That's a Really Good Dog Trainer!
Some dog trainers are so good they can even train their dogs to get a university degree.
Pit Bull Owner Faces Murder Charges
A Pit Bull owner is finally charged with murder. The bail is over $1 million.
PeTA -- Animal Kevorkians Running a Direct Mail Mill
PETA is reported to be asking a court to give it the personal information, email addresses, phone numbers, and other data for three bloggers who reacted to an April 2 posting by a no-kill shelter advocate. It seems one of the bloggers called PETA “animal Kevorkians.” So? And what is untrue about that? Nothing! Apparently PeTA is upset that articles in the press have accused the organization of killing over 90 percent of the dogs and cats at their Virginia "shelter". But so what? That's true! As for PeTA's lawyers, they are a bunch of fools. No one fears them; they are a joke.
I 💩 New York
Sam Penix’s right fist has a knuckle tattoo which reads: “I [coffee cup] N Y.” The bold red coffee cup looks nothing like a heart, and the rest is common English, but that has not stopped the over-lawyered, stupid-on-a-stick troglodytes at the New York State Department of Economic Development from suing Mr. Penix for advertising his Everyman's Expresso coffee shop. They say Mr. Penix's slogan, "I [coffee cup] NY" is an infringement of the "I ♥ NY" logo. Right. Time to rebrand the state then: I 💩 New York. The Unicode for a pile of dog poo is: Alt +1F4A9. And, for the record, the New York State Department of Economic Development is supposed to be HELPING small businesses, like Mr. Penix's coffee shop, not trying to shut them down.
Isle Royal Wolves Have No Pups
The wolves of Isle Royal may have finally tumbled down the genetic bottleneck to oblivion, as this year they had no pups, likely due to infecundity due to inbreeding.
Channel Island Fox are Roaring Back
The Channel Island Fox, an island dwarf species related to the Gray Fox, has roared back from just 85-130 individuals in 1999. Today, the species is on the verge of a dramatic recovery — one of the fastest population growth curves in the history of the Endangered Species Act — with nearly 2,500 of them now on the Channel Islands. The resurgence of the Channel Island Fox is due to the shooting and extirpation of feral pigs that drew Golden Eagles to the island, the trapping and removal of Golden Eagles to the interior mainland, and the return of Bald Eagles which have traditionally called the Island home and kept it free of Golden Eagles. Note that while 8 deeply inbred wolves on Isle Royal (see previous squib) with only one alpha male and one alpha female mating each year is probably a program for extinction of that species on that island, a population of 88 genetically heterogeneous Channel Fox, in which every male and female can pair off like rabbits, results in a very different situation.