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Today’s news: Horse herpes, sharks love AC/DC and a beaver terrorizes Philly

June 8, 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. Australia considers livestock ban to Indonesia due to animal cruelty. Did you know that Australia is the world’s largest animal exporter? Well they are, and Aussie officials are now considering a livestock ban to Indonesia following the release of some disturbing footage. 11 slaughterhouses were banned immediately while animal rights activists and some politicians are calling for a country-wide ban. (Christian Science Monitor)

2. Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling. The rig, off the coast of Greenland, has had worked disrupted by Greenpeace activists who are demanding to know how the company would cope with an oil spill. 18 protesters infiltrated a restricted area. A statement from the company said that due to safety and health risks created by the protester’s breach, they were forced to shut down drilling. Go hippies go! (The Guardian)

3. Stressed show horses may spread equine herpes. Herpes for horses is extremely contagious and can be fatal. And when the horses get together (not in that way pervs) for a competition, it can spread like wildfire. A recent equine herpes outbreak has killed 12 horses and sickened 72 across 10 states so far. (Discovery News)


4. Sharks love AC/DC. Yes we mean under-the-water sharks and yes we mean AC/DC the band. For some reason, someone in Australia was blasting AC/DC at sharks, which is exactly what we pictured Australians doing in their free time. This guy noticed that Great Whites were much more calm when the heavy rock music was playing. Their favorite songs seem to be “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Back in Black.” We personally think that the guy who tested this theory has “Big Balls.” (Time)

5. Wild beavers terrorize Philadelphia. Three people were recently bitten by the same wild beaver in and around Philadelphia. Pennsylvania game wardens are stumped and call the attacks “truly bizarre.” When someone from Philadelphia calls something bizarre, you know it’s serious. A husband and wife were bitten while fishing last week and a few days later a child was bitten in the same park. What makes this story stranger is that there aren’t too many beavers in Philadelphia. For those of you wondering, yes “Eye of the Tiger” was playing the whole time we typed this. (Fox News)

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 10, 2011 1:39 am

    Who knew sharks were metal heads? I prefer Disturbed, but to each his own.

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