Sunday, July 18, 2010

Around the Intarwebz

A man who felt threatened by a loose Labrador Retriever decided to shoot the dog in the face with a shotgun. The dog is expected to survive.

A judge has ruled that an Alaskan Malamute who attacked a child can be killed. The child was bitten after he screamed at a party. The dog jumped on him, biting him on the face and neck. It took several people to wrestle the dog off the child.

Deer and horses top this unofficial list of animals most likely to kill you. Bovines and canines are far behind on the list.

One of the most violent rodeos, the Calgary Stampede, has killed 6 horses this year and injured several visitors (and one rider, whose horse had a heart attack and fell on her). Last year, four animals were killed. How on earth can anyone support such an event when death and injury is an absolute guarantee every single time the event occurs? Rhetorical question, folks.

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1 comment:

Jennie said...

I was looking for research on the number of deaths caused by horses last week, so good timing. I am not surprised. Horses are big, and the things we tend to do with them are often not on the safe side. Even routine things like yearly vaccines can be pretty scary when you have a 1,000lb individual who emphatically does. not. want. that. shot.