked and further angered when he told a user that the dog was dead, and asked if she would like to see a photo of it....
  • The Hug of the Century

    09/07/2014 11:22:26 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 40 replies
    Vitality 101 ^ | 07/14/2014 | Unattributed
    A woman found a badly injured lion in the forest. She took it with her and nursed it back to health. When it was better, she made arrangements with a zoo to take the lion and give it a new and happy home. This video was taken when she returned to the zoo some time later to see how her lion was doing. Watch the lion's amazing reaction when he sees her!
  • This Great Dane Is Clearly Annoyed As Another Is Getting All The Attention

    09/07/2014 7:26:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    This Great Dane Is Clearly Annoyed As Another Is Getting All The Attention And Is Not Keeping It Secret… YouTube user Ron Cameron has shared an awesome video in which his two Great Danes are in diametrically different moods, and understandably so.
  • Wash. hunter chased up tree, bitten by black bear

    09/06/2014 9:00:32 PM PDT · by cutty · 77 replies
    Fox ^ | September 06, 2014
    A Washington state hunter is recovering after surviving an attack by an angry black bear that chased him up a tree, chomped down on his leg and clawed him with one of its big paws. Retiree Jerry House knows how lucky he is to have fended off the bear. He said he got the bear off him only after he kicked the animal in the nose as he hung onto a tree branch.
  • "Little Dude" the Obese Cat [Awaiting Adoption] Losing Weight

    09/06/2014 6:47:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    nbc ^ | Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 • Updated at 9:09 PM EDT | Willian Avila
    A morbidly obese rescue cat named Little Dude is eating healthy and working on his fitness in preparation of being put up for adoption, said shelter officials in Orange County. Handlers said the 10-year-old short-haired feline arrived to WAGS Pet Adoption in Westminster in August weighing a hulking 36 pounds - roughly three times what his normal weight should be. ... It could be weeks before he's ready to be put up for adoption. "He's fabulous," Dorney said. "He's very laid back and easy going - because of his size he doesn't have a choice. He's a lap cat. He...
  • Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega)- Prank

    09/06/2014 2:49:48 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega)
  • Simon's Cat is Washed Up

    09/06/2014 11:00:22 AM PDT · by Gefn · 36 replies
    Simon's cat discovers laundry day, with humorous consequences.
  • Giant Mutant Spider Dog Prank Is Brilliant and Incredibly Cruel

    09/06/2014 9:31:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 5 Sep 2014
    Pulling off a good prank is easy: You just find people’s worst nightmare and then shove it in their faces so you and your friends can have a bit of a laugh. Veteran prankster SA Wardega from Poland proved he has perfected the art when he dressed a little dog up to look like an oversized spider and let it lose on the general public. People scream seeing the pooch standing over a ‘dead body’ in a lift, but our hearts really go out to the poor guy who, when trying to escape the abomination, gets caught in a giant...
  • Albino Cobra Under Quarantine At LA Zoo

    09/05/2014 2:07:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | September 5, 2014 11:33 AM
    The albino monocled cobra had been on the loose since at least Monday evening, when it confronted a dog in Thousand Oaks. The veterinarian who treated the animal said it appeared that the dog wasn’t bitten but was hurt while evading the snake. The cobra apparently escaped from captivity, although authorities have not found the owner. Los Angeles County spokesman Brandon Dowling said investigators were following leads on where the snake came from. ... On Friday, zoo staffers released a video showing a handler using the same tonglike tool to remove the snake from a narrow wooden box that resembles...
  • Spider-dog sends unsuspecting victims fleeing in absolute terror

    09/05/2014 10:56:49 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 September 2014 | Annabel Grossman for MailOnline
    Being chased by a giant mutant spider is enough to send most people into a fit of terror. So it's not surprising that this pooch caused quite a stir when she was let loose disguised as a terrifying eight-legged beast. Chica the DogSpider is the work of Polish prankster Sylwester Wardega, who dressed up his pooch in the fur-covered costume before releasing her on an unsuspecting public. A hilarious video, which has had more than three million views on YouTube in just one day, shows the hairy creature lurking behind doorways, ready to pounce on its victims.
  • Giant ‘Vulgaris’ Cannibal Slugs From the EU Are Invading British Gardens

    09/04/2014 5:43:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 4 Sep 2014 | Thursday 4 Sep 2014
    Slugs of gigantium proportions are taking over Britain’s green spaces eating prize plants, small rodents and even excrement. The slimy gastropods – called ‘Arion vulgaris’ – can reach a huge six-inches and are believed to have been carried over in Spanish salad leaves. Worse, is that gardeners battling against this slippery armada are finding them resident to slug pellets leaving them powerless to protect their homegrown vegetables. (Picture: Flickr/) One sick person even put them into a bucket together. Yuck (Picture: Flickr/Signe Karin) Sightings have been reported in East Anglia, the West Midlands, the New Forest, the south coast and...
  • "Astoundingly huge" dinosaur skeleton unearthed in Argentina

    09/04/2014 11:29:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 4, 2014 | Agata Blaszczak-Boxe
    Scientists have unearthed the skeleton of a previously unknown, massive dinosaur species that may be the largest land animal ever found.The specimen named Dreadnoughtus schrani is exceptionally complete, with about 70 percent of its bones recovered. Scientists believe the creature, which lived about 77 million years ago, measured 85 feet (26 meters) long and weighed about 65 tons, heavier than a Boeing 737.
  • Albino cobra on the loose in Southern California

    09/04/2014 7:02:18 AM PDT · by Pelham · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Sept. 3, 2014 | DOUGLAS MORINO and MARTHA RAMIREZ
    The search for a rare white snake slithering through Thousand Oaks continued Wednesday, two days after the venomous and potentially lethal reptile bit a dog. Animal control officers spent the morning and late afternoon hunting for the monocled albino cobra, which was last seen in a yard in the 1300 block of Rancho Lane in the southern Ventura County suburb. “It’s a little unnerving,” said Thousand Oaks resident Arianne Deeder, 39, who lives in the neighborhood. “I’m keeping an eye out.” Deeder has chickens in a back yard coup and fish in a pond, along with a dog and a...
  • Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 1/2 socks

    09/04/2014 6:27:37 AM PDT · by workerbee · 89 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/4/14
    PORTLAND, Ore. – The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It was something he ate! X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee had the answer -- the dog had consumed 43 1/2 socks. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch said it's perhaps the strangest case in the hospital's history
  • Worldwide Rhino Horn Trade Continues Unabated

    09/03/2014 6:00:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    More rhinos were killed by poachers last year in Africa than ever before. In 2014 the dubious record looks set to be broken again. The black market price for rhino horn is now considerably higher than cocaine. Poachers from Mozambique's poorest villages sneak into South Africa, heavily armed under the cover of darkness. They are here to hunt rhinos. The money they make from just one rhino horn is enough to feed their families for months. It’s a payoff worth risking their lives for. Between 1990 and 2007 poachers killed on average 14 rhinos a year in South Africa. Last...
  • Welcome to Kitty City! Population: Adorable [video]

    09/03/2014 1:10:31 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    I Can Has Cheezburger? ^ | 9/3/14 | toni's kitty rescue
    The cats have built a city. Much cuteness resides therein.
  • Albino Cobra Loose In Thousand Oaks After Biting Dog

    09/03/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 3, 2014 12:38 PM
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA.com) — A poisonous albino monocled cobra was loose in Thousand Oaks after it bit a dog Wednesday morning, officials said. The attack happened late Monday afternoon in the backyard of a home in the 1300 block of Rancho Lane. The dog was taken to a veterinarian and its condition was unknown. The cobra, which was photographed by the dog’s owner, is venomous and very dangerous, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. State Fish and Wildlife and the LA animal services responded to the area in an effort to find the snake....
  • New deep sea mushroom-shaped organisms discovered

    09/03/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 03 SEP 2014 | Provided by Public Library of Science
    Scientists discovered two new species of sea-dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms, according to a study published September 3, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jean Just from University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues. Scientists classify organisms based on shared characteristics using a taxonomic rank, including kingdom, phylum, and species. In 1986, the authors of this study collected organisms at 400 and 1000 meters deep on the south-east Australian continental slope and only just recently isolated two types of mushroom-shaped organisms that they couldn't classify into an existing phylum. The new organisms are multicellular and mostly non-symmetrical, with a dense layer...
  • Trapped, then poisoned: Kabul's ruthless dog cull

    09/03/2014 3:57:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Kabul - Cornered against a wall and with a steel hook pushed around his neck, the dog emits a savage howl in a desperate attempt to fight free, but poison will soon be forced into his mouth as Kabul's cull of strays claims another kill. About 17 600 dogs were poisoned last year by municipal workers in the Afghan capital in an effort to protect residents from disease and to control the rocketing population of canines that roam the city's streets and open ground. The method of killing is brutally effective. Teams of dog-catchers wearing orange suits use long steel...
  • 'Screaming' Cat Saves Man From Fire That Gutted House in Melbourne

    09/03/2014 12:15:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Craig Jeeves was woken by his tabby, Sally, and managed to escape with only smoke inhalation injuriesA Melbourne man owes his life to his cat, Sally, after she woke him up as his house was burning down. Thanks to the quick-thinking tabby, 49-year-old Craig Jeeves was alerted to the early morning fire in his Melbourne home and managed to escape. “She jumped on my head and was screaming at me,” he told the Nine network.
  • A Dog Does Wonders for Your Mental Health - and I Should Know

    09/02/2014 10:54:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 2 September 2014 | Clare Allan
    A recent study found that pet owners tended to be less lonely, less fearful, more extrovert and less preoccupied than non owners We live in troubled times, no doubt about it. I cannot remember a time in my life when the news has been so relentlessly grim, so tripping over with eagerness to offer ever more depraved examples of the horrors human beings can inflict on each other. On a personal level, too, I've been struggling with periods of the worst depression I've experienced for many years. It's at such times that the companionship of animals can offer welcome respite...
  • Anyone ever had dogs & cats in your area acting like they're scared but you can't figure out why?

    09/02/2014 3:17:05 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 283 replies
    9-2-2014 | Mad Dawgg
    Several people in my area have noted that their pets are acting weird. The behavior usually amounts to staring out windows and doors whining and shivering and hiding under tables and other furniture etc. . Or if they are outside they badly want inside even though they never do much any other time. They also keep tails tucked and sort of slink around like they are in distress. This is not one or two people but my count has over 20 different households within a ten mile radius that have pets acting in the same way for about 3 days...
  • Pit Bull Stabbed Multiple Times During Pet Adoption At PetSmart

    09/02/2014 8:23:22 AM PDT · by KirbDog · 47 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 09/02/2014 | CBS Atlanta
    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart...
  • Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany

    09/02/2014 6:27:12 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 31 replies
    UK Daily Telegraph ^ | September 1, 2014 | Justin Huggler
    Twenty-eight years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, its effects are still being felt as far away as Germany – in the form of radioactive wild boars. Wild boars still roam the forests of Germany, where they are hunted for their meat, which is sold as a delicacy. But in recent tests by the state government of Saxony, more than one in three boars were found to give off such high levels of radiation that they are unfit for human consumption. [snip]
  • Demonstrators protest dolphin captivity at the Mirage

    09/01/2014 7:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Aug. 31, 2014 | Katie Visconti
    A group of around 30 protesters lined up outside of the Mirage today to call on the casino to release the dolphins from Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Decked out with colorful signs, activists gathered at around 5 p.m. near the casino’s main entrance off of Las Vegas Boulevard to support the Free the Mojave Dolphins campaign, which argues that keeping the dolphins at the resort amounts to trapping them unnaturally in the middle of the Mojave desert.
  • 10 Reasons Cats are better than Dogs!

    09/01/2014 7:11:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 78 replies
    youtube ^ | Cole and Marmalade
    10 Reasons Cats are better than Dogs!
  • Giant Millipedes Intercepted at San Francisco International Airport

    09/01/2014 11:43:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Customs agents are used to confiscating fake Viagra pills, counterfeit sports jerseys and illegal DVDS. They're not accustomed to snagging giant myriapodous arthropods, however, that wriggle in the dirt and eat decaying plants. But the U.S. Customs and Border agriculture specialists found and intercepted 20 foot-long millipedes at the San Francisco International Airport mail facility, the agency announced on Friday, and in doing so, stopped the slimy creatures from any further travel. The intended recipient in Vista, California, was sent a letter that his or her package of exotic wormlike insects would not be arriving from Berlin, Customs Chief J....
  • 9 places all cat-lovers need to visit before they die

    08/31/2014 7:17:17 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 31 Aug 2014 | Hannah Gale
    Turns out there is actually more to the world than cat cafes. Who knew eh? But for all people who firmly believe that cats are more important than humans (well, they are aren’t they?) HotelClub has rounded up the best tourist destinations around the world which feature our favourite feline friends.
  • Man is guilty of murder after his dogs (pit bulls) kill woman

    08/31/2014 5:57:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 149 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014
    <p>A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs.</p>