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Murasoi Mike: Fish Found Near Fukashima Highly Radioactive

A fish called a murasoi (and nicknamed Mike the Mirasoi) was caught recently near the damaged Fukashima Nuclear Plant. Testing showed it to be 2,500 times as radioactive as is considered safe for human consumption. Murasoi live near Fukashima along reefs in the area. While the fish is highly radioactive, it shows no outward change in appearance.

Get-Away Donkey Foils Crime

You know it's a bad day when your get-away donkey alerts everyone to your crime-in progress. You SHOULD have known it was going to be a bad day when you thought using a get-away donkey was a good idea in the first place. Not to mention the fact that you also had to steal the donkey in the first place.

Tokyo Pet Spa Offers Dogs Full Body Aloe & Herb Mud Pack Treatments

Nobody pampers their pets like the Japanese do, and there's no spa treatment more pampering than an “Animal Ayurveda” full-body aloe & herb mud pack.

Dog Dies After Forgotten In Hairdryer

Last year in Essex, England, a Lhasa Apso dog named Dusty had to be euthanized after suffering horrible burns due to having been forgotten in a hair dryer at the groomers when the attendant left to answer the phone. When the owner came to pick up Dusty she was told that she needed to apply a bit of ointment to a "small burn" that the dog had received.

Retiree Wages Vendetta Against Squirrels

A pensioner in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, was fed up with a squirrel noshing on the food he was putting out for the birds. So he decided to deal with the problem with his own brand of vigilante justice. He set up a trap and once he had the rodent trapped in a cage, he shot it twice with his air rifle. He figured that should do the trick.

Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello Celebrate Linda's Love Of Animals In New Commercial For Her Food Line (Video)

It's been 15 years since Linda McCartney's death and the McCartney family started Linda McCartney Foods, a British vegetarian food line.  Now, for the first time, the animal rights activist, photographer, and writer of several vegetarian cookbooks, will be the animated star of a TV commercial for her foods, during what the family is calling the #Love Linda campaign. And guess who wrote the music and sings....

Urban Coyotes: Out Of Control In Colorado Community

The city of Boulder, Colorado, and its residents have spent decades working to create an environment filled with nature to compliment the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains and the iconic Flatirons that tower over the valley. Open space and green belt areas, as well as a plethora of hiking and biking trails surround and wend through the city environs. For the most part, residents have gotten used to living cheek by jowl with the wildlife that comes with these areas, but the coyotes are taking things just a bit too far.

Dog Hater Targeting Walking Park In Wales

Dog owners in Wales have been shocked to discover that someone with a vengeance against dogs has been targeting their dogs for death at a dog park. Police in Abergavenny, South Wales put out a warning to all dog owners last week to take extra precautions with their dogs in dog parks after cooked sausages with nails in them were found littering one dog park.

Robot Rescue Roaches -- The Animal Video of the Day!!!

Roaches with backpacks?  You jest with me, sir!!!

Rescue Ink: Biker Dudes Helping Dogs Need Help

A group of large, muscular, heavily tattooed bikers from New York hardly seems to be the sort who would be out rescuing kitties and puppies from abuse and neglect, and yet the reality exists in the form of Rescue Ink. It is such an unusual pairing that they have even had their own reality show on the National Geographic Channel.  The boys themselves are in need of a bit of rescue in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Their animal shelter sustained considerable damage during the storm -- so much so that only the building itself remained.

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