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Former kennel owner and wife allegedly had threesome with ‘Demon’ doberman
A former kennel owner was indicted in Virginia this week on multiple counts of bestiality and animal cruelty, according to reports.
The charges include an allegation that Richard Patterson, 48, and his wife, Christina Patterson, 42, both from Suffolk, had the front toenails of a male dog removed so they could more easily have sex with the animal, according to court documents.
Thousands of birds die at California's Salton Sea
Authorities say thousands of migrating birds have died at California's Salton Sea this month from avian cholera.
The California Department of Fish and Game says ducks, gulls and other birds were found dead at the south end of the state's largest lake between Jan. 8 and last Thursday.
5-Day-Old Florida Girl Killed by Family's Pit Bull While Sleeping in Bassinet
PEOPLE confirms that a 5-day-old Florida child tragically died on Sunday after being attacked by her family’s dog.
A Citrus County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman tells PEOPLE the fatal incident occurred when the animal — a pit bull — attached the girl as she slept in her bassinet.
‘Daddy’s Girl’ Toddler Killed in Attack by Family Dog
A Pennsylvania family is mourning the loss of a 19-month-old girl who was mauled to death last week by their dog.
Nora Sharp was attacked by the dog outside their Windsor Township home on Nov. 4. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and died from her injuries, the York Daily Record reports.
Idaho Fish and Game commissioner resigns over graphic pictures from African hunting trip
Idaho's Fish and Game commissioner has resigned amid growing backlash after he shared photographs of him smiling and posing with animals he killed during a hunting trip to Africa.
In an email sent to more than 100 friends and colleagues, Blake Fischer attached 12 pictures of himself and his wife posing with various kills in Namibia: an oryx, a giraffe, a waterbuck, a leopard and a group of four baboons, The Idaho Statesman first reported on Friday.
Husband Finds Wife Mauled to Death by Pet Dog at Home: Gone for '15 Minutes' and 'She Was Dead'
The longtime owner of a large mixed-breed dog that police initially identified as a pit bull was mauled to death by her pet in her Washington, D.C., home on Sunday evening, PEOPLE confirms.
Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs to Kids, Hospital Finds
Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs.
Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection risk to patients with weakened immune systems. So they conducted some tests when Pippi, Poppy, Badger and Winnie visited 45 children getting cancer treatment.
They discovered that kids who spent more time with the dogs had a 6 times greater chance of coming away with superbug bacteria than kids who spent less time with the animals. But the study also found that washing the dogs before visits and using special wipes while they’re in the hospital took away the risk of spreading that bacteria.
Cargill ground beef recall after E. coli outbreak kills 1, sickens 17
More than 132,000 pounds of possibly tainted ground beef sold nationwide is being recalled in an E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened 17 others, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of the nagribusiness giant Cargill, is recalling approximately 132,600 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of carcasses that may be contaminated with E. coli, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, or FSIS, said in a statement.
Needle found in mango in latest chapter of Australia fruit crisis
Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.
Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people
Celebrated food researcher to step down after research is questioned
Parrot swears at London firefighter trying to rescue it from roof
A "foul-mouthed" parrot launched a four-letter tirade at a firefighter as he tried to rescue the bird from a neighbour's roof in north London.
Jessie's owner had asked for help after the multilingual Macaw parrot spent three days on the roof in Edmonton.
The RSPCA called in the London Fire Brigade (LFB) to rescue the bird.
Crew manager Atinc Horoz climbed up a ladder to save Jessie but was met with a volley of swear words from the parrot, which then flew off.
Elephants rarely get cancer thanks to 'zombie gene,' study finds
Less than 5 percent of elephants die from cancer, and researchers may have finally figured out why.
According to a study from The University of Chicago, elephants produce "zombie genes" that can help protect the animal from cancer.
Here's how it works: Humans and other animals carry one copy of a "master tumor suppressor" gene. Elephants have 20 copies. Scientists found that gene can trigger a "zombie gene" to come back to life with a new purpose: killing cells in damaged DNA.
A dad and son are accused of illegally killing a family of bears and covering it up. They didn't know a camera was running.
A father and son are accused of slaughtering a female black bear and her two cubs as they rested in their den in April.
Andrew Renner, 41, and Owen Renner, 18, of Palmer, Alaska, face several felony and misdemeanor charges related to illegal hunting. It is against the law to shoot a black bear with cubs in Alaska.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers, which announced the charges on Monday, said the act was caught on a motion-activated camera set up inside the den to monitor the bears as part of a study being conducted by the US Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The camera produced both video and audio of the encounter.
Wisconsin Man Has Legs and Hands Amputated After a Lick From a Dog Causes Severe Infection
A Wisconsin man has lost his hands and legs after he contracted a life-threatening bacterial infection from a dog.
Greg Manteufel loved riding his Harley motorcycle but might not be able to ride it again after his limbs had to be amputated after he got a blood infection which doctors believe he contracted after a dog licked him.
8 Things You Should Know Before Adopting a Mini Pig
Like the tiny dogs in designer purses popular in the '00s, mini pigs are having a bit of a moment. But contrary to what you might think when you see one on your Instagram feed — wearing a tutu, snacking on a carrot, or generally looking adorable — pigs aren’t pink pups that oink instead of bark.
Pigs come with their own unique set of needs, behaviors, and quirks, which, for many new enthusiastic owners, comes as a big surprise. "I’d estimate that 90% of mini pigs that are bought or adopted are given up within two years," says Richard Hoyle, director of The Pig Preserve, a pig rescue sanctuary in Jamestown, Tennessee.
Kentucky Woman Branded 'White American Savage' After Posing With Dead Giraffe She Shot
A Kentucky woman who shot and killed a giraffe in South Africa last year has faced an online backlash after photos of her posing with the animal’s corpse resurfaced and went viral.
It Turns Out Your Love of Glitter Is Actually Bad for the Environment
From glitter bombs, beards, makeup and sparkly protest signs, glitter is a mainstay of modern LGBTQ culture. But U.K. scientists are urging the government to ban it because it’s apparently very bad for the environment.
If you’ve ever spilled glitter or used any on your body, than you understand that it never really completely goes away. (That’s part of the reason that glitter is sometimes called “raver scabies.”) It’s non-biodegradable and even when it’s thrown away or washed down the drain, it still ends up in our soil and water supply where it creates even more problems.
The issue, according to Josh Gabbatiss of The Independent, is that most glitter contains a plastic called polyethylene terephthalate (or PET). The PET contained in glitter is microplastic, a word that refers to any small bits of plastic that are smaller than a fifth of an inch.