Latham & Watkins partner Michelle Kelban-Carteron is in an intense litigation with the board of managers of her Chelsea Modern condo over what her counsel says is “dog racism” in a ban on pit bulls and “other potentially dangerous dogs.” The lawsuit by the board cites instances of Luna lunging at residents and barking at other dogs in an aggressive manner. As a result, they seek an injunction and declaration that Kelban-Carteron has breached her contract and violated the associational rules of the condo. It also alleges the creation of a nuisance.
Italy’s highest court handed down a victory for animal rights activists last week that mandates that restaurants can no longer keep lobsters on ice because it causes them unjustifiable suffering. It is a decision applauded by many who viewed the crustaceans as being subjected to unnecessary discomfort. As much as a applaud such decisions in favor of animals, it does still leave the rather obvious conflict with the fact that the lobsters are then boiled alive.
Missouri Representative Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) takes a more literal meaning to the classic political pledge of a “chicken in every pot.” In a truly bizarre video below, the Republican legislator decapitated a chicken while discussing a special session and then pulled out its heart.
As many of you know, I like to do dawn hikes particularly on the Billy Goat Trail outside of Washington. I had to share this amazing turtle from this morning. While it is hard to gauge its size, it was huge for a river turtle (almost three feet in length). Indeed, the biggest I have seen outside of the Pacific islands. It was well inland on Bear Island on the side of a boulder.
Despite the depressing news domestically and internationally, there is proof that there is still hope for the world. Gavel has found a home. Gavel flunked out of police canine academy in Queensland, Australia, for being too friendly. It was a disappointment because Gavel came from are “family bloodline” of top German Shepard police dogs. The problem is that Gavel just wanted to be friends . . . with everyone.
Susanna Dawn Burhans, 47, allegedly took the whole mailman versus dog rivalry to a highly disturbing extreme. She is accused of feeding meatballs filled with nails to a dog in Madison County, Alabama.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup was interrupted by a bizarre act of a fan throwing large catfish on to the ice. Jacob Waddell, 36, is charged in the incident though one of the charges may surprise you.