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  • “Environmentalists” Kill Millions of Cats and Birds

    08/17/2015 4:22:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    resident Obama owns two adorable dogs, Bo and Sunny. Clearly, he likes animals. So, itÂ’s puzzling why his administration supports global environmental policies and federally-subsidized energy technology that endangers animals like cats and birds. CATS Sadness and anger echoed around the world when an American dentist shot Cecil the lion, a protected animal, in Zimbabwe. But where is the shock and disappointment over the fact that Australia plans to spend some $6 million to shoot, poison and trap 2 million feral cats? And why has the Obama administration applauded AustraliaÂ’s plans while making a big show of seeking justice for...
  • Delta bans shipment of lion trophies, bolsters push for national airline ban

    08/03/2015 11:42:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Delta Airlines on Monday announced that its banning the shipment of safari hunting trophies like lions, giving a major push to several calls for a national embargo on the shipment of pelts and horns.
  • Ohio Cops Hunt 70 Juveniles In Late Night "Mob And Rob" Of Circle K Store

    07/30/2015 10:09:26 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 27 July, 2015
    Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles. According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack. As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking lot like wild children.” An Akron Police Department report--which classified the incident...
  • Shut up about Cecil the Lion, please

    07/30/2015 6:35:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/30/15 | Rupert Myers
    The outrage over Cecil's death is absurd when you think of the other, bigger problems which people are happy to ignore There is a new, pointless ride opening in town designed to give users an instant but ephemeral rush. It isn’t the slide down the ugly, unnecessary Olympic tower, but the convenient and free outrage bus currently stopping on your street and picking up passengers for Cecil, the beautiful dead lion. Out of any and all proportion to the severity of his dreadful act of animal murder, the dentist who killed Cecil has become an international focal point of hate...
  • Former Carter Staffer Wants to Kill All Republicans and Conservatives

    07/29/2015 3:04:27 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 52 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/29/2015 | Christopher Cook
    From Progressives Today: “Republicans and conservatives are the enemy. They are expendable. They will be targets in the Revolution when it comes” writes Roland Windsor Vincent, in a recent post on his blog, Army Of The Revolution. The entry, entitled “Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans“, centers around animal rights and how “active Republican and conservatives voters are enabling the Animal Holocaust” and “If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment.” You hear about something like this and you want to think of it as an anomaly....
  • All dogs, and cats, and pigs, and goats, and cockroaches go to heaven: So says Pope Francis

    07/24/2015 11:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 218 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/24/2015 | BY BRUCE FRIEDRICH
    The question of whether animals will join us in the afterlife finally has a definitive response from Rome. It’s a topic that’s been long debated, with Popes weighing in unofficially on both sides. Last December, a story broke nationwide claiming that Pope Francis had declared that animals are going to heaven, but it turns out that the media had conflated two stories, and that it was actually Pope Paul VI who had, many years earlier, told a young boy that “one day we will see our animals in the eternity of Christ.” Paul was later contradicted by Pope Benedict XVI,...
  • Russell Simmons compares NYC horse carriages with Holocaust

    07/18/2015 3:01:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Associated Press, CBS ^ | July 17, 2015 | Associated Press
    Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents. The Wall Street Journal reports that he likened horse carriages to slavery, ethnic cleansing and "people who put people in ovens."
  • SHOCKING VIDEO: Little Girl Gets Beating Of A Lifetime, But Mama Doesn’t Mind

    07/16/2015 3:05:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    mad world news ^ | july 15, 2015 | amanda shea
    A little girl, catching a cool breeze from an air conditioning unit in the yard, was blindsided by another child about her same age, who had evidently had some practice with fighting fierce. The small victim wasn’t alone, as there were plenty of nearby witnesses, who could have protected her but didn’t because they were too busy recording the brutal beat down and encouraging it. The video was sent to Mediatakeout, allegedly by a “concerned” relative of the 5-year-old girl on the receiving end of the attack. It’s not known whether this relative bothered to send the footage to authorities, but thankfully,...
  • Animal brains connected up to make mind-melded computer

    07/09/2015 8:45:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 14:38 09 July 2015 | by Jessica Hamzelou
    Two heads are better than one, and three monkey brains can control an avatar better than any single monkey. For the first time, a team has networked the brains of multiple animals to form a living computer that can perform tasks and solve problems. If human brains could be similarly connected, it might give us superhuman problem-solving abilities, and allow us to communicate abstract thoughts and experiences. "It is really exciting," says Iyad Rahwan at the Masdar Institute in Dubai, UAE, who was not involved in the work. "It will change the way humans cooperate." The work, published today, is...
  • First comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome completed

    07/02/2015 1:34:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-02-2015 | Provided by University of Chicago Medical Center
    The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to life in the arctic. Credit: Giant Screen Films © 2012 D3D Ice Age, LLC ======================================================================== The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to life in the arctic. Mammoth genes that differed from their counterparts in elephants played roles in skin and hair development, fat metabolism, insulin signaling and numerous other traits. Genes linked to physical traits such as skull shape, small ears and short tails were also identified. As a...
  • Undergraduate discovers new firefly species [CA]

    06/25/2015 8:46:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-25-2015 | Iqbal Pittalwala & Provided by University of California - Riverside
    The Entomology Research Museum at the University of California, Riverside today announced the discovery of a new species of firefly from Southern California, collected by an undergraduate student as part of his semester's insect collection. Doug Yanega, senior museum scientist, said the student, Joshua Oliva, obtained one specimen of the new species while collecting near Topanga, Calif. "He wasn't 100 percent certain it was a firefly, and brought it to me for confirmation," Yanega said. "I know the local fauna well enough that within minutes I was able to tell him he had found something entirely new to science. I...
  • Five amazing extinct creatures that aren't dinosaurs

    06/19/2015 7:19:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-18-2015 | Staff Source: The Conversation
    The release of Jurassic World has reignited our love for palaeontology. Many of us share a longing to understand the dinosaurs that roamed the Earth long before we arrived. But palaeontology is a discipline much broader than this. Dinosaurs dominated the land for 135 million years, but what happened during the rest of the Earth's 4.6 billion-year history? The role of palaeontologists past and present has been to unravel the mysteries of life on Earth, and in doing so they've found a lot more than just dinosaur bones. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. The spiky-backed ocean dweller: Right side up? Credit: Natural Math/flickr,...
  • A family of four skunks decided to make the visiting dugout at Dodger Stadium their home

    06/06/2015 12:10:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 6/5/15 | Chris Landers
    It started innocently enough, when there was a curious sighting after the Dodgers lost to the Cardinals on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium -- a skunk, roaming around on the warning track, just minding his own business.... When the Cardinals took the field for pregame warmup, they were greeted with not one, not two, but a family of four skunks, all stuck under one of the photography wells in the visiting dugout.
  • Syrian Priest Reportedly Kidnapped as ISIS Moves Beyond Palmyra

    05/22/2015 2:22:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 22, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    A Syrian priest who has worked for the restoration of a monastery and for improved relations between Muslims and Christians in Syria has been kidnapped. ​The Syrian Catholic Archdiocese of Homs confirmed the news Friday, said Fides news agency. Just a day before he went missing, Father Jacques Mourad, prior of the Monastery of Mar Elian and pastor of the community in Qaryatayn, wrote an appeal as jihadist forces spread out from the nearby city of Palmyra: "We are currently experiencing a very difficult time because the extremists who call themselves Daech approach our city Qaryatayn after their domination of Palmyra,...
  • ISIS Take 'Prettiest Virgins' As Sex Slaves & Burns One Alive For Refusing Extreme Perverted Acts

    05/21/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | Sam Webb | 11:47, 20 MAY 2015
    The terror group strips girls naked, conduct virginity tests, and send them to slave auctions after they have attacked their villages, often killing their husbands, fathers and brothers ISIS terrorists are picking out the “prettiest virgins” from the women they capture and sending them to their Syrian stronghold to be sex slaves, according to a UN expert. And there are horrific reports about the fate of the brave women who resist the murderous terrorists - including one victim who was burned alive for refusing to perform “extreme sexual acts”. Fierce haggling usually breaks out at slave auctions, where the girls...
  • First In Fish: 'Fully Warm-Blooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

    05/18/2015 12:38:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 05-15-2015 | Bill Chappell
    Over decades of studying the oceans' fishes, some species have been found to have partial warm-bloodedness. But scientists say the opah, or moonfish, circulates heated blood — and puts it to a competitive advantage. "Nature has a way of surprising us with clever strategies where you least expect them," according to NOAA Fisheries biologist Nicholas Wegner, who works in the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, Calif. In a news release about the finding, Wegner said, "It's hard to stay warm when you're surrounded by cold water but the opah has figured it out." The opah is not a...
  • New PETA Ad About Importance of Animal Life Shows Them Killing Fish

    05/17/2015 9:43:58 AM PDT · by rightistight · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/17/15 | Aurelius
    PETA2, a branch of PETA aimed at young adults and teens, posted a new ad on May 13. The ad features several young animals, including a calf, piglet, and chick. The ad reads, "EVERY LIFE HAS WORTH." Unfortunately, the ad also features a fish. Not a fish in water, but a small fish being suffocated because it is being held in the air: Underneath the picture reads, "They are precious lives, not meals." Perhaps PETA's knowledge about what fish need to survive needs to be refreshed.
  • Dog Owner Has Trained Dog to Bark Softly!

    05/03/2015 12:21:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Faith Tap ^ | May 3 2015 | Faithtap
    This is too funny, a dog owner has trained her dog to lower the level of noise when it barks. http://faithtap.com/2870/dog-barks-softly/?v=1&m=1
  • Ancient megadrought entombed dodos in poisonous fecal cocktail

    04/30/2015 7:13:19 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 55 replies
    AAAS ^ | 28 April 2015 5:15 pm | David Shultz
    Nine hundred kilometers off the east coast of Madagascar lies the tiny island paradise of Mauritius. The waters are pristine, the beaches bright white, and the average temperature hovers between 22°C and 28°C (72°F to 82°F) year-round. But conditions there may not have always been so idyllic. A new study suggests that about 4000 years ago, a prolonged drought on the island left many of the native species, such as dodo birds and giant tortoises, dead in a soup of poisonous algae and their own feces. The die-off happened in an area known as Mare aux Songes, which once held...
  • Washington Ellis: "Baltimore burning: The collapse of Democrat Socialism slavery in America"

    04/29/2015 1:20:47 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 14 replies
    Washington Ellis "It's a very delicate balancing act, because while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well." -Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. ... These people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. -Booker T....
  • Baltimore Mayor: City "Gave Space" To Rioters "Who Wished To Destroy"

    04/27/2015 8:46:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Katie Mchugh
    During a Saturday briefing, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said her city government “gave those who wished to destroy space to do that,” seemingly approving of the rioters who smashed the city’s police vehicles in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray.
  • All buffalo shot and killed

    04/24/2015 7:06:43 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 4 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | 4/24/2015 | Bob Gardinier, Madeline St. Amour, and Skip Dickstein
    BETHLEHEM – All 15 bison that roamed across a section of town for the past several hours were shot and killed by family members who owned the animals Friday. The center of attention was at a creek off of Willowbrook Avenue as authorities tried to round up the herd that escaped from a farm in Rensselaer County, crossed the Hudson River and bolted across the state Thruway. One of the hunters — "hired guns" — appeared to have a heated exchange with Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple after the gunfire started and was taken into custody. Apple said he was...
  • Dallas Zoo Sports A New "Natural Born American Citizen"Giraffe

    04/15/2015 4:29:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | Rob Milford
    The Dallas Zoo is all smiles following Friday’s birth of a baby giraffe. The infant giraffe is a female and, as of her first checkup, is 130 pounds and stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall. While the baby is yet to be named, she is already running circles through her mother, Katie’s legs.
  • Up to 44 years for man in fatal Pittsburgh police dog stabbing

    03/10/2015 11:28:42 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | uncredited
    A man convicted of fatally stabbing a Pittsburgh police dog has been sentenced to 17 years, 9 months to 44 years in prison. A judge said Tuesday that John Lewis Rush must also serve 8 years of probation following his release. Channel 11's Jennifer Tomazic reports the judge sentenced John Rush on each charge and the sentence will run consecutively. The 22-year-old Stowe Township resident was convicted in December of torturing a police animal, aggravated assault on the dog's handler, who was stabbed in a shoulder, and three other officers and other offenses. Police say Rush stabbed the dog in...
  • Prize Winning Dog Poisoned At Prestigious Show

    03/08/2015 1:55:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    KRON4.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Aaron Pero
    <p>London (CNN)An investigation is underway after a canine competitor died the day after taking part in Crufts, one of the world’s most prestigious dog shows. An autopsy indicates he was poisoned.</p> <p>Three-year-old Irish setter Thendara Satisfaction — known to his owners as Jagger — took second prize in his class at the event in Birmingham, central England, on Thursday.</p>
  • K-9 Who Served for Years Gets Hero’s Farewell as He Walks Into Vet’s Office for Last Time

    02/24/2015 8:02:12 AM PST · by God luvs America · 36 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/24/2015 | Lawrence Bonk
    The unsung heroes of your community’s police force are its capable K-9 unit. These talented pooches can serve alongside a police force for upwards of a decade. As any pet owner knows, one of the hardest things in life is saying goodbye to your best friend. Police in West Deptford, New Jersey had to do just that late last week. Noted police dog Judge, who retired from active service in 2013, was given a hero’s farewell as he was walked into the vet’s office to be put down:
  • 1,000's of starfish wash ashore on SC island

    02/10/2015 8:34:49 PM PST · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Wbtw ^ | 1/10/15 | staff
    SLE OF PALMS, SC - Thousands of starfish washed up on the beach at Isle of Palms over the weekend. And it turns out, this happens a few times each winter on Lowcountry beaches. Usually, strong off-shore winds push them onto the shore at high tide and they're stuck until the tide comes back in. Over the weekend, wind gusts were coming in stronger than 20 miles an hour. Monday Night, we spoke with Mel Bell, the fisheries management director for the Department of Natural Resources who said this is pretty normal. Bell said the last time this happened was...
  • Rep. Aaron Schock Defends ‘Downton Abbey’ Office Decor: ‘Haters Are Gonna Hate’

    02/05/2015 3:38:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Warner Todd Huston
    Congressman Aaron Schock (R, IL) is under fire for remodeling his office in a garish Downton Abbey-styled decor. But his taste in decor isn’t the only thing gaining criticism. Ethics watchdogs have charged that he improperly accepted free services from a decorator in the deal. Recently, in response to the all the criticism, Schock said, “As Taylor Swift said, ‘Haters are gonna hate.'” The story about the Congressman’s redecorating was first reported by the Washington Post’s Ben Terris, who described the the decor as “Bright red walls. A gold-colored wall sconce with black candles. A Federal-style bull’s-eye mirror with an...
  • Mom of slain teen upset suspect smirked at her

    02/03/2015 6:37:49 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The mother of a 14-year-old girl assaulted and then fatally shot on the grounds of a Kansas City water park was in court Monday when three suspects faced a judge for the first time.
  • Muslims at WW II Cemetery (British Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Benghazi)

    01/20/2015 10:33:31 AM PST · by robowombat · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 19, 2015
    Subject: Fwd: Muslims at WW II Cemetery Muslims being Muslims. This is the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Benghazi. These are British and other Commonwealth war graves, many are Australian of men killed in the desert war against the Italians and the German Afrika Korps. Every time a joke and or cartoon is made about the Koran, the whole world turns upside down and we are called racists. On the other hand, they appear to do whatever they like and no one says anything...and the majority of people remain silent. See this video whilst it's available and before it's removed...
  • 20 Years of Wolves in Government Clothing

    01/20/2015 4:50:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | David Spady
    The 20th anniversary of a government program to bring gray wolves to Yellowstone Park marks two decades of debate over the Federal government’s role in forcing wolves on individuals, communities and states that may, or may not, want them. Sixty Canadian wolves planted in Yellowstone Park in 1995 and 1996 have turned into thousands of wolves roaming the surrounding states. For those who idolize wolves as an icon of the wilderness, this week marks the historic success of a government program to bring a species back to an area it once roamed prior to the settlement of human populations. But...
  • 'In Dog We Trust' accidentally printed on sheriff's rugs

    01/14/2015 11:36:25 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    clickorlando ^ | Jan 14 2015 | staff reporter
    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has gone to the dogs. Well, at least its rugs have. [snip]
  • Things to give you a smile during all the bad news

    01/14/2015 5:03:48 PM PST · by patriot08 · 78 replies
    vanity | /14/15 | Patriot08
    Kat Blanchett: Say nothing. They'll blame it on the dog. Bird feeding dog: The Most Beautiful Horse in the World: Mare-lyn Monroe: Adorable Slow Loris: Tiny deer: Something good about 'ol Harry Truman you didn't know (even though he was a Demorat: Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House. The only asset he had when he died was...
  • Things to give you a smile during all the bad news

    01/14/2015 5:03:48 PM PST · by patriot08 · 5 replies
    vanity | /14/15 | Patriot08
    Kat Blanchett: Say nothing. They'll blame it on the dog. Bird feeding dog: The Most Beautiful Horse in the World: Mare-lyn Monroe: Adorable Slow Loris: Tiny deer: Something good about 'ol Harry Truman you didn't know (even though he was a Demorat: Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House. The only asset he had when he died was...
  • Sarah Palin wins argument with PETA

    01/05/2015 3:58:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | January 5, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    Political attacks have really gone to the dogs. They used to have more style and substance. It was considered bad form to just weave an attack out of whole cloth, counting on the fact that the mark was so despised by a segment of society that people would be anxious to believe the worst. It used to be that when you wanted to sling mud at someone whose politics you didn't agree with -- chiefly as a way of making them look bad and yourself look good by comparison -- you'd try to dig up dirt, find a skeleton in...
  • When Orangutans Get Lawyers

    01/05/2015 6:57:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    Monkeys are not people. Trees are not children. And human beings are not causing the earth to melt like the Wicked Witch of the West. “It’s probably the equivalent of watching your family getting shot before a firing squad,” environmental extremist Tom Whitaker described his emotional response to logging for National Geographic in July of 2000. Fast forward to December of 2014: a 29-year-old orangutan named “Sandra” was represented by a lawyer named Andres Gil Dominguez who helped the ape win human rights in an Argentine court of law. Meanwhile, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is succumbing to animal...
  • Egg prices expected to rise 'dramatically' across US after California law takes effect requiring

    01/02/2015 6:13:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 108 replies
    AP ^ | January 1, 2015 | Staff
    The new year is expected to bring rising chicken egg prices across the U.S. as California starts requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings. The new standard backed by animal rights advocates has drawn ire nationwide because farmers in Iowa, Ohio and other states who sell eggs in California have to abide by the same requirements. To comply, farmers have to put fewer hens into each cage or invest in revamped henhouses, passing along the expense to consumers shopping at grocery stores. California is the nation's largest consumer of eggs...
  • All Animals Go To Heaven, Says Pope Francis

    12/11/2014 7:59:05 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 211 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 08, 2014 | Stephen Messenger
    In his weekly address at the Vatican late last month, Pope Francis issued a remarkable statement that’s sure to come as welcome news to anyone who’s ever lost a beloved pet. According to Francis, the promise of an afterlife applies not only to believers, but to all animals as well."The Holy Scriptures teach us that the realization of this wonderful plan covers all that is around us, and that came out of the thought and the heart of God," Pope Francis said, as quoted by Italian news site Resapubblica. The Pope then went on to say that “heaven is open to all...
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning.   (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.‘There were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • EDITORIAL: The inhumane society

    10/01/2014 5:50:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-1-14 | Editorial
    A prominent animal-rights charity is not a friend of the furry kingdom. Americans love animals, even cats. Eight million stray dogs and cats find their way into animal shelters every year, and the lucky ones are adopted into a warm home with a loving family. Shelters are operated by small charities usually called “humane societies,” whose good deeds are funded by private generosity. The Humane Society of the United States trades on the good of others to finance a radical agenda. In May, the Humane Society and a handful of other radical animal-rights groups had to write a $15.8 million...
  • The leopard and the honey trap: How predator didn't find this honey badger the sweet treat it was

    09/24/2014 6:32:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2014 | Sam Webb
    An unlucky leopard got more than it bargained for after trying to catch and eat a honey badger. These pictures show the leopard lamenting its overconfidence when the smaller beast lived up to Mark Twain's old adage: 'It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.' After spotting the badger from a distance, the leopard managed to rush down inside its burrow and drag it outside for what it thought was going to be an easy meal. But despite catching its prey by the neck, the tough mammal managed to...
  • More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    09/08/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 146 replies
    www.thv11.com ^ | 2:55 p.m. CDT September 8, 2014 | Staff
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – THV11's CBS affiliate WREG reported that three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack. A video of the incident has been shared with local news stations in the area and is quickly going viral. It shows a young adult lying still on the ground as others repeatedly kick him and stomp his head. Other are seen being chased or knocked to the ground. WREG said a witness told the cameras that the three people injured were attacked...
  • New deep sea mushroom-shaped organisms discovered

    09/03/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 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...
  • What Are Animals Thinking? (Hint: More Than You Suspect)

    08/28/2014 7:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jeffrey Kluger
    The mind of an animal is a far richer, more complex thing than most people know — as a new TIME book reveals.Let’s be honest, you’d probably rather die than wake up tomorrow morning and find out you’d turned into an animal. Dying, after all, is inevitable, and there’s even a certain dignity to it: Shakespeare did it, Einstein did it, Galileo and Washington and Twain all did it. And you, someone who was born a human and will live your life as a human, will end your life that way too. But living that life as an animal —...
  • Left to fend for themselves among the dead, the tragic animals stranded in Gaza zoo

    08/17/2014 5:39:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-17-14
    Left to fend for themselves among the dead, the tragic animals stranded in Gaza zoo as it falls apart after weeks of Israeli shelling The lions sit dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lie contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo. The animals were caught in the crossfire of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants that has killed more than 1,960 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side. In one enclosure a fly-covered pelican huddles in the corner with a duck. Opposite, a small crocodile sits motionless...
  • White cop calls black protesters 'animals' in Ferguson, Missouri

    08/12/2014 4:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Week ^ | August 12, 2014 | Ryu Spaeth
    Some disturbing footage from Ferguson, Missouri, courtesy of CNN. It shows a white cop telling protesters to "bring it, all you [expletive] animals," as they demonstrate against the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by Ferguson's police force on Saturday.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Witnesses say Michael Brown was killed while holding his hands in the air, after he was stopped by police. The police say Brown went for an officer's gun during an altercation. The incident has touched off protests, rioting, and looting in Ferguson, where 65 percent of the population is African-American. The police force is overwhelmingly white. The author. Go look...
  • Missouri Weighs Unusual Addition to Its Constitution: Right to Farm

    08/03/2014 10:07:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 2, 2014 | Julie Bosman
    KINGDOM CITY, Mo. — Missourians already have the constitutional right to religion, speech and guns. On Tuesday, they could make a novel addition to the State Constitution: the right to farm. A proposal known as Amendment 1 will be taken up in a statewide vote on Tuesday, leaving Missouri poised to change its Constitution to guarantee the rights of its people to “engage in farming and ranching practices.” The right to farm hardly seems threatened in Missouri, one of the leading agricultural states, with nearly 100,000 farms producing crops including soybeans, corn and wheat. But a coalition of state farming...
  • 300 Guests Brawl in Giant Wedding Fight

    07/30/2014 8:46:53 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 65 replies
    Newser ^ | July 30, 2014 | Matt Cantor
    "A huge fight erupted at a New Jersey wedding this weekend, with 300 guests involved in the tussle as police struggled to control the situation. The wedding-hall brawl, which, unsurprisingly, involved booze"
  • Sea Turtle 'Hugs' Surfer Who Cut it Free From Nets (Video)

    07/19/2014 5:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 19, 2014 | Gail Smith
    Did a sea turtle “hug” a surfer who rescued it from fishing nets? Call it what you will, but the moment caught by a GoPro camera on the stunning video shows there was a connection there. When kite surfer Cameron Dietrich and Colin Sutton spotted the distressed sea turtle off the Mexican coast, they quickly dived in the ocean to try to rescue it. “When I saw the turtle tangled up I jumped in the water and began to cut it free
  • Shocking moment ISIS militants take sledgehammers to Mosul tomb of Prophet Jonah ...

    07/09/2014 7:19:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 07-09-2014 | By Sophie Jane Evans
    FULL TITLE: Shocking moment ISIS militants take sledgehammers to Mosul tomb of Prophet Jonah as more than 50 blindfolded bodies are found massacred south of Baghdad ======================================================== This is the shocking moment ISIS militants took sledgehammers to Iraqi tombstones - smashing them to pieces. The rebels, who are members of the Islamic State terror group, were filmed attacking centuries-old graves in the north-west city of Mosul in Ninevah province. Donning balaclavas and black coats, they swung sledgehammers into the tombs, causing pieces of dust and stone to fly through the air.