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Has the nanny state struck again? The new neighbourhood noise law that's dividing a city - and it's bad news if you're a dog owner
Animal owners will be investigated if their dog barks for longer than three minutes under strict new noise rules.
The limit was set by the City of Darwin Council this week in a bid to silence nuisance canines.
Under the new rules, if a dog barks for more than three minutes in a 30 minute period during the night or six minutes in an hour during the day, irritated neighbours can call the council to investigate.
3 Pit Bulls Maul Calif. Mom and 3-Year-Old Son: 'Worst Thing I've Ever Seen in My Life'
An attack by three pit bulls has left a 47-year-old California woman and her 3-year-old son hospitalized with serious injuries, and now officials are determining what to do with the animals.
A press release from the Vallejo Police Department confirms the mauling occurred on April 6.
The victims are not named.
The statement from police states the female victim had agreed to watch the three dogs. However, the statement does not provide any identifying details about the dogs’ owner.
Police confirm criminal charges are unlikely in this case.
Dog Mauls 9-Year-Old Boy To Death Inside Holiday Caravan, Owner Under Investigation
A nine-year-old boy vacationing with his family in Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe, England, was mauled to death by a dog inside a caravan.
Frankie Macritchie, from Plymouth, about 22 miles away, was killed Saturday after he was left with a family friend’s dog. His mother was visiting another mobile home parked near the area. "We believe that Frankie was alone in a caravan with the dog as he was attacked, whilst the adults that he was on holiday with were in an adjacent unit. There was sound of a disturbance and sounds of distress coming from the caravan. Immediately on hearing that, members of the public ran towards it and attempted to render first aid to Frankie,” Detective Superintendent Mike West told the Telegraph.
The police responded to the scene at around 5 a.m. local time (12 a.m. EDT), and found the victim in an unresponsive state. The boy was declared dead at the scene.
Ask Amy: Recovering mom doesn't want dog at home
Dear Amy: For the past 2 ½ years my son (now 9) has been asking for a dog. I’ve been saying no because while I like dogs, I prefer them in other people’s houses.
I didn’t want to take on the considerable expense and care for a dog.
Four months ago, I had a brain aneurysm. Thankfully, I am OK and recovering. However, during my recovery in the hospital I thought I was dying and that it would be a good idea for my son to have a dog to love and care for in the event that I did die.
I was coming off of anesthesia and on a lot of pain medication. I feel confident in saying that at the time, I was not in my right mind.
UK pet owner investigated after dog kills 9-year-old boy
Baffled dog under the coffee table can't figure out why he's not feasting on his treats dropped onto the glass
This bizarre video shows a dog being tricked by its owner while trying to get to its beloved treats.
Champ the dog was baffled by the biscuits landing above his head rather than in his mouth, in the video recorded in Staten Island, New York.
'I bamboozle Champ by throwing treats at our glass coffee table and he can’t figure out why they aren’t going into his mouth,' the owner said.
Dogs, Like People, Tend to Stay Away from 'Nasty' People Who 'Behave Negatively': Study
A new study shows that dogs are more likely to avoid people exhibiting unhelpful behavior towards their owners
Dogs really are man’s best friend.
Researchers from Japan’s Kyoto University have found that dogs “are extremely sensitive to social signals from humans,” and quickly learn to “stop trusting” people who “behave negatively” towards their owners.
As part of the study, researchers divided 54 dogs into three different groups, with each group participating in a slightly different variation of the same interaction.
Instagram Model Gets Probation After Being Caught on Camera Repeatedly Kicking Her Small Dog
An Instagram model from South Florida will serve four years probation after being caught on surveillance footage repeatedly kicking her small dog in an elevator, PEOPLE confirms.
In September 2017, Keevonna Wilson entered the elevator of her condominium in Aventura, a suburb of Miami. Surveillance cameras caught her repeatedly kicking her dog, Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix named Chastity. The video, viewed by PEOPLE, appears to show her kicking the dog at least 10 times.
Security guards at the condominium contacted police and provided them with the video, the Miami Herald reports.
Horrifying video shows a bulldog attacking a woman holding her two puppies in her own back yard
Ghosts? Scents?: Scotland Stumped Why Numerous Canines Have Jumped from 'Dog Suicide Bridge'
It’s a mystery that has plagued the superstitious town of Dumbarton, Scotland, since the 1950s: why do dogs jump from Overtoun Bridge?
According to The New York Times, numerous dogs — reportedly up to 600 canines — have inexplicable thrown themselves from Overtoun, which has earned the name “Dog Suicide Bridge,” and dozens have died from the subsequent fall to the rocks below.
Numerous explanations have been offered over the decades for why the bridge has seemingly compelled dogs to jump down into the gorge it covers.
“People in Dumbarton are very superstitious,” Alastair Dutton, a Dumbarton resident told The New York Times. “We grew up playing in the Overtoun grounds, and we believe in ghosts here because we’ve all seen or felt spirits up here.”
CATS SHOULD BE KILLED TO SAVE EARTH'S MOST ENDANGERED SPECIES FROM EXTINCTION, SCIENTISTS SAY
Animals such as feral cats and dogs should be culled from islands around the world to save their prey from extinction, according to conservationists.
Eradicating creatures like rats, mongooses, pigs, and goats from 169 islands could save some 9.4 percent of the planet’s most-threatened animals, argue the authors of a study published in the journal PLOS One.
The world’s 465,000 islands only take up around 5.3 percent of land on Earth, yet they are home to 75 percent of known extinctions of bird, mammal, amphibian and reptile extinctions since 1500, the authors highlighted. Now, 36 percent of the world’s critically endangered species live on these pieces of land.
To arrive at their conclusion, the researchers looked at data on 1,184 highly threatened native vertebrates, as identified as critically endangered or endangered on the IUCN Red List, and 184 non-native mammals that live on 1,279 islands across the world.
Using this data, they created a list of 292 islands whose native animals would benefit from culling invasive mammals. Of these islands, the researchers highlighted 107 across 34 countries where eradication could start as soon as 2020.
Woman, 76, Is Attacked by Pack of Dogs While Attending Funeral, as Owner Is Charged
A South Carolina woman has been arrested after a pack of her dogs escaped from her home and attacked a 76-year-old mourner attending a nearby funeral, PEOPLE confirms.
On Monday, five of Daisy Ann Anderson’s 17 dogs ran off from her home in Duncanthis link opens in a new tab and attacked an elderly woman attending a funeral for her brother-in-law at nearby Wood Memorial Park, local TV station WYFF reports.
The woman, who has not been publicly identified, was bending over to fix the flowers on another grave in the cemetery belonging to her deceased husband when the dogs attacked her, she told WYFF.
“I knew right away they were not friendly dogs,” she told WYFF. “They were like a wolf-pack.”
Dogs Will Actually Lie to Get What They Want
Just look into a dog’s furry, innocent face. What could be more transparent and honest? Don’t trust it, say a group of Swiss scientiststhis link opens in a new tab. According to their work, which was published in 2017this link opens in a new tab, dogs are capable of displaying deceptive behavior toward humans. At least when there are sausages at stake (seriously, they used sausages in this study).
Baby Dog Buyers Beware: 9 Tips to Avoid Fake Breeders, Faux Rescues and Internet-Based Puppy Mills
Pet Pit Bulls Maul Owner To Death In Veterinary Clinic
A dog owner from Irving, Texas, was mauled to death by her two pet pit bull terriers, which were quarantined at a veterinary clinic for a “recent biting” incident.
Johana Villafane, 33, was fatally bitten by the pair of canines when she went to the clinic to feed them, Saturday. She was in an exercise area of the facility when the dogs started attacking her at 11:45 a.m. CDT (12:45 p.m. EDT).
“Officers were dispatched to assist the Irving fire Department who had been summoned to a veterinary clinic on reports of a woman in need of medical attention. Staff reported that a dog owner had been attacked by her two pit bull terriers and appeared to be seriously injured,” a press release from the police department stated.
Excerpt: Why are Giraffes mostly homosexual?
Giraffes are beloved of evolutionary biologists for a number of reasons. They are, of course, the tallest of all living animals, and that elegant neck is the primary reason why. The origin of that beautiful neck has also been attributed to sexual selection. It is extravagant and slightly absurd, like a peacock’s tail, so it might be one of those runaway traits that we see exaggerated in males of so many sexual beasts. This is where the sex lives of giraffes gets interesting. The neck is certainly a major part of sexual and social behavior. Since 1958, the male-to-male wrestling that giraffes are often seen engaging in has been called “necking.” They curl their necks around each other and rut. It’s incredible to watch, the necks twisting and bending at almost right angles, the normal grace of these animals replaced by ungainly aggression and awkward legs, with none of the elegant power of two stags clashing antlers.
Cops find a father, 40, 'having sex with his cat in the shower' but he denies having intercourse claiming his 'girth is too big to penetrate his pet'
A man in Arizona has been arrested for allegedly having sex in the shower with his pet cat.
The Mesa Police Department responded to a call of a cat in distress at a residence located close to Val Vista Drive and University Drive on Wednesday.
There, a witness told authorities that 40-year-old Michael Navage, who is homeless, had taken his pet cat into the bathroom.
The caller heard the cat screaming and could hear Navage shouting that 'the cat was stuck on his penis'.
UFC'S FRANK SHAMROCK TEARFUL APOLOGY ... For Abandoning Dog