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  • FL: Woman Arrested for Protecting Children from Water Moccasin

    10/20/2014 4:49:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Who would have thought that it would be illegal to defend children from a poisonous snake?  This is where the insanity of extreme gun restrictions have brought us.   In Florida, a mother was at a school event during a football practice session.  A water moccasin was discovered on the practice field, but attempts to kill it with sticks were not successful.  From newsherald.com: April Dawn DeMarco, 30, was arrested for discharging a .380-caliber handgun on the practice football field of Bay High School, 300 E. 15th St., during practice last week for the local Pop Warner football team. Demarco...
  • Dying Man Reunited with Beloved Dog Makes Complete Turnaround

    10/19/2014 1:30:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Jerry A. Kane
    Tail-wagging love really does conquer all: James Wathen, a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky, had stopped eating and had become weak and frail. His condition kept deteriorating, and he was barely able to talk. Wathen managed to whisper to a nurse his wish to see his dog, Bubba, just one more time. The 73-year-old hadnt seen his one-eyed Chihuahua with no bottom teeth since he arrived by ambulance at the Whitley County hospital six weeks earlier. One of our social workers realized it was mourning the loss of the dog that was making our patient even...
  • Anti-Semitism Claims Are Made Too Often

    10/18/2014 4:37:44 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 14 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 18 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    No-one doubts that there will be people who hate Jews. The most obvious example is devout and observant Muslims, who are commanded by their religion to do so. They are also ordered to hate Christians, but for some reason the latter injunction doesn't evoke even a fraction of the emotion inspired by the former, despite the fact that an infinitely higher number of Christians than Jews suffer the consequences of this today. Incidentally - this is not relevant to the rest of the article -, I've found what I consider a better way to distinguish between Muslims of various...
  • Details of Bear Spray/Handgun Defense case in Glacier Park

    10/16/2014 1:51:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 26 July, 2014, 57-year-old Brian D. Murphy defended himself against a charging grizzly in Glacier National Park. The case is interesting for a number of reasons. Two months after the attack, Murphy was charged with discharging a firearm in Glacier Park, a misdemeanor that carries a $500 fine. On 9 October, a motion to dismiss the charge was put forward by the U.S. Attorney's Office after Murphy's attorney said that they would raise the defense of self-defense. Judge Keith Strong granted the motion last Thursday. From missoulian.com: The U.S. Attorneys Office has dismissed the charge against 57-year-old Brian...
  • Escaped emu runs into Tustin traffic before returning home

    10/15/2014 7:52:55 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    OC Register ^ | October 14, 2014 | ALYSSA DURANTY and SCOTT SCHWEBKE
    TUSTIN A quiet, residential Old Towne street was greeted with an unfamiliar sight Tuesday morning after an emu escaped its home and ran into traffic before returning safely. Police officials responded to a call of a loose ostrich or emu around 11:25 a.m. in the 300 block of 6th Street.
  • 'Save Excalibur' fails: Madrid euthanizes Ebola patient's dog

    10/08/2014 12:50:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jacque Wilson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Madrid health authorities have put down Ebola patient Teresa Romero Ramos' dog, Excalibur, despite protests. The animal was sedated prior to euthanasia to avoid its suffering, the Health Ministry of Madrid said in a statement. More than 330,000 people had signed a petition on Change.org to save Excalibur. Ramos, a nurse's assistant, is in isolation after testing positive for the deadly Ebola virus earlier this week. Health authorities worried her dog may have also become infected. Which warrants the questions: Can dogs really get Ebola and spread it to humans? What about other animals? In Africa, Ebola infection "has been...
  • Panama, Dr. Smythe, and Grizzly Attack

    10/05/2014 5:22:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I spent nearly five years in Panama, working for the Army. It was a formative experience that forever shaped my life. I intend to visit Panama again someday. While there, I met and became friends with Dr. Nickolas D. Smythe. We had a number of conversations about science, biology, and research. I always have appreciated being around exceptionally smart people, and Dr. Smythe was one. I have lost track of him, and I hope that he is doing well. His research was centered around the domestication of the agouti. It was a very ambitious project, as the number of...
  • Stalking a Trophy Turkey in Wisconsin

    10/04/2014 3:06:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There were no wild turkeys in Wisconsin when I was growing up. They had been wiped out by the 1920s. The common wisdom was that they could not handle the winters in Northern Wisconsin, but they might be re-introduced into the Southern half of the State. The "common wisdom" was wrong. I took the above picture this morning, on the way to my parents former property, which now belongs to my Brother. He had stalked a trophy tom turkey there just 3 days before. Even though turkeys have become plentiful in Wisconsin, you are still required to apply for...
  • WY:Bear Spray v. Bullets: Flaws in the Studies

    10/03/2014 10:24:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Three recent cases of bear attack in Wyoming illustrate the flaws in studies purporting to show that bear spray is superior to firearms as a defense against bears. On September 20th, 2014 the following incident occurred. From county10.com: (Dubois, Wyo.) The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service both confirmed today that a third bear incident occurred this past weekend, on Saturday in northwestern Fremont County. In this incident, Lander Large Carnivore Specialist Brian DeBolt said a Grizzly bear was shot and killed in an act of self defense in the East...
  • [Graphic] Dogs kept in cramped cages and slaughtered for meals: The horrors of Vietnam's meat trade

    10/03/2014 4:23:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    Mirror ^ | October 2. 2014 | Nelufar Hedayat
    Reporter Nelufar Hedayat looks at the terrible conditions dogs are forced to live in just to keep the black market in dog meat supplied A shocking new TV documentary will reveal how hundreds pet dogs are being stolen every day in Vietnam for the lucrative dog meat trade. Unreported World shows disturbing evidence of how dogs are stolen, force-fed, kept in cramped cages and slaughtered for meals. Here, reporter Nelufar Hedayat exclusively reveals the horrors she witnessed. The smell of dog and filth permeated the whole room along with frantic, high-pitched barking from the hundreds of dogs crammed into the...
  • ME:Don't use your Shotgun as a Club... Unless you must

    10/02/2014 6:29:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a dramatic video from Maine, a neighbor uses his shotgun as a club to drive off Pitt bulls attacking a neighbors Basset hound. It is a bad idea to use your firearm as a club. The firearm may be damaged, and not operable when you need it. In the video, the man in the blue shirt (MIBS) is showing clubbing the attacking dogs with the shotgun, then shooting one of them. Link to video That is what is shown, until you look at the time stamps. When you check those, it is clear that the man in the...
  • Elderly Woman Mauled by Dogs, Deputies Say

    09/30/2014 8:42:01 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 10 replies
    WLOS.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | none
    ETOWAH, N.C. -- A 79-year-old woman is in the hospital after she says she was attacked by three dogs as she worked in her yard. According to deputies, the attack happened Friday morning, after the dogs' shock collars for their invisible fence failed.
  • CO: CCW Carrier Protects his Dog by Shooting Attacking Dog

    09/26/2014 5:17:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the story, it is clear that the dog that attacked was unsecured and in violation of the law. The family had been gently warned that their dog might escape. The CCW carrier's fears were realized, and he had to use deadly force to save his own, legally restrained, dog. The dog is referred to as a "lab" but it is clear that it is a mix of some kind. It was an adopted dog, so its ancestry is not certain. Most dogs are very territorial; it is not surprising that they will attack other dogs that they view...
  • Prayer Request for our 12 Year Old Golden Retrieve

    09/23/2014 7:04:55 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 47 replies
    9-23-2014 | Tnoldman
    I am requesting Prayers for our 12 year old Golden Retriever - LADY. Lady has been feeling bad the last few days - laying around, eating very little and finding places to be away from the family. She is a great pet and is loved by my wife and I and our Male Golden - Brody. Thank you FR friends.
  • Prayer request for Dexter, Mom

    09/23/2014 6:19:58 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 18 replies
    Hey all, September's been a difficult month. I lost my Gus on the 6th, almost 14. Had been nursing him through since December, last few months were pretty busy taking care of him. Anyway, his roomie Dex had been of food/water and I took him in and he's anemic. They sent the blood away to determine if the anemia is due to something acute, like internal bleed/ulcer , or more chronic anemia, like kidney/liver/bone marrow kind of issue. He's also a "senior" animal so all i really ask is that we can find out what the cause is so we...
  • Bear Hunt in Northern Wisconsin

    09/22/2014 7:29:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Bears in Northern Wisconsin The gun culture permeated the part of Wisconsin where I grew up. In that area and time, we did not think of it as a separate culture. The gun culture and the culture were one and the same. Guns and hunting were simply integral parts of everyday life. If a boy was not a hunter, he aspired to be one. There was considerable game, ruffed grouse, woodcock, rabbits, squirrel, ducks, geese, deer, mink, muskrats, raccoon, fox and ...bear. There were not very many bear. In my first 18 years, with nearly a decade spent wandering...
  • Princess, my favorite dog, died today

    09/22/2014 12:57:08 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 92 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 22, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Princess was eight years old and a wonderful companion. She had been declining, reviving and again declining for the past several months, despitesubstantialveterinaryattention. Last night she refused to eat or drink and died at about 10:30 thismorning. Princess is in the middle.Princess becamemy favorite of all our dogs, past and present. She was attentive to my needs and concerned about me.As I became increasingly infirm with age and had difficulty descending the two steps togo fromour house to my wife's separate but adjacent art studio to activate our internet connection,Princess noticedmy difficulty. She accompanied meto the steps andpositioned herself atmy...
  • Sharia is here whether we see it as a threat or not

    09/15/2014 8:49:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/15/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There isnt any nice way to say this so here goes: A Muslim skunk who owns a Subway sandwich shop denied entry to an American disabled veteran and his service dog. This lowlife piece of garbage, who came to our country from some third world pig sty, decided that our laws covering special treatment for our disabled citizens especially our disabled veterans, mean nothing to him. This creep actually said, I dont care, when a reporter asked the hateful punk if he knew about the regulation covering an exception for service animals in restaurants. This is a case of a...
  • Arpaio: Charge four with neglect in 21 dog deaths (includes Senator Flake's son)

    09/10/2014 7:30:24 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    Yourwestvalley.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) The four people responsible for 21 dogs who died at a Gilbert kennel three months ago should face felony charges for cruel animal neglect, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Tuesday. Arpaio said his office forwarded its investigation into the June 20 deaths at Green Acres Boarding Kennel to prosecutors for review.
  • 30 Reasons That Dog People Are Completely Crazy

    09/06/2014 2:30:08 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 75 replies
    Distractify ^ | Sept 4, 2014 | Averi Clements
  • Newly discovered dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus, takes title of largest terrestrial animal

    09/05/2014 8:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Speaking of Science ^ | September 4, 2014 | Meeri Kim
    Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of a new long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur that has taken the crown for largest terrestrial animal with a body mass that can be accurately determined. Measurements of bones from its hind leg and foreleg revealed that the animal was 65 tons, and still growing when it died in the Patagonian hills of Argentina about 77 million years ago. To put this in perspective, an African elephant is about five tons, T. rex is eight tons, Diplodocus is 18 tons, and a Boeing 737 is around 50 tons, said study author and paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara at...
  • NE: Woman, Gun, Dog, and Burglary Suspect

    09/05/2014 10:07:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It happened in Omaha, Nebraska early on Tuesday morning. Barb Haley was home alone, with her dog, Dozer. Her husband was traveling for work. She awoke to go to the restroom when Dozer ran out of the bedroom, barking. Barb found the garage door open and drawers that appeared as if someone had rifled through them. When she heard a crash, she retrieved her husband's pistol from the nightstand. If this is the correct timeline, it would have been better for her to retrieve the pistol when the Dozer alerted. It is not a good idea to leave an...
  • Hate Crime Suspect Blames Friends For "Anti-White" Central Park Attacks

    09/01/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Gothamist ^ | Sep 1, 2014 | Ben Yakas
    Yesterday, a man was arrested and charged with hate crimes for "anti-white" attacks in Central Park last week. Suspect Edward Fall, 20, was charged in two incidents in which he and a group of people allegedly shot pellet guns at white joggers in the park. Fall gave up two of his fellow attackers to police, and blamed them for shooting peopleand he also claims that they took bets on hitting targets. Fall told police that his buddies 21-year-old Antwan Ross and another friend he called "Hollywood," were responsible for shooting people in Central Park on August 17th and August 18th....
  • 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.Lets be honest, youd probably rather die than wake up tomorrow morning and find out youd turned into an animal. Dying, after all, is inevitable, and theres 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 ...
  • Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    08/23/2014 1:11:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    The Charlotte Observer. ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | The Associated Press
    MILLS, Wyo. A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours. According to an investigator's statement filed in Natrona County Circuit Court, Mills police officer Zachary Miller left the dog, a 10-year-old female black lab named Nyx, in his patrol car for over six hours July 9. "It's a tragedy," Mills Mayor Marrolyce Wilson said. The car was running, but the air conditioning was off and outside temperatures reached 86 degrees, KCWY News 13 reported (http://bit.ly/1tAzzhs). Miller, a four-year...
  • My dog Died Today

    08/22/2014 7:28:40 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 178 replies
    N/A | Today | Me
    I had my Australian Shepard put down today. Her name was Sidney, as in the city in Australia. She was 15 Years 3 months. She had had dementia for the last year or so. For the last year she hadn't been able to control her bowels. She could hold the pee, but number 2 just came when it was ready. Today when I got home, she couldn't stand up. Her back legs just wouldn't work. I took her outside and laid her in the nicest part of the grass. She looked peaceful as the wind blew her face. On the...
  • West Covina (CA) Police Officers Captured On Video Shooting Bean Bag At Barking Dog

    08/12/2014 10:06:53 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | August 12, 2014
    WEST COVINA (CBSLA.com) West Covina police say two barking dogs were out of control and a threat to children when officers used non-lethal force against them, but witnesses say otherwise. James Clark says he plans to file a formal complaint against two police officers who were captured on video using a bean-bag gun and a fire extinguisher on his two barking dogs.
  • German shepherd who chased bear away from his family surrendered to shelter

    08/11/2014 9:09:04 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 56 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Cheryl Hanna
    What a way to repay a loyal four-year-old German shepherd who protected his family by chasing a bear away; his reward - the family surrenders the dog to New York City Animal Care and Control citing allergies as the reason they are signing Duke's death sentence.
  • MO: Dog shot during home invasion

    08/06/2014 6:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I am surprised more dogs are not shot during home invasions. Maybe home invaders tend to invade homes without dogs. The reporting is tantalizingly vauge in this article from ksd.com: NewsChannel 5 has learned the intruder forced his way inside four-unit building and made his way up some stairs. The resident of the home fired five to seven shots. The suspect ran from the scene. The victim says he thinks he might recognize the suspect's voice but isn't certain. (snip) The victim was not injured. Authorities say a dog was shot and injured by the crossfire and ran away...
  • Tiger Attack: The Full Video & Behind the Attack!

    08/05/2014 3:46:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | Uploaded on Jul 23, 2010 | WildFilmsIndia
    This is THE famous Tiger Attack video! A tiger attacked forest rangers in Kaziranga National Park, in the north-east of India, in 2004. This is the story of what actually happened that day, including an Interview with forest ranger R. K. Das. You've seen this video on Google Video ever since Wilderness Films India Ltd. launched its content on the site, in December 2005. Due to widespread compromises to our IPR, we decided to withdraw the video from the internet. We're now back on the internet, with Youtube, and the world now gets to see our viral videos and other...
  • Prayers for Fredd

    08/03/2014 9:37:02 PM PDT · by freekitty · 45 replies
    Fredd | August 3, 2014 | freekitty
    Prayers for Fredd, canine companion of freeper ColdOne fractured his foot and is visiting the vet. Please say a prayer for Fredd. We are all hoping he will be just fine. Let us know, ColdOne how he is doing.
  • Illinois Police Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting Dog

    07/30/2014 7:56:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 29 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | July 29, 2014 | Karen Jordan
    A suburban Chicago police officer has been fired after the shooting death of a family dog that has outraged a small community. Witnesses say an officer from the Hometown Police Department shot and killed the dog in front of its owners. On Monday, Eyewitness News spoke with the family who lost their pet. Alexis Gamino loves animals, but is especially fond of her dog, Apollo, a 14-month old German shepherd-pit bull mix.
  • MI:Multiple Dog Attack Stopped by Gunfire. This one too Late.

    07/29/2014 3:54:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Michigan, two Cane Corsos, a large breed descended from Roman war dogs, attacked a jogger. A neighbor saw that the jogger was down with the dogs attacking him. He defended the attacked man with a .44 magnum, firing two shots, one in the air, the other at one of the dogs, grazing it. That stopped the attack. Later one of the dogs tried to return to the attack, but left when it saw the man with the gun. From freep.com: A man mowing his lawn waved at Sytsma, a 46-year-old Livonia man, who politely waved back....
  • The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs (and Why Mutts Are Better)(video only)

    07/29/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-29-2014 | CollegeHumor
    (language warning)Adam breaks down the awful truth about purebred dogs in the newest episode of Adam Ruins Everything. For more information, watch the BBC documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed, or check out the following sources: * Wikipedia: Purebred (Dogs) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purebred_(dog)* 100 Years of Breed Improvement - http://dogbehaviorscience.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/100-years-of-breed-improvement/* Wikipedia: Kennel Club - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennel_club* Wikipedia: Pedigree Dogs Exposed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedigree_Dogs_Exposed
  • Saudi Saves Dog that Fell Down a Well

    07/28/2014 9:13:42 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Liveleak ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ezzo89
    Video only. Many Muslims in fact love dogs and have their own. These two went through considerable effort including, apparently, stripping off a belt from their car engine, and also personal risk, to save this one. Which was not their dog!
  • Thank God for dogs

    07/27/2014 7:46:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/14 | Judi McLeod
    Ive never met a stray dog that I didnt want to take home. As a little girl, I felt the same way about kittens, which I dressed in my doll clothes. Kittens who escaped my doll prams dressed in bonnets and booties must have caused curiosity on long ago Halifax streets.
  • Gods Daybreak Comfort to Those in Despair

    07/25/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    Internet trolls out there wait for columns like this one. Feeling that inestimable sadness of the heart with all that is going on in our world, I went back out onto my deck just before sunrise yesterday morning to be there for Gods daily morning orchestra, the real Twitter: the spine tingling birdsong that announces the beginning of each and every day. In unison, the birds, like the angels of another realm so many long to someday see, join together in song to praise another dawn.
  • WI: Bats Fail: 70-Year-Old Uses Revolver to stop Pit Bull Attack

    07/24/2014 4:30:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 94 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dennis Williams, above, did not hesitate to intervene to save a man being attacked by three pit bulls. The event was reported on July 21, 2014, in Washington County, Wisconsin. Mr Williams is in his 70s. He heard screams for help outside his house and saw a man on the ground being viciously attacked by three Pit Bulls. He grabbed two baseball bats from his garage, and started hitting the animals with the bats. It wasn't enough. He retrieved a pistol, and started back toward the scene. The animals started advancing on him. He shot and killed one dog...
  • Champion racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II fails drug test (Heartbreaking News)

    07/23/2014 7:36:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Fox News
    One is not racing clean. A champion racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for morphine, a banned substance on race days in the United Kingdom. The British Horseracing Authority announced last week that tests on five horses under the care of various trainers showed the presence of morphine in their 'A' samples. Late Tuesday, Buckingham Palace said that one of the horses was the monarch's 5-year-old mare Estimate The Daily Telegraph reports that the horse will likely forfeit its second-place finish in the Gold Cup at Ascot this past June, as well as the prize money...
  • NBC Dateline - GUILTY of STEALING My Videos

    07/23/2014 6:21:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-23-2014 | TAOFLEDERMAUS
    "An old rat trap video of mine became a subject of a murder investigation and was presented on NBC Dateline. The only problem was they never got my permission to use my copyrighted content."
  • AK: .45 vs 9-Foot Brown Bear

    07/18/2014 5:47:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people claim that handguns are useless for protection against bears. Numerous examples have shown that this is a false notion. Handguns may not be ideal as defensive weapons for bears, but they can be effective. In a defensive situation, you have to use what is available. In this case, a homeowner in Alaska used a .45 against a brown bear that was trying to get into his house on July 7th of this year. He and his son were in the home. He had scared off the animal with some warning shots just three hours before....
  • What Ted Nugent offers to send to kids at the border may cause dilemma for liberals

    07/17/2014 3:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 16, 2014 | Michele Kirk
    How do you fault a guy for wanting to help feed the flurry of new house guests Democrats like Obama have dropped off in our homes? If you’re a bleeding-heart, anti-hunting liberal, you may have a conflict of interest, but fans were crystal clear about where they stood when rocker Ted Nugent made this offer on Twitter Wednesday: Ted Nugent ✔ @TedNugent sending tons of pure nutritious venison to the kids at the border 8:55 AM - 16 Jul 2014 306 Retweets 329 favorites Richbirdhunter @Richbirdhunter @TedNugent That's good send them home with a full belly 8:58 AM - 16...
  • [Video] Man rescues baby fox from can (2:03) [Caution: Cuteness overload]

    07/16/2014 6:55:27 AM PDT · by Maceman · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 24 2014 | Alex Zlobnev
    Full Headline is: Baby fox gets head stuck in can Video man rescues baby fox from can 496 kbps
  • Boy, 17, sentenced to 23 YEARS for fatally shooting a retired police dog

    07/12/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 52 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 11 July 2014 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to 23 years behind bars for fatally shooting a retired police dog during a burglary. Ivins Rosier was convicted in May for breaking into the Florida home of a trooper and shooting the officer's five-year-old German Shepherd two years ago. Drake, a former drug-sniffing dog, was euthanized five days later. Rosier, who was 16 at the time of the incident but tried as an adult, was sentenced on Friday on charges of animal cruelty, armed burglary and shooting into an occupied building.Palm Beach Post reported Circuit Judge Robin Rosenberg said she handed Rosier a...
  • Solstice went to the Rainbow Bridge

    06/28/2014 1:51:20 PM PDT · by 1_Rain_Drop · 91 replies
    "My name is Solstice and I am 7 days and three hours pain free." Solstice was a Majestic German Shepherd. He was mellow and just loved every one and every creature except for chickens. They scared the life out of him. I'd try to console him by telling him he ate their unborn chicks. He'd roll his eyes at me. Solstice loved to talk. He was always whining. I never stopped him from doing that because I knew that one day he will stop and I will miss hearing his voice. He loved his planet dog tennis ball. He was...
  • Cops Shot at Retreating Arthritic Dog Toward House Filled with Children: Business as Usual

    06/27/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT · by HammerT · 70 replies
    reason.com ^ | Jun. 27, 2014 | Brian Doherty
    More in contemporary policing practice keeping you and yours safe and sound, out of Mason County, West Virginia, reported in the Charleston Daily Mail:It starts with a bunch of police cars chasing a suspect in a car down a not-much-traveled rural road. A family dog goes to investigate when eight police officers and their dog in tactical gear emerge from the woods near the Sweat family home. Then: [Ginger Sweat's] 6-year-old Basset hound/beagle mix, Willy Pete, left the porch and made his way toward the troopers. The dog, she said, suffered from arthritis in his back legs and was not...
  • From Redskins,To Braves,Indians.What Next?Breeds Of Pets?Say Goodbye To "Shih-Tzu's"?

    06/26/2014 6:10:35 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 19 replies
    Well if "Redskins" is an offensive name,then why isn't Shih-Tzu's?Those poor dogs have to live with that "Curse-Word Name"for all of their lives.Who knows,by the end of the year,when the far left has changed the names of about 12 sports teams,they will eventually get to names of animal breeds.There must be at least one racially charged name for most household pet breeds.Like "Bitch"!So for those of you out there with a "Shih-Tzu" or a "Pussy-Cat",you may have to change your pets ID tag if they have their way come 2015.
  • Wind Turbines take terrible toll on animals

    06/24/2014 6:14:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/23/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Health issues such as sleep disturbance, sleep deprivation, dizziness, tinnitus, and constant headaches in humans have been ignored by the main stream media who is eager to promote "clean" solar and wind energy generation
  • Not a photoshop: White House signs promote selfie wall, lactation room [photo]

    06/23/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 23 | Staff
    Your eyes do not deceive you. Theyre real and theyre, well, uh. Hide your eyes.
  • Nearly 70% of Americans favor euthanasia

    06/22/2014 5:18:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 99 replies
    Red State ^ | June 20, 2014 | streiff
    When a person has a disease that cannot be cured, do you think doctors should be allowed by law to end the patients life by some painless means if the patient and his or her family request it? At first blush, the idea that a euthanasia should be allowed seems to follow a logic. If a person is suffering and wishes to end that suffering then who has the right to tell them no? It is their life, right? Only some troglodyte Bible thumper could possibly deny a person the simple mercy of ending their suffering. In this way it...