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Today’s news: multiple puppy rescues and a close encounter with a whale

October 26, 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. Puppy rescued after trip on top of train. We all hate public transportation, but your ride has probably never been as terrifying as this. A puppy somehow managed to get on the top of a train in Pennsylvania. Some good Samaritans spotted him as they were driving by and alerted the authorities. The puppy was retrieved safely, and the family who found him ended up adopting him. Starting off with a happy story for humpday! (MSNBC)

We wanna come hang out too!

2. Close encounters with a blue whale. The closest we’ve ever gotten to a blue whale is the one hanging from the ceiling at the Natural History Museum. So we’re a little jealous of this kayaker off the coast of Redondo Beach, California who got up close and personal with an enormous blue whale. The video is absolutely amazing – and to be honest – a little scary. (Discovery News)

3. Ohio governor signs order seeking to curb animal cruelty. Last week, a bunch of wild animals escaped from a private home in Ohio. In response, the governor signed an executive order that he says might have prevented the incident. The order would allow state animal humane officers more authority to arrest people thought to be abusing animals. (New York Times)

4. Trawlers kill 2,000 sharks for fins in Colombian Marine Sanctuary. Sharks are still being killed even if they swim in protected waters. Researchers in the Colombia Malpelo wildlife sanctuary discovered sharks swimming without their fins. The remote sanctuary still attracts illegal fishermen. (Yale 360)

5. Firefighter revives dog using mouth to mouth. I guess technically that would be mouth to snout. A firefighter went above and beyond the call of duty when he carried an unconscious dog out of a burning building and proceeded to give it mouth to mouth. The dog was then given oxygen and treated at an animal hospital. He was able to return home a couple days later. And we thought firefighters were sexy before… (MSNBC)

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