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Today’s News: a paralyzed kangaroo and an update on the worst person in the world

April 4, 2011

Here are some fascinating articles that the humans (and animals ) at Current Instincts are reading today. Did we miss something major? Let us know below or send us an email.

  1. After three weeks, dog is saved from tsunami If this piece of news doesn’t distract you from the Monday blues, we don’t know what will. Rescue workers recently saved a dog who was discovered on the rooftop of a house that was mostly underwater. Even more touching, the dog was reunited with his owner. (MSNBC)
  2. Woman befriends kangaroo, town has some issues with itAn Oklahoma woman is fighting to keep a paralyzed kangaroo named Irwin at home with her after some local officials have raised public safety concerns. Christine Carr (pictured below), who suffers from depression, met Irwin while volunteering at an animal sanctuary, and cared for him after an accident that left him paralyzed. Aww, small Oklahoma town, let these two stay together! (MSNBC)

    Christine Carr and Irwin

    Photo Credit: Sue Ogrocki/AP

  3. CEO even bigger asshole than originally thought Last week, GoDaddy.com’s CEO released a video gleefully showing him killing an elephant while on vacation in Africa, which he said was a “problem elephant” because it was an aggressive male that was terrorizing local villages. But in fact, one animal expert says it’s likely a young female, which doesn’t pose the same threat to humans. Too bad Keith Olbermann is off the air because this guy should definitely be nominated for the “Worst Person in the World” segment.  (Discovery News)
  4. Animal gas chambers debated in Alabama A bill is moving through the Alabama Legislature that would make carbon monoxide gas chambers at animal shelters illegal. (Sun-Herald)
  5. There’s a house in Georgia home to 20,000 bats We kid you not. “You can’t imagine how thick they must be in there. They’re in the walls and ceilings,” said the county animal control director, who likely followed this statement by vomiting all over the reporter’s shoes. (The New York Times)
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2011 1:06 am

    They have gas chambers for animals in the U.S.? I can’t believe this is actually going on. I hope they make them illegal in Alabama and nationwide. Thanks for the news roundup, once again it’s the best of the day, even if some of the stories are depressing.

  2. April 5, 2011 9:22 am

    I must have been living under a rock, but I didn’t hear about he GoDaddy CEO. What a douche. 😦

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