Category: Animal “Rights”


Uttarakhand: 56-Year-Old Woman Kills Leopard With Axe And Sickle

 

 

 

 

 

” A 56-year-old woman in Uttarakhand has killed a leopard with a sickle and an axe in a fierce battle that lasted some 30 minutes.

  The leopard attacked Kamla Devi, a resident of Koti village in Rudrparayag district, when she was irrigating a field on Sunday morning.

  She reportedly fought off the big cat with an axe and a sickle, and sustained serious injuries. Devi is undergoing treatment at Srinagar Garhwal Base hospital.
 
” At first, I was terrified. But, then I gathered my courage to fight back. I promised myself that this is not my last day here,” Devi told HT over phone on Monday.”

 

Hindustan Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fisherman Transports Massive Whale Shark On Truck In China

 

All in a day's work: Cai Chengzhu was fishing in Xianghzhi, eastern China, when he found this 16ft-long whale shark - before lugging it onto his tractor and driving it for half-an-hour to a market in nearby Shishi

 

 

 

” Dwindling in numbers, whale sharks are protected in China – and black market salesmen are punished with hefty fines. But when fisherman Cai Chengzhu, 48, spotted this 16-foot-long, two-tonne beast, he could not resist having a go. He heaved it to shore and dragged it to the street.Then, incredibly, he dumped it onto a truck – and drove it for half-an-hour to the nearest market.

Regulation states the valuable whale sharks, which can live for up to 100 years, should be set free immediately if caught. But Cai, from Xianghzhi, in the far-eastern province of Fujian, admitted he planned to sell the creature from 10,000 to 20,000 yuan (around £1,000 to £2,000). “

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Owners Raise Questions Over Alleged Police Shooting Of Dog

 

 

Apollo the dog shot by police (Facebook)

 

 

 

” A family dog was allegedly shot and killed in front of a 6-year-old girl by a police officer in southwest suburban Hometown Friday afternoon.

  The dog’s owners said their one-year-old German Shepherd mix, named Apollo, had run out the front door of their house on the 8700 block of Beck Place around 2:20 p.m. and had returned to the front lawn when police arrived.

” I walked over and I tried to call him inside. The police officer had his gun out already,” said Nicole Echlin, one of the dog’s owners. Her 6-year-old daughter walked with her.

” He started showing his teeth — that’s when the officer shot him,” said Echlin, 27. “I didn’t know that was going to happen.”

  Echlin then grabbed her daughter, who had fallen to the ground crying, and rushed her inside.”

 

 

Readers may show their support for Apollo and voice their outrage at the Facebook page “Justice For Apollo” .

 

 

Chicago Tribune

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great White Shark Sighting Off Cape May

 

 

 

 

 

 

” When a shark emerged from the water with an open mouth and triangular 2-inch teeth, fisherman Steve Clark knew he was having a close encounter with a great white. The chance meeting, he says, happened about 5 p.m. Saturday at 28-Mile Wreck, the site of a World War II shipwreck off of Cape May, New Jersey.

” We were worried that it was going to harm the engine. It started to mouth it, but it wasn’t actually biting down,” said Clark. “I think it was just feeling it. It was just cool because she stayed around the boat for so long and really let us look at her.

  Clark’s team of fishermen spotted the 16-foot great white shark swimming toward their 35-foot-boat, the 35 Everglades.

  The shark swam around the vessel for about 20 minutes before ripping a chum basket of fish right from the side of the boat — the only time Clark felt nervous during the encounter. Members of the crew took photos and videos as the shark swam nearby.”

 

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Loyal Dog Won’t Leave Injured Friend Behind – HELP JAPAN’S LOST & INJURED TSUNAMI PETS

 

Uploaded on Mar 16, 2011


” UPDATE: Nov.1, 2011 – ONE OF THESE DOGS HAS BEEN LOCATED. See http://www.GlobalAnimal.org for details at:http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/11/0…

For the story of Japan’s Loyal Tsunami Dogs: 

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/03/1…

How To Help & Donate To Japan’s Lost and Injured Pets:

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/03/1…

  You don’t have to speak Japanese to understand the sympathetic tones of the two men observing these dogs who are also disaster victims — and one loyal dog refusing to leave his hurt friend’s side. There is so much we don’t understand about the emotional lives of animals. But we know they can suffer tremendously, and we know they care for each other.

  We wish all the people and animals of Japan heartfelt concern during this incomprehensibly difficult time. We know that the people of Japan will respond like these two friends, never abandoning each other in this time of need. Ganbatte kudasai! (“Don’t give up!”) — Global Animal

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO HELP AND DONATE TO LOST AND INJURED PETS IN JAPAN, PLEASE VISIT GLOBALANIMAL.ORG.” 

Here Kitty Kitty …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panting Dog Spotted Inside Locked SUV In 90-Degree Texas Heat – Wet’n’Wild Splash Town Water Park

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 16, 2014

” As Xochitl Dalton pulled into the parking lot of the Wet’n’Wild Splash Town water park, a disturbing sight caught her eye. “I looked over and saw that there was a huge yellow Lab,” she told KPRC-TV in Houston, noting the dog inside an SUV with Wisconsin plates parked next to her vehicle. “It looked like it was really, really hot.” Indeed, temperatures in the area passed 90 degrees on Friday, but investigators later told the station that the temperature inside the vehicle in question could have been as much as 140 degrees — and deputies said the dog was on the verge of passing out after being locked inside for hours. So Dalton summoned police to the water park in Spring, Texas, about a half hour north of Houston — but she did something else, too.

“I posted a picture of the dog to several Facebook groups,” she told KPRC. “I was amazed at how many people were wanting to rescue this dog.” In fact, about a dozen people from all over town rushed over to the water park to help.
“I immediately dropped everything, got in my car and drove from Magnolia up here, ready to bust the windshield out,” Melissa Camp, who saw the post on Facebook, told the station. On Dalton’s Facebook page, as she apparently chatted with concerned friends after posting the photo of the dog, she writes that a police officer had arrived but wouldn’t break the vehicle’s window: “He is trying to find the owner!” Dalton writes. “Really??” 

  Before those gathered around the vehicle broke any windows and before police returned to the scene, KPRC reported that a park employee squeezed his hand through a small opening in the window, unlocked the door, and got the panting Labrador out.

  When the park closed Friday evening, KPRC reported that authorities found the dog’s owner and arrested him. He wasn’t identified but deputies indicated he’d be booked into jail on animal cruelty charges. The dog underwent a health evaluation and was in the custody of the Harris County Constable Pct. 1 Office.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rare White Whale Returns to Australia, Delighting His Local Fans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” This week, an extremely rare albino whale was spotted off the coast of Australia. The whale’s name is Migaloo, the Aboriginal word for “white fellow.” This is the third year in a row Migaloo has been spotted on his annual migration, lovingly referred to as a whale parade. Now Australian Migaloo watchers are tracking his every movement — on Thursday he was spotted making his way past the Sydney coast.

  Migaloo is one of only a few documented all-white humpback whales in the world. Another all-white whale was spotted in Norway, and a mostly white whale has been seen off the coast of Argentina.

  He was first seen in 1991 as a juvenile. It is unclear how old Migaloo is, but scientists estimate he is in his twenties, so he might be a millennial whale. Like any good millennial, he has an active Twitter account, @Migaloo1. “

The Wire

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From Jose Ahonen & Rudi Rok

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 16, 2014

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Pharrell Williams Happy

 

 

 

Published on May 1, 2014

” Inspired by Pharrell William’s International “Happy” Hit! Lot’s of dogs and cat playing at the beach. Special appearance from “DIDGA” aka ‘Worlds BEST Skateboarding Cat’ 

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Story behind this video:
After a dog graduates my off leash training program, I’ll offer a “doggy outing service”. I pick up the dogs (usually between 8-12 dogs), take them to dog beaches or other dog friendly places, let them play together, while continuing to practice the training they’ve learned. I’ll rinse off any sand, trim their nails (if needed), then take them home. 2 1/2 year old Didga, aka ‘Worlds Best Skateboarding Cat’, who I adopted from the shelter at 13 weeks old has been joining us on the outings her whole life. Especially being a part of the group photos or videos I make. A GoPro camera was used for all the shots for this “Happy” video.

When I’m not on the group outings, Didga still joins me everywhere and loves riding in the car, at times she is very “dog like” sticking her head out the window as we drive down the road, riding on my stand-up paddle board or enjoying a little swim. Most cats don’t like being in water, BUT when she was young she didn’t react too negatively to water, so I took on a HUGE challenge of ‘desensitising’ her even more to the water. FYI – It was several months of patience and dedication to achieve what you see in the video. I’m a professional animal trainer so PLEASE don’t try getting your cat to swim at home.

Although I don’t make any money directly from this video because I used the “Happy” song, I couldn’t think of any other song that goes so perfectly with the – HAPPY DOGS!” 

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Thanks, Robert And Didga

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Filmed mostly at Currumbin Dog Beach”

 

HT/PetDoof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bumblebee In Spider’s Web Rescued By Other Bumblebee

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 9, 2014

” A bumblebee fighting for its life in a spiders web is seemingly rescued by another bumblebee, which stings the spider. Filmed in my flat in east London. Did the 2nd bee save the 1st on purpose? Or was it just coincidence that 2 bees landed in the same web?
(this is me by the way: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keith-… )

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‘Rat Girl’ Breeds, Unleashes Rats Across San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

” San Francisco is in the midst of a rat problem, and one woman’s rodent obsession might be partly to blame.

” Authorities say a woman living in a residential hotel has been breeding them. And then releasing them into the public. Police say when they last checked she was living with 300 rats in deplorable living conditions.” (Via KNTV)

  KTVU obtained this 2011 footage of a rat-infested hotel room, which was formerly occupied by a 43-year-old woman known as “Erica J.” or informally, “Rat Girl.” San Francisco’s animal control department says Erica compulsively breeds the rats, which then infest wherever she lives.

  The city’s Public Safety Department ultimately had to exterminate over one thousand rats in that hotel. Since then, animal control officers have been confiscating Erica’s rats when they can, but they say she always seems to find more.”

 

 

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Early Mankind’s Secret Weapon For Slaying Mammoths? Dogs

 

 

Ancient dog scull found in Predmosti

Evidence from Predmosti, in the Czech republic - a large fragment of bone was placed in a dog's mouth shortly after burial - some 27,000 years ago. Picture: Mietje Germonpre.

 

 

 

” After hunting them for at least a million years, humans suddenly became really good at killing woolly mammoths, but modern humans haven’t been able to figure out just how they did it. A new theory suggests that, maybe, man’s best friend played an important role.

  In central Europe and north Asia, there are massive mammoth graveyards dating back to 44,000 years ago, with tens of thousands of mammoth bones, some arranged in geometric patterns and some arranged into huts, found with stone tools and evidence of people. There wasn’t however, any evidence of how they were killing the shaggy ancestors of today’s elephants.

  In an article titled “How do you kill 86 mammoths?,” Penn State anthropologist Pat Shipman theorizes that humans’ secret weapons may have been dogs.

  While combing through the literature about the mammoth megasites, Shipman found that none of the usual big-mammal slayers seemed like plausible explanations for a mass mammoth die-off.”

 

Read more at Motherboard 

 

 

” In Berelekh – in the north of Siberia’s Sakha Republic – are more than 160 of the tusked goliaths.”

 

Mammoths cemetery in Berelekh

Picture: P. Lazarev, The Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk

 

 

 

” ‘ One of the greatest puzzles about these sites is how such large numbers of mammoths could have been killed with the weapons available during that time,’ she said.

  Theories on such ‘mammoth megasites’ have included floods washing bones to a certain spot or herds that fell through thin ice. But they seem to date to 44,000 years ago, around the time modern humans emerged.

  She found that ‘few of the mortality patterns from these mammoth deaths matched either those from natural deaths among modern elephants killed by droughts or by culling operations with modern weapons that kill entire family herds of modern elephants at once’.

  The professor concluded in her research, outlined in Quaternary International, that the mammoths were killed in the same spot for many generations. ‘There’s something that’s drawing them to that location,’ she said.

  She believes the sites may have been on migration routes in spots where early humans and their domesticated dogs could attack.”

 

and The Siberian Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Dogs Fly

 

 

 

 

Published on May 27, 2014

” Dean Potter, famous rock climber, high-liner and human flyer, wingsuit BASE jumps with his dog, Whisper from the Eiger, Switzerland.”

From Pet Doof


 

” How many of you would do this without hesitation? — with MissCindy Bla Bla 

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A free broken window for all who lock their pets in the car with the windows closed .

Dynamite Fishing in Lebanon! 

 

 

 

” Fishing with dynamite is illegal in Lebanon. These guys posted their video on their Facebook page, and will be found soon after that video was shown in the news.

From Wikipedia:
Blast fishing or dynamite fishing is the practice of using explosives to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection. This often illegal practice can be extremely destructive to the surrounding ecosystem, as the explosion often destroys the underlying habitat (such as coral reefs) that supports marine life.”

Cat Delivers Bag Of Weed To His Owner

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A cat in New Zealand has behaved in a very un-feline manner, bringing his owner a bag of marijuana and leaving it at the door. Police are now praising the furry friend for possibly helping them secure a drug bust as they dust the bag for prints.

  Local police say they are very impressed with the deed.

” You hear of cats bringing dead birds and rats home, but certainly in my career I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Sergeant Reece Munro told the local Otago Daily Times. “I guess you never know who’s keeping you honest these days, do you?”

  At around 6pm on Sunday in Ashmore, the cat brought home 5 grams of pot in a bag, shocking its owner, who wanted nothing to do with the find and called the police immediately, saying there was a “bag of drugs” right at her door.”

 

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WhistleGPS- Never Lose Your Dog

 

 

 

 

” WhistleGPS is the smallest, longest-lasting and most affordable pet location and activity monitor available. Know where your dog is and see their daily adventures directly on your phone.

  WhistleGPS syncs automatically with your phone and alerts you to changes in activity levels. The app shows you where they are, who they’re with, and what they’re up to each day. So, even if your pup decides to go exploring on their own, you’ll always have a way to find them.

Frequently asked questions:

What is WhistleGPS?
  WhistleGPS is an on-collar location and activity monitoring device for your best friend. The device communicates with the Whistle mobile app to make sure you never lose your dog, while providing insights into their everyday health and activity.
How does WhistleGPS work?
  WhistleGPS uses Global Positioning Satellites and breakthrough cellular technology (Sub-GHz) to locate your dog on demand. This technology enables WhistleGPS to offer the smallest device, longest battery life, and most economical pet location service on the market.
How much does WhistleGPS cost?
  WhistleGPS will retail for $129, plus a $5 monthly service fee. We are offering a special pre-order price of $49 until May 28, 2014.
Is there a monthly fee?
  Yes, WhistleGPS has a $5 monthly service fee for location services. This is the lowest monthly fee of any pet GPS tracking device on the market.”

 

Find out more at WhistleGPS home

Drones Could Be The Next Dog Walkers

 

 

 

 

” Designers and researchers are continuously developing and dreaming up new things that could possibly be created or carried out by a drone or an unmanned aerial vehicle. Drones are being used and studied in various industries and sectors including the military, agriculture, retail, delivery services, and even the arts. In the not so distant future, drones may even be used to take pets out for a walk in the park.

  A New Yorker by the name of Jeff Myers recently uploaded a video to Vimeo showing how that idea can work in real life today.”

 

 

Dog Walking Drone

 

 

” Myers, who likes to experiment with product design and interaction design, created a video showing a person programming the walking route of his dog into an AR drone. The AR drone was then used to take the dog for a walk around the neighborhood. The drone is attached to the end of the dog’s leash and flies above the dog as the pooch strolls along the streets.”

Read more here and a tip of the hat to Mashable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truck Hauling Millions Of Bees Overturns In Delaware

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Nearly 20 million bees are swarming a stretch of I-95 after a tractor trailer carrying bees overturned in the area in Newark, Delaware, on Tuesday.

  State police say the truck, which was heading from Florida to Maine, lost control and tipped over.

  Crews are on the scene at this hour, cleaning up the bees and the crates that spilled. Beekeepers are estimating somewhere between 16 and 20 million bees in 460 hives.”

 

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National Geographic’s Profile Of The Dogs Of War

 

Picture of Marine Corporal John Dolezal posing with Cchaz, a Belgian Malinois

 

 

 

” Not all military dogs are suited to combat. Some wither in the heat or become too excited by the sounds of gunfire or explosions, even after they’ve been desensitized to them in training. Some are too loyal, too lazy, or too playful. Each dog is its own particular, sometimes peculiar, universe. Still, certain breeds generally do better than others on the battlefield, such as German shepherds, Labrador retrievers, and especially the Belgian Malinois, which is known for being fearless, driven, and able to handle the heat.

  But what works in a given environment may not work in another. History suggests that each battle situation calls for its own breed and tactics. Benjamin Franklin encouraged the use of dogs against the Indians. They “will confound the enemy a good deal,” he wrote, “and be very serviceable. This was the Spanish method of guarding their marches.” (Spanish conquistadores were said to have used bullmastiffs against Native Americans.)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” During the Second Seminole War, starting in 1835, the U.S. military used Cuban-bred bloodhounds to track Indians in the swamps of Florida. Dogs were said to have guarded soldiers in the Civil War. During World War I both sides used tens of thousands of dogs as messengers. In World War II the U.S. Marines deployed dogs on Pacific islands to sniff out Japanese positions. In Vietnam an estimated 4,000 canines were used to lead jungle patrols, saving numerous lives. (Nevertheless, the military decided to leave many behind when the U.S. pulled out.)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the whole story at National Geographic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Stuck Neck Deep In Mud Rescued By Police Officers In Willistown Township

 

 

 

” Police officers rescued a dog after he was found stuck in the mud in Chester County. You have to look closely to see the dog.

  In the middle of the screen you can just see his head poking out of a mud pit that nearly swallowed him.
“We just knew we had to get the dog out of there. It was in distress. It wasn’t really moving a whole lot,” Willistown Township Police Officer Mike Kushner said.

“It just followed us with its eyes, so it was exhausted,” Willistown Township Police Sergeant Michael Martin said. The officers used some boards just to get to Pluto, a 13-year-old Australian Shepard that had been missing for two and half days.”

More here

A Few Hilarious Lost Pet Signs (24 Photos)

 

 

 

funny lost pet signs 12 A few hilarious lost pet signs (24 Photos)

 

 

 

 

 

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funny lost pet signs 6 A few hilarious lost pet signs (24 Photos)

 

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