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  • Small Dogs: Companions on the Road to Extinction

    04/11/2014 7:51:03 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 47 replies
    As birth rates among young women plummet, small dog ownership has risen rapidly in America’s urban centers. America’s next generation of youngsters should be called “Generation Rex.”If you’re wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a big drop in the number of babies born to women ages 15 to 29 corresponds with a huge increase in the number of tiny...
  • Scientists look to create Problem-Free Cow with less emissions

    04/10/2014 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | April 9, 2014 | The Blog
    According to a fact sheet published by the White House late last month, part of the Obama Administration’s effort to curb greenhouse gases involves cutting “cow emissions.”The executive announcement has since boosted an interest in researching technology to accomplish the Administration’s environmental goals.The Financial Times reports that scientists now have a renewed interest in developing “a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks.”The Cow of the Future Project, directed by Juan Tricarico, is looking for a “star athlete” of the bovine world, says FT. He says the Administration’s latest environmental...
  • Politics matter even on the Senior dating scene

    04/10/2014 10:06:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/10/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Tentatively I accepted the call to enter the senior dating game, and at age 78, I accepted the invitation of a very nice, clean cut, 80s something gentleman to be his passenger on a trip to a goat farm. He, in ranking order, was from the Midwest, as opposed to the East; was single by death of his beloved wife of 60 years, rather than being a traveler of a divorced nature; and we both liked the activities of the Slow Food movement here in Florida. You see, we met at the first stop on the farm-to-fork tour of sustainable...
  • Latest Navy SEAL K9's Equipped with Live Camera, Kevlar Vest, and Night-Vision Goggles

    04/10/2014 6:29:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 April 2014 | reaganite Republican
    Cairo -pictured above- is (like most canine members of the eliteU.S. Navy SEALs)a BelgianMalinois...The breed is similar to a German Shepherd but a bit smaller/more compact -adult male cca 65 lbs- and is thereforeconsidered better for variousparachute jumping and rappelling operations with the USN's SEAL teams. This particular dog was the one who first entered the Abbottabad compound the night night that SEAL Team Six got Bin Laden. He even got to meet President Obama afterward, although it's doubtful the dog was impressed... these things can smell weakness a mile away- Like their human counterparts, the K9 SEALs are highly...
  • Bruno Undergoes More Surgery After Taking Turn for Worse (Wounded Anaheim PD Dog)

    04/02/2014 8:52:26 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 9 replies
    KTLA News ^ | April 2, 2014 | Tracy Bloom
    Bruno, the Anaheim police dog who was critically wounded after being shot while on duty nearly two weeks ago, has taken a serious turn for the worst and was undergoing surgery Wednesday morning, according to the Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, where he is being treated. Read more: http://ktla.com/2014/04/02/bruno-undergoes-more-surgery-after-taking-turn-for-worst/#ixzz2xkEozipA
  • Jurassic Park HERE NOW: UK Scientists Successfully Clone Dinosaur from Well-Preserved DNA Fragments

    03/31/2014 10:03:54 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    British scientists have announced that they have successfully clone a dinosaur, according to a spokesman from Liverpools Jon Moore University... Theyve cloned an Aparosaurus by extracting DNA from a well-preserved fossil, then injected it into a fertile ostrich womb. The dinosaur, nicknamed Spot is currently being incubated at the universitys College of Veterinary Medicine. Ostriches share a lot of genetic traits with dinosaurs, said Dr. Gerrard Jones, a biology professor at LJMU and the projects leading scientist. Their eggshell microstructures are almost identical to those of the Apatosaurus. Thats why the cloning worked so perfectly. Religious groups and animal rights...
  • WAR DOGS: Got Yer Back!

    03/25/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • "Barks for Bruno" Honor Anaheim (CA) Police Dog Wounded

    03/23/2014 8:19:41 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 6 replies
    Juan Fernandez ^ | March 23, 2014 | none
    It was called "Bark For Bruno" and many (dogs and humans) came out to support Bruno, the 7-year-old K9 officer shot and critically wounded Thursday.
  • Easy Smears of Political Opponents: An Example

    03/22/2014 5:13:29 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    A funny thing happened on the way to Facebook. A month ago I posted on my Facebook page Save the West a photo by the US Anti-Fur Society of a white fox about to be anally electrocuted for his fur. The fox had overgrown nails for lack of walking on solid grounds, having lived his life on wire cages. Animals farm-raised for fur are killed by gassing, neck-breaking, injection with poisons and anal electrocution so as not to damage their pelts. Wild fur-bearing animals are killed by clubbing and trapping, suffering agonising deaths. An otherwise sensible visitor of Save the...
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the 0404 News, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • Anaheim Officers Shoot, Kill Man Who Shot Police Dog Shot in Line of Duty

    03/20/2014 7:03:13 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 41 replies
    KNBC News LA ^ | March 20, 2014 | Christina Cocca
    Police shot and killed a man after he opened fire and struck a police dog in Anaheim Thursday, officials said. The incident began when probation officers were conducting a search in the 1120 block of Mayfair Avenue about 2 p.m., according to the Anaheim Police Department.
  • MI:Man Shoots Menacing Pit Bull

    03/20/2014 8:27:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dogs are a common and serious threat. In Michigan, the man faced a neighbor's pit bull. From cbslocal.com: The dog apparentlycharged at the man and each time he tried to retreat, it would lunge at him. The man told police he fired three warning shots into the air to try to scare the animal off and when that didnt work, he fired a single shot striking the dog on its left side. I had a similar situation happen a decade ago, with two large and loose dogs. Dogs will usually back down. I was alarmed enough to draw...
  • Obama Criminalizes Antique Dealers and Endangers Wild Elephants

    03/19/2014 1:07:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | March 19, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    From the mid-1800s on, hundreds of thousands of African elephants were slaughtered for their ivory. Their valuable ivory tusks, some weighing as much as 200 pounds each, were collected and the rest of the elephant was left to rot in the sun or for scavengers to feast on. The ivory was used for many things such as piano keys, to ladies combs to various ornate pieces of carved artwork. In some areas of Africa, elephants were hunted to extinction prompting many countries to pass laws on the import and sale of ivory from elephants. In 1975, the Convention on the...
  • San Francisco fire: Amid chaos, firefighters save dogs

    03/12/2014 9:06:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    SF Gate ^ | March 12, 2014 | Kevin Fagan and Vivian Ho
    As a five-alarm fire consumed an apartment building under construction in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, firefighters were able to save more than the nearby buildings. About six dogs were recovered from around the neighborhood and adjacent evacuated structures and taken to an American Red Cross truck on Third Street.
  • Good Dog! Rescued German Shepherd Saves Adopter from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    03/06/2014 7:13:51 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 29 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 6, 2014 | Don Ford
    A Novato mans dog obtained from a rescue organization is being credited with returning the favor by saving his life after he was overcome with carbon monoxide poisoning. Max, a 90-pound German Shepherd, seemed to know his owner, 80-year-old Jack Farrell was in serious trouble after a wall heater malfunctioned, filling their home with natural gas and carbon monoxide.
  • Mountain Lion in Fontana Kills German Shepherd(Southern CA)

    03/05/2014 8:03:55 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 5, 2014 | Adolfo Flores
    Authorities are searching for an aggressive mountain lion that killed a German shepherd in a Fontana backyard Wednesday and kept returning to the home despite being shot at by police. About 3:30 a.m. a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd, the Fontana police said in a statement. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-aggressive-mountain-lion-search-20140305,0,6377684.story#ixzz2v9UKdfWZ
  • More About Jesus

    03/05/2014 2:28:59 PM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski's Youtube Videos ^ | 3-5-2014 | Revski
    This video has three inspiring songs, instrumental - Shackled By A Heavy Burden, Someday Soon and Now Im On My Way To Heaven. This video is the one I wanted to be viewed. Thanks for putting up with me.
  • Pistol Defense Against Moose Attack

    03/01/2014 6:25:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 70 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this dramatic video, a snowmobiler is traveling along a remote snowmobile trail. A moose is blocking the trail, and the snowmobiler does everything they can to defuse the situation without bloodshed. They make considerable noise to warn the moose that they are there. Snowmobiles do not have a reverse, and the track is narrow and hemmed in by thick woods. To get off the snowmobile would make the snowmobiler much more vulnerable. In the deep, fluffy snow, he and or his machine are likely to bog down. Unknown to the viewer, a companion snowmobiler is coming up...
  • The Smile Ambassadors

    02/28/2014 9:53:35 AM PST · by abigkahuna · 7 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2014-02-28 | abigkahuna
    This is a shameless vanity. As this is the last day of February, I would like to offer my freshly published ebook for free to my fellow members of the forum. Please go to:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/413324 and use this download code to receive the book for FREE!: ZV87U The code is good until March 27. The story, while suitable for all humans, was written for children between the ages of 8-14. It is not political, or agenda driven story. Unless, one considers wholesomeness an agenda. All that is asked is that if you download the book and read it and like the...
  • Pro-Abortion Blogger: Killing Puppies is Horrific But Killing Babies is Heroic

    02/26/2014 2:08:16 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | February 26, 2014 | Jill Stanek
    <p>Jodi Jacobson is editor-in-chief of RH Reality Check, a pro-abortion website dedicated to safeguard sexual and reproductive health and rights against false attacks and misinformation.</p> <p>Jacobson has stated it is profoundly disrespectful to oppose late-term abortions, which she defines as at or after 24 weeks or in the third trimester.</p>
  • Stray Dog Hank Becomes Big Hit in Brewers' Camp

    02/23/2014 4:27:07 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 16 replies
    AP ^ | February 23, 2014 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    PHOENIX (AP) The most popular member of the Milwaukee Brewers at spring training is a rookie who comes with pedigree, an excellent clubhouse presence and good legs. Four legs, in fact. Along with a button nose and scruffy, white fur. Hank the dog may be the early lock for camp MVP Most Valuable Pet. "Yeah, he's making a pretty big impact, which I've got to say is pretty cool," pitcher Yovani Gallardo said. "It's getting a lot of attention, for sure. I think he likes it, too."
  • Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association {it is to lol}

    02/17/2014 10:58:06 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 19 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAYQyrsX1HM
  • The Heartwarming Story of A Boy and His Dog That You Just Have to See

    02/17/2014 7:29:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 16, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Not a Dry Eye Watching This Video: The Heartwarming Story of A Boy and His Dog That You Just Have to See A new short movie posted to YouTube Thursday showcases the love a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare medical condition and a three legged dog share and its almost guaranteed to melt your heart. The video, centered around Owen Howkins, who has Schwartz-Jamel syndrome, and the bond he shares with his three legged dog Haatchi, who was previously abused, has gone viral in just days. Since it was posted online, it has touched thousands and surpassed 300,000...
  • Elephants Painting Elephants - Suda... the Rembrandt of Painting

    02/15/2014 5:03:12 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 20 replies
    youtube.com ^ | September 10, 2011 | Vertigo1894
    This is a video of Suda the elephant painting a self-portrait. It is real. One of Suda's paintings sold for $25,000.
  • 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.
  • Dogs aren't the only ones that don't like the mail man

    01/29/2014 1:10:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    News96.5.com via you tube ^ | 1/29/2014 | Mark Starling
    Generally speaking, dogs are usually the animals that have the most trouble with mail man. But dogs aren't the only ones with adverse feelings...now cats have joined the game. The mail carrier in the video seems to be having way too much fun with the feline felon.
  • About 350 Snakes Found in Santa Ana (CA) Home

    01/29/2014 10:25:10 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 30 replies
    OC Register ^ | January 29, 2014 | Claudia Koerner and Alyssa Duranty
    SANTA ANA Police found about 350 pythons many of them dead at a home Tuesday morning. Officers served a search warrant at the house on the 2900 block of North Fernwood Drive around 7 a.m., said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. Police and animal control officers had been investigating the home since receiving complaints from neighbors about a smell, he added. Bill Buchman, a 52-year-old elementary school teacher, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony cruelty to animals, said Sondra Berg of the Santa Ana Police Department. Police said they believe Buchman...
  • President Obama's SOTO address shortened, unexpectedly [snark intended.]

    01/29/2014 8:53:35 AM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 29, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Breaking news from Germany necessitated the cancellation of most of President Obama's anxiously awaited bipartisan State of the Onion Address. President Obama hustled off stageAccording to an article titled Flatulent cows start fire at German dairy farm - police, BERLIN (Reuters) - Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed on Monday, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said. High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, then "a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames," the...
  • Curious cat peers over bed

    01/27/2014 6:35:21 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Almost human expression on cat's face as it peers over the bed
  • Woman Killed Healthy Dog Because She Didn't Want Anyone Else To Own Him

    01/23/2014 8:53:23 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 38 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | January 22, 2014 | Jonathan Wolfe
    Humans love owning pets. But life gets in the way sometimes and, sadly, we have to give our furry friends up to someone who can take better care of them. Though its tough, its the right thing to do. Florida woman Shelley Bezanson isnt concerned about doing the right thing. Bezanson, 28, lives in an apartment in Osprey, Florida. Her landlord recently told her that dogs were prohibited in her apartment and that she would be evicted if she didnt get rid of Diamond, her pit bull mix. Rather than give Diamond to a local rescue shelter that would find...
  • Porcupine doesn't like to share - Video

    01/15/2014 4:39:45 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    Selfish, covetous and greedy porcupine won't share his corn
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Now Has a SWAT Team (Is the militarization of police finally complete?)

    01/11/2014 5:20:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Dallas Observer's Unfair Park Blog ^ | January 10, 2014 | Brantley Hargrove
    The man in the photo to the left isn't a Ranger in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. He's a Texas game warden, kitted out to check your deer tags or lead a paramilitary, kick-the-door-in assault on your tent. The militarization of every possible law enforcement entity in America is complete: Texas Parks and Wildlife now has a SWAT team. The 25-man unit can deploy anywhere in the state within four hours, TPWD boasts, and is modeled after what military types call a "force multiplier," which basically means that these guys can shoot a bunch of bullets. At what, you ask? In this...
  • Man Feeding Herd of Friendly Deer at His Colorado Home

    01/04/2014 1:25:48 PM PST · by albasun · 58 replies
    albasun ^ | 04.01.2014 | Matthew Lee Chegwidden
    Matthew Lee Chegwidden feeds a deer herd at his house in Divide, Colorado. The deer are so friendly, they come up to the man like hes some sort or Santa Claus or Mr. Snow White. Amazing! read mroe at albasun.com ///
  • North Korean Execution Method Sparks Controversy

    01/03/2014 10:41:27 PM PST · by John Semmens · 38 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    Reports that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un had his uncle Jang Song Thaek executed by feeding him to a pack of 120 ravenous dogs was met with mixed reactions in the US. On the one hand, some environmental activists expressed relief that the traditional bullet-to-the-back-of-the-head method previously used by North Korea had been avoided. Lead shot is a major factor in environmental pollution, said Global Advocates for Environmental Awareness spokesperson, Laura Looney. Granted, the absolute impact of one bullet is tiny. However, the turn toward a more organic method of disposal of unwanted criminals is a powerful symbolic statement...
  • KJU Had 'Scum' Uncle (+ 5 Aides) EATEN ALIVE by 120 Wild Dogs- in Front of 300 Party Officials!

    01/03/2014 7:35:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    There's even an old Korean name for such an 'execution by dogs' -quan jue-so I reckon it's not the first time it's happened over yonder. Yet if the ruthlessly swift arrest and conviction of the Norks' #2 shocked you last month, the execution method now said to have been employed is unlikely to make you feel any better about it: despite the fact that his uncle Jang Song Thaek wasn't the nicest guy in the world, it's hard to imagine anyone deserving to be stripped naked and torn to ribbons by a pack of 120 vicious dogs... who had...
  • The Cat Who Slaps Gators

    01/02/2014 6:40:53 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    You Tube via Animal Planet ^ | Jul 18, 2012 | You Tube via Animal Planet
    This feline stares down gators and slaps them in the face for good measure.
  • Are You Ready for the 22-Foot tall German Shepherd?

    12/28/2013 9:36:21 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 15 replies
    culturemap Houston ^ | 12.28.2013 | Shelby Hodge
    When the floats begin rolling down the streets of Pasadena, Calif., on New Year's Day, K9s4COPS will be among the 45 entries in the 125th annual Rose Parade. It will be the only Texas non-profit represented along the 5.5 mile course. The coup was the brainchild of K9s4COPS founder Kristi Schiller, who felt that the parade with an estimated one billion viewers would be an effective way to expand the K9 audience nationally and internationally. Financed through private donations, the float featuring a larger-than-life German shepherd is designed by Tim Estes, owner of Fiesta Parade Floats. That company has won...
  • Smart cat closes the box like a human

    12/24/2013 7:34:12 PM PST · by albasun · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 24.12.2013 | altin
    useful cat
  • Tahoe Couple Gets Death Threats After Bear Is Captured And Euthanized

    12/23/2013 8:20:56 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    sanfranciscolocal.cbslocal.com ^ | 12/21/2013 | unknown
    INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (CBS/AP) A Lake Tahoe couple filed a police report saying they received numerous death threats and harassing messages after reporting problems with a black bear that was captured and euthanized by Nevada wildlife officials. Richard and Adrienne Evans of Incline Village filed the report with the Washoe County Sheriffs Office on Thursday, the same day the bear was killed.
  • Buffalo Throws Lion into Air to save His Friend Being EATEN by Lions

    12/15/2013 12:28:47 PM PST · by albasun · 32 replies
    Albasun ^ | 15/12/2013 | Azir Jusufi
    A lion gets thrown into the air by a buffalo bull trying to save his friend from Being EATEN by Lions. The amazing footage was filmed by Ian Matheson and his son Oliver in the Mjejane Reserve, on the border of Kruger National Park in South Africa. read more & video
  • It's Just Like Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. For Realsies.

    12/09/2013 9:27:28 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | December 9, 2013
    A nice Christmas season story. A woman was jogging in Virginia a few days ago when all of a sudden a deer flew towards her out of the sky and ran her over. You have to wonder if just for a moment that lady was like, "Wow. It's all true. Santa's reindeer are totally real and I must be on the really naughty list." Now, the unfortunate truth is that some dude hit the deer on the parkway and the deer flew off the dude's bumper onto the lady. But just for one second you'd have to think that girl...
  • In Memory of Our Girlie Dog Shadow, Revised slightly

    12/06/2013 7:48:15 AM PST · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 6, 2013 | Dan Miller
    This is a repeat of earlier posts about the loss of our best friend, Shadow. It's been seven years. We continue to miss her greatly and always will. Shadow Baby Shadow Shadow was a beautiful, intelligent and playful Akita. We named her Shadow because she followed us like a shadow. We bought her as a young pup and, like most young pups, she enjoyed chewing on furniture and otherwise being mischievous to show her displeasure when we left her alone for a few hours. Shadow greets Sizler As she matured, Shadow taught our other pups and young horses how to...
  • ANTI-HUNTERS GO NUTS: Hysteria Ensues as Huntress Posts Pic of Her Lion Hunt

    11/24/2013 4:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    cashdaily ^ | November 24, 2013 | Doug Giles
    If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting. - Aristotle Last week the animal right activists went into full doofus mode when the happy huntress, Melissa Bachman, posted pics on Facebook and Twitter of a lion she shot on her recent safari to South Africa. Being the most unhinged bipeds sucking air right now on Gods green earth, the anti-hunting lunatics, in a full-on hissy fit, demanded that Bachman be banned from South Africa for legally hunting a lion and stimulating their needy economy. In addition, they...
  • Oregon Farmers May Go to Prison for Raw Milk Ads

    11/22/2013 9:11:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 22, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    There is no free speech when it comes to advertising raw milk products in Oregon. In fact, those who violate this lawmay face possible jail time. Most states in the country have significant restrictions on the sale of raw milk, and at first glance, Oregon's seem like some of the less extreme ones. Sales are outright illegal in 20 states, and though Oregon does not allow the retail sale of raw milk, it does allow small organic dairies with three cows or fewer, only two of which can be lactating at any given time to sell their product...
  • Christianity and Animal Welfare

    11/20/2013 7:19:50 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 28 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    After Support for Christianity Should Not Alienate People, How Christian Charity Developed Western Ethics, Hospitals, Schools and Slavery, Colonialism and Christianity, I've arrived at the fourth installment of my replies to common contemporarycriticisms of Christianity. The issue of how animals are considered is of particular ethical importance so, if I really believed that Christianity debases the moral status of animals, I would not support it. About the issue of treatment of animals, my reader Tony says: I cannot see how you, as a vegan, can support the Bible: the treatment of animals in the Bible is appalling, and I...
  • Cat is Cat (no matter how big)

    11/17/2013 1:37:22 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    National Geographic Twitter ^ | 16 November 2013 | National Geographic Twitter
  • Islamic Dog Hatred & Animal Rights Activists Silence

    11/12/2013 2:50:25 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri [Note: in the video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, two German Shepherd dogs are attacked and pelted with bricks by Muslims in a street ofCasablanca, Morocco.] In the UK a Muslim taxi driver recently refused to give a lift to a disabled woman's dog, alleging that it broke the rules of Ramadan. Despite the fact that by law no taxi driver can refuse to carry a disabled passenger or assistance animal unless he is medically exempt, the man has not lost his taxi licence...
  • Mouse vs. Cracker

    10/30/2013 9:59:38 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Live leak ^ | Oct 30, 2013 | skinner
    Video link only. There is at least one lesson to be learned from this little guy.
  • AZ: Another set of Dog Related Killings

    10/29/2013 9:52:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This Ithaca pump shotgun is typical of the tens of millions used for home defense and hunting in the United States every year A troubled Phoenix man shot and killed a family of four on Saturday, the 26th of October, in a case that is reminiscent of the Peach House Gunfight of last year in Texas. That case also involved a disagreement about dogs. A couple was killed, but a neighbor made a long range pistol shot that stopped the killer as he was firing at a police officer. In the Arizona case, the armed neighbor did not open his...
  • Indonesia politician ... banning monkey business

    10/28/2013 11:10:45 PM PDT · by TexGrill
    Reuters ^ | 10/28/2013 | Kanupriya Kapoor
    (Reuters) - On the congested streets of Indonesia's capital, chained monkeys are a surreal sideshow. Some ride tiny bicycles wearing baby doll masks or shake people's hands for small change. Not for much longer. Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has banned all such entertainment, reinforcing his image as a can-do politician cleaning up one of Asia's most frenetic cities ahead of presidential elections next year in which voters expect him to run. Widodo has criticized the shows as animal abuse and an unwelcome distraction for motorists who slow their cars to gawk at macaques outfitted in skirts, cowboy hats or plastic...