Woman who tried to mail a puppy is charged with cruelty

puppyA woman in Minneapolis has been charged with animal cruelty after trying to mail a 4 month old puppy by airmail to Georgia. The woman, Stacey Champion, went to the post office with a box with holes punched in the sides. (more…)...

80 birds that fell from the sky in Quebec were poisoned!

Canada.com is reporting that 80 birds that were found dead on a farm just west of Quebec city were poisoned. They were poisoned because of a chemical called Fenthion which used to be used to control bird populations. The chemical was banned for use to kill birds in 1995, and for use as a cattle insecticide in 2008. We still don't know who is responsible. ...

This dog can sniff out bed bugs.

beagle sniffs bedbugsA beagle mix named Radar has been trained to sniff out bedbugs. According to Brad Smith, fully accredited entomologist and president of Preferred Pest Control, “He’s the only dog in Iowa that’s trained to ... only alert to live bed bugs, down to one egg, which is about 1 millimeter big. Read the full story here. ...

Woman marries her dog.

A woman in Ghana has married her dog. Emily Mabou, 29, of Aburi, married the 18-month-old dog in a ceremony complete with priest. Her family boycotted the marriage stating that it was "a stupid step to combat her loneliness". So, why did she marry the dog? In Emily's words, "For so long, I've been praying for a life partner who will have all the qualities of my dad. My dad was kind, faithful, and loyal to my mum, and he never let her down. "I've been in relationships with so many men..., and they are all the same... skirt-chasers and cheaters. My dog is kind, and loyal to me and he treats me with so much respect." ...

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