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  • Man 'Won't Pay Puppy Support' After His Dog Gets Another Pregnant

    06/18/2022 3:25:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Thu, Jun 16, 2022 | Nia Dalton, Ashley Summerfield
    A MAN is refusing to pay vet bills and expenses after his unneutered dog impregnated another pet.Taking to Reddit, the man asked if he was in the wrong for not contributing towards the bills. His post has received almost 14,000 upvotes and 1,500 comments. The man, known as u/aitapuppy_power, explained that he lives on his family's farm and has always had livestock guard dogs to ward off predators, reports The Mirror. His post read: "I have two, they are very well trained and socialised, but I don't allow dogs I don't know on the farm unless I'm there the entire...
  • California woman says dog who defended her from mountain lion attack has died

    06/09/2022 3:21:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 9, 2022 | Louis Casiano
    A hero dog credited with defending her female owner from a mountain lion attack in Northern California has died, the woman said Wednesday. Eva, a 2.5-year-old Belgian Malinois, began having seizures last weekend at her home, Erin Wilson, 24, told the Sacramento Bee. Her condition worsened from there, despite being taken to an animal hospital at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. SNIP “We said goodbye at 9:20 this morning,” the post said. “There were no changes to her condition overnight. Goodbye my beautiful sweet girl. You are my world, my light, my best friend. The world is a...
  • Growing Demand for Pet Spiders and Scorpions Puts Rare Species at Risk

    05/23/2022 3:24:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 19, 2022 | Holl
    Rare spiders and scorpions are being put at risk by a growing global trade driven by the demand for exotic pets, including species so rare that scientists were previously unaware of them, a team of international researchers has warned. They said that at least 70 per cent of spiders and scorpions being sold as pets, for medicine or food have been sourced from the wild. The researchers detected more than 1,200 species available for sale in a generally legal trade. The team said they are growing in popularity as "cool" pets that take up little space but warned that harvesting...
  • Luke Guzelis: The worst, most dangerous, most destructive invasive species? Meow

    05/18/2022 11:47:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 102 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 17, 2022 | Luke Guzelis
    Many news stories stress that our ecosystems are under assault by Burmese pythons and Asian carp. This leads people to conclude that it is the less charismatic fauna such as reptiles and fish that are the most threatening of invasive species. Proposed amendments to the Lacey Act that the U.S. House passed Feb. 4 seem to perpetuate this narrative, with a proposed ban on all exotic animal species moving across state lines. (The 122-year-old Lacey Act bans trafficking in illegally taken fish, wildlife, and plants.) But one animal that the International Union for Conservation of Nature considers among the world’s...
  • 5 reasons for dogs' adorable head-tilting behavior

    04/16/2022 10:35:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Business insider ^ | 04/15/2022 | Erin Heger
    It's hard to resist the cuteness of a dog tilting their head when you talk to them or when they hear a strange sound. But this endearing trait may have a bigger purpose than merely looking adorable. Scientists are still trying to get to the bottom of exactly why dogs tilt their heads and there isn't a ton of research yet on the topic. But there are some theories about why dogs engage in this behavior and what their head tilts could mean.
  • Bloomberg columnist's tips for beating Bidenflation don't go over very well

    03/21/2022 4:57:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 21 Mar, 2022 | Monica Showalter
    An out-of-touch academic, writing a column for Bloomberg Opinion, demonstrated just how out of touch the country's elites are as inflation hits every sector of the country. Instead of hiding the mess, or better yet, just not printing it, Bloomberg Opinion tweeted its existence out with a handy tip sheet: (tweets at link) Inflation stings most if you earn less than $300K. Here's how to deal: ➡️ Take the bus ➡️ Don’t buy in bulk ➡️ Try lentils instead of meat ➡️ Nobody said this would be fun Which was about as amateur-hour as it gets on the age-old topic...
  • Professor: Americans Should Eat Lentils & Let Their Pets Die To Cope With Inflation

    03/21/2022 12:55:04 PM PDT · by blam · 142 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 3-21-2022 | Via,
    An economics professor has a solution for the little people dealing with the country’s inflationary woes: Use mass transportation, eat more veggies instead of meat, and cut back on unnecessary care for your pets.In a op-ed, the New School’s Teresa Ghilarducci says these tips are a good idea for anyone making less than … $280,000 per year. “To deal with gas prices, it’s worth reconsidering public transportation if it’s an option where you live,” Ghilarducci says. After all, mass transport fares are up only 8 percent compared to 38 percent for gasoline. And don’t think about getting a new...
  • California dog reunited with family after being missing for 12 years

    02/21/2022 2:08:17 AM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2022 | David Aaro
    California dog reunited with family after being missing for 12 years The dog, Zoey, had been dropped off on a rural property outside Stockton when she was found by someone who called the authorities. The dog, Zoey, had been dropped off on a rural property outside Stockton when she was found by someone who called the authorities. San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office A California dog was reunited with her family this month after being missing for 12 years, according to authorities. The canine, Zoey, 13, had been dropped off on a rural property outside Stockton when she was found by...
  • Canada threatens to seize, potentially euthanize truckers' pets

    02/20/2022 7:47:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    The ‘Outnumbered’ panel discusses actions taken by PM Justin Trudeau and the Ottawa police against the Canadian trucker convoy. .....
  • Canadians Warned The Government Can Confiscate Pets From Convoy Protesters

    02/17/2022 2:44:24 PM PST · by thegagline · 76 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 02/17/2022 | Virginia Krita
    The Canadian government is issuing warnings to anyone involved in the massive anti-mandate protests, saying that in addition to freezing bank accounts and towing their trucks, they can confiscate pets as well. A tweet from the official account for Ottawa’s by-law and regulatory services read, “Attention animal owners at demonstration: If you are unable to care for your animal as a result of enforcement actions, your animal will placed into protective care for 8 days, at your cost. After 8 days, if arrangements are not made, your animal will be considered relinquished.” According to tweet, the law applied to animals...
  • A bill of rights for cats and dogs? California lawmakers are considering one

    02/17/2022 8:42:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 17, 2022 | BY ANDREW SHEELER
    Americans enjoy a Bill of Rights, and soon California pets could as well. A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would enshrine a dog and cat bill of rights into state law, requiring every animal shelter and animal rescue group to post a copy of said rights on their premises. Assembly Bill 1881, introduced by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, enumerates seven fundamental rights that every dog and cat in California would have. It includes these provisions: ▪ freedom from exploitation, cruelty, neglect and abuse; ▪ a life of comfort, free of fear and anxiety; ▪ daily mental stimulation...

    02/09/2022 8:30:24 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 75 replies
    PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO Senator Marco Rubio Washington, D.C. 284 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC, 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3041 Toll free in Florida: (866) 630-7106 Florida Senator Marco Rubio wrote amendments to the Lacey Act, approved by the House and now before the Senate, that creates a White List of approved species. 1500 species of all animals and wild collected plants will be legal to ship. All the rest are banned. This ends the collection and protection of rare and endangered species and guarantees their destruction. Politics just bit us on the nose. What are we going to do...
  • Is there also a pet food shortage?

    01/08/2022 7:32:44 PM PST · by EinNYC · 121 replies
    Various sources of pet food-->empty shelves, not offered on webpages either | 1/8/22 | Me, Myself, & I
    Has anyone else been experiencing a pet food shortage? I see the shelves at pet stores and pet supply stores have empty spaces, especially for kitten food. I used to be able to find Purina ProPlan kitten food with no problem, but lately I can only find a couple of flavors--of course, the ones my kitten is not particularly fond of. I also tried Chewy and Amazon, and their selection of PPP kitten food also consists of only a couple of flavors. Let's go Brandon!
  • Deadly new squirrel virus may have killed 3 men

    07/09/2015 9:47:06 AM PDT · by dware · 16 replies
    Newser via Fox News ^ | 07.09.2015 | Rob Quinn
    Squirrel breeding is a real job—and apparently a very dangerous one if you're dealing with the wrong kind of squirrel. After the mysterious deaths of three German men who all worked as breeders of variegated squirrels—a kind of squirrel native to Central America that's sometimes kept as an exotic pet—researchers have identified a new virus that had apparently jumped from the squirrels to the men, LiveScience reports. The men, who were in their 60s and regularly socialized together, died between 2011 and 2013 from inflammation of the brain, and researchers say at least two of them had been scratched or...
  • Pack of Coyotes Surrounds, Snatches Terrier in San Francisco

    12/16/2021 1:56:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    SFgate ^ | Dec. 16, 2021 | Amanda Bartlett
    It was the usual evening routine for Lyndsay Przybyl and her 13-year-old terrier, Roscoe. Przybyl, 39, who works as a bartender in downtown San Francisco, had just wrapped up her Tuesday night shift,... She clipped Roscoe’s leash to his collar and they went outside for a walk, heading toward 10th and California where her boyfriend, Tim Sowards, 41, lives. SNIP “Just like I’ve done a million times,” she recounted to SFGATE over the phone. “It’s something I’ll never do again.” There were four of them in total, and as they began to circle Przybyl, Sowards and Roscoe, the dog suddenly...
  • Kentucky animal shelter is overrun with displaced pets after deadly tornadoes ripped through the state

    12/15/2021 10:42:00 AM PST · by allen592 · 4 replies
    Mag Grand ^ | December 15, 2021 | TMG
    An animal shelter in Kentucky is overrun with dozen of displaced after deadly tornadoes left the state devastated, with dozens of scared pets without a home. The Board President of the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter, David Spalding, described how the shelter was struggling to remain standing but now is tasked with welcoming dozens of animals until there is not enough room. Photos show the displaced animals being held in crates as they hope for their owners’ return. Workers and volunteers were seen getting dogs and cats ready for major transportation out of the Kentucky shelter as it expects to be...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: COVID Freedom Protests, It's More Than Abortion, Folks Pearl Harbor Remembered Who's Threatening Who In Ukraine?

    12/05/2021 1:57:17 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/4/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Day 628 Of The Dictatorship Of COVID-19, Day 628 Of America And The World Held Hostage To COVID Shots Breaking News: Health Freedom Protest Today In Utrecht, The Netherlands The local government in Utrecht says some five thousand participated... News Alert: Health Freedom Protests Vienna, Austria And Milan, Italy. In Vienna the crowd again estimated at some 40,000 people by some media for today's protest as in the last one there. But ORF in Austria estimated more than 40,000 participating... Is Omicron Really The Beginning Of The End Of COVID? A Russian expert weighs in with his opinion... Well here...
  • Scientists find 'unknown link' between lung cancer and common parasite (Active or latent Toxoplasma Gondii found in 100% of lung cancer patients (72/72))

    11/02/2021 9:01:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 42 replies
    Toxoplasma gondii, a microscopic parasite that gets inside our cells, is present in about 10 percent of the population in the U.K. But in tests on lung cancer patients, all were found to be infected with the parasite. "It's a remarkable result which we don't fully understand yet," states Geoff Hide, Professor of Parasitology at the University of Salford. "It is possible that the presence of the parasite in these patients is exacerbating their symptoms of cancer or interfering with their therapy." Working with Professor Dave Singh, clinical consultant at the Medicines Evaluation Unit at Manchester University, they tested 72...
  • Dr. Dog Torturer

    10/25/2021 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 53 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 10/25/2021 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “Our investigators show that Fauci’s NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive,” the non-profit White Coat Waste project told reporters. “They also locked beagles alone in cages in the desert overnight for nine consecutive nights to use them as bait to attract infectious sand flies,” all to test an “experimental drug.” White Coat Waste also claimed that some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed so their barking would not...
  • Anthony Fauci Facing Quiz Over NIH Funding for 'De-barking' Beagle Puppies

    10/23/2021 1:10:42 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/23/2021 | DARRAGH ROCHE
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking answers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Dr. Anthony Fauci about funding that was provided for experiments on beagle puppies. Twenty-four members of the House of Representatives signed a letter to Fauci, who is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of NIH. The letter was prompted by the nonprofit group White Coat Waste which obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act that appear to show NIAID spent $1.68 million in taxpayer money for experiments on beagle puppies in a lab in Tunisia. Those...