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  • MT: Bear Spray Failure or Bear Spray Success?

    10/24/2016 6:42:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another grizzly bear attack in Montana.  A man was mauled. It sounds like he sprayed the bear with pepper spray while being mauled, but that is a bit unclear. From The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports a man suffered bites to the head, shoulder and wrist after being attacked by a grizzly bear north of Whitefish on Sunday. (snip) He was able to use pepper spray against the bear during the attack, which caused the bear to flee back toward the direction from where it charged. It is possible that the dogs were part of...
  • Riding strong B Troop wins big at National Cavalry Competition

    10/23/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Four members of B Troop — representing Fort Huachuca’s 1880s historic soldiers on horseback — returned from the National Cavalry Competition at Fort Reno, Okla., last month with top honors. “We cleaned house,” smiled Martina Peters, who has been a B Troop member for 12 years. “For a small group of all-volunteers, we did exceptionally well,” she added. B Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment (Memorial), with Chris Zimmerman as program coordinator, came home with the Best Cavalry Unit honors, as well as the coveted Major Howze award, a mobility test consisting of a mock saber charge. The group...
  • Debunking the "8% forgot to take off the safety" in Bear Attacks Myth

    10/21/2016 9:29:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 70 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    If you have been reading about defensive uses of firearms against bears, you have likely read that bear spray is more effective than firearms, and that a large percentage of people faced with bear attacks failed to disengage the safety.  Both are based on a highly flawed study. In a discussion at The Truth About Guns, a commenter, writing about the subject thought that a high percentage, maybe 20%, of defenders, failed to take off the safety.  The commenter did some research, found the study by Tom Smith and Stephen Herroro and others, and corrected the number to "8...
  • Meet the ‘courtroom dogs’ who help child crime victims tell their stories

    10/21/2016 12:29:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Getting child crime victims to open up is never easy for investigators and asking them to tell their stories to a jury can be brutally traumatizing. To help these kids overcome their fears, some courtrooms across the country are employing comfort dogs, canine companions who take the stand alongside them to calm and bolster their spirits. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.
  • Bear Spray Failure in Montana (video)

    10/11/2016 3:30:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another documented bear spray failure.  In this case the victim chose to use bear spray instead of the pistol he had with him.  It is an interesting contrast with Kim Woodman, who was also charged by a sow grizzly with cubs.  Kim had a 10 mm pistol, a Glock model 20.  He stopped the charging grizzly at almost contact distance. Kim only had 30 yards to react.  Todd says the grizzly charged him from 80 yards off. Link to video From Todd's facebook post:  I yelled a number of times so she knew I was human and would hopefully...
  • Yes Jesus Loves Me

    10/11/2016 1:52:58 AM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 10/11/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Instrumental, Jesus Loves Me, Till We Meet Again, with sing along lyrics. This video was arranged with our pets, my wife & scenic animation.
  • A History of Hunting Dogs

    10/03/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/3/2016 | S Morstan
    Dogs and humans have a long history of friendship, and hunting has been one of the main reasons people have bred dogs over the centuries. There are ancient cave paintings depicting stories of dogs walking alongside man. The story goes back 20,000 years to the time of pre-agricultural hunter-gatherers. As far back as 12,000 years ago, there's evidence of dogs used for hunting, guarding and hauling weight. In most every culture, dogs have played a longstanding and important role. The ancient Chinese kept dogs as companions and for hunting. In Egypt, dogs held great cultural significance and were often mummified...
  • 60 Dogs, 11 Cats Seized From Hoarding Situation In Antelope Valley (59 German Shepherds)

    10/01/2016 10:25:16 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    Santa Clarita News ^ | 9/29/2016 | Melissa Lampert
    After 60 dogs and 11 cats were seized from a hoarding situation in the Antelope Valley last week, the neglected animals were taken to a number of Department of Animal Care and Control shelters across Los Angeles County, including the Castaic Shelter. Despite reports circulating on social media that 160 German shepherds had been confiscated, a department official confirmed Thursday that a total of 60 dogs were seized — 59 German shepherds and a French bulldog — in addition to 11 cats, two peacocks and several chickens.
  • Feds Steal 100 Million Acres of Alaska During Summer of 2016

    09/27/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 26, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Every US state has a motto. Some are interesting, like “Live Free of Die,” in New Hampshire, and some are sadly truthful, like, “Our Government is Vampiric” in Massachusetts. Just kidding. It’s more along the lines of “We’ll Tax You to Death,” or something like that. Anyway, some, like the motto for the 49th state, Alaska, are very upbeat and offer a sense of adventure. In Alaska, politicians tell us to look, “North, to The Future.” But, a shocking move by the federal government might inspire Alaskans to change their motto to, “Our Land Is Being Stolen By The Feds!”...
  • Rare white lions, tigers born in private Polish zoo

    09/22/2016 9:23:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | Sept 23 2016 | AFP/ABC
    Three rare white tigers have been born at a Polish zoo, just days after the private facility welcomed another rare litter of four white lion cubs.
  • Snakes in the grass on the campaign trail

    09/20/2016 6:32:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    My unexpected encounter with a live snake lying in wait a few feet from where I was working inside the house, reminds me of what lies on the road to Election 2016. Shrieks to be heard coming from Lake Huron country yesterday morning were mine and not Hillary’s. My little dog Yankee tipped me off to its presence by trying to growl it away, and while someone else was getting rid of it, I was already out on the deck leading from the room where it was found, shivering and shaking. It was only a garter snake, and a little...
  • Day in Autumn (Florida)

    09/14/2016 1:46:37 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/14/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    A few of our memories, pets. The last pictorial, my wife, swinging on that back yard swing with the rooster R. I. Red, at her right side.
  • Young Hunters Score in Yuma Dove Hunt

    09/12/2016 6:03:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 Sept, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mason and Joe after a successful day's hunt. As many have learned, teaching a skill can be more enjoyable than exercising it. Last year I took Joe hunting, and he shot his first doves.  In between seasons, I taught him to drive.  This year I asked if he wanted to go hunting again, and he did.  He asked if he could bring a friend, Mason.  Mason had already been dove hunting, he said.  After a few questions, I agreed.  Mason is 16.  The boys were up and ready at 05:30, as I had asked.  It was gratifying to see...
  • Exclusive: 10mm Bear Defense; Interview with Shooter (some video)

    08/31/2016 5:32:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Kim Woodman, dressed as he was when attacked by the brown bear on Humpy Creek (courtesy Kim Woodman) Video from Kim Woodman On 29 July, 2016, about 4 p.m. Kim Woodman was attacked by a sow brown bear at Humpy Creek. Kim had a Glock model 20 10 mm pistol with him.  He was able to stop the attack by shooting the bear as it charged at him.  While backing away from the charging bear, Kim tripped and fell backward.  He instinctively attempted to fend off the bear with his foot, while he concentrated on firing the shots that...
  • Dogs prefer belly rubs over treats

    08/29/2016 3:37:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    AOL News Lifestyle ^ | August 16, 2016 | Sean Dowling, Buzz60
    When it comes to dogs, do you think they prefer a nice belly rub or a delicious treat? While the dog from the Beggin' Strips commercial is always thrilled about devouring his treat, chances are he actually would have preferred a nice pat on the head, according to new research. Scientists at Emory University wanted to see if dogs value human companionship more than food. This led them to conduct brain scans of 15 dogs while presenting objects paired with rewards. For example, after the dogs were shown a toy car, their owners would praise them....
  • FL: Man Shoots Large Gator near Horses; Gator Attacks, Shooter Charged

    08/27/2016 5:33:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from Sumter County Sheriff's Office About 6:30 p.m. on June 21, 2016, a 8.5-9 foot, 300 lb alligator was discovered near some agitated horses that belonged to Reginald Blanton, 74 years old. Blanton shot the reptile with a 9mm handgun, reportedly hitting it two or three times.  Where he hit it is not clear, but the shots would likely have been  mortal, because the alligator was still there, lying in the grass, when the authorities "euthanized it". While the story is two months old, there are important lessons to learn. After the shots, Blanton's stepson, Jack Hildreth, 58,...
  • AZ: Gun for Hire

    08/26/2016 5:31:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Driving to the Ranch through the Mohawk valley, east of Yuma, I noticed the gentleman pictured above.  I stopped to take his picture and determine his business. You can see that the soil in this area is a fluffy loam.  It is highly productive, irrigated by Colorado River water.  This area near Yuma is some of the most productive agricultural land in the United States and in the world. Leo did not mind having his picture taken.  I asked him if he were guarding the field from birds that would eat the seeds.  No, he said, ground squirrels. He...
  • AK: Hiker Stops Charging Brown Bear at 6 Feet with 10mm Pistol

    08/18/2016 5:05:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 89 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10mm is becoming increasingly popular as a wilderness defense gun in Alaska.  Fully loaded it is as light, and a bit more powerful than a loaded, small frame .357 magnum. The Glock 20 holds 15 rounds versus five or six for a .44 or .41 magnum revolver.  In this case near Homer, Alaska, on the Kenai peninsula, it did the job in stopping a charging brown bear sow. It happened on 29 July, 2016, a Monday afternoon about 4 p.m.  From A Homer man shot and killed a charging sow brown bear at Humpy Creek last Friday....
  • BREAKING: K9 Kina Found Alive With Bullet Wounds

    08/12/2016 6:43:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | August 12, 2016 | Officer Blue
    Sebastian County, Arkansas – Greenwood Police K9 Kina has been missing since she was shot in the back of a patrol car on Wednesday. Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper was murdered in the same incident. Billy Jones opened fire on officers who were responding to a family disturbance call. Deputy Cooper was murdered when Jones in the shooting. Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells was also shot, but only received a grazing head wound.
  • Flight Attendant Adopts the Street Dog Who Never Stopped Waiting for Her

    08/08/2016 9:09:57 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 28 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | 8/8/2016 | Melanie
    Olivia Sievers, a flight attendant from Germany, often travels to Argentina for work. She came across a street dog outside of the hotel she was staying at one time, and gave him a little love. He didn’t forget her, and when she arrived at the hotel during her next trip, he was there waiting for her. She knew they were meant to be together, and before long she made arrangements to bring him home with her for good. She came across the dog while walking around near her hotel in Buenos Aires. Olivia gave him some food and played with...
  • Close to Home DGU; .45 Revolver and Dog

    07/26/2016 4:37:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A friend of mine had a Defensive Gun Use (DGU) a few days ago. He had parked a bike near the front door, cable locked to a metal chair. It is a decent cable lock. The dog started alerting at the door, in the middle of day, during the week.  There was no knock or doorbell. My friend keeps odd hours. My friend accessed his house gun, a S&W N frame model 28, that had been converted to .45 ACP.  The security door was locked.  He opened the inside door with his left hand, the .45 revolver in his...
  • I Think My Dog's a Democrat Bryan Lewis Official Video .

    07/24/2016 9:46:03 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 14 replies
    uuuuu't-uuuuubbeh ^ | May 5, 2016 | Bryan Lewis
    Published on May 5, 2016 I Think My Dog's a Democrat Music Video Bryan Lewis Hilarious or should we say "Hillaryous" Buy single on iTunes Category Entertainment License Standard YouTube License
  • Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform

    07/24/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2016 | Neil Siefring
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) convened a needed Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens as part of his legislative agenda, "A Better Way." The Speaker and his colleagues who worked on the task force have rightly identified the massive regulatory burden imposed by federal bureaucrats as an obstacle to economic growth and a distortion of our constitutional form of government. That is why it is baffling that Ryan has failed to bring regulatory reform legislation that recently passed the Senate to the floor of the House for a vote. The tale is one of catfish and courage. The catfish you...
  • Regulators Vow Revenge Against States for Opposing Federal Land Grab

    07/24/2016 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    On Tuesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally announced the removal of the lesser prairie chicken from the endangered species protection list. They did not take this step voluntarily; FWS lost a court case last year which ordered the agency to remove the bird from the list. However, even as they complied with the court’s order, the FWS issued a threat that the agency’s land grab under the guise of conservation was not over. In the words of Director Dan Ashe, “Responding to this court ruling by removing the bird from the Federal List does not mean we are...
  • Islamist Cleric Attacks Pokemon-Go

    07/19/2016 8:23:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Islamist Cleric Attacks Pokemon-Go ^ | July 19, 2016 | The Common Constitutionalist
    This year, February 27, Pokémon (pocket monster) turned 20. It was created by Japanese game designer Satoshi Tajiri for Nintendo as a video game for the old Gameboy handheld video game platform. My sons still own theirs. It was introduced to the United States in 1998. Nintendo was quick to capitalize on its popularity. The video game soon spawned a celebrated trading card game, books, movies and a television series. The tag line of Pokémon is: “Gotta Catch Em All.” Since then, at least a few of the Pokémon characters have gained international recognition. One of the most recognized characters,...
  • (Vanity) Prayers requested from animal lovers

    07/16/2016 6:32:26 PM PDT · by LostInBayport · 77 replies
    This is my very first vanity after nearly twelve years on FR. I just want to ask other animal lovers to say a prayer for my cat. I am not normally one to ask for help, but I am stressed out. She is sixteen and over the past week has been going through some bad stuff that came on rather suddenly. I won't go into the details but you might consider buying stock in paper towels and cleaning supplies. The doctors have eliminated everything and seem to think it is a bleeding stomach ulcer. She came home today but I...
  • If Bill Clinton had a sex change operation and changed his name could he run as Hillary's VP?

    07/13/2016 5:47:16 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 23 replies
    Bizarre Mind ^ | 7/13/14 | Rebelbase
    I need a drink.
  • David Cameron Gets Hustled Out of Downing Street, but the Cat Stays

    07/12/2016 11:56:37 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | JULY 12, 2016 | DAN BILEFSKY
    LONDON — The cat can stay. The only member of the household on Downing Street to be spared the indignity of one of the fastest political transitions in recent memory will be Larry the Cat, a tabby who holds the title of chief mouser to the cabinet office. The sudden victory of Theresa May, Britain’s home secretary, in the Conservative Party’s leadership contest on Monday put Prime Minister David Cameron in the unenviable position of having to vacate his residence in about 48 hours. A large blue moving van pulled up on Downing Street on Tuesday to retrieve the Cameron...
  • Irvine Company to Quadriplegic: Get Rid of Companion Dog, or Get Evicted (CA)

    07/07/2016 7:35:05 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 17 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | July 7, 2-16 | Mary Carreon
    Last year, two Irvine Company apartment-complex tenants filed lawsuits against the OC-based real estate development enterprise and its apartment affiliate for discriminating against them for needing emotional-support animals. In December of 2015 the Irvine Co. settled with the tenants for $175,000 each. You’d think they would have learned their lesson after forking out over $350,000 plus the plaintiffs' legal fees. But Michael O’Loughlin’s recent experience at Woodbridge Villas suggests otherwise. When he was 27, O’Loughlin fell and broke his neck in a hiking accident in Hawaii. A quadriplegic, he now relies heavily on caretakers and nurses to help with everyday...
  • Animal Abuse Exemplifies Palestinian Character

    07/06/2016 12:48:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 7/4/2016, 8:07 PM | William A. Levinson
    While animal abuse is a problem in almost every country on earth, it is socially acceptable in very few. Militant “Islamic” countries such as Iran, where dogs are injected with acid, and China come to mind. In contrast, Internet vigilantes are now posting, in contravention of UK law regarding public identification of teenage offenders, the identities of teenagers who tortured a puppy. My personal opinion is that these individuals deserve to be shamed in public and never allowed to own any kind of pet. In contrast, I just saw a video on Facebook in which a young Palestinian child, with...
  • Dogs Are A Great Source Of Comfort After A Tragedy — Here's Why

    07/04/2016 4:47:27 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    BI ^ | 7-4-2016 | Simone M. Scully
    Simone ScullyJuly 4, 2016On the Monday after the Orlando mass shooting, 12 specially trained golden retrievers arrived in Florida to do what they do best: provide comfort. The dogs are part of the K-9 Comfort Dog Team, a program run by the Lutheran Church Charities that now has 130 dogs in 23 states across the country. The dogs — all golden retrievers — deploy as part of the organization's disaster response team. Each dog was picked as a puppy because of its calm demeanor, and each one was trained to be gentle, comforting, and affectionate. They all do this without...
  • Supreme Court of Texas Rules on “Ferae Naturae” Doctrine

    07/01/2016 8:23:47 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies ^ | 6/30/2016 | Josh Blackman
    The Supreme Court of Texas, per Chief Justice Hecht, issued a fascinating opinion applying the “Ferae Naturae” doctrine to the question of whether an employer is liable under the FELA when an employee contracts West Nile Virus from a mosquito. For those of you who don’t remember, or weren’t paying attention in Property, ferrae naturae refers to a wild animal–as opposed to a domesticated animal. This distinction at common law was critical with respect to the rule of capture. Here is the canonical holding from the majority opinion in Pierson v. Post: We are the more readily inclined to confine...
  • Long Beach (CA) Police Dog Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    06/28/2016 2:05:24 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 38 replies ^ | 6/28/2016 | CINDY VON QUEDNOW AND SARA WELCH
    A police dog died after an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach Tuesday morning, officials said. Long Beach police officers were in the 2800 block of East 15th Street about 9 a.m. investigating a man wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon case. Police surrounded an apartment complex in the area and a shooting occurred, police spokeswoman Sgt. Cynthia Arrona said.
  • Horrifying Massacre Of Dozens of U.S. K9 Trained Bomb-sniffing Dogs Massacred By Muslims In Kuwait

    06/25/2016 10:35:38 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 40 replies ^ | June 25, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    St. Francis once said: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” This is the case every time. When someone is cruel to animals, they are cruel to human beings. In fact, Christianity is the best for the care of animals. Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. While several news agencies reported the story, they fail to also report that...
  • I Think My Dog's a Democrat

    06/24/2016 6:04:50 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5 May 2016 | Brian Lewis
    No thread. This is a YouTube video so folks can smile, just a little.
  • Vanity...Prayers for my dog Fredd.

    06/23/2016 10:13:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 6/23/16 | Coldone
    My dog Fredd was mauled by 6 hog hunting dogs earlier today. The mobile vet was only a hour away and took him right away. 8 stiches. 7 wounds. I was bitten too. I am fine. He is resting now on his bed. The dogs were not supposed to be out of the pens. I will post more info later. I thank goodness people were around when it happened....Pulled the dogs off of him. would have killed him if no one else around.
  • Security company claims 24 working dogs culled for medical reasons (caution: graphic photo)

    06/22/2016 7:46:58 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies ^ | 6/22/2016 | Penny Eims
    Shocking photos of dead dogs sprawled on a floor sparked outrage over the weekend after they began circulating on social media. According to the Express U.K., the photos of the dead dogs accompanied news that the dogs had been killed in Kuwait after a securities contractor lost a contract. According to the Arab Times, a person who works for the securities company has dismissed claims that the dogs were killed out of revenge because of the lost contract and failure to pay workers their wages. The person, who provided information anonymously, declared that "falsehoods were being spread online." The individual...
  • Man facing animal abuse charges after dog dies (Sheriff Joe Arpaio)

    06/21/2016 7:47:18 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 6 replies ^ | 6/21/2016 | Ty Brennan
    CHANDLER, Ariz. (KSAZ) - The heat has claimed several lives in the past few days. Five people died while exercising outside, and now a dog has fallen victim to the weather. MCSO deputies arrested a man on animal abuse charges after they found a dead dog on his property, four dogs suffering from heat sickness, and dozens of chickens in the heat. They say there was no water available to the animals.
  • Kartographer Vanity

    06/16/2016 7:02:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    Our hearts are aching as our dearest and sweetest four legged friend pasted away last night. Hope would have been 15 next month. She was grouchy in her old age, but there was a time the kids in the neighborhood thought of her like she was one of them and we actually had kids ring the door bell to see if Hope could come out to play. She is gone now, but her paw prints will remain tracked across our hears forever.
  • 100 Dogs Rescued From Deplorable Living Conditions in Detroit Home

    06/16/2016 6:18:06 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | June 16, 2016 | Heather Tooley
    Nearly 100 dogs were rescued from deplorable living conditions in a Detroit home on Tuesday. Tulsa World reports that a neighbor complained about the smell and noise coming from the house, which led authorities to investigate. In all, there were exactly 98 dogs and three cats removed from a house located in Cottrellville Township. A couple was believed to be breeding, showing, and rescuing dogs, according to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon. Most of the animals consisted of Norwegian Buhunds, Norrbottenspets and Norwegian Spets mixes. Deputies found them covered in feces and urine. The good news is they were...
  • Market This Week - June 16: Natural Pet Wellness

    06/15/2016 1:13:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Diane Jones
    The Sierra Vista Farmers Market has homemade, natural products for humans, but we also realize your pet is a very important part of your life and deserves the best. Don’t miss the special presentation about Natural Pet Wellness at noon this Thursday. Market vendor Zia Bischoff, who has over 40 years of experience working with animals, will discuss topics including natural wellness remedies, healing salves, and nutritional supplements for older dogs. She’ll explain the latest research on natural pet products, what’s in them, and why they are effective. Handouts about pet wellness will be available as well as an ice...
  • Government Bullies Demand Access to Man’s Land For Absurd Reason, His Reply Letter Is EPIC

    06/12/2016 9:57:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Matthew Johansen
    If you own something — a business, a home, a car, land, really anything — liberals don’t believe that’s really yours. You’re just allowed to have that because the government lets you! We saw this recently when the state of Oregon asked residents for access to their land to conduct a survey. One of the homeowners’ responses was so epic that it stopped them in their tracks, though — and will hopefully inspire others to do the same. “(Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) staff will be conducting surveys for foothill yellow-legged frogs and other amphibians over the next few...
  • A horse named Charlie becomes a casualty of the fire

    06/12/2016 6:22:04 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    HEREFORD – When the Monument Fire blazed through a pasture in Hereford where 24 horses were grazing, one of them - a horse named Charlie - was severely burned. Described as a tough little ranch horse, Charlie was under the care of Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and one of several horses being moved out of the fire’s path when it first started on June 12. “Charlie was the only horse in our herd that panicked ran into the fire instead of away from it,” lamented Steve Boice, co-founder of Horse’n Around, a nonprofit equine rescue organization headquartered out of Single...
  • Last surviving FEMA Search & Rescue Canine from 9/11 passes quietly

    06/06/2016 7:54:59 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies ^ | 6/6/2016 | TEEX Press Release
    COLLEGE STATION, TX - Sixteen-year-old Bretagne (pronounced Brit-nee), the last known FEMA Search & Rescue Canine who served at Ground Zero, has died peacefully in Cypress, Texas. She was a remarkable canine partner who deployed with her handler Denise Corliss and other members of Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) to the site of the World Trade Center for 10 days in 2001. A Golden Retriever, Bretagne was 2 years old and newly certified as a FEMA Search and Rescue canine when she deployed with the Texas urban search and rescue team to the worst terrorism incident in U.S. history.
  • Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero

    06/06/2016 7:37:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 24 replies ^ | April 17, 2012 | Paul Harris
    He must have looked a fearsome sight as he parachuted into the heart of occupied Europe. His keen eyes scoured the battlefield for enemy troops and he was poised to hit the ground running. It might not have been quite what the Germans were expecting from Britain's D-Day invasion force – but Bing the para-dog played a vital role in liberating France.
  • Decorated Retired Police K9 Found Neglected and Starving

    06/03/2016 4:15:06 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies ^ | June 2, 2016 | none
    North Carolina police are investigating a case of abuse for a former police K9, who was left starving in a backyard, chained to a fence. According to Tilted Acres Rescue & Adoption, the dog whose name is Hope, was so emaciated and malnourished, that she ranked 1 on a body mass index of 1 to 9. This made her case the worst incident of abuse the shelter has ever seen.
  • Black Lives Matter Says Cincinnati Gorilla Shooting Racist! Hilarious Phone Call!

    06/01/2016 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    MrMadness Sotomayor ^ | May 31, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Black Lives Matter Says Cincinnati Gorilla Shooting Racist! Hilarious Phone Call! Tommy Sotomayor commentary on Gorilla...warning language. video only on link
  • Jack Hanna: I’d bet my life that gorilla would have killed the child had zookeepers not stopped it

    05/31/2016 5:16:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    (TWEETS-AT-LINK) “But no moment came.” Right. There’s a reason for that. If you can’t spare the time to watch the whole clip, skip to 3:20 below and watch from there until around 10:00. Hanna starts by talking about another gorilla-meets-child incident that’s being revisited today, an encounter in 1996 in which a three-year-old fell into the gorilla pen at a Chicago zoo — and was rescued by a female gorilla, who handed the child over to zookeepers. If that gorilla didn’t hurt that child, critics are wondering, why didn’t Harambe get the benefit of the doubt this week by Cincinnati’s...
  • Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring

    05/28/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Top Dog ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diana Beth Miller
    You Need to See This Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring By Diana Beth Miller - May 23, 2016 Dog fighting has been around for decades. We once may have thought of this practice as one of those faraway, unmentionable “sports” that takes place in the dark recesses of abandoned buildings with less-than-stellar characters at the helm. But, when news broke of an American football quarterback, Michael Vick’s, horrendous practice of dog fighting within the confines of his “luxury” home and property, people were not only shocked and stunned, but also extremely angry that this high-profile...
  • WI: Record Rat Hunt in Wisconsin in 1957

    05/27/2016 10:38:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of rattus norvegicus from youtube A close friend and mentor revealed details of a world record rat hunt that he accomplished in 1957.  It was casually mentioned, but as I showed interest, the details were clear and extraordinary.  In the 1950's, dumps were unregulated in Wisconsin.  It wasn't until the 1970's that sanitary regulations and increased affluence led to the end of dumps as breeding grounds for rats and other vermin.  Hunting rats at dumps was a common pastime.  I shot rats at dumps into the early 1970's. It helped keep the rat population down and increased hunting and...