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9 Million Pounds Of Tainted Beef Recalled Amid Rancher Dispute

cancerous cows

BOLINAS, CALIFORNIA – Bill Nilman has had a very prestigious image in the world of slaughterhouse beef, priding himself on his high-quality product which he raises gently and humanely and sells nationwide to restaurants and grocery stores, so it was quite the shock when Rancho Feeding Corp. began recalling his beef, 9 million pounds of… Read more »

Bear Cub Bites 14 College Students In Missouri, Should It Be Killed?

Bear cub bites 14 students; should it be killed?

A bear cub named Boo Boo was almost killed for biting college students from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The cub was brought to the private university from a local petting zoo as part of a program designed to help students relax before their final exams. According to a Reutersreport, however, for at least… Read more »

Squirrel Selfie Video Shows Squirrelly Wrath

Squirrel Selfie Video Shows Squirrelly Wrath

A squirrel selfie video shows how bad an idea it can be to get a little too close to nature, with one guy suffering from such squirrelly wrath that even Foamy the squirrel might be jealous. In a related report by The Inquisitr, when a cop and squirrel got into a fight, the officer ended… Read more »

Pet Bearded Dragons Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella Bearded Dragons

Pet bearded dragons were linked to a salmonella outbreak, which sickened 132 people in 31 states. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the outbreak began in February 2012. Although nobody has died, 42 percent of those reporting the illness were hospitalized. The outbreak is a specific concern, as a majority of… Read more »

25 Dead Cats Found Hanging From Tree Branches

Dead Cats Found In Trees

A total of 25 dead cats were found hanging from tree branches in Yonkers, New York. Authorities said the cats were placed inside trash bags, which were found hanging in the trees. The grisly discovery was made by sanitation workers during the annual Spring cleanup of Overlook Terrace. Ernest Lungaro, director of the Winchester Humane… Read more »

Lions And Cars On Fire, Oh My! Family Has Scary Safari Park Visit

A family had a scary experience with a car fire and African lions.

Lions and young children don’t mix well; car fires and small children don’t mix any better. So, what’s a mother to do when her car suddenly breaks down and catches fire in the lion enclosure in a safari park? That’s exactly the decision Helen Clements faced when she took her kids to Longleat Safari Park… Read more »

America’s First Cat Café Opens This Week

Cat Café United States

America’s first cat café will open in New York City this week. Although the specialty cafés exist throughout Japan and Europe, Purina ONE Cat Café will be the first in the United States. The unique cafés offer coffee shop favorites, along with the option of cuddling numerous cats. The café, located at 168 Bowery in… Read more »

Joan Of Shark The Largest Great White Shark Ever Caught? [Photo]

Joan Of Shark The Largest Great White Shark Ever Caught

Joan of Shark is the nickname given by scientists to a great white shark that was tagged off the coastline of western Australia. The reason she was given such a frightful nickname was because she also happens to be the largest animal they’ve ever tagged with a satellite monitoring device. In a related report by… Read more »

Florida Bear Attack Mauls Terri Frana In Her Own Garage [Video]

Florida Bear Attack: What To Do If Confronted Or Attacked

A Florida bear attacked resulted in a woman from Lake Mary named Terri Frana being mauled and dragged out of her own home. In a related report by The Inquisitr, the first reports of the Florida bear attack claimed up to five bears were involved in the vicious mauling. But the Florida Fish and Wildlife… Read more »

Snowy Owls’ Migration From The Arctic Has Easy Explanation [Video]

snowy owl

The snow owls’ migration from the Arctic has some people wondering if they’ve suddenly become native to the southern portion of the United States based upon the greater number of sightings. Apparently, this is not the case, but the snowy owls do in fact have a reason just passing through. In a related report by… Read more »

Man Beats Dog Unconscious For Making A Mess [Video]

Asani Woods

A Louisiana man was arrested for beating his dog unconscious. Asani Woods is accused of violently beating Tiger the pit bull because she made a mess in the kitchen. Authorities identified the suspect, as his friend recorded the incident with his cell phone. On March 26, authorities arrested 21-year-old Johnny Dominick on drug charges. When… Read more »

Pit bull Rescued From Lot Shows The Heart Of Forgiveness

Abandoned pit bull, Gideon, was rescued and is recovering well.

A substantial number of pets get abandoned and abused every day. Gideon was one of those pets. He was found in a dirt lot near the Coachella desert, shaking, sick and hungry. The pit bull was brought to the attention of Annie Hart of the Bill Foundation, who took the two-hour long drive from Los… Read more »

Grumpy Cat May Look Miserable But Is “Such A Happy Cat”

grumpy cat

You may have seen the grumpy cat who became an internet sensation last year before, but on Friday the fantastic feline turned two and has lots to celebrate. You may think to yourself, “what could a cat possibly have to celebrate?” but you’d be wrong; Grumpy is a superstar! A superstar in the world of… Read more »

Native American Tribe May Seek Right To Hunt Bison In Yellowstone

Tribe may hunt Yellowstone bison.

Hunting bison in currently banned within Yellowstone Park, but some tribal leaders among the Nez Perce tribe are looking to reassert their right to hunt on what was once part of their traditional hunting grounds. According to a report in Reuters, the Nez Perce, who are a tribe based out of Idaho, and three other… Read more »

Texas Chupacabra: A Dangerous Tradition Continues?

Chupacabra is a term often used to label mangy canines.

Legend tells of the fearsome chupacabra; a creature of terrifying visage, with large black eyes and dry scaly skin that sneaks into farms killing goats. Many people believe this is a long-standing and ancient myth, but they would be wrong. According to “Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore,” by Benjamin… Read more »