Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

2qqshByOn Reddit, a poster said this was his dog’s first such attempt . . .

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Let Sleeping Dogs Hang

R70x4UDWhat is truly amazing is that the car dealer did not even sell this feature as a “combination arm rest and dog perch.”

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A Dog Eat Dog World

Xv0qicjIn awkward canine moments, Rex had to be constantly asked not to chew on the guests at parties.

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By Mark Esposito, Weekend Contributor

Zen Dharma Dog Bite Paralegal in Downtown Los Angeles Law Library Legal Research and Writing Law and Motion_fullMany courts have recognized the so-called emergency aid exception to the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against  warrantless searches, but the emergency usually had to involve a natural person. Now the highest court in Massachusetts has extended the doctrine to emergency aid in furtherance of animals. In Jan. 2011, Lynn police were called to the home of Heather Duncan based on neighbors’ reports of two dead dogs lying near her locked fence in her backyard. Two officers from the Lynn Police Department arrived and began to investigate the scene. Climbing a nearby snowbank, the officers saw two motionless dogs and another barking weakly.  No food or water was seen and according to the officers, the dogs appeared malnourished and in immediate distress. After trying  unsuccessfully to reach the homeowner, fire officials were called who promptly cut the fence lock and escorted the police onto the property. Two of the animals were indeed dead and the third was starving.

 Ms. Duncan was charged with three counts of animal cruelty. She defended the case based on her claim that the officers had unreasonably searched without a warrant and the fruit of their search was thus unconstitutional. No warrant, no dogs, no case went the defense.

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6bbnYdAThese are the scenes that you never see in nature pictures. An hour ago he asked the dog to go for help . . .

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Guillory2013200px-Rooster_portrait2Sen. Elbert Guillory (R., Opelousas) appears to like poultry pugilism. Chicken boxing, that is. Guillory left a number of his colleagues scratching their heads when he raised the distinction between cockfighting and “chicken boxing,” the latter involving chickens wearing little gloves as opposed to razors to fight.

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Sweater? What Sweater?

wb3UksiSure he was caught with the corpus delicti but it is sooo corpus delicious.

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There’s One In Every Crowd

5ZetUwJIf you wanted to me my ideal for a prospective lawyer, this is it.

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Time To Wake Up

Qg5FkJzIt is Saturday and some people have high expectations for you.

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oTpl1CHThe owner on Reddit said that the snow melt revealed where all of his socks had gone.

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NQkBz60“I was once a wolf and now I am being worn like a piece of bling bling.”

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Lethally Cute

n6dUyfRI sure hope that this family does not have children because they just got some serious competition for the will.

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250px-Male_Lion_on_Rock200px-Zoo-kbh-2005We previously discussed the disturbing video of employees at the Copenhagen Zoo euthanizing and then dissecting a healthy young giraffe in front of children. Now the zoo is again under fire after killing two older lions and two young lions to make way for a new breeding male. As before, it is part of the zoo’s diversity in breeding program. Notably, the dead giraffe was fed to the lions previously. They were then themselves put on the block.

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Booties Are Soooo Unwolflike

ichm0CIThis dog seems to be saying, “Geez Mom the other dogs are just going to laugh.”

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Once a Wolf, Always a Wolf

inmYVFOFluffy finally found his true calling . . .

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dog20n-1-webThere is a bizarre case out of Tampa where Candace Patricia Hauser is facing one charge of aggravated cruelty to animals . Brenda Hines, 31, brought her Mastiff, Nadia, to Hauser’s house to see if she could help deliver puppies. Nadia was able to delivered (with help) the first 12 puppies but had trouble on the last two. Hauser proceeded to do a canine Caesarian and cut open Nadia to deliver the final two puppies. She then used standard, non-surgical glue to close the wound. This was all done without anesthesia and Nadia died.

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Awake Yet?

wZdPMjSIf not I can wait right here . . . watching you.

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MTchkgeIt was Fluffy all along.

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The Feline Claude Rains

QEDDmEl The cat appears to be saying “I’m shocked, shocked”

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By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

Mary RootIn an outrageous lack of discretion,  some members in the animal control and court system in Havre de Grace, Maryland put 81 year old great grandmother Mary Root through a harrowing ordeal.

Mary Root says her pets somehow got loose from her yard several times. A neighbor took pictures of the dogs running down the street and reported her to Animal Control.
The agency slapped Root with a $7,000 fine or she could spend nearly a year in jail.

“I’m struggling to pay my house taxes. I couldn’t pay it. It’s a different thing when you leave your dogs out and you don’t care. But I do care,” Root said. But when the cancer survivor failed to show up at court on her doctor’s orders, a judge had Root arrested.

She was booked, fingerprinted and issued a striped jumpsuit. She waited to see a judge in a cell without her cancer medication.
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nijEBaQDogs invented the concept of the neighborhood watch.

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OK, This Is Just Creepy

Veslh8CAccording to Reddit, this is how the cat waits for its mouse toy.

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SNAKECAB14 There is an interesting controversy out of New York (where so many interesting controversies can be found). In this case, taxi driver and comedian Jimmy Failla has been filming the reaction of passengers when they encounter his 10-foot albino python in the backseat. He calls the video below “Snakes in a Cab,” which he hopes to draw attention to a forthcoming book. While he says that he is not afraid of liability, he should be. This could easily turn into Torts In A Taxi.”

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getimage.aspxThere is a disturbing story out of Folcroft, Pennsylvania where Senior Magisterial District Judge Horace Z. Davis refused a prosecutor’s repeated request for a continuance in a drug case because of the death of “Umberto,” the K9 partner of Folcroft police Cpl. Christopher Eiserman. Eiserman was mourning the loss of his companion (who had hip dysplasia and arthritis) but Davis ruled that it was no basis for a continuance.

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Throw It, I Dare Ya

2SJiVpOTry to get a cat to do this.

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bildeAustin J. Witek, 25, is facing criminal charges in a horrific case where he allegedly stomped a family’s pet rabbit and fish to death. The question is now what to do with his parental rights in terms of a permanent or temporary suspension.

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My Sleep Number Is . . . K9

jFRtBkbWho needs a Posturepedic when you have this?

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The Perils Of The Spin Cycle

Uld0iuBWet puppies need to be taken out while still damp . . .

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photoAs many on this blog know, I am a fanatical dog lover and I love virtually everything about my hometown of Chicago (particularly a certain football team). However, I have some serious legal qualms over a new law passed by the Chicago City Council. The City Council has a worthy goal of combating “puppy mills” where dogs are bred in crowded and cruel conditions. The city also wants to increase the adoption of dogs over commercially bred or pure breed dogs. As a result, it has now banned by a vote of 49-1 the sale of commercially bred dogs. (If nothing else, it gives me a chance to run another photo of my dog, Luna.)

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You Are So Dead

iHU6V4XThis is one cat who is not amused by the bath . . .

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Rounding Up The Usual Suspects

fE1snzxThe authorities rounded up the usual suspects in the digging up of the garden but determined that interrogation might not be necessary.

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Qg5u801I am convinced that the real reason for the Russian invasion in the Ukraine are rivaling claims to this puppy . . . and the world now understands that there can be no compromise and that war is inevitable.

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300px-SnakehandlingThe death of Pastor Jamie Coots, a third-generation snake handler and religious leader of the, w Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name church in Middlesboro, Ky., has renewed concerns over the practice and the need to criminalize such conduct. However, criminalization triggers a serious question of free exercise so long as the animals are not being abused or children allowed to handle poisonous snakes.

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jM3wF8qThere will be no sneaking out this morning to avoid dog hair on your work clothes.

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Big Game Hunter Fraud660There is an interesting lawsuit in Nevada in which Rick Vukasin, a 65-year-old electrician and big-game hunter, is a Canadian outfitter and a hunting guide in Tajikistan for a type of “shoot and switch” ploy. Vukasin says that he paid $50,000 to kill a rare, threatened argali sheep known as “Marco Polo” but received a lesser trophy rack in the mail.

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Perhaps it is my preparing to testify before Congress this morning that makes this videotape so inspiring. It shows that some opposing breeds can find common ground and even a bit of fun.

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220px-Rat_in_a_suburban_Vancouver_drivewayWhen Joseph Vallenti’s family bought one of the “Signature Series” cakes from King Kullen supermarket to celebrate his 96th birthday, they didn’t not expect the apple strudel to have a high protein element. However, when they started to eat the cake, Vallenti complained that it did not taste right. When they looked, there appeared to be black mold in the cake but soon realized what it was one a rat tail appeared.

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Kill For Me

eiV5REKThis puppy must be the most evil creature on Earth . . . controlling humans with a single look

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Optimism Incarnate

RYHK3wrIf a positive outlook is the key to a long life, this dog will live forever. Just an attitude inspiration for this cold Monday morning.

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I Trusted You

LHJHxJOA puppy’s first bath and first sense of betrayal.

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Diva Dog

fQDTKQWYou know you are in trouble when you spot your dog practicing her new Diva look.

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220px-ModernEgypt,_Opening_of_Luxor-Aswan_rail_line,_Album-2-BAL-00000606-0039Denmark’s Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen has signed a new regulation that bans religious slaughter of animals. The move has outraged Jewish and Muslim leaders but Mr Jørgensen publicly declared that “animal rights come before religion.” The new law bars slaughterhouses from allowing Muslim and Jewish leaders from killing animals without first stunning them. Muslims and Jewish religions believe that God only allows for the consumption of Halal or Kosher meat that involves the slitting of the throat of animals. Animal rights advocates insist that these religious rituals are cruel to animals.

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I am not sure what is more of a concern: that there are cats living in the ceilings of the Adler Arena in Sochi Russia or that the work of the new building is so flimsy that the weight of a cat can cause a collapse. No doubt the Russian government will insist that plenty of buildings have cat walks and this was a particularly heavy kitty.

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Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

Sang Like A Canary

Sang Like A Canary

The code of DUI offender silence was violated in Mexico after police allegedly contacted a driver at a checkpoint, suspecting him of drunk driving. As Guillermo Reyes stepped out of the car, his parrot called out “Está borracho, Está borracho!” Spanish for “He’s drunk, He’s drunk !” Police at first believed the parrot’s voice to be that of a passenger.

Reportedly the parrot was correct as Guillermo was later arrested for DUI.
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The Puppy Work Stoppage

EdJfELCIn every great leader’s life, there comes a moment when he declares “I shall not yield.”

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The Feline Menace

u8907ORWhen the cats start to study Battlefield 4, you know they are about to make their move for world domination.

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1381566_244373695712868_2025785586_n220px-Baby_wolphin_by_pinholeThe senior official associated with the annual and notorious dolphin hunt in Japan assured U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy that the harpooning of the cetaceans in entirely painless. Yoshifumi Kai of the Taiji Fishermen’s Cooperative wants to correct the odd impression that the dolphins writhing in the blood infused slaughter are actually experiencing pain when a giant spear-like weapon is thrust through their bodies. If so, we may have a solution for the shortage of lethal drugs for executions: we could just harpoon death row inmates. Indeed, in euthanasia countries like the Netherlands could switch over to harpooning for the terminally ill.

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200px-Zoo-kbh-2005220px-Giraffe_feeding,_TanzaniaRemind me not to take the kids to the Copenhagan petting zoo. Animal activists are appalled this week after the Copenhagan Zoo killed a young giraffe even though there was an offer from another zoo to take the animal. The zoo decided to slaughter and autopsy Marius, 2, in front of school children and then throw the meat to lions to eat.

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In The Doghouse

Y9DEaSE This strikes me as a serious offender doing time on just biscuits and water.

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Gloria Eun Hye LeeGloria Eun Hye Lee is facing the type of charge that you do not want to put in front of any jury. The Las Vegas a pet shop owner is accused of torching her own store. The problem is that she allegedly decided to leave 27 puppies inside in the arson attempt.

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