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  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies
    belmontstakes.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • Geese Police patrol National Mall on four legs

    05/17/2015 8:37:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    bignewsnetwork ^ | 15th May, 2015
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. National Park Service officials fed up with goose droppings on the National Mall in Washington are calling for backup -- the four-legged enforcers known as the Geese Police. Parks officials announced Thursday the Geese Police -- who are not actual police but rather a group of border collies trained to ward off trespassing water fowl -- will be patrolling the National Mall to keep the geese from befouling National Mall landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial. The officials said just one goose can leave behind 2-3 pounds of feces in a single day and the unwanted excrement can...
  • 2015 Preakness Stakes (LIVE 6:18pm ET on NBC)

    05/16/2015 2:55:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 76 replies
    DownTheStretchs.com, Preakness.com, Brisnet.com | self
    1./ American Pharoah 3/C L Victor Espinoza 126 Bob Baffert 4/5 2./ Dortmund 3/C L Martin Garcia 126 Bob Baffert 7/2 3./ Mr Z. 3/C L Corey Nakatani 126 D. Wayne Lukas 20/1 4./ Danzig Moon 3/C L Julien Leparoux 126 Mark Casse 15/1 5./ Tale of Verve 3/C L Joel Rosario 126 Dallas Stewart 30/1 6./ Bodhisattva 3/C L Trevor McCarthy 126 Jose Corrales 20/1 7./ Divining Rod 3/C L Javier Castellano 126 Arnaud Delacour 12/1 8./ Firing Line 3/C L Gary Stevens 126 Simon Callaghan 4/1
  • 2015 Kentucky Derby

    05/01/2015 6:10:44 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies
    several | Commie May Day | self
    Just wanted to share a couple excellent links for info on tomorrow's Kentucky Derby. A ton of info at this one, included prior races charts, prior races video, etc.http://www.kentuckyderby.com/horsesFree Past Performances: (on PDF File—Adobe required)http://www.brisnet.com/brisnet_promos/KentuckyDerby15.pdf
  • KENTUCKY DERBY: Things to watch at Churchill Downs

    05/02/2015 4:14:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    AP Sports ^ | 5-2-15 | Beth Harris
    Link only -- AP article.
  • Sheepdog Drone Keeps Sheep in Line

    04/01/2015 11:52:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/01/2015 | Good Morning America
    Drones are making headlines in the U.S. for possibly being able to deliver your Amazon products to your door, but in Ireland the 21st century technology is being used to solve an age-old task: sheep herding.
  • Australia's most decorated CANINE who went missing in Afghanistan...

    03/31/2015 1:38:18 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 1st April 2015 | Freya Noble
    Australia's most decorated canine war hero, who was at one stage missing in action for nearly 14 months in Afghanistan, has lost her battle with brain cancer. Sarbi, who worked as an explosive detection dog for the Australian Army, suffered a number of seizures in recent weeks and scans revealed a brain tumour. The canine, affectionately known as 'the wonder dog', lost her short battle with the terminal illness on Friday, and died surrounded by her loved ones, according to her handler.
  • Bomb-sniffing elephants? Not so nutty, US Army says

    03/11/2015 9:38:27 AM PDT · by NCjim · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | March 11, 2015
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Armed with a sharp sense of smell, dogs have a long history of detecting explosives for their human handlers. Trained rats sniff out land mines from old African wars. In Croatia, researchers have tried to train bees to identify TNT. Now elephants. New research conducted in South Africa and involving the U.S. military shows they excel at identifying explosives by smell, stirring speculation about whether their extraordinary ability can save lives. "They work it out very, very quickly," said Sean Hensman, co-owner of a game reserve where three elephants passed the smell tests by sniffing at buckets...
  • Ringling Bros. is getting rid of elephants [ 8^( ]

    03/05/2015 6:41:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    NY POST ^ | 03-05-2015 | By David K. Li
    The nation’s leading big top act – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – will phase out elephants by 2018, succumbing to years of pressure from animal rights activists. The Associated Press reported that Ringling Bros. circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, will have its stable of 43 pachyderms live out their days at the 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.
  • Enough with the fake service dogs and 'emotional support' pigs

    01/17/2015 5:57:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 jan 2015
    Frequent fliers offer up a silent prayer each time they board a plane: Please, God, don't let me be seated next to a gregarious blowhard or a crying baby. Soon enough, they might want to add, or a pig. In November, a woman and her "emotional support pig" were thrown off a USAirways flight after the 70-pound ham became disruptive — relieving itself in the aisle and grunting while the woman tried to stow her carry-on. That was a first for most passengers, we suspect. But it's not unusual any more to find all sorts of emotional support livestock in...
  • New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages ( Follow the money )

    12/08/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    npr ^ | December 08, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's bill to ban horse-drawn carriages reached the City Council on Monday, in a move to phase out the carriages that often give tours around Central Park. The legislation says that as of June 1, 2016, "it shall be unlawful to operate a horse-drawn vehicle in the city of New York or offer rides to the public on a vehicle drawn or pulled by a carriage horse." ... It also boosts the penalty for breaking horse-carriage rules to a maximum of $25,000 instead of the current $500. The proposed ban was introduced one day after...
  • Police dog dies after left in cruiser for 4 hours

    10/09/2014 3:20:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies
    MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A police dog in northeast Ohio died from heatstroke after being left in a police cruiser for more than four hours last month, officials said. The Montville Township police department K-9, Beny, died on Sept. 28 after Sgt. Brett Harrison left the dog in a cruiser in the station parking lot from about 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a statement from police Tuesday. The cruiser was off and the windows were closed.
  • Racing Hall of Famer Cigar Dead at 24

    10/09/2014 9:23:52 AM PDT · by Holen1 · 13 replies
    bloodhorse.com ^ | October 8, 2014 8:42 PM | Frank Angst
    Racing Hall of Fame member Cigar, whose 16-race win streak from 1994-96 included victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at age 24 Oct. 7 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. Cigar, who died from complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck, had resided at the Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions since 1999. In all, the son of Palace Music—Solar Slew, by Seattle Slew, won 15 stakes including 11 grade/group I scores. Cigar earned Horse of the Year honors in 1995 and 1996, and was named champion older...
  • Nervous Chinese officials search pigeon anuses for bombs

    10/01/2014 7:20:24 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    The Verge ^ | 10/1/2014 | The Verge
    Officials in China this week examined the anuses of 10,000 pigeons that were set to be released today in celebration of National Day, amid government fears of a possible terrorist attack. According to reports from state-run media outlets, the birds had their feathers, legs, and anuses searched for "suspicious objects" yesterday, before being packed onto a truck and sent to Tiananmen Square in Beijing for today's ceremony. Many reports on the probe disappeared from China's tightly-controlled media after being published, though some articles and tweets remain online. The entire process was reportedly videotaped.
  • Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans

    07/24/2014 7:59:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | July 24, 2014 | David Wellna
    It's dog days on Capitol Hill — or, more precisely, dogs have had their day there. Five in particular — all war dog veterans. The canines joined their human advocates at a Capitol Hill briefing Wednesday, "Military Dogs Take the Hill," to spotlight an effort to require that all military working dogs be retired to the U.S. Congress passed a law last year saying the military may bring back its working dogs to the U.S. to be reunited with their handlers, but it does not say they must be brought back. Carlos, one of five war dog veterans at a...
  • The Dogs of War (Military dogs -- National Geographic)

    05/25/2014 2:28:58 AM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    National Georgraphic ^ | June 2014 | Michael Paterniti
    Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth. This is what a dog handler tries not to dwell on: the risk associated with the need to find bombs and with the possibility of missing one. At the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military had a force of roughly 2,500 military working dogs (MWDs). Some have entered our national lexicon as heroes in their own right
  • Co-owners of California Chrome bash Churchill Downs' hospitality

    05/18/2014 9:24:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    WHAS 11 ^ | 5/17/14 | Alex Schuman
    Steve Coburn’s insult to Churchill Downs’ hospitality is the latest in a series of complaints from different jockeys and owners. In the New York Times, Coburn’s wife explains how California Chrome’s co-owner Perry Martin’s 83-year-old mother didn’t receive good treatment from the facilities. “The hospitality we received at Churchill Downs wasn't very good," Coburn said. "It was a bad day for my partner and his family." The Martins drove her down from Michigan for the Derby and according to them; the Churchill staff didn’t help them get the elderly woman, who uses a wheelchair, to her seat or down to...
  • California Chrome's Triple Crown bid could be denied by New York State regulations

    05/18/2014 9:28:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/18/14 | JERRY BOSSERT
    His competition can’t stop him, his cough didn’t slow him down but New York regulations could stop California Chrome’s Triple Crown bid. California Chrome wears a nasal strip and has since Dec. 22, when he started his current six race winning streak that includes victories in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Currently, New York is the only racing state in the country that doesn’t allow it for thoroughbreds, but does for harness horses racing in New York. “These people (the owners) tell me if at any time the horse isn’t ready to go to the races don’t hesitate,”...
  • Portland Officer Shot, K-9 Killed in Gunfight

    04/16/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    KOIN ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Brent Weisberg
    The K-9 German Shepherd Portland police searched for much of Wednesday morning was found dead with at least one gunshot wound a little before 10 a.m. The dog was hurt during an officer-involved shooting just before 3 a.m. near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street. A suspect, armed with a weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle, also wounded an officer, though those injuries are considered to be not life threatening. Earlier, officers were investigating a burglary at a uniform supply store that sold police equipment, where a vehicle was located with three suspects inside. Reese said officers saw three people...
  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/02/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 129 replies
    Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sam Youngman
    April 2, 2014 After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue BY SAM YOUNGMAN Matt Bevin, left, is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell in therace to be the GOP's nominee in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin believes the legality of cockfighting should be decided by states and not the federal government, his spokeswoman said Wednesday following a news report that Bevin attended a pro-cockfighting rally over the weekend."Matt doesn't believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it," said Rachel Semmel, Bevin's spokeswoman.The News Journal in Corbin...
  • Why Do 16th-Century Manuscripts Show Cats With Flaming Backpacks?

    03/23/2014 5:31:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 44 replies
    nationalgeographic. ^ | March 10, 2014 | Brad Scriber
    A series of 16th-century manuscripts that have been making waves on the Internet look like a Monty Python version of the Renaissance: They show cats outfitted with flaming backpacks, attacking castles and villages. But the illustrations are legit. They're intended to show how cats and birds could in theory be used to set fire to a besieged city, according to a University of Pennsylvania scholar. Mitch Fraas, scholar in residence at the University of Pennsylvania—the university digitized the manuscripts last year—says that the drawings are from artillery manuals and are accompanied by notes explaining how to use animals as incendiary...
  • Why Do 16th-Century Manuscripts Show Cats With Flaming Backpacks?

    03/16/2014 6:29:43 AM PDT · by Renfield · 41 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 3-10-2014 | Brad Scriber
    A series of 16th-century manuscripts that have been making waves on the Internet look like a Monty Python version of the Renaissance: They show cats outfitted with flaming backpacks, attacking castles and villages. But the illustrations are legit. They're intended to show how cats and birds could in theory be used to set fire to a besieged city, according to a University of Pennsylvania scholar. Mitch Fraas, scholar in residence at the University of Pennsylvania—the university digitized the manuscripts last year—says that the drawings are from artillery manuals and are accompanied by notes explaining how to use animals as incendiary...
  • Man Killed by Cockfighting Rooster

    02/11/2014 8:49:04 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 41 replies
    OpposingViews.com ^ | February 8, 2014 | Michael Allen
    Jose Ochoa died after a rooster stabbed him in the leg during an illegal cockfight near Tulare County, Calif. The rooster had a razor-like knife attached to its leg, which the birds use to fight each other to the death, notes LA Weekly. Ochoa may have lost too much blood by fleeing the police and waiting to be taken to the Delano Regional Medical Center.
  • Man Gets 35 Years for Shooting Police Dog

    01/09/2014 12:02:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 7, 2014
    A South Carolina man who killed a police dog during a gunfight and chase has pleaded guilty and will serve 35 years in prison, officials said. Maurice McCreary, 24, admitted he fired a half-dozen shots at officers who were pursuing him after an armed robbery Dec. 16, 2011. No officers were hit but Fargo, who along with a large contingent of police was chasing McCreary. When Fargo caught up to McCreary the dog bit him and latched on. As McCreary tried to run away he shot at the animal. Fargo survived long enough to make it to an emergency veterinarian...
  • NYC Mayor: Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park “Inhumane,” Abortions Okay

    01/01/2014 6:41:17 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Life News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Bill de Blasio, New York’s incoming mayor, apparently loves animals more than people. He thinks horse-drawn carriages in Central Park are “inhumane.” But abortions in New York City, which is the abortion capital of America given its ridiculously high abortion rates? No problem.Fox News reports on de Blasio’s concern about horse-drawn carriages: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has vowed to move quickly to outlaw the horse-drawn carriages that pull tourists around the city’s famous Central Park.“We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio, who takes office New Year’s Day, said at a news...
  • Bill de Blasio On Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry: "It's Over"

    12/31/2013 7:05:50 AM PST · by george76 · 181 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Erin Durkin
    Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vowed to act quickly to abolish horse-drawn carriages in the city. "We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said in response to a question at his press conference announcing his schools chancellor pick Monday. “It’s over,” he said.
  • U.S. drops 2,000 mice on Guam — by parachute — to kill snakes

    12/03/2013 11:29:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 153 replies
    washintontimes.com ^ | 12/3/13 | Douglas Ernst
    U.S. helicopters descended upon Guam on Sunday with cargo meant to kill, although this $8 million mission was unlike most others — 2,000 mice on cardboard parachutes were released into the forest surrounding Andersen Air Force Base as bait for brown tree snakes. In the 1950s, it was thought that the snakes inadvertently made their way to the South Pacific island through cargo shipments. Today, the snakes cover the island and are responsible for millions of dollars worth of damage to electrical equipment at Andersen Air Force Base, CNBC reported. In 2005, the reptiles caused failures at 80 electrical substations,...
  • NJ canine crowned world's ugliest dog in 2007 dies

    11/30/2013 6:39:10 PM PST · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    APnews ^ | 11.30.13
    A New Jersey canine that was crowned the world's ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children's book preaching acceptance has died. Elwood was 8.
  • Thousands run with the bulls in Dinwiddie

    08/24/2013 8:17:01 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | PETER BACQUÉ
    Thousands ran with the bulls at the Great Bull Run in Dinwiddie County on Saturday, and thousands more watched them run — bumping, stumbling, jostling, jumping — with the big animals. “I was with them the whole time,” said Dan Velker, 43, an adventure-seeking business owner from Elkton, near Harrisonburg. “Running near a 1,500-pound bull is what makes it exciting.” Lining a quarter-mile-long dirt track at Virginia Motorsports Park, eight groups of 500 people at a time raced ahead, around and behind a dozen bulls stampeding down the fence-bordered course. -snip- While taking part in Pamplona’s running is free, the...
  • Statue of Korean War horse Reckless to be unveiled at Marine museum in Virginia

    07/24/2013 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Doogle · 17 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07/24/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Some 60 years after carrying wounded soldiers and ammunition during heavy firefights, a decorated war horse praised as America’s greatest equine soldier during the Korean War is finally being immortalized. Staff Sgt. Reckless, a Mongolian mare that served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, made 51 solo trips during a five-day battle in March 1953, carrying nearly 10,000 pounds of ammunition and explosives from a supply depot to the front lines. She was wounded twice and later received two Purple Hearts for her service, as well as several other military decorations. On Friday, a 10-foot bronze statue...
  • Forida linebacker arrested for barking at police dog

    07/22/2013 12:04:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    It hasn’t been a great summer for football players from Florida. A current linebacker for the Gators is the latest to find himself on the wrong side of the law. His crime? Barking at a police dog. While police were checking out a disturbance at an after-hours club, Antonio Morrison approached a police vehicle and made a ‘woof-woof’ sound at a canine in the back seat according to the Orlando Sentinel. That was enough to put him behind bars. Morrison was arrested and charged with interfering with police by harassing a police animal and resisting arrest without violence. He was...
  • VINTAGE PHOTO: Donkey Riding On The Back Of WWII G.I.

    06/03/2013 7:04:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Retronuat ^ | 1940s | Retronaut
    c. 1940s: Military donkey ride
  • Can This Dog Sniff Out Fossils? (article)

    05/30/2013 8:12:26 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 29, 2013 | Brian Thomas
    Can This Dog Sniff Out Fossils? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Gary Jackson and his dog Migaloo, trained to sniff out buried remains, work with locals to uncover archaeological sites and help Australian police locate the bodies of murder victims. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, "Migaloo quickly located the 600-year-old remains of an indigenous Australian,"1 which researchers found a decade ago. But that specialized training resulted in an unforeseen crossover—Migaloo can also smell fossils. Fossils are supposed to be rocks in the shape of bones, with no original bone material remaining. Over supposed eons, gradually trickling minerals slowly replaced...
  • Elephant Escapes Circus and Rams Family Home

    05/28/2013 9:19:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 May 13
    A family in Värnamo in southern Sweden awoke on Sunday morning to find an Indian elephants wandering about in their garden after having escaped from a circus which had set up camp in the vicinity. The Enoksson family caught the whole elephantine drama on film and could be heard becoming increasingly anxious as the animal approached and collided with their house. "We became very frightened and then we heard a crash in the wall of the house," said Sofia Enoksson to the Aftonbladet daily, which has broadcast the film. The elephants had apparently evaded the attention of their handlers at...
  • Monsanto, Bayer Seek Answers to Bee Losses

    05/28/2013 7:41:22 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 70 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 20, 2013 | Carey Gillam
    Monsanto is hosting a "Bee Summit." Bayer AG is breaking ground on a "Bee Care Center." And Sygenta AG is funding grants for research into the accelerating demise of honeybees in the United States, where the insects pollinate fruits and vegetables that make up roughly a quarter of the American diet. The agrichemical companies are taking these initiatives at a time when their best-selling pesticides are under fire from environmental and food activists who say the chemicals are killing off millions of bees. .. Die-offs of bee populations have accelerated over the last few years to a rate the U.S....
  • A Memorial Day Tribute to Military Working Dog

    05/27/2013 6:07:38 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 6 replies
    Last week I brought you the heart wrenching story of Military Working Dog Bak’s Memorial Service at Fort Stewart Georgia. MWD Bak was killed this past March in Afghanistan. As a tribute to MWD Bak on Memorial Day, here is his story. There was nothing better than seeing those Afghan mountain peaks slowly turning from brown to white. It seemed that, as the snow melted away, US Army Sergeant Marel Molina and his Military Working Dog Bak’s time remaining in Afghanistan withered away day by day. But Sergeant Molina couldn’t think about going home today, even though he was a...
  • Marine, dog reunited in surprise ceremony (damp eye alert)

    05/17/2013 7:26:18 PM PDT · by llevrok · 41 replies
    Omaha.Com ^ | 5/17/2013
    <p>DES MOINES (AP) — When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that he'd look her up when he returned home.</p> <p>"I promised her if we made it out of alive, I'd do whatever it took to find her," Gundlach said.</p>
  • Blind Dog Gets Seeing-Eye Cat

    05/16/2013 5:55:18 AM PDT · by rarestia · 19 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | 15 May 2013 | Laura Moss
    When 8-year-old Labrador mix Terfel started losing his eyesight, he was diagnosed with cataracts and began confining himself to his bed to avoid bumping into things. But then his owner, Judy Godfrey-Brown, let a stray cat into their North Wales home and something amazing happened. The cat, named Pwditat, approached Terfel and seemed to sense that he couldn't see. Using her paws, she coaxed him out of his basket and led him out into the garden. "Pwditat immediately seemed to know that Terfel is blind through some sort of sixth sense that animals have," said Anne Cragg, a friend who...
  • Horror as Bear on a Bike EATS a Monkey at the End of Sick Circus Cycle Race

    05/08/2013 11:59:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    A monkey was mauled by a bear after a disturbing circus stunt went wrong. A video has emerged online of two monkeys and a black bear being forced to ride bicycles around a track in front of a large crowd. After two laps of the track, one of the monkeys crash and the bear then attacks it as it lies stuck under the bicycle.ok The gruesome video is believed to have been shot at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, in China, which has hit the headlines in the past for its 'Wild Animal Olympics'. In the video, the audience can...
  • Vanity - Kentucky Derby 2013 Picks and Predictions

    05/04/2013 9:04:56 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 69 replies
    5/04/2013 | Self
    Lets's start a thread for posting our Derby picks. We need an FR bookie. We can play for told-ya-sos. I'm a cheapskate who's broke all the time, so I'm only betting on the big race. I'm putting $2 across the boards on "Normandy Invasion" and also $2 across the boards on "Frac Daddy". I know it's stupid to pick them because you like their names, but every once in a while it works. I picked a horse named "Frisk Me Now" once in some podunk race and it won even though it went off at like 50 or 60:1. The...
  • Police Dog Thrown from Second-story Window

    04/02/2013 5:32:07 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 32 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | April 01, 2013 | Eric Vilchis
    A Fontana police dog was injured while trying to subdue a parolee, considered armed and dangerous, when the suspect threw the dog out of a second-story window Sunday, March 31, according to authorities.
  • Dolphins armed with guns and knives allegedly escape into wild

    03/13/2013 8:41:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | March 12, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    No, it’s not a promo for the latest SyFy movie. There are claims circulating that three dolphins, trained to attack humans, have escaped from a Ukrainian military training facility armed with head-mounted guns and knives. Could this seemingly outrageous claim be true? Unfortunately, the U.S. media has nothing on a number of international publications that publish completely fabricated tales, often to score political points. And for its part, the Ukrainian government has denied the claim, calling it a “fabrication” and a “gross provocation.”
  • How Ashley Judd's Dogs Shaped a Major Life Decision (She Owns "Psychological Support" Dog)

    03/10/2013 6:06:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 70 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 9, 2013 | Ezra Dulis
    Actress and potential Senate candidate Ashley Judd's aging pets may have been a deciding factor in her choice to part with a renovated Scottish estate worth millions, according to a 2012 interview. Judd and then-husband Dario Franchitti, a Scotland native, put Rednock, their renovated mansion in central Scotland, up for sale in the summer of 2012, close to six months before announcing their divorce in January 2013. The estate listing asked for nearly $6 million.
  • Richmond K-9 poisoned while cop's home is robbed

    03/06/2013 5:16:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    ABC local ^ | Mar 5, 2013
    Richmond K-9 poisoned while cop's home is robbed March 05, 2013 RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- A police dog is recovering after he nearly died of poisoning. Richmond police say that canine was intentionally drugged at the same time his partner's guns were stolen from his home. He's the most seasoned K-9 on the Richmond police force and someone tried to kill him, but what makes this so personal is that police say it was all a set up. "We do think that this officer was intentionally targeted," said Richomnd Lt. Bisa French. Richmond police say an officer came home and...
  • War Elephant - Photograph of Elephant with Mounted Machine Gun, circa 1914 - 1918

    02/15/2013 8:38:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1914 - 1918 | Retronaut
    The gun is John Moses Browning’s M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun, aka ... Potato Digger.
  • Death of Tucker the Peace Dog touches hundreds

    02/01/2013 7:17:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    State Journal Register (Illinois) ^ | Jan 31, 2013 | Dave Bakke
    Death of Tucker the Peace Dog touches hundreds By DAVE BAKKE (dave.bakke@sj-r.com) The State Journal-Register Posted Jan 31, 2013 Tucker the Peace Dog died last Saturday morning in the arms of his owner, Jill Grove. For four years from 2001 to 2005, Tucker and Jill appeared at numerous assemblies at Springfield elementary schools. Tucker and his message of peace had a lasting impact for hundreds of students. Some of those kids found a friend in that golden retriever. Tucker was someone they could talk to — more specifically, someone they could write to. Here are excerpts, just as they were...
  • George W. Bush’s dog Barney dies

    02/01/2013 7:41:21 PM PST · by onyx · 102 replies
    WA Post ^ | February 1, 2013 | Rachel Weiner
    President George W. Bush’s dog Barney has died of lymphoma at the age of 12, the former president said in a statement Friday. “Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House,” Bush wrote. “He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.”
  • Animal rights group helps cancel SoCal elephant rides

    01/30/2013 9:47:50 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Enterprise Media ^ | January 29, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    Elephant rides are becoming endangered species at SoCal parades, zoos, fairs and festival. Several organizations have yanked elephant rides from street fairs, festivals and zoos in SoCal, thanks to the lobbying efforts of Animal Defenders International.
  • Plot To Use Cats & Birds as Bombers Revealed ... in 16th Century German Weapons Manuscript

    01/25/2013 9:50:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Atomic Kittens - German 400-Year-Old Weapons Manuscript Which Reveals Medieval Plans to Strap Bombs to Cats Dossier, called Fire Book, has drawing of animals strapped with explosives It also includes barrel bombs, grenades and anti-personnel ground spikes Document has been released in digital form by University of Pennsylvania Modern militaries have all manner of weapons at their disposal from nuclear submarines to heat-seeking missiles. But 400 years ago technology was rather more limited and armies had to make the very best of their resources - in whatever shape or form they may take. One such quest to steal a march...
  • Rose Parade Float Honors Four-Legged Military Heroes

    12/29/2012 9:20:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    cbs ^ | December 28, 2012 11:18 PM
    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Military dogs that have served alongside soldiers on the battlefield are getting a special tribute at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. The four-legged heroes will be honored through a festive, floral float titled “Canines with Courage”, which showcases the exact replica of the United States Military Working Dog Teams National Monument in Texas. “It’s just amazing to see that they’re actually going to have a monument to recognize their service and everything they’ve done and all the lives that they’ve saved,” said Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham of the U.S. Marine Corps. Lucca,...