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  • Goat Elected Town Mayor [semi-satire]

    03/19/2019 9:09:11 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 March 2019 | John Semmens
    In Fair Haven, Vermont voters have elected a goat named “Lincoln” mayor. In an attempt to explain the unusual outcome, Town Manager Joseph Gunter said he was unsure, but offered some possible motivations. “On the one hand, the goat’s name may have played a part in the decision. Lincoln was one of this nation’s greatest leaders. Perhaps the name alone inspired confidence.” “On the other hand, voters have elected and reelected Bernie Sanders to the US Senate,” Gunter observed. “So, odd choices by the electorate are not entirely unknown in our state. At least the goat hasn’t proposed any crazy...
  • VIDEO: Blue Heron Returns to My Backyard (Herbie the Heron)

    03/16/2019 4:15:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 16, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO The Great Blue Heron has returned! After an absence of over a week, he has returned as you can see here. Since he will probably be hanging around here on and off I have decided to name him Herbie. Does anybody out there have suggestions on what to look for as an indication that Herbie is about to catch a fish or some other prey? I am assuming that if this Blue Heron has is neck extended over the water, that would be a good indication that he is in hunting mode. I would love to get video of...
  • Rural Sheriff’s Ominous Warning: “LOCK YOUR DOORS, LOAD YOUR GUNS, GET A BARKING, BITING DOG” (TR)

    03/06/2019 3:08:58 PM PST · by Perseverando · 107 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | March 5, 2019 | Michale Snyder
    Is this a sign of what is coming for the rest of the nation? In Martin County, Kentucky times are very tough right now. Thanks to severe budget cutbacks, there are only two paid law enforcement officers covering a deeply impoverished 231-square-mile area that sits right in the heart of America’s raging opioid crisis. Needless to say, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk feels greatly outnumbered by the thieves, sexual predators and drug dealers that he has to contend with on a daily basis, and he recently issued a very ominous warning to the citizens of his county… Before making a...
  • California Dem’s Bill Would Outlaw High School Animal Dissections [semi-satire]

    03/06/2019 9:53:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 March 2019 | John Semmens
    California Assemblyman Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) has introduced a bill that would ban high school biology classes from dissecting animals as part of their learning about anatomy. Kalra says that “the current law allowing students with moral objections to opt out of the dissection lesson is unsatisfactory. For one, it still allows the callous exploitation of animals to go forward. Second, it allows students without moral scruples to receive a more complete education than their morally superior peers.” “The whole premise of these dissections is founded on an unwarranted notion that humans are more important than other creatures,” Kalra observed....
  • VIDEO: Blue Heron In My Backyard?

    02/24/2019 5:03:20 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 95 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 24, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Is that a Blue Heron in my backyard? Yeah, I know that at first I thought it was a Stork in the video but finally figured out that it was probably a Heron of some type. But is this a Blue Heron even though it seems mostly gray? As you can tell, I am no ornithologist.
  • The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure For Dog Lovers is Looking For Volunteers

    02/18/2019 7:13:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    thrillist.com ^ | Feb. 15, 2019 | Kastalia Medrano
    It’s hard to imagine how one would go about watching the Iditarod in person. The iconic route stretches more than 1,100 miles from Anchorage to Nome, and the race can last for weeks. The record for fastest winning time, set in 2017, stands at 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds; the slowest winning time, in 1974, was nearly 21 days. Logistically, it isn’t a spectator sport. But for those of you yearning for that sweet, sweet Venn diagram of outdoors, winter, ice and snow, and sled dogs, the Iditarod offers something infinitely more exciting and more hands-on...
  • US judge rules against butterfly sanctuary opposed to Trump's wall

    02/15/2019 2:07:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Times ^ | February 15, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
    <p>A US judge ruled Thursday against a butterfly sanctuary that had sued to keep President Donald Trump's proposed border wall from cutting the refuge in two.</p> <p>For months the National Butterfly Center has been arguing that the wall would be devastating for those insects and other creatures living in this habitat in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.</p>
  • Publicly supporting President Trump is becoming incredibly dangerous... ( Sad Dog Story )

    Publicly supporting President Trump is becoming incredibly dangerous... Many people know of @randalthom of #FrontRowJoes fame... While Randal was live-streaming at the Amy Klobuchar event someone was on his farm murdering his Husky “Donald J Trump”...
  • Plea bargain in Idaho triple murder linked to dogfighting

    02/11/2019 12:19:21 AM PST · by Norski · 7 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | February 11, 2019 | Merritt Clifton
    MALAD, Idaho––Severo Luera, 39, the only person arrested in connection with a 2013 triple murder linked to pit bull breeding, dogfighting, and growing marijuana, “has struck a deal with state prosecutors that could get him out of prison in less than 10 years,” reported Madeleine Coles of the Idaho State Journal on February 8, 2019. Apprehended in Utah in February 2015, Luera was initially charged with three counts of aiding and abetting a murder in the first degree plus one count of conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree. Two-year-old & two-month-old survived The victims, Brent L. Christensen, 62,...
  • PENGUINS: GONE TODAY--HERE TOMORROW

    02/07/2019 8:46:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/19 | Dr.John Happs
    It would appear then that slightly increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide and temperature stasis over 20 years have done absolutely nothing to threaten the Penguins In 2008, historian Meredith Hooper published her book: “The Ferocious Summer. Adélie Penguins and the warming of Antarctica.” (Greystone Books, Vancouver, British Columbia.) We are told that “This book is a fascinating and alarming report from the frontlines of global warming” and not surprisingly we find the following message on the book’s front cover from serial alarmist Dr. David Suzuki: “Like canaries in a coal mine, penguins present an undeniable and urgent warning of...
  • Decline in Shark Attacks Assailed [semi-satire]

    02/02/2019 9:47:34 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Feb 2019 | John Semmens
    The latest report from the International Shark Attack File indicates that shark attacks on humans in 2018 declined by more than 20 percent from 2017 figures. Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s shark research program Gavin Naylor called the decrease “unusual. It may be because there are fewer sharks or maybe humans are being more cautious.” US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) cited the decrease as “frightening evidence of the devastating impact of unchecked climate change. Warming waters are making sharks more lethargic and less capable of fulfilling their role as apex predators atop the food chain. Unless we...
  • Robert the Bruce and Bugs

    01/16/2019 9:51:24 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 7 replies
    The Sun Also Rises ^ | 16 January 2019
    On this episode, we take a look at a memorable lesson from Scotland's Robert the Bruce... and some buzzing, winged, armored and leggy aspects of the natural world. We put them under the magnifying glass and consider a few lessons we can learn from them.
  • Arkansas: ‘I’m Going to Shoot It’: Infuriating Video Shows Cop Shoot a Tiny 9-Pound Dog

    01/09/2019 7:06:27 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 73 replies
    www.wafb.com ^ | January 7th, 2019 | Jacob Gallant
    FAULKNER COUNTY, AR (WMC) - An Arkansas deputy was relieved of duty after video surfaced of him shooting a small dog. Twitter user @catiejwoodson obtained video of the incident, which quickly garnered a lot of attention on social media. By Jacob Gallant | January 7, 2019 at 11:04 AM CST - Updated January 7 at 9:09 PM FAULKNER COUNTY, AR (WMC) - An Arkansas deputy was relieved of duty after video surfaced of him shooting a small dog. Twitter user @catiejwoodson obtained video of the incident, which quickly garnered a lot of attention on social media. (WARNING: THE VIDEO IS...
  • Christmas for the Fish?

    12/17/2018 11:52:13 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 19 replies
    The Southwest Times ^ | 12/17/2018 | Editor
    Readers began reporting an odd sight Thursday, and while we still don’t have all the facts, it’s worth showing that even the fish are getting into the Christmas spirit at Claytor Lake.
  • 'Genius' Rats Are Wreaking Havoc on Washington, DC

    12/14/2018 2:27:08 AM PST · by Duke C. · 34 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 12/14/18 | Catie Keck
    Washington, DC, has a serious rat problem on its hands, and it has little to do with the shady goings-on at some of the highest levels of government. No, we’re talking real, honest to god rat kings who are wreaking havoc on the nation’s capital. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the DC region is facing a serious problem with Rattus Norvegicus, or the brown rat, an infestation that’s being exacerbated by both a population spike as well as mild winters. With their numbers on the rise, DC now trails New York and Los Angeles for its rat population, the...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Vows to Get Revenge on Trump Jr. [semi-satire]

    12/07/2018 9:52:22 PM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-MY) vowed to "mete out sweet revenge" in response to Donald Trump Jr. sharing a meme predicting that if her socialist views are implemented Americans would end up eating their dogs. "He may think he's clever mocking me," Ocasio-Cortez said, "but in another month I'll have the subpoena power I need to make his life a living Hell. On the specific topic of eating dogs, though, Junior is overlooking the positive impact that would have on mitigating global warming. So really, the joke is on him." In related news, Google advised journalist John Stossel that...
  • Service Dog ‘Sully’ Proves That Love Conquers All

    12/05/2018 8:14:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/18 | Judi McLeod
    Thank You, God for creating Sully, Beau and all tail-wagging mutts in between, and for having seen bestowed upon them Your Name spelled backwards In the end, love—love of dogs in particular—-conquers all. It is the photo of sad-eyed ‘Sully, the yellow Labrador who nobly shepherded former President George H.W. Bush through the last six months of his life, helping him during the misery of his Parkinson Disease symptoms, that people will remember most. The photo of Sully lying by his late owner’s casket not only went viral over the weekend, it went straight to the human heart.
  • South Korea closes biggest dog slaughterhouse complex

    11/23/2018 11:12:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | November 21, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    <p>SEOUL - South Korean officials on Thursday began to dismantle the country's largest canine slaughterhouse complex, as animal rights activists push to end the custom of eating dog meat.</p> <p>About one million dogs are eaten a year in South Korea, often as a summertime delicacy with the greasy red meat, invariably boiled for tenderness, believed to increase energy.</p>
  • Prayer Request for my pets

    11/19/2018 1:38:04 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 18 replies
    My pets are delicate and classified 'exotics'and sometimes have hard times adjusting to the change of seasons, warm/cold and cold/warm, the humidity changes and temp changes sometimes they do not drink enough and get gi slowdown which requires pain meds and gas drops and massage to help them get back to normal earing and drinking. Normally we can get them through this within an hour or two, but if we cannot it becomes a real emergency and needs vet intervention, as its possible for them to dehydrate, go into shock and die within a day. I pray for their good...
  • Saturn Petcare could start production in June 2020 (200 jobs at $18.60/hr. in Indiana)

    11/18/2018 11:09:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Zionsville Times Sentinel ^ | November 13, 2018 | Howard Greninger
    Saturn Petcare, pending approval of its bid Tuesday before the Vigo County Redevelopment Commission, is slated to begin production of wet dog food in the first quarter of 2020 in the former Pfizer facility at the Vigo County Industrial Park, south of Terre Haute. The company bid on 127 acres in the industrial park, of which the average of two appraisals is $6,183,500. However, as part of an agreement with the Terre Haute Economic Development Corp., the company bid $1 for the land, in exchange for investing $39 million in the former Pfizer facility at the industrial park and creating...