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  • Help for male cats with urinary tract issues *VANITY*

    03/17/2015 9:06:56 AM PDT · by rarestia · 90 replies
    My Noggin ^ | 17 March 2015 | The Rarest
    I'm hoping the FR community can help me with a seemingly chronic feline issue. I have two boys, Luke and Drake, who are from the same litter. They are very different cats. A few years ago, Luke developed urinary crystals. He was straining to urinate, would squat on everything, and he was generally irritable. Vet gave us anti-spasmatics to keep him from trying to urinate excessively and antibiotics to clear up any infections. After a few weeks, his symptoms cleared up, and he seemed better. Two weeks later, he started again, we put him through the same regimen, and this...
  • Mountain Lion Shot: Death Necessary

    03/17/2015 8:15:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A young mountain lion had taken up residence under a farm porch in Nebraska.  Nebraska has a growing population of lions.  As with most predators, when the young reach adolescence, they are driven from the territories of their parents.  The choice is stark, the proverbial natural order without food stamps, or magical lemonade springs.  Find their own territory with enough prey animals to kill and eat; or starve.  Most starve. This lion was a bit smaller than most adolescents.  Perhaps its mother had been killed in a fight with another lion, or had been fatally wounded by a deer...
  • Alabama teens accused of beheading pups and posting killing to Snapchat

    03/11/2015 7:38:53 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 37 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Penny Eims
    Two Alabama teens are accused of committing a heinous crime of animal cruelty against three stray puppies and posting the disturbing deed to Snapchat, reported Tuesday's WFSA News. The Wilcox County teens, 18-year-old Ashley Johnston and an unnamed 17-year-old male teen, are accused of throwing the pups into the air and then slashing their heads off with a machete. The teens effectively outed themselves when they uploaded cell phone images to social media and a disturbed viewer reported the crime to the local authorities. According to the police, Johnston recorded the 17-year-old throwing the pups into the air and then...
  • New Survival Reality Show is Casting Families to Live Off The Grid – Nationwide (Deadline 3/7/15!!)

    03/06/2015 4:49:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    AuditionsFree ^ | February 26, 2015
    SURVIVE MY WILDERNESS : Nationwide Type: Reality TV NOW CASTING: The Producers of Naked and Afraid are seeking Families who want to live OFF THE GRID in ALASKA! A Major Network with the Producers of Naked and Afraid are looking for families with 2+ kids (ideally ages 2-18) who want a more authentic lifestyle where there’s actual value in your work and family time is more than just 15 minutes in the car on the way to school. Should you be chosen for the show, you and your family will move to Alaska for 3 months (as of now, August-November)...
  • The Most Common Defensive Shootings That go Unreported

    03/03/2015 4:07:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An enormous number of defensive shootings are not included in the data about defensive gun use.  These are the shootings of animals, not in defense of people; those are often reported.  No, they are defensive shootings of animals in defense of other animals, and often crops or other property.  In defense of animals, the species most often shot are dogs. There are occasional cries of outrage when someone has to shoot a dog in order to save another animal.  They usually come from people who have no conception of reality outside their apartment or suburban home.  These people seem...
  • Good Samaritan Walks 3 Miles To Get Abandoned Dog To Animal Shelter

    03/02/2015 8:26:45 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | March 2, 2015
    SAN PEDRO (CBSLA.com) — A good Samaritan walked three miles to get a dog that was left tied to a light post to an animal shelter. The abandoned 1-year-old pointer mix named Joey was found by Lisa Snyder wandering Point Fermin Park in San Pedro after breaking free from the light post. Joey had a handwritten note attached to his collar that stated: “My name is Joey. I am looking for a home. Please take care of me!!”
  • Dog Owner's Lack of Care Results in Violent Death for two Dogs

    02/27/2015 9:40:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Animal owners are responsible for their animals and the actions of their animals. Dogs are not people. It is much harder for them to understand property lines and property rights. They have to be taught, and often, restrained. When dogs run free of their owners control, their instincts tend to take over, especially if there are more than one of them. Their instinct pushes them to bark at other animals, chase them, bite them, kill them, and eat them. If there is more than one dog, pack instinct kicks in and they bounce off of one another's behavior like...
  • Sneak peek at Lance Mackey documentary

    02/26/2015 6:34:12 PM PST · by skeptoid · 1 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | Feb 25, 2015 | Suzanna Caldwell
    THE GREAT ALONE - official trailer Suzanna Caldwell February 25, 2015 Greg Kohs’ independently produced documentary follows four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey along the 2013 trail, where he went on to place 19th. It also traces back to his early life, with family interviews, including dad and 1978 Iditarod champion Dick Mackey, along with his hard-scrabble rise over the years to becoming a legendary dog musher.
  • Best In Show

    02/17/2015 8:51:17 AM PST · by daletoons · 3 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 2-17-15 | Dale
    From the You Can't Believe Your Eyes file comes a progressive version of reality. If a cat believes itself to be a dog, who are we to disagree? Where this version of reality gets really scary is when they start legislating obvious nonsense into actual reality. How long before we're required by law to tell our anorexic friends they could stand to lose a few pounds?
  • Senseless, violent, random "extremism" is not Islamic [Humor]

    02/14/2015 1:29:55 PM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 14, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a post by my (imaginary) guest author, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. Senator Librul is also justly proud of his expertise in interfaith dialogue, on the basis of which he has explained to the entire world that Islam is the religion of peace, grossly distorted by the non-Islamic Islamic State and other textual deviants. He was recently awarded...
  • 4-year-old attacked by dad's police dog in Hesperia (lost foot)

    02/12/2015 8:31:47 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 25 replies
    abc7.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Rob McMillan
    HESPERIA, Calif. (KABC) -- A 4-year-old boy's foot had to be amputated after he was attacked by his father's police dog in Hesperia. Authorities say a neighbor heard a child screaming in the backyard of a house Sunday afternoon and called 911. That neighbor also shouted for help from others nearby.
  • KS: Dog let loose, Kills Chickens, is Shot

    02/08/2015 4:49:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 78 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Kansas, a dog owner deliberately let his dogs run loose and unsupervised.  At least one of the two dogs, a 90 lb, 10 month old Presa Canario, attacked a neighbor's chickens, killing some.   The neighbor called animal control, then grabbed a shotgun and went to defend his livestock.   The Presa Canario charged at him, and he shot and killed the marauding animal.   Shawnee County Sheriff press release: Upon arrival the Animal Control Officer learned that a Presa Canario breed dog attacked and killed fowl livestock and charged at the fowl livestock owner when he attempted to stop the...
  • Legalising Man-Dolphin Marriage Is Next

    02/03/2015 3:20:34 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 27 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 3 February 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Why shouldn't this man be (or have been) allowed to marry his dolphin sweetheart? After all, it's only "love" that matters in holy matrimony, not building a family and a safe environment in which to raise kids. It's all to do with "feelings" these days, little else is important, and obviously we are here talking about the feelings of adults. (The feelings of children of anomalous families carry little weight.) Love in particular, however defined. For some people, like paedophile Oscar Wilde who was paying to have sex with working-class rent boys, the definition of love is lust. A...
  • GA: Moving after this Shooting made sense

    02/03/2015 12:07:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A legally armed man stopped a string of robberies related to online ads in Georgia, by shooting and killing the robber.   It appears that at least four other robberies were committed before the robber was shot.   The old adage, if it looks to good to be true, it probably is, applies.  In a twist, the robber offered high prices for the goods, then robbed the victims of the goods at gunpoint.  It is more common for robbers who set people up online to pretend to be sellers, who then steal the cash.  Cash is much more desirable than property,...
  • Undercover Investigator

    Position Objective: To use a variety of undercover investigative methods to conduct field investigations in PETA's focus areas, including the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment
  • Prayer request for my little guy

    01/12/2015 11:03:37 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 33 replies
    Hi, my Buster had a serious tummy ache - gas pains - tonight that required me working on him almost three hours with gas drops and manual massage to finally get him back to normal. Not quite sure why he developed it as his eating and drinking has been good and normal lately. If you feel moved to offer up a prayer request for him I'd appreciate it. He's my little'guy that lost his left'front leg to cancer 7 month ago, and had a second tumor removal - very isolated in a node - one month ago and has been...
  • NY: Man who shot Dog found Justified, most States have Similar law

    01/09/2015 3:33:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    As a general rule, people have the right to protect themselves from animals that attack them. As might be expected, they have more leeway to use deadly force against animals than against other humans. Most states also allow property owners to protect their property from marauding animals, whether the animals are wild or property of another person. Damage caused by domesticated animals can be grounds for a civil suit. This situation occurred in New York.   From thedailynewsonline.com: ALEXANDER — The man who shot and killed his next-door-neighbor’s dog as it attacked him last week will not face any...
  • Know Your Neighbor -- Tamra Temple, Taking a Senior Dog And Giving It Love In Its Final Years

    01/02/2015 7:54:40 PM PST · by girlangler · 7 replies
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 1/2/2015 | Etta Pettijohn
    “Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. He can show you more affection with one flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.” Gene Hill, author of “The Dog Man.” >At first glance, if it were not for its decrepit, arthritis-consumed back legs, one may not immediately recognize that a handsome old dog named Mo spent most of its years living under less-than-ideal conditions – before receiving affection, happiness and hope in its final days.< >For the first time in its 14 years on earth, the mixed breed...
  • Merry Christmas from the Miller family in Panama

    12/25/2014 1:43:31 PM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 25, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here we are in front of our Christmas tree. I write the articles for my blog, Jeanie sometimes previews them and the pups (Sunshine is in front and Ruff is next to Jeanie) always chew on everything I post there and at Warsclerotic prior to publication. One member of our family, Princess, died in September and this is our first Christmas in eight years without her. We miss her very much. Nevertheless, on the whole it's been a pretty good year. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTtc2pM1boE] Video link
  • Driveway and Property Gates (Vanity)

    12/23/2014 4:25:39 PM PST · by roofgoat · 32 replies
    roofgoat
    Anyone have one? Can you get a decent, reliable one without spending a fortune? Likes/Dislikes? Sliding or Opening? I may need one for our property, 1) To keep dogs out of our property. 2) To keep out free range goats and chickens in our property and an occasional dog (we have 3) that may get stupid and get out of the house without a leash. Don't need anything hardcore or fancy. Not trying to keep out bad guys. Also, how did you handle UPS/FedEx/US Mail Box deliveries?
  • Cats vs. Christmas Trees:

    12/23/2014 5:20:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Brooklyn Shooter a Muslim, Posted Anti-Police Messages

    12/20/2014 1:57:59 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 47 replies
    It also appears that the yet unnamed Brooklyn shooter was also a Muslim, according to his Instagram account. We can see several instances where he professes his faith and celebrates the important feast of Eid-al-Mubarak.
  • Two NYPD Officers Shot Execution Style by Black Man Enraged by Garner, Brown Decision

    12/20/2014 1:27:22 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 42 replies
    News is coming out quick after two NYPD officers were shot execution style by a black man in their squad car. Conflicting reports hve the gunman either dead or in custody. One report had him committing suicide. The man's identity is still being discovered, but his Instagram account seems to indicate that he was after the police for the recent court decisions regarding the Garner and Brown cases.
  • Beaver Attacks are Serious

    12/18/2014 8:48:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I had missed this article when it came out in June of 2014.   It was particularly startling because there is no mention of the beaver having rabies.  The animal literally jumped out of the water, grabbed the kayaker by the arm, and pulled him from the boat.  From wtvr.com: “It’s just a freak thing. This beaver was upset about something and went after him,” kayaking trainer Nate Reynolds said. “I heard him yell my name, so I come running out. As soon as I came out, I see the boat flip over, so the beaver had actually jumped...
  • Prayer Request

    12/17/2014 6:15:55 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 66 replies
    Just a quick prayer request for my pet Buster. He's having surgery this morning to remove a well-contained tumor in a lymph node. It should go well, but I ask for prayers for him and the medical staff working with him this morning. He's in good shape to recover and we're asking for everything to go smoothly and for a good recovery. Thanks,
  • Five hero firehouse dogs of old New York City

    12/15/2014 5:21:56 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    EphemeralNewYork ^ | December 14, 2014
    New York has had firefighters since Dutch colonial days, first in the form of volunteers and then, beginning in 1865, a professional paid force.And in the days of horse-drawn engines and a less-sophisticated alarm system, firehouse dogs played an important role.Often a stray who found his way to the house or an unwanted pup given to the chief, many these canines served their companies heroically, explains 1897 New York Times piece.There was Jack (left), of Hook and Ladder Company 18, on Attorney Street. He’s described as a “large, sober-looking, brown-and-black shaggy full-bred shepherd dog” by the Times.“When the alarm rings,...
  • Fr. Z: If Pets can go to Heaven, They can also go to Hell

    12/14/2014 10:55:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/14 | Judi McLeod
    Pet owners worldwide, including CFP’s beloved pet Yorkie, ‘Yankee’, can attest by the millions that Fidos have already found Heaven on Earth. The pithy posts of Father John T. Zuhlsdorf (Father Z) are among my favourite on the Internet. Just as I tune in on my much-admired friend Father Paul Nicholson’s inspiring homilies, I read Fr. Z’s blog most every day. Catholic convert Jimmy Akin of Jimmy Akin blog fame is no slouch when it comes to setting the record straight either. In time for Christmas 2014, visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, has been replaced by visions...
  • NM: Girl Shoots Mountain Lion in Self Defense (details)

    12/06/2014 11:01:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photographs supplied by Valerie Caldwell. Alyssa Caldwell and her father had been hunting all day.   The weather had been nasty; cloudy skies with snow and rain alternating.   They had seen a few elk, much too far away to take a shot.   They left their makeshift blind to see if they could spot another elk before the end of the day.   It was the middle of the afternoon. At 12, Alyssa was already an experienced huntress.   She had started shooting at 5, and had a new rifle, a stainless Howa 1500, as her elk gun.  They...
  • Anaheim officers justified in killing man who shot police dog Bruno, D.A. says

    12/05/2014 9:40:10 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 11 replies
    OC Register ^ | December 5, 2014 | Douglas Morino
    Three Anaheim police officers justifiably shot and killed a suspected Anaheim gang member who fired at them and a police dog in March, Orange County District Attorney’s Office prosecutors said. Robert Andrew Moreno, 21, was hiding in a trash can in an Anaheim neighborhood shortly before he fired on the K-9 and officers, prosecutors said in a report issued late last month.
  • Another Bear Spray, Gun and Grizzly National Park Incident

    11/27/2014 12:18:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I actively look for and monitor defensive uses of firarms.   While some defensive uses of firarms are common, such as driving off intruders from a home, others such as defense against a grizzly bear, are rare.  They tend to stand out when they happen.   I missed this one, even though it did get some coverage in 2013.  The actual defense occurred two years ago in November of 2012. It is especially interesting because both bear spray and bullets were used.  The only other one that I recall happened this year. The bear was killed by the gunfire, dropping, literally...
  • NH: Dog Fights off Coyote that Attacks Mistress

    11/23/2014 4:43:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     Mac, Coyote Fighter The first coyote was recorded in New Hampshire in 1972.  By 1980, they were found across the state.  Eastern coyotes have wolf genes, and are larger than the western variety, reaching as much as 60 lbs. The first coyote attack on a human in New Hampshire occurred in 2012.  Ironically, the boy's dog ran off, leaving him to fight the coyote.  From inquisiter.com: The boy’s dog ran away when the coyote approached which left the boy to fend off the coyote’s attack on his own. After repeatedly punching the coyote in the nose, the coyote eventually...
  • Cat rescued from Westlake school bus recovering, but medical bills likely to total $2,500

    11/21/2014 12:08:08 PM PST · by EBH · 49 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Barb Galbincea
    WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Margie, a cat rescued from the engine belt of a Westlake school bus last week, is recovering, but her medical bills are piling up. So far, the Westlake Animal Hospital has provided about $1,800 in care to Margie, who was found stuck in the bus' serpentine belt, according to a news release from the school district. The 1-year-old cat was discovered after Westlake bus driver Marge Laskowski radioed fellow driver Denise Wering during their morning routes on Nov. 12 to check the back of Wering's bus. When the drivers pulled off of Dover Center Road, they spotted...
  • A bite out of crime: German shepherd attacks burglar

    11/19/2014 10:06:56 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 19 replies
    wfmz.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Ryan Hughes
    CENTRE TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a burglar who broke into a home, only to be attacked by a protective pooch. The brazen burglar broke into the home in the 1600 block of Railroad Road in Centre Township, Berks County. The crook headed straight to the bedroom, but he was in for a surprise after coming face-to-face with the owner's guard dog. A German shepherd attacked and forced the person out of the home, said police.
  • This One Police Department Shot 92 Dogs in Three Years. One of the Officers Has Killed 25 By Himself

    11/19/2014 10:48:36 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 160 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | November 18, 2014 | Matt Agorist
    Buffalo, NY — A high profile case of Buffalo police killing a man’s dog while looking for non-existent drugs, has led to a Freedom of Information request revealing some sadistic figures. On June 3, 2013 Buffalo police raided a man’s home to look for crack cocaine. He was not there, nor was the crack. The home belonged to Iraqi war veteran, Adam Arroyo and his 2-year-old pit bull Cindy. Upon breaking down the door to Arroyo’s home, officers encountered Cindy, who was barely 50 pounds, and shot and killed her. They were at the wrong apartment. According to use of...
  • Be careful out there.

    11/19/2014 7:36:43 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 56 replies
    Yesterday morning I was traveling at 45 mph down a semi rural two-lane highway on my way to a doctor's appointment when suddenly a large buck with a huge rack flashed in front of me. An oncoming SUV hit the deer on the rump tossing it off the highway. I was driving subcompact and had I approached a split-second sooner the buck and I would've undoubtedly stopped there -- permanently. Be careful out there.
  • What .22 Rifle did Bella Twin use to Kill a World Record Grizzly in 1953?

    11/17/2014 3:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this famous photograph by Bruno Engler, Bella Twin is shown with the hide from the world record grizzly bear that she shot in 1953 with a single shot .22 rifle.  The question is, what rifle is she holding?   It has been written that Jack O'Conner "heard" that it was an old Stevens single shot.   But as he only "heard" this, I do not think it is at all definitive.  This is said to be from page 304 of "The Hunting Rifle", published in 1953.   Given that the bear was shot in 1953, and the reference was near the...
  • German Shepherd Chews Off Own Foot To Free Himself From Chain

    11/16/2014 9:51:09 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 41 replies
    MyFoxLA.com ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | Kelly Taylor
    Lake Forest, CA (FOX 11) - A German Shepherd puppy was turned into a Southern California rescue shelter last week who had apparently chewed off its own foot to free himself from a chain. The owners of "Rocky" turned the 10-month-old pup into a local shelter Nov. 9. They claimed they didn't know what happened to his hind foot, but they thought he might have "eaten it."
  • Muslims' war on German shepherds is on, hacks our rescue website

    11/11/2014 2:03:10 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 90 replies
    11/11/2014 | self
    The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County's website has been continually been hacked. Our cyber security experts have determined the hackers are from Yemen. The a-holes have been posting Arabic characters and deleting photos and adoption applications. So far we have determined no personal or financial has been stolen. Regardless, we've elected to shut down the website and build a new one. The hacking activity has been reported to authorities.
  • IL: Chicago Man Shoots Pit Bull with Legal Gun

    11/08/2014 12:49:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is not uncommon for people to use guns to defend against aggressive dogs.  In this case, it was the owner who shot the dog, so there are few legal complications.   What is interesting is that only a little over a year ago, the possession of the gun in Chicago would likely have been illegal.   From cbslocal : The 26-year-old man was in lawful possession of the weapon and will not face charges, according to police. All handguns had to be registered in Chicago, and if the registration lapsed on handguns, you were not allowed to re-register them.   A...
  • Four Bear Shooting Incidents in Montana

    11/04/2014 4:38:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the past week, four bears were shot in claimed bear attacks in Montana.   There are few details at this time.  The black bear shooting has been ruled self defense, while the three grizzly shootings are still under investigation.  It does not appear that any of the shooters were hurt, so all four gun uses appear to have been effective.  No bear spray was reported used at this time.   In this article, the grizzly shooting is still under investigation, while the black bear shooting has been ruled self defense. The grizzly was shot and killed in a remote area...
  • God’s Creation, the Flying Geese

    11/03/2014 7:11:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/14 | Judi McLeod
    Every time you hear the haunting honking of the geese overhead, think of the one chant Obama has never been able to throw away: “USA!” “USA!” As usual, the Creator will look after the rest. If, like me, you are blessed enough to live in the Great North East, every day now you can see and hear the geese making their exuberant annual trek south for the winter. There’s something ineffably haunting in the sound of their honking. For me their V-formation flights and haunting honks kept me spellbound before even discovering the inspiration that comes from the science that...
  • Man who Shot Bear Exonerated; Gun may be Returned

    11/01/2014 5:53:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A jury in Ashville, North Carolina has found a man not guilty of taking a bear out of season, and of discharging a firearm in city limits, by reason of self defense.   Ernest James Page had always  claimed that he shot the 150-175 pound bear in self defense.  The jury discussed the issue for over two hours, but unanimously agree with Page.  It is significant that Page went to a jury trial, using a court appointed public defender, and won.  The District Attorney justified charging Page with these remarks: Moore said he has dismissed some cases in the past...
  • Dogs and Guns Prove Effective in Ohio Countryside

    10/28/2014 4:24:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dogs and guns have been an effective crime stopping combination for as long as people have possessed them.   They were proven effective once again in Butler County, Ohio.   The suspect broke out a basement window to gain access to the rural home of Brian Hiner.    Brian woke to the alarmed barks of his dogs, which appear to black and golden Labradors.  He then heard the intruder coming up the basement stairs, called the sheriff, and held Michael Roberts, pictured above, at gunpoint for the responding deputies. The deputies arrived, and took Roberts into custody.    Somehow, Roberts managed to escape...
  • FL: 500 lb Bear Shot in Home

    10/26/2014 6:19:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Black bears are large, potentially dangerous animals.  A retired wildlife officer was forced to shoot one in his Florida home on 22 October, in Lake County. The bear broke though a window and entered the home.   When the man yelled at it, it turned and came toward him.  That is when he fired, at a distance that he estimated at 10 feet. From wftv.com: “I was very scared. I figured when I yelled it would take off, but it didn’t. It just looked right at me and started coming toward the window, where I was at, so that’s when...
  • Why We Care for Animals and Muslims Don't

    10/25/2014 3:30:23 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 40 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can watch a BBC video of this dogs event in Malaysia by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Malay Muslims have discovered dogs: KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — A group of Muslims get acquainted with a dog at the ‘I want to touch a dog’ event at 1Utama’s central park earlier this morning. Around 200 dogs and their owners volunteered for the event, which sought to break cultural norms against dogs among Malaysia’s majority Malays. The video on the Malay Mail Online website quoted above is a mixture of people who surround a dog as if they'd...
  • Please pray for my daughter

    10/22/2014 6:26:24 AM PDT · by 43north · 77 replies
    My daughter was walking her precious teacup Pomeranian Sushi on her leash yesterday afternoon near her boyfriend's house in L.A. when an unrestrained husky was let out its front door. The husky charged little 5 lb. Sushi, picked her up biting and shaking and slamming her into the side of a car. My daughter jumped on top of the husky and pried her little pup out of its jaws and suffered bite wounds in the process. She rushed Sushi to the emergency vet where she died from internal injuries about 8 hours later. Needless to say, my daughter is absolutely...
  • 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 · 15 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 hadn’t 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. Attorney’s Office has dismissed the charge against 57-year-old Brian...