Archive for the ‘animals’ Category

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BEGINS “KANGAROO CULL.” WILL SHOOT 400 ANIMALS

May 19, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Australian government began a controversial “kangaroo cull” Monday as soldiers shot and killed at least 20 animals. There are plans to shoot some 400 kangaroos.

An RSPCA official said,

“Our inspectors were on site this morning to observe the final set-up and then they remained on site to observe some of the initial culling of kangaroos.

The government began the controlled shoot of the kangaroos just outside of the nation’s capitol of Canberra in an effort to “protect the site from overgrazing and to protect other species.”

Animal rights groups wanted to relocate the excess kangaroos. No such luck. Moving the animals would cost an estimated $3.5 million. Shooting them cost just $750,000.

The animals are shot with tranquillizer darts and then given a lethal drug. One observer of the mass kangaroo killings said,

“It’s pretty horrific because you can see them fighting to stay conscious.”

 

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Kangaroo Death

NY POST HEADLINE OF THE DAY: “COONSKIN CAPPED”

May 16, 2008

The New York Post has the story today about the unfortunate raccoon pictured above.

Animal control officers were called to remove the animal from an Upper East Side neighborhood. They shot the raccoon with tranquilizer darts.

Sadly, the animal DIED. Thus the headline, “Coonskin Capped.”

WEIRDEST THING YOU’LL SEE TODAY: DOGGIE MOVIE FOOTAGE FROM THE 20’S

May 11, 2008

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TREADMILL CATS

May 10, 2008

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR FISH TO DO AMAZING TRICKS

May 9, 2008

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REALLY FAT MONKEYS

May 6, 2008

 

Monkeys at Ohama Park in Osaka, Japan have gotten so fat they can hardly walk. That’s because tourists have thrown them so much food. The park has 50 Macaca mulatta monkeys, which generally weigh around 20 pounds. Some of the park’s monkeys have reached a portly 60 pounds.

The park has put up signs begging people to stop feeding the monkeys.

All to no avail:

BECAUSE PICTURES OF FAT MONKEYS ARE AWESOME