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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mini-Puppies Are A Real Thing, And They’re About To Take Over The World

Puppies are things of pure joy. Everyone loves the big proud dogs they grow up to be, of course, but there is something infinitely soothing about cuddling up beside a newly born pup.

Not only that, but they come in all sorts of precious shapes and sizes! Sometimes they’re fluffy, while other times they’re little short-haired cuties. They only ever have one thing in common: they are all adorable! These 22 puppies are no exception, and they just so happen to be some of the cuddliest and cutest you’ll ever see! By the time you’re done learning about them, you’ll want to get one for yourself!

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Angry Cat Foils Robbery

Salisbury, Maryland. The creeping of a would-be thief outside of a home in Maryland was apparently too much for one cat. 

Angry over something outside the window, the cat woke its owner early Monday at about 1 a.m. The owner looked outside his Salisbury home and saw a man was stealing items from his car. Deputies arrived on scene and found 32-year-old Jamie Ruark inside another car, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office. 

Ruark was captured after a brief foot chase and charged with four counts each of theft and tampering with a motor vehicle.










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It Turns Out Puffins Have Fluorescent Beaks That Glow Under UV Light

As if puffins — the super cute seabirds know for digging burrows and mating for life — weren’t already cool enough, one British ornithologist recently made a stunning discovery.

Jamie Dunning found that the beaks of Atlantic puffins are fluorescent and glow a bright blue when placed under an ultraviolet light. Dunning made the discovery back in February, after shining a UV light on the body of a dead puffin he had at his lab. (“I’m the kind of guy that people send dead birds to,” he told Newsweek at the time.)

To read more on this story, click here: It Turns Out Puffins Have Fluorescent Beaks That Glow Under UV Light

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Man Adopts 45 Dogs And Sets Them Free On His Four Acres Of Land

It’s great that dog shelters exist, but a dog’s experience in one can still be pretty bad. They live in small spaces just waiting and hoping they’ll be adopted into a loving forever home. Due to overpopulation, many dogs end up spending large chunks of their lives in shelters. The staff does their best for the dog, but they don’t get to experience true freedom. There’s just no beating a real home.

To read more on this story, click here: Man Adopts 45 Dogs And Sets Them Free On His Four Acres Of Land

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Divers Spot 4 Giants Trapped in Fishing Net—When They Get Right Up Close, it’s Stunning!

A team of divers rush to save a group of four trapped whale sharks in this visually stunning video.

It begins with a scene depicting a team of divers rushing to the site where the four whale sharks have found themselves trapped in a fishermen’s nets.

Whale sharks are gentle giants which are famous for being the largest extant fish species. The whale shark is one of three known filter feeders. As they swim, plankton, krill, among other nutrients, are caught in their gaping mouths.

To read more on this story, click here: Divers Spot 4 Giants Trapped in Fishing Net—When They Get Right Up Close, it’s Stunning!



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It's Working! SeaWorld Is Sinking as Attendance Drops by Half a Million Visitors

Largely thanks to the critically-acclaimed documentary Blackfish, which exposed the shocking mistreatment and abuse captive cetaceans endure at marine parks like SeaWorld, the business has seen ticket sales drop. Attendance at the parks dropped another 5.5 percent in 2017, after dropping 3.3 percent the year before, indicating that the influence of Blackfish is still spreading. However, SeaWorld told investors that profits were not affected by the widespread criticism brought about by the film, fraudulent claims which have resulted in an investigation of the business by the Department of Justice. And SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby stepped down after failing to clean up their tarnished image, and other SeaWorld heads have since done the same. And if any more proof is needed that SeaWorld is sinking, SeaWorld San Diego has now reported half a million fewer visitors in 2017 than in 2016.

This refreshing news is a hopeful sign that the public is becoming increasingly aware of the dangers and cruelty involved in keeping cetaceans in captivity. Captive orcas like those exploited by SeaWorld are violently ripped away from their close-knit family pods in the wild and tossed in bathtub-like enclosures to pose as spectacles for noisy crowds in exchange for food. Life in captivity for these highly-intelligent animals leads to extreme mental and emotional trauma, commonly known as zoochosis, a serious psychological disorder exhibited by compulsive and destructive behavior like incessant swaying, head bobbing, chewing, self-mutilation, and even suicide attempts. Calves born in captivity are immediately taken away from their mothers, leading to tremendous anguish and ear-piercing cries from the mothers for weeks. Life in captivity also equates to broken and missing teeth and collapsed dorsal fins, and the inadequate conditions at parks can lead to abnormal and aggressive behavior, which is dangerous for the animals and people alike.

To read more on this story, click here: It's Working! SeaWorld Is Sinking as Attendance Drops by Half a Million Visitors

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

This Case Shows Why Dog Breeders Need to Be Regulated

(CNN)It's hard to imagine a mansion serving as a house of horrors. But that's exactly what it looked like inside of Christina Fay's Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, home last June, when 75 Great Danes — yes, 75 — were found in horrible conditions.

The charging documents I obtained lay out the disturbing details: sores on the legs, lesions covering the body, ear infections and conjunctivitis in their eyes. Some dogs had even gone blind. Many were forced to either lay down in or walk through feces and dangerously high ammonia levels. There was little light or ventilation, the documents say, and food and water was scarce.

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Little Old Lady Arrested for Making Fur Coats with Neighbor’s Cats

Waco | An 85-year-old Texas woman has been arrested by local law enforcement after being caught on film kidnapping one of her neighbor’s cats with which she is accused of making fur coats.

The recent disappearance of domestic animals in the neighborhood started to arise suspicion from local residents when some people started to notice the old lady’s particular fur coats, some even recognizing their cats in the coat’s furs, a fact the lady vehemently denied before being caught on videotape by a private detective hired by local residents to follow the suspicious lady.

To read more on this story, click here: Little Old Lady Arrested for Making Fur Coats with Neighbor’s Cats


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