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Switzerland- An animal hater left sausages with razor blades in them in Lützelflüh. The dog owner was able to take it from his dog before he could swallow it.https://t.co/pILTLebw9W pic.twitter.com/iOWVrelbis
— Stan (@StanM3) April 6, 2018
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Austria- Animal hater put out deadly bait for dogs in Steyr on Easter Sunday. March 29th unknown culprits entered the garden of a family in Steyr-Münichholz and killed three rabbits kept there as pets.https://t.co/lMqVTbMib2 pic.twitter.com/W5J1bltjlB
— Stan (@StanM3) April 3, 2018
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Attacks against dogs are on the rise in Austria!
Austria- Moroccan(33) attempted to kick a dog at Salzburg central station because he felt disturbed. The owner(32) responded in kind and both men ended up injured.https://t.co/UGFvxbgyzN pic.twitter.com/HkQaTf3Rit
— Stan (@StanM3) March 29, 2018
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There is an organ-transplant crisis going on. There are far too many people on various organ transplant waiting lists, and not enough organ donors. As such, scientists have thought of various solutions for the problem. One new example is organ refurbishing, which is as straightforward as it sounds – scientists take organs and refurbish them before transplanting them to new recipients who will end up using them. The thing is, the organs are sourced not from other humans, but from animals.
A report published recently in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology‘s MIT Technology Review brought the topic up for discussion. Harald Ott, a surgeon from the Harvard Medical School, is said to be spearheading the refurbished animal organ revolution. The report states that someday, people who need transplants may view Ott’s methods as the standard solution for all of their problems.
The last male northern white rhinoceros is sick.
Sudan, a 45-year-old rhino and the last male of his subspecies (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), is ailing in the wake of two infections on his back right leg, according to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the wildlife sanctuary in Kenya where the last three northern white rhinoceroses on the planet live.
“At the advanced age of 45, his health has begun deteriorating, and his future is not looking bright,” Sudan’s caregivers posted on Ol Pejeta’s Facebook page. Rhinos usually live between about 30 and 40 years, according to a follow-up comment by the caregivers, and Sudan’s problems are age-related. [In Photos: The Last 5 Northern White Rhinos]
Last of his kind
Sudan’s problems started with an infection on his back right leg near the end of 2017, according to Ol Pejeta. His veterinary team treated him, and he was back to normal in January. But since mid-February, vets have discovered that there is a deeper infection underlying the original one, and Sudan is not responding as quickly to treatment this time.
Migrant Crisis: Animals Are No Longer Safe in Europe!https://t.co/2nfSo7UHV5
— Defend Europa (@DefendEvropa) February 24, 2018
At this point everyone has heard of rapes, acid attacks, stabbings and terror attacks but another worrying trend, which isn’t getting much attention is the recent increase of attacks on animals.
Last year on the 14th of November in Eutlingen Germany two Arab looking men(20-25) beheaded a Swan but not to eat it. They simply took the head and left the carcass. This is especially cruel if you consider that Swans mate for life! The men were overheard talking about wanting to kill one of the majestic animals by a witness.
On the 11th of February a Syrian threw a dog out of the third floor window because it annoyed him simply by being there. Even after all the medical measures were taken the dog died.
Germany however is not the only country experiencing worrying attacks on animals like this. In Austria, a pony was cut open on the field with a blade and before that alpacas and dogs were poisoned. Another attack with a knife on a dog took place just this week in Austria. The dog was probably only saved by the owner running out of the house to help it and take it to the vet.
(KUTV) – A suspected big cat poacher is no longer in business after being devoured by the prey he was hunting.
BBC News reported police investigating the alleged poacher’s death said the African lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa ate the man, leaving only his head and a few body parts.
“It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions,” Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP and was quoted in the BBC report.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Another kind of Bond which we should all go for.”
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A deadly dog disease which has been described as ‘insidious’ in nature is rapidly spreading across Australia.
The canine parovirus – which causes lethargy, vomiting, fever and bloody diarrhea – can kill puppies and young dogs if left untreated.
Animal experts at the University of Queensland have warned pet owners to have their dog treated immediately if it exhibits symptoms as the virus expands through the state.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a UN Security Council session on Thursday that Syrian militants were now capable of producing their own chemical weapons. He added that there is serious concern “over the growing threat of ‘chemical’ terrorism” in the Middle East.
“The militants not only use toxic chemicals, but also have their own technologies and production capabilities for the synthesis of fully fledged chemical warfare agents as well as established and branched channels for accessing the precursors,” Lavrov said.