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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.