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Who’s a clever boy? Defiant dogs find hilariously inventive ways around their owners’ rules banning begging at the table and sleeping on the furniture :)

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , on May 29, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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This golden retriever is forbidden from resting their chin on the table, however, his owner said nothing about his teeth

  • Photos, compiled by Bored Panda, prove canines’ inventive abilities
  • The pet pooches managed to find ingenious ways around their humans’ rules
  • Tricks included one pup keeping his paws off the sofa by just resting his snout 
  • These photos will have even the biggest dog-doubter in happy stitches 

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Full article on 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4543252/Here-proof-dogs-genius-minds.html

 

 

 

Puget Sound in Seattle: 81 Drugs Found in Wild Salmon Flesh!! Cocaine, OxyContin, Paxil, Valium, Flonase, fungicides, antibiotics, nicotine, caffeine & more

Posted in 2017, animals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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If you have salmon on the menu for this evening, take a moment and check where it came from. If it hails from Puget Sound in Seattle, you may wish to reconsider your dinner plans.

Here’s the bad news: researchers have found that wild-caught salmon caught in Puget Sound may contain a wide array of contaminants. These include cocaine, OxyContin, Paxil, Valium, Flonase, fungicides, antibiotics, nicotine, caffeine and more. Yes, that’s wild-caught salmon — the kind considered the safest and healthiest to eat.

study published in the journal Environmental Pollution tested levels of various “contaminants of emerging concern,” a.k.a. CECs, in estuaries near sewage treatment plants across the nation. Researchers took samples from estuary waters. They also checked juvenile chinook salmon and Pacific staghorn sculpin.

In the waters of Puget Sound, researchers found 81 drugs and other contaminants in the flesh of the chinook salmon. Additionally, researchers found traces of feces. The contaminant levels found in Puget Sound were some of the highest in the United States.

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http://pages.thealternativedaily.com/upstream-salmon-cocaine/

Dogs can talk to humans, study suggests

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , on May 18, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Dogs have a surprising ability to make humans understand what their barks and growls mean, a study has shown.

Women were better than men at recognising when a dog was being playful or threatening, or feeling fear, scientists discovered.

For the study, 40 volunteers listened to different growls recorded from 18 dogs that were guarding their food, facing a threatening stranger, or playing a tug-of-war game.

Overall, participants correctly classified 63 per cent of the growl samples – significantly more than would be expected by guesswork alone, said the researchers.

 

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Each growl type was also recognised above chance level. The human listeners identified 81 per cent of the “play” growls but were less good at recognising food guarding and threatening growls.

Dr Tamas Farago and his team from Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary wrote in the journal Royal Society Open Science: “Participants associated the correct contexts with the growls above chance.

“Moreover, women and participants experienced with dogs scored higher in this task.”

During play, dogs produced a larger number of shorter, less separated, growls than when they were aggressive or fearful, the research showed.

Play growls and food guarding growls also had distinctively different pitch characteristics.

As well as identifying growl contexts, the volunteers also had to rate growls on a sliding scale according to five emotional states – aggression, fear, despair, happiness and playfulness.

Context had a “significant effect” on reading dog emotions, said the scientists. Playful growls were rated lowest for aggression, and food guarding growls highest.

The scientists concluded: “Our results … indicate that dogs communicate honestly their size and inner state in serious contest situations, where confrontation would be costly, such as during guarding of their food from another dog.

“At the same time, in contexts with assumedly more uncertain inner states, such as in play or when threatened by a stranger, they may manipulate certain key parameters in their growls for an exaggerated aggressive and playful expression.

“According to our results, adult humans seem to understand and respond accordingly to this acoustic information during cross-species interactions with dogs.”

SOURCE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/16/dogs-can-talk-humans-study-suggests/

Boycott! 2 dogs beaten & left to slowly die in front of cameras for Filipino movie ‘Oro’.

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , on May 16, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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WTF: 2 dogs beaten & left to slowly die in front of cameras for Filipino movie ‘Oro’. TAKE ACTION: http://bit.ly/2hQuLsR 

 

Whistleblowers involved in the production of the film who wish to remain anonymous came forward to confirm that the controversial dog-slaughter scene was, in fact, real.

According to a cast member who recently came forward, it was in fact two dogs who were killed.

She states, ‘In fact, two dogs died, one accidentally and one deliberately. The production bought the first dog, and the owner, in his excitement to deliver the dog and receive his payment, tied the dog in a sack and unknowingly killed him by suffocation. The production, bent on shooting the scene which apparently was in the script, bought another dog for butchering.

She also states explicitly that the scene was indeed in the script.

Source: http://www.petaasia.com/news/dog-killed-filipino-movie-oro/

Who shot rare white wolf in Yellowstone? $10,000 reward is offered for information after animal had to be euthanized

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , on May 14, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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  • The 12-year-old female wolf had to be euthanized after hikers found her in April 
  • Yellowstone officials said the wolf was found suffering from a gunshot wound  
  • The reward for information leading to the person who shot her is now $10,000
  • The wolf was the alpha female of a group of wolves dubbed the Canyon Pack
  • Hunters and ranchers oppose the presence of wolves in the park, which now hosts about 100 white wolves 

A rare white wolf had to be euthanized after hikers found her suffering from a gunshot wound in the Yellowstone National Park. 

The reward for information leading to whoever shot the 12-year-old wolf rose to $10,000 on Friday after a wolf advocacy group matched a $5,000 reward offered earlier by the park.

Yellowstone officials put the severely injured wolf down after she was found suffering in the northern edge of the park, near Gardiner, Montana, on April 11.

The wolf was the alpha female of a group of wolves dubbed the Canyon Pack and a popular target of photographers.

A rare white wolf (file image) had to be euthanized after hikers found her suffering from a gunshot wound in the Yellowstone National Park

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India: Monkey Gets Bizarre Punishment, And Awful Crowd Gathers To Cheer

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , on May 13, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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This was the sad scene that unfolded on February 5 in Mumbai, India, for one monkey who had become the scorn of a community.

According to local residents, this capture was a long time coming. For six months, the macaque, along with other monkeys, were allegedly causing trouble in the community with antics like stealing food and tearing up pillows that were for sale,AFP reported.

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Residents complained to local government officials, who then brought in a professional monkey catcher (which is a thing in India, a country where monkeys mingling with humans is the norm), who lured the animal out with fruit as bait.

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Very Rare: Alaskan Man Is Feeding A Huge Flock Of Bald Eagles

Posted in 2017, animals, Uncategorized with tags on May 12, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

Bald eagles are rare, fascinating creatures. For most people, spotting one of these dignified birds in the wild is a stroke of luck, and unless they’re at a zoo, interacting with them is almost unheard of.

That’s not the case for Alaskan fisherman Jessie Peek, though, who claims that seeing the majestic birds up close is “just another day in Alaska.” If you don’t believe him, watch how he gets a bunch of bald eagles to flock right to his feet…

Source: 

http://nativetoday.us/alaskan-man-is-feeding-a-huge-flock-of-bald-eagles-then-the-camera-pans-left

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