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How Flies Avoid the Swat: They Act Like Fighter Jets


WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 (AFP) - When scared, fruit flies bank the same way fighter jets do, tilting and rolling through the air, but they do it quicker than the blink of an eye, US researchers said Thursday. READ MORE

Apr 16, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Fur Flies As US Gets to Grips With Feral Cats


WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 (AFP) - It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats. READ MORE

Apr 16, 2014 / 1 comments

 

U.K. Pet Owner Wins Cloned Dog in Contest


Some contest winners yelp with delight for getting gift cards or small appliances. READ MORE

Apr 14, 2014 / 13 comments

 

Robert Abady Dog Food Co. Recalls Single Lot of Cat Food


The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., a New York-based pet food manufacturer, has issued a recall for one lot of Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats due to possible Salmonella contamination. READ MORE

Apr 10, 2014 / 2 comments

 

Cat Rescued After Being Trapped Inside Sofa for 5 Days


A cat spent five days trapped inside a sofa donated to a London thrift store before the new purchasers of the second-hand furniture did a first-class act: They ripped up the sofa to free the couch potato pet, tracked down his owners and returned him. READ MORE

Apr 09, 2014 / 3 comments

 

Wildlife Still Suffers Four Years After BP Oil Spill


WASHINGTON, April 08, 2014 (AFP) - Birds, fish, dolphins and turtles are still struggling in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the worst oil spill in US history, a leading wildlife group said Tuesday. READ MORE

Apr 08, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Two-Legged Dog's Day at the Beach Video Inspires All, Goes Viral


The inspirational viral video of a 2-legged Boxer’s first trip to the beach is further proof that you can’t keep a good dog down. READ MORE

Apr 03, 2014 / 4 comments

 

Spain Town Hires Poo 'Detective' to Spy on Dog Owners


   MADRID, April 02, 2014 (AFP) - Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets, officials said Wednesday. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Forget Asteroids, Microbes Could (and Did!) Cause Mass Extinction on Earth


WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 (AFP) - Volcanoes and asteroids are sometimes blamed for wiping out nearly all life on Earth 252 million years ago, but US research Monday suggested a more small-time criminal: microbes. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Whaling Ban Applauded Despite Fears of Japan Sidestep


SYDNEY, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday applauded a court decision that Japan must halt its annual Antarctic whale hunt, but raised fears it could sidestep the order and begin whaling again under a new "scientific" guise. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Why Zebra Stripes? New Study Offers Weird Explanation


PARIS, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Zebras have stripes to deter the tsetse and other blood-sucking flies, according to a fresh bid to settle a debate that has raged among biologists for over 140 years. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 1 comments

 

You Won't Believe How Pythons Manage to Get Back Home


PARIS, March 19, 2014 (AFP) - The Burmese python has a built-in compass that allows it to slither home in a near-straight line even if released dozens of kilometres away, researchers said Wednesday. READ MORE

Mar 19, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Dog Saves Owner from Choking to Death


A Springer Spaniel named Mollypops is enjoying a new squeaky chicken and some treats of her own for saving her human mom’s life in a most unusual way. READ MORE

Mar 19, 2014 / 7 comments

 

Dog Sold for $2 Million in China


BEIJING, March 19, 2014 (AFP) - A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. READ MORE

Mar 19, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Muttbombing: Rescue Photoshops Adoptable Dogs into Celeb Selfies


Don’t you just hate it when an adorable dog photobombs himself into your pictures? Yeah, we don’t mind it either, especially when they’re cute strays that need forever homes. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2014 / 2 comments

 

Rio to Ban Cosmetic Surgery for Dogs & Cats


RIO DE JANEIRO, AFP - Lawmakers in Rio de Janeiro, where plastic surgery is all the rage, have approved draft legislation banning cosmetic surgery for dogs and cats, Brazilian media said Wednesday. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2014 / 0 comments

 

French Animal Lobby Lifts Lid on 'Unhealthy' Horsemeat from Americas


PARIS, AFP - Horses from the United States, Canada and other countries in the region whose meat is sold in France for human consumption pose a health risk and are often cruelly treated, a leading animal rights group said Thursday. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2014 / 0 comments

 

22-Pound Cat Attacks! Family Forced to Barricade Themselves in Bedroom


A 911 dispatcher in Portland, Oregon, had to ask a supervisor if they should send police out on a most unusual call. A man was reporting that his family had barricaded themselves in their bedroom to hide from the family cat, which had gone berserk and was attacking the family, he... READ MORE

Mar 12, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Dog Sniffs Out Rare African Tortoise


JOHANNESBURG, (AFP) - South African conservationists on Monday announced that they have enlisted the help of a Belgian Shepherd dog to help track the country's most endangered land-based tortoi READ MORE

Mar 10, 2014 / 0 comments

 

What, No More Buggy Rides in NY's Central Park?


by Brigitte DUSSEAU (AFP)   READ MORE

Mar 10, 2014 / 0 comments

 

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