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Chicken cull: 5.3mn hens to be slaughtered as huge bird flu outbreak reported in Iowa
More than 5 million hens will be euthanized at an Iowa egg-laying facility after the majority of them were found to be contaminated with a lethal strain of avian influenza, or bird flu. It is the worst outbreak yet to be recorded in the US.

21.04.2015 03:30

US govt agency slaughtered 2.7 million animals last year, incl. household pets
The US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Service killed 2.7 million animals last year, thanks to its controversial culling program. Many of them weren’t killed intentionally, but were caught via indiscriminate methods meant for other animals.

20.04.2015 23:00

Putin’s pooch: President persuades retired colonel to buy dog for wife
Russian mass media report that a retired military officer from Rostov has bought his wife a Welsh corgi after the woman raised the issue in the last Q&A session with President Putin.

20.04.2015 14:00

Fluffy troops: Hermitage gives away members of historic ‘cat guard’ (VIDEO)
St. Petersburg locals and visitors have had the opportunity to acquire a personal guard from the ranks of a historic feline regiment that has been protecting one of the world’s greatest museums for centuries.

18.04.2015 17:22

‘Everybody’s been stung!’ Millions of bees released after Seattle highway crash (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Firefighters had to spray millions of angry bees with foam and water, after a semi-truck overturned on an interstate on the outskirts of Seattle early on Friday.

17.04.2015 14:28

Dogs really do love us: Study finds first evidence of inter-species hormone exchange
Dog lovers everywhere, rejoice! They really do love us on a chemical level. Dogs were found to make use of the “lovers’ hormone,” Oxytocin, to sneak their way into our hearts. That’s the first time the mechanism was observed between species.

17.04.2015 08:02

Fluke treatment kills many fish at Texas aquarium
A Texas aquarium accidentally killed almost all the fish in two popular exhibits, after using a new medication intended to fight parasites detected in the tanks. Only two animals survived, despite the staff efforts to save them.

16.04.2015 17:11

Shell shock: Shot meant for armadillo ricochets into mother-in-law
A Georgia man found a new way to deflect blame after shooting his mother-in-law: He said an armadillo was at fault. Indeed, the armored animal was the target of the son-in-law’s bullet... but it ricocheted off the armadillo, hitting the mother-in-law.

14.04.2015 18:58

Russian tiger tamer brings big cat to severely wounded Donbass boy (VIDEO)
A young boy from Donetsk, who has been severely traumatized by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, has had a dream come true. Ivan Voronov, who has lost multiple limbs as well as his sight, got the chance to meet a real-life tiger.

13.04.2015 14:38

150 dolphins feared dead after mass beaching in Japan (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Only three of some 150 electra dolphins are believed to have been saved, after being washed ashore in the Ibaraki Prefecture. Scientists are trying to explain the incident, while some see it as an ominous sign to a similar case before the 2011 earthquake.

10.04.2015 20:55

The Great Dying-2? Manmade CO2 levels could cause repeat of largest mass extinction event
The greatest mass extinction event in history occurred when the world’s ocean suddenly turned to acid, killing off over 90 percent of life on Earth, scientists have found. They warn such a process could be repeated unless CO2 levels are controlled.

10.04.2015 12:44

Bee careful: UK garden centers urged to drop popular pesticide to protect honeybees
British garden centers are being urged to withdraw a widely-used bug killer containing thiacloprid – a pesticide belonging to neonicotinoid group. They are controversial as many scientists believe they are contributing to the mass deaths of honeybees.

09.04.2015 17:12