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  • Climate change may eradicate 1/3 of animal and plant species in 50 years, study suggests (only 10.94 years left)

    02/16/2020 4:15:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    CBS 'News' ^ | 2/15/20 | LI COHEN
    In 50 years, Billie Eilish will be turning 69 years old, technology will likely be unrecognizable, and the world may have lost 1/3 of all its plant and animal species. A new study has found that warming temperatures will likely cause hundreds of species to go extinct. Researchers at the University of Arizona analyzed 538 plant and animal species from around the world, 44% of which already faced local extinctions in at least one area in the world. What they discovered is that the areas that suffered from species extinctions had "larger and faster changes in hottest yearly temperatures than...
  • Dogs and cats thrown from apartments in China over virus spread fears

    01/31/2020 11:04:29 PM PST · by familyop · 108 replies ^ | February 1, 2020 |
    These confronting images show the cats and dogs which have reportedly been thrown from tower blocks in China...One dog was found dead after allegedly being thrown from a tower block in the Heyuan Guohe Garden area of Tianjin City in China’s Hebei Province. Local media report the pooch was thrown from the upper floors of a tower block at 4am and that it smashed the sunroof of a car before ending up on the ground...Reports state the sound of the dog hitting the car woke neighbours up as it sounded like a tyre explosion...Reports also state five cats were thrown...
  • Communities around China order residents to get rid of their pets - or risk having them CULLED - amid fears that animals could catch coronavirus

    01/31/2020 9:47:56 AM PST · by RightGeek · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/31/2020 | Tracy You
    Communities around China have ordered their residents to stop keeping pets - or risk getting them culled - amid fears that animals could also catch the new coronavirus that has killed 213 in less than three weeks, MailOnline can reveal. Residential committees, village officials and companies from various provinces and municipalities issued the strict order to locals after receiving instructions from their superiors to tackle the epidemic, it has emerged. One village in Hebei urged all households to 'deal with' their pets within five days, otherwise officials would 'handle' them altogether; while another residential committee in Shaanxi instructed people to...
  • Airlines say new 'emotional support pet' rules make flying safer, healthier

    01/30/2020 8:33:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    UPI ^ | January 30, 2020 | By Don Jacobson
    The airline industry pushed for new rules to restrict emotional support animals, but advocates say such a major change is "discriminatory," "burdensome" and "unconscionable." Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. airline industry is praising a move by federal regulators that would allow carriers to disqualify untrained "emotional support animals" as service animals -- a change that could lead to airlines charging travelers who bring along their pets. Airlines are among the chief supporters of the proposed rule changes this month by the Department of Transportation. Federal officials began mulling the change over concerns from carriers, flight attendants, airports and some...
  • California governor wants a ‘no-kill’ state… for animals, not for people

    01/16/2020 2:35:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 14, 2020 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    California Governor Gavin Newsom has made a statement announcing that he wants the state to stop euthanizing animals. In a press conference, Newsom laid out the details for his budget for the upcoming year, which includes a $50 million one-time general fund allocation to the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. The purpose is to develop a grant program for animal shelters in the state, because Newsom wants to see an end to the killing of animals. The killing of human beings in the womb, however, evidently doesn’t bother Newsom as much. In the press conference, Newsom made the statement,...
  • Night Visitors - Joseph Blanchard - Whimsical Foray

    01/14/2020 1:34:12 PM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    I keep a feeder directly under the window so I can refill without going outside. Gets a good amount of night visitors. Night visitor music by Joseph Blanchard. Also put up a street musician who plays a skeletonized violin in a Target parking lot.
  • This Hotel Lets Guests Foster Dogs During Their Stay And Adopt Them Once They Leave

    01/13/2020 11:56:04 AM PST · by RikaStrom · 19 replies ^ | 1/13/2020 |
    The Home 2 Suites hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi is not just providing people with a place to stay, they’re also passionate about putting misfortunate pups into loving homes. Since last fall, the hotel has housed a number of adoptable shelter dogs in their lobby. The dogs come from the Humane Society of South Mississippi and while at the hotel, they’re housed in a large kennel in the lobby. The dogs are part of the hotel’s “Fostering Hope” program that lets guest foster and adopt dogs. Guests are able to apply to adopt a dog at any time during their stay...
  • Video: Smart Elephant Found A Way To Cross An Electric Fence

    01/10/2020 7:00:08 PM PST · by steveben · 11 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | 10/01/2020 | Viral mag team
    Elephants are believed to be exceptionally smart animals, and not just for their famously long memories. According to Science Focus, these large animals have complex mental maps and can solve problems like piling up blocks to reach food and using branches and rocks as tools. A video going viral online shows one elephant using his problem solving skills to cross an electric fence
  • Australians scoop up koalas, kangaroos to save them from bushfires

    01/07/2020 11:46:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 7, 2020 | 10:26am | By Hannah Frishberg
    Australians are doing their best to save local animals from overwhelming brushfires by any means possible — including packing them into their cars. A viral video documents two teen cousins’ efforts to save area wildlife by packing six koalas into their vehicle. “Rescuing Koalas affected by fires on Kangaroo Island with my cousin,” reads the video’s caption. “Little fellas looking a little exhausted.” The clip pans to the back of the car, where a mom and her child are cuddling. “She’s a mother with a baby,” says one of the two young heroes, who are identified by LADbible as Micah,...
  • Heartbreaking photos show moment a kangaroo begs for help after being burnt in bushfires

    01/04/2020 12:34:30 PM PST · by steveben · 57 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | January 04, 2020 | Viral Mag Team
    These heartbreaking photos show the moment a kangaroo begs for help in the aftermath of the devastating Australian bushfires. The marsupial suffered huge burns to its body before a teenager drenched it with water and gave it a drink. The stricken animal is one of billions caught up in Australia’s worst bushfires, which continue to burn out of control across an area more than a third of the size of England.
  • Breaking: 14-Year-Old Suspect in Murder of Barnard Freshman On The Run After Jumping Out of Car

    12/17/2019 10:30:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | Dec 17, 2019 | Staff
    Barnard freshman Tessa Majors was stabbed to death a few days ago in a park near her college campus. The tragic crime happened on the steps of a park where Majors encountered three young teens who attend a middle school nearby: The New York Post reported that Tessa Majors, 18, was discovered by a school security guard inside Morningside Park near West 116th Street and Morningside Drive around 5:30 p.m. She had been beaten and stabbed by a group of three or four men at the base of some stairs. Majors was taken to the local hospital but didn’t make...
  • New York City police arrest 13-year-old in stabbing death of Barnard College student, report says

    12/13/2019 7:47:41 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Greg Norman
    New York City police have arrested a 13-year-old male juvenile in the shocking stabbing death of a Barnard College student, sources told Fox 5 News Friday. Tessa Majors, an 18-year-old freshman, was discovered unconscious with “multiple stab wounds about the body” near a staircase in Manhattan’s Morningside Park just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, police said earlier this week. The president of the all-women school says she “was fatally injured during an armed robbery” attempt. A police source told Fox 5 News Friday that the teen confessed to stabbing Majors. The report, citing police, adds that as many as three people...
  • 14-Year-Old Child Hospitalized After Being Brutally Attacked By Multiple Students on School Bus Over Trump Hat (VIDEO)

    12/12/2019 2:28:03 PM PST · by bkopto · 111 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/2019 | Cassandra Fairbank
    A 14-year-old student in Hamilton County, Florida, was hospitalized after being brutally attacked by multiple classmates on the schoolbus for wearing a Trump hat to school. The family of the student, who has not been publicly identified, has now hired a lawyer and released a video of the attack. Earlier in the day, the student also had milk poured over his head. “I am sitting in the hospital with my 14 year old kid because he was just jumped by 8 black kids on the school bus, I guess that’s what happens when a kid wears a Trump hat to...
  • Bunnell Man Shoots Dog In Front of Its Teen Owners After Dog Had Mauled His Cat; No Charges

    12/11/2019 5:05:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 113 replies
    Flaglerlive ^ | 7 December, 2019 | Unknown
    Nickolas B. Monroe, a 26-year-old resident of Walnut Avenue in Bunnell’s Mondex neighborhood, shot and killed a dog Thursday (Dec. 5), firing at the animal in front of its owners, a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy. The teens had just asked permission from Monroe to look for their dog, a Great Pyrenees, who’d strayed onto Monroe’s property. The dog, according to Monroe, had previously gone onto his property many times and killed more than a dozen of his chickens, and his owners had been warned. The incident took place Thursday evening. James Smith, 59, a resident of Walnut Avenue...
  • Don't mess with a honey badger! Smaller animal ends up on top as it fights off jackal that tries to steal its food

    12/06/2019 1:26:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2019 | Isabella Nikolic
    This is the moment a fearless honey badger held its own in a vicious tug of war with a jackal for 30 minutes, and came out the victor. Astonishing images show the hungry duo battle it out over what appears to be a ground squirrel gripped in their jaws, each trying to tug the fresh kill away from the other's grasp. Following an epic skirmish, the exhausted black-backed jackal eventually gives in to its surprisingly ferocious and determined opponent - leaving the badger to enjoy its prize.
  • Trump Partners with Animal-Rights Wackos

    12/02/2019 6:00:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies ^ | December 2, 2019 | Humberto Fontoava
    President Trump signed a bipartisan bill on Monday that makes certain acts of animal cruelty a federal felony, saying it’s important for the nation to combat “heinous and sadistic acts of cruelty." The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) prohibits extreme acts of cruelty, including intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impalement, carried out against "living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles, or amphibians." “Aaaw isn’t this wonderfully heart-warming!” respond some amigos. “Especially as President Trump cited the hero military dog Conan during the signing ceremony!”Perhaps. But let’s look more closely at the issue—especially at some of this legislation’s most fervent sponsors:“The...
  • Lil Bub, Famous Internet Cat, Dead at 8

    12/02/2019 11:20:38 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 62 replies
    Pitchfork Media ^ | December 2 2019 | Amanda Wicks
    Internet-famous cat Lil Bub has died, as BrooklynVegan notes. “On the morning of Sunday, December 1 2019 we lost the purest, kindest, and most magical living force on our planet,” Bub’s “dude” Mike Bridavsky announced. “Bub was cheerful and full of love laying in our bed with us Saturday night, but unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her sleep.” Lil Bub was 8 years old.
  • Lincoln High School Students Terrorize Businesses and Residents on Brighton Beach Block (Brooklyn)

    11/27/2019 5:02:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies ^ | November 27, 2019 | KOUICHI SHIRAYANAGI
    For residents and storekeepers on one Neptune Avenue block between Ocean Parkway and Brighton 3rd Street, being close to Lincoln High School has been an unrelenting disaster. Massive groups of students, often high on marijuana, wreak chaos, and intimidate the neighborhood every school day, neighbors complain. The large groups of teenagers — often 60 kids or more — block entryways, dance on Dunkin’ Donuts tables, play dice games, and harass residents and store owners to the point that business owners say their commerce is interrupted and residents say it has become unsafe to leave their apartments.  Businesses Plan for Daily Chaos...
  • Teen violence on Chestnut Street has calls for nearby school to be moved

    11/23/2019 3:01:21 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    ABC News(WPVI Philly) ^ | 11/23/2019 | Annie McCormick
    More cases of teens behaving badly on Chestnut Street in Center City have surfaced causing some business owners to think a nearby school should be relocated. Giovanni's Bar and Grille, located near 16th and Chestnut, captured video of a teen kicking one of their customer's dogs then stealing the customer's food on November 2 around 6 p.m. It was a Saturday night, but restaurant owners recognize the kids from during the week and believe they attend one of the area schools. On Wednesday, a group of teens from Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter School brutally beat a driver who ran...
  • Foods you should avoid feeding your pet this Thanksgiving

    11/22/2019 2:24:32 PM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    WEAR-TV3 Pensacola ^ | by Jennifer Munoz Friday, November 22nd 2019
    Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, all the scents of Thanksgiving food will have your family rushing to the table, even your pets. Per owners may be feel tempted to treat their pets to some of the leftover but Dr. Michael Mongue with Pace Veterinary Clinic said you really will do more harm than good if you feed them human food. "Their physiology is different, a dog is not a small human or a regular size human and the way they digest food and their whole system is different than humans," said Dr. Mongue. Many of the foods we enjoy can...