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  • Horseback protesters urge France: No new taxes

    12/23/2013 5:46:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12-23-13 | Associated Press
    Horse riders and trainers are demonstrating against a plan to nearly triple the tax on riding schools in France. Enthusiasts fear the higher tax will make lessons too expensive, and force many schools to close. And they worry it will further chip away at rural traditions already struggling in a stagnant economy.
  • Prisoners at Jail Overrun With Rabbits Banned From Bunny Boiling After EATING Them

    09/15/2013 12:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/15 | Matthew Drake
    Hungry lags were ordered to stop snaring the pests and cooking them in their microwaves - because it upsets the prison's staffInmates at a jail overrun by rabbits have been hit by a bunny boiling ban after the governor found they were EATING them. Hungry lags were ordered to stop snaring the pests and cooking them in their microwaves - because it upsets the prison's staff. The jailbirds' culinary caper emerged after the Sunday Mirror revealed last week how the grounds of Ford open prison were being dug up by around 5,000 of the creatures. Pest controllers were called in...
  • The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects

    05/14/2013 7:10:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/14/2013 | Tim Worstall
    The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), a part of the United Nations, has released a report saying that we should all get ready to start eating insects. There’s a certain amount of truth in the report but not all that much: “ World population is slated to top nine billion by 2050, and seeing as how arable land is being rapidly swallowed by towns and cities, oceans are increasingly overfished, and climate change is disrupting traditional farming, a new United Nations study proposes a twist on Marie Antoinette’s dietary advice:...
  • (Cannibal Islamist "Freedom Fighter") Syrian Rebel Bites Heart of Dead Soldier: Video

    05/13/2013 7:02:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    NYT ^ | May 13, 2013 | REUTERS
    Syrian Rebel Bites Heart of Dead Soldier: Video BEIRUT (Reuters) - A video of a Syrian rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into is emblematic of a civil war that has rapidly descended into sectarian hatred and revenge killings, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The New York-based group said an amateur video posted on the Internet on Sunday shows Abu Sakkar, a founder of the rebel Farouq Brigade who is well known to journalists as an insurgent from Homs, cutting into the torso of a dead soldier. The video has caused outrage among both...
  • Lion meat tacos cause uproar in Florida

    05/09/2013 6:40:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/9/13
    - Exotic meat tacos at a Florida restaurant are causing a big uproar. The small tacos at Tampa's Taco Fusion restaurant look enticing and many who try them say they are tasty. The meat in question -- lion.... The specialty tacos cost about $35. The restaurant also serves other exotic meats, such as beaver tacos and camel tacos. Brad Barnett, the restaurant's operation manager, says it is all legal. His message to people: "If you don't like it, don't eat it."
  • Researcher Claims to Have Shot and Killed a Sasquatch

    02/17/2013 3:03:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Friday, February 15, 2013 | Trent Law
    Researcher Claims to Have Shot and Killed a Sasquatch Nevada - (Ammoland.com) - Our regular readers will know that I love the story or idea that Bigfoots (or is it Bigfeets, as in more than one) could exist. So regular readers on AmmoLand never mind when we detour and take a break from all the serious news coverage to speculate on the idea that we have a giant man sized, wood booger, hunting the same woods as me and you. The recent gossip is, a controversial big foot researcher, named Rick Dyer, has shot a large bigfoot while filming a...
  • Horse Meat Discovered In Burgers Sold In UK And Ireland

    01/15/2013 3:16:04 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 75 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Ben Quinn,
    The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), which made the discovery, said the burgers were produced by two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and Dalepak Hambleton in the UK. In nine of the 10 burger samples from the four retailers, and from the Irish chain Dunnes Stores, horse DNA was found at very low levels. However, in one sample, from Tesco, the level of positive DNA indicated horsemeat accounted for 29% relative to the beef content.
  • Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and Why to Eat Rat Meat

    08/05/2012 3:38:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    IO9 ^ | August 5, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and Why to Eat Rat Meat Rat is a readily available street food in some Southeast Asian countries, and earlier editions of The Joy of Cooking contained instructions on the proper butchering of squirrels. But rodents have fallen out of favor in most Western cuisines, relegated to mere vermin. So how would you go about cooking a rat if you'd never tried it before? Laura Ginn did just that recently, breaking her lengthy vegetarianism to how to butcher and prepare rodent meat. Ginn is an artist whose work largely incorporates survival skills such as skinning...
  • Lampreys from Great Lakes Destined for Queen's Pie (Britain's Queen Elizabeth II)

    04/28/2012 3:38:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | April 27, 2012 | AP
    Lampreys from Great Lakes destined for queen's pie DETROIT — A few unwanted, invasive sea lampreys from the Great Lakes have been shipped to England for use in a traditional pie for Queen Elizabeth II. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/IdmZkP) the City of Gloucester, which has given the pie as a gift to the monarch since the Middle Ages, requested the eel-like creatures from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission because they're a protected species in England. The pie is for June's Diamond Jubilee, the 60th anniversary of the queen's ascent to the throne. Commission spokesman Marc Gaden shipped 2...
  • New Mexico firm applies for first horse meat slaughterhouse

    04/17/2012 6:09:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-13-12 | Stephen Dinan
    A New Mexico slaughterhouse has petitioned the federal government to become the first business to offer horse meat for human consumption since an effective ban on the practice ended last year, according to state officials and animal welfare groups. Those groups said last week they are rallying to try to block the slaughterhouse’s petition, hoping to head off what they fear could be a series of slaughterhouses applying to produce horse meat
  • Famed rescue penguin 'Happy Feet' released back into wild may have been eaten, scientists fear

    09/13/2011 8:31:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-13-11 | Lukas I. Alpert
    The heart-warming story of a wayward emperor penguin that was rescued in New Zealand may not have a happy ending. Scientists who released the penguin back into the ocean say the signal from a tracking device has stopped and they fear the bird has been eaten. But they still are holding out hope that the device just fell off the penguin who has been dubbed "Happy Feet."
  • Protein from Bones of 600,000-Year-Old Mammoth Extracted Successfully

    06/14/2011 4:30:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 4, 2011 | University of York
    Using an ultra-high resolution mass spectrometer, bio-archaeologists were able to produce a near complete collagen sequence for the West Runton Elephant, a Steppe Mammoth skeleton which was discovered in cliffs in Norfolk in 1990. The remarkable 85 per cent complete skeleton -- the most complete example of its species ever found in the world -- is preserved by Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service in Norwich. Bio-archaeologist Professor Matthew Collins, from the University of York's Department of Archaeology, said: "The time depth is absolutely remarkable... We believe protein lasts in a useful form ten times as long as DNA which is...
  • Raccoon meat at South Carolina store must go, officials say

    03/30/2011 3:46:22 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 78 replies
    Rooters ^ | Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:45pm EDT | Harriet McLeod
    Tipped off by a complaint, inspectors recently found the cleaned raccoon meat in plastic bags inside one of the store's coolers, along with bagged ice. The Lucky 7 store — located in Gadsden, near the state capital of Columbia — removed the meat upon request, Berry said. But when inspectors went back several days later, they found it outside the building near some trash.
  • Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'

    01/13/2011 7:32:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 1/13/11 | Julian Ryall
    The woolly mammoth, extinct for thousands of years, could be brought back to life in as little as four years thanks to a breakthrough in cloning technology. Previous efforts in the 1990s to recover nuclei in cells from the skin and muscle tissue from mammoths found in the Siberian permafrost failed because they had been too badly damaged by the extreme cold. But a technique pioneered in 2008 by Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama, of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology, was successful in cloning a mouse from the cells of another mouse that had been frozen for 16 years.
  • Snake gives 'virgin birth' to extraordinary babies

    11/03/2010 12:26:15 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 3 November 2010 | By Matt Walker
    A female boa constrictor snake has given birth to two litters of extraordinary offspring. Evidence suggests the mother snake has had multiple virgin births, producing 22 baby snakes that have no father. More than that, the genetic make-up of the baby snakes is unlike any previously recorded among vertebrates, the group which includes almost all animals with a backbone. Details are published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. Virgin births do occur among animals. Many invertebrates, such as insects, can produce offspring asexually, without ever having mated. They usually do this by cloning themselves, producing genetically identical offspring. But...
  • The creature from the deep (Chupacabra? Montauk Monster?)

    05/22/2010 9:01:53 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 1,438+ views
    The Sun ^ | 21 May 2010 | STAFF REPORTER
    The creature from the deep Mystery ... the creature was dragged from the lake By STAFF REPORTER Published: 21 May 2010 THE body of a mysterious creature with fearsome teeth, thick black fur and a rat-like tail has been dragged from a lake. The hideous beast was discovered by two horrified nurses after their dog Sam pulled it from the murky water. The gruesome animal has baffled experts and triggered speculation that it could be similar to the famous "Montauk monster", which was washed up in New York two years ago. Pictures were posted on a local website after nurses...
  • Fast-Food Outlet is First to Sell Zebra Pizzas

    03/29/2010 3:53:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 638+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2010
    A fast-food outlet became the first in Britain to sell pizzas with an extra special topping — zebra, it emerged Sunday. Yummy Yummy Italia in Burnley, northern England, launched the controversial pizza after owner Arash Fard, 33, visited London and saw frogs’ legs pizzas on the menu, local newspaper the Lancashire Telegraph reported. The unusual meat toppings are bought from "alternative meats" supplier Kezie, which says the ingredients are ethically sourced from responsible farms. Fard's zebra creation is not his first time experimenting with ingredients. He told the Lancashire Telegraph that his range of buffalo, venison, kangaroo and crocodile pizzas...
  • Alaska authorities say woman may have died in wolf attack

    03/12/2010 9:18:16 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 20 replies · 721+ views
    (CNN) -- Authorities in Alaska are investigating whether a wolf attack killed a 32-year-old woman whose body was found in a remote area near a small village. It is "heavily assumed" that at least one wolf attacked and killed Candice Berner, a Pennsylvania native who moved to Alaska last year, said Megan Peters, a spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers. Authorities saw a bloody trail where Berner had been dragged off a road and wolf tracks near the body.
  • In Fossil Find, 'Anaconda' Meets 'Jurassic Park'(Snake Devouring Baby Dinosaur Eggs)

    03/02/2010 9:37:54 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 43 replies · 1,584+ views
    NPR ^ | 2/02/2010 | NPR
    Scientists have discovered a macabre death scene that took place 67 million years ago. The setting was a nest, in which a baby dinosaur had just hatched from an egg, only to face an 11-foot-long snake waiting to devour it. The moment was frozen forever when, apparently, the nest was buried in a sudden avalanche of mud or sand and everything was fossilized. Scientists have discovered a macabre death scene that took place 67 million years ago. The setting was a nest, in which a baby dinosaur had just hatched from an egg, only to face an 11-foot-long snake waiting...
  • Celebrity chef Beppe Bigazzi upsets viewers with his cat casserole

    02/16/2010 7:03:02 PM PST · by Trot · 30 replies · 826+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | 2/16/10 | Richard Owen
    Celebrity chef Beppe Bigazzi upsets viewers with his cat casserole
  • Chinese legal experts call for ban on eating cats and dogs

    01/26/2010 10:03:09 PM PST · by pissant · 32 replies · 614+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 1/26/10 | Jon watts
    Widespread and ancient practice of eating dog meat increasingly distasteful for China's growing affluent, pet-loving middle class Chinese legal experts are proposing a ban on eating dogs and cats in a contentious move to end a culinary tradition dating back thousands of years. The recommendation will be submitted to higher authorities in April as part of a draft bill to tackle animal abuse. In ancient times, dog meat was considered a medicinal tonic. Today, it is commonly available throughout the country, but particularly in the north where dog stew is popular for its supposed warming qualities. In recent years, however,...
  • Bull runs free in Paterson

    09/28/2009 3:21:18 PM PDT · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 8 replies · 425+ views
    Northjersey.com ^ | 9-28-09 | MARLENE NAANES
    A 1,400-pound bull that escaped a slaughterhouse Monday and took a several-block run down Paterson streets escaped the dinner plate but not his fate...
  • The quest to build a dinosaur

    08/25/2009 6:22:10 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 20 replies · 1,433+ views
    Maclean's ^ | Aug 20, 2009 | Kate Lunau
    Jack Horner has a vision. A world-famous paleontologist who gives “an awful lot of lectures,” Horner pictures himself strolling out on stage before a crowd, just as he’s done countless times before. Instead of carrying the standard sheaf of notes or dusty slides, though, he has with him the ultimate prop: a real live dinosaur on a leash. “It’s small, but bigger than a chicken,” he writes in his new book, How to Build a Dinosaur. “Let’s say the size of a turkey, one day maybe even the size of an emu.” The emu-size dinosaur, he adds, “might have a...
  • Cabin owner fed bruins for years despite state's pleas

    08/10/2009 3:16:47 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 38 replies · 1,985+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08/09/2009 | Jennifer Brown
    In the evenings, Donna Munson liked to sit in front of her picture window and watch the bears amble toward her Ouray County log cabin for dinner. The 74-year-old woman — who stocked her backyard with dog food, fruit and yogurt — was found dead outside her home Friday, being eaten by a bear. It was still unknown Saturday whether a bear killed Munson or whether one or more animals consumed part of her body after her death. But people who knew her said she was an eccentric wildlife lover who had been feeding bears, elk, skunks and raccoons for...
  • Scientists Find First Animal That Had Sex

    02/25/2009 2:37:11 PM PST · by RDTF · 32 replies · 807+ views
    Fox ^ | Feb 25, 2009
    Remains of embryos entombed in their fish mothers' wombs for 380 million years have been found in fossils from an ancient rock outcrop in Western Australia. The finding is a big deal because it suggests that sex goes way back. The prehistoric fish, called placoderms, are found at the base of the vertebrate evolutionary tree (in a large group we humans also belong to), so it now looks like sexual intercourse, and the mating behaviors that go along with it, were more widespread in these ancient animals than previously thought, said the scientists who made the discovery. -snip-
  • "Extinct" Bird Seen, Eaten

    02/18/2009 10:09:04 PM PST · by pissant · 22 replies · 1,023+ views
    Nat. Geographic ^ | 2/18/09 | Chris Dell'amore
    February 18, 2009—A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say. Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago. Scientists had suspected the species—listed as "data deficient" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's 2008 Red List—was extinct. (See related bird photo: "Rare 'Smiling' Bird Photographed in Colombia.") A TV crew documented the live bird in the market (above) before it was sold in January, according to the Agence France-Press...
  • PHOTO IN THE NEWS: "Extinct" Bird Seen --Then Eaten

    02/18/2009 3:02:19 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 2,810+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | February 18, 2009
    A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say.Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago. Scientists had suspected the species—listed as "data deficient" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's 2008 Red List—was extinct.A TV crew documented the live bird in the market (above) before it was sold in January, according to the Agence France-Press news agency.
  • Conservationist kills one of world's rarest birds by mistake

    07/06/2008 4:35:20 PM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 92 replies · 673+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | July 4, 2008
    Wellington - One of the world's rarest birds - the flightless takahe, a native of New Zealand where only about 200 individuals are known to survive - has been killed by a conservation worker by mistake, it was reported on Saturday. The takahe was believed to have been extinct until some were found in the remote Fiordland region of the South Island 60 years ago and although the Conservation Department has since run an intensive breeding programme to ensure their survival, they remain highly endangered. A department spokesman confirmed that a worker killed one last month while shooting a flock...
  • Cannibalism May Have Wiped Out Neanderthals

    02/28/2008 6:52:33 PM PST · by blam · 113 replies · 3,131+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 2-27-2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    Cannibalism May Have Wiped Out Neanderthals Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Unhealthy Diets? Feb. 27, 2008 -- A Neanderthal-eat-Neanderthal world may have spread a mad cow-like disease that weakened and reduced populations of the large Eurasian human, thereby contributing to its extinction, according to a new theory based on cannibalism that took place in more recent history. Aside from illustrating that consumption of one's own species isn't exactly a healthy way to eat, the new theoretical model could resolve the longstanding mystery as to what caused Neanderthals, which emerged around 250,000 years ago, to disappear off the face of the Earth...
  • EDGE Amphibians: World's Weirdest Creatures Just Got Weirder

    01/25/2008 4:01:13 PM PST · by blam · 58 replies · 2,312+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-25-2008 | Zoological Society of London.
    EDGE Amphibians: World's Weirdest Creatures Just Got WeirderThe Chinese giant salamander can grow up to 1.8m in length and evolved independently from all other amphibians over one hundred million years before Tyrannosaurus rex. (Credit: Image courtesy of Zoological Society of London) ScienceDaily (Jan. 25, 2008) — A gigantic, ancient relative of the newt, a drawing-pin sized frog, a limbless, tentacled amphibian and a blind see-through salamander have all made it onto a list of the world’s weirdest and most endangered creatures. ZSL EDGE programme is highlighting some of the world’s most extraordinary creatures currently threatened with extinction. This year ZSL...
  • British anti-whaling protester held hostage on Japanese harpoon ship offered whale meat for dinner

    01/17/2008 1:56:39 AM PST · by tlb · 32 replies · 634+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th January 2008 | RICHARD SHEARS
    The crew of a Japanese harpoon ship holding a British anti-whaling protester captive insist they are treating him well - and have even offered him a meal of whale meat. The Japanese crew accused 36-year-old Mr Giles, from Cuckfield, West Sussex, and an Australian colleague of piracy after the pair stormed the whaling vessel Yushin Maru on Tuesday. Captain Paul Watson, who last year threatened to ram a Japanese whaling flagship, said: "Holding two hostages and demanding that the whaling protests stop before the men were handed over is nothing short of terrorism." As the stalemate dragged on, Japanese officials...
  • Unemployed to Sterilize Monkeys in India (Aggressive primates destroying farms, attacking people)

    01/03/2008 2:30:11 PM PST · by Stoat · 44 replies · 7,154+ views
    ABC News (USA) ^ | January 3, 2007 | GAVIN RABINOWITZ
    Unemployed to Sterilize Monkeys in India Indian State Plans to Train Unemployed Youth to Sterilize Monkeys Plaguing Area FILE ** A monkey drinks from a water tap in the outskirts of Jammu, India, in this file photograph dated Monday, April 30, 2007. A north Indian state said Thursday Jan. 3, 2008, that it planned to use unemployed youths to sterilize monkeys who may then be sent to camps in an effort to combat the aggressive primates who have been raiding farms in the area. The idea drew immediate condemnation from conservationists who said the plan was unscientific and would...
  • Teacher dispatches raccoon speciman with nail gun

    11/14/2007 4:33:30 AM PST · by laotzu · 39 replies · 83+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/13/07 | (not given)
    HUNTSVILLE, Ark. — A high school teacher killed a raccoon with a nail gun after discovering the planned subject of a skinning demonstration was alive. Superintendent Alvin Lievsay said a student's parent promised to bring in a raccoon for the exercise, but surprised teacher Jerick Hutchinson by bringing the animal in a live trap. Lievsay said Hutchinson, "who used to work in a slaughter house," took the animal outside to the back of his truck Friday and shot it with the nail gun. Lievsay said no students witnessed the raccoon's death. "He used the nail gun to, as they say,...
  • Cat casserole plan to save Australia's wildlife

    08/28/2007 9:26:04 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 54 replies · 1,187+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/29/2007 | Nick Squires
    An Australian has come up with a novel solution to the millions of feral cats roaming the Outback: eat them. A feral cat will eat almost anything that moves,including lizards, small mammals and spiders Wild cats - the escaped descendants of domestic cats - kill millions of small native animals each year. Now the tables have turned and they find themselves on the menu. A bush tucker competition held at the weekend in Alice Springs, in the Red Centre of the continent, featured something new: wild cat casserole. "It's a white meat," said Kay Kessing, who came up with the...
  • Has A Mythical Beast Turned Up In Texas? (Chupacabra Or Ugly Dog? You Decide)

    08/31/2007 7:31:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 5,790+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 31, 2007 | ELIZABETH WHITE
    Has a mythical beast turned up in Texas? By ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer August 31, 2007 Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. "It is one ugly creature," Canion said, holding the head of the...
  • Muslim cleric says call a turkey a "turkey" is an offense to muslims

    08/20/2007 11:34:27 AM PDT · by drzz · 102 replies · 2,609+ views
    VIDEO ^ | 08 20 2007 | drzz
    An islamist says on Al-Jazeera that "a turkey" is an insult to the country, so to muslims !
  • I didn’t know creature was rare, says tribesman who liked it well done

    07/15/2007 11:46:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 25 replies · 1,400+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/16/2007 | Lewis Smith
    Fears that one of the world’s rarest creatures had been driven to extinction have been allayed by a tribesman who told conservationists he had recently eaten one. Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna, a little-known, primitive mammal that lays eggs, lives in Papua New Guinea. Only one specimen, found in 1961, has ever been seen by scientists. But fresh evidence that proves the echidna, which was named in honour of the naturalist Sir David Attenborough, is still alive has been found during an expedition by zoologists. Seven people told the scientists that they had seen the spiny creature, which is a relative...
  • CA: Judge reverses species protection ruling (Tiger salamander)

    12/20/2006 6:28:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 460+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/06 | Terence Chea - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - A judge has overturned a decision by state wildlife regulators to reject a petition to give protected status to the California tiger salamander. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly ordered the Fish and Game Commission to conduct a 12-month review to determine whether to list the yellow-and-black amphibian as an endangered or threatened species. Connelly said the commission "misstated or ignored substantial evidence" and "relied on conflicting information of doubtful scientific value" when it voted 3-2 two years ago to reject the petition to list the salamander under the California Endangered Species Act. In the Dec....
  • Cute Fall Ptarmigans Before Winter Comes

    11/11/2006 10:16:54 AM PST · by Ptarmigan · 6 replies · 329+ views
    Here's a cool gallery of fall ptarmigans, before they go white for the winter. :cool: Cute Fall Ptarmigans
  • Ape Meat Sold in U.S., European Black Markets

    07/19/2006 10:59:44 AM PDT · by ZULU · 52 replies · 1,179+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | July 18, 2006 | Sara Goudarzi
    Ape Meat Sold in U.S., European Black Markets Sara Goudarzi for National Geographic News July 18, 2006 Meat from chimpanzees, gorillas, and other wild African animals is popping up in illegal markets in the United States and Europe, a new investigation reveals. "Bush meat" consumption is widespread in western and central Africa (Africa map). There, the poor have traditionally trapped wild animals as a form of subsistence hunting to help feed their families and villages. However, wild animals such as primates have been shot in such large numbers that conservationists have declared bush-meat hunting a crisis. Adding to the demand,...
  • Fiber-optic cable proves choice target for mischievous crows

    06/16/2006 2:38:42 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 491+ views
    Daily Yomiuri ^ | 6-15-06 | Yomiuri Shimbun
    Fiber-optic cables used for high-speed Internet services are being severed by crows playing with the wires and using them for nesting material and perhaps as a form of stress relief, a phenomenon that increases with the breeding season.
  • Lioness in zoo kills man who invoked God

    06/05/2006 7:18:09 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 118 replies · 2,470+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2006
    A man shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to death by a lioness in Kiev zoo after he crept into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said on Monday. "The man shouted 'God will save me, if he exists', lowered himself by a rope into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions," the official said. "A lioness went straight for him, knocked him down and severed his carotid artery." The incident, Sunday evening when the zoo was packed with visitors, was the first of its kind at the attraction. Lions and tigers...
  • Mule Kills Mountain Lion

    05/13/2006 7:55:40 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies · 2,410+ views
    Black Bear Heaven ^ | 5/13/2006 | Black Bear Heaven
    Never seen anything like that! These pics came from a guy in Arizona. Yes, the mule killed the mountain lion. The lion had been stalking them for the better part of the morning, on the way out to a hunt. They were pretty sure it was after one of the dogs. The cat ambushed them, and the mule pictured tossed its rider and went into attack (defense) mode, the horses scattered and shots were fired but no one was sure if they hit the cat or not. Unfortunately, it wasn't until it was almost over that one of the guys...
  • Arms Found Inside Fla. Alligator's Belly

    SUNRISE, Fla. - Wildlife officers captured an alligator Saturday they believe was responsible for fatally attacking a woman while she was out jogging. The 9-foot, 6-inch alligator was trapped just under the bridge where Yovy Suarez Jimenez, 28, was last seen, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Dani Moschella said. Two human arms were found inside the alligator's belly, Moschella said. Authorities still aren't sure how the alligator attacked Suarez. Witnesses had reported seeing a woman matching Suarez's description dangling her feet over the water's edge on Tuesday, but no one saw an attack. A medical examiner said the...
  • Cruise: I will eat placenta

    04/18/2006 2:23:24 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 191 replies · 4,579+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | April 18, 2006 | Staff
    Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is planning to eat his new baby's placenta, it emerged today.It is the latest in a series of unusual revelations by the 43-year-old Mission Impossible star about the child he is expecting with fiancee Katie Holmes. He told GQ magazine: "I'm gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good. Very nutritious. I'm gonna eat the cord and the placenta right there." Cruise has also claimed he knew actress Holmes, 27, was pregnant, even before she told him. A follower of Scientology, he has defended the religion's belief that women should give birth in silence....
  • Thieves make off with $26,000 of beer - Semi trailer loaded with Miller goes missing in Wisconsin

    02/25/2006 5:28:47 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 102 replies · 1,693+ views
    MSNBC Web Site ^ | 2/25/06 | AP Wire
    Authorities are hoping to break up what must be quite the party after beer thieves made off with almost $26,000 worth of suds from a delivery truck. A semi trailer loaded with cans and bottles of Miller beer was stolen from a trucking company in Richfield, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department report. The trailer was found four days later — sans beer — at an Oak Creek trucking firm.
  • Whale meat back on school menus

    02/14/2006 2:41:18 PM PST · by Willie Green · 20 replies · 389+ views
    News.com.au ^ | February 15, 2006 | Agence France-Presse correspondents in Kyodo, Japan
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. AN increasing number of Japanese schools are putting whale meat back on the menu, education officials say. The Wakayama board of education, which resumed the regular use of whale meat in school lunches in January 2005, has organised tasting events of whale meat in Tokyo and has asked school lunch panels of nationwide education boards to use the meat, the officials said. The prefecture is famous for whaling, with its town of Taiji known as the birthplace of organised whaling in Japan. "We want (schoolchildren) to know Japan's traditional dietary culture...
  • $100,000 for Punxsutawney Phil

    02/10/2006 10:37:38 AM PST · by Temple Owl · 19 replies · 677+ views
    The Countyr Press (Suburban Philadelphia) ^ | 2-8-06 | William w. Lawrence
    Well, Groundhog Day came and went. Punxsutawney Phil came out of his Gobbler's Knob hole at sunrise on Feb. 2 and saw his shadow. This means that we will have six more weeks of winter. But I could have told you that simply by looking at the calendar. Did you know that the Punxsutawney rodent and U.S. Rep. John Peterson (R-Pa.) were once named co-porkers of the month? Peterson and the rodent were chastised by Citizens Against Government Waste a couple of years ago for picking $100,000 out of the taxpayer's pockets. The federal grant was for a weather museum....
  • 19 held in raid on cockfight

    01/23/2006 10:56:54 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 15 replies · 277+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 1/23/2006 | Michael N. Westley
    Nineteen people were arrested and 25 chickens were confiscated Sunday when Pleasant Grove police busted a cockfighting operation. Those attending the event in a barn near 180 West and 40 South in Lindon were allegedly charged admission and allowed to place bets on the fights, according to Capt. Cody Cullimore. Officers raided the fight around noon. In addition to the adults arrested, several children ages 8 to 10 were detained and later released to their parents. Several people escaped. The organizer of the event was not present because he is currently in jail on other charges, Cullimore said. Five dead...
  • German cannibal finds film distasteful

    01/10/2006 8:11:01 AM PST · by Millee · 55 replies · 582+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/10/06 | Staff
    A German cannibal is taking legal action to stop the release of the horror film "Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story," which he claims is based on his life. Keri Russell ("Felicity") stars as a graduate student researching imprisoned cannibal Simon Grobeck (Thomas Kretschmann). Russell is drawn into Grobeck's world and becomes obsessed with the Internet cannibal community. "Butterfly" is scheduled for a March 9 release in Germany. But not if Armin Meiwes, who was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for eating a man he met over the Internet, has his way. In a statement Monday, Meiwes's lawyer, Harald Ermel,...