June 22, 2018
SPOKANE, Wash. -- "James J. White, proprietor of the Boundary Falls (British Columbia) Hotel, met a horrible death on Saturday. He was driving a team from Boundary Falls toward Midway, and when going down a steep hill, within two miles of Midway, he lost control of the horses. A woodsman saw the team pass his cabin at a run, and shortly after saw White, who was leaning forward, fall over the front of the wagon. The wheels passed over his neck and head, causing such injuries that death resulted in two hours." -- The San Francisco Call
'PUMPS UP FISH, Also Pulls Turtles Out of Their Shells.' "Four turtles, several large fish and a bushel of ground bean vines were what was found in the big pump at the foot of Fairfield street, when it was taken to pieces after midnight. They had gone through the 12-inch suction pipe and lodged in the suction valve. A twenty-pound fish went through the other day, coming out nicely sliced into steaks by the blade of the pump," said W.L. Porter, city commissioner. "But the turtles and the beans made trouble. When we opened the pump all we found of the turtles are the shells. Four big turtle shells were lodged in the valve. Where were the turtles? The powerful suction had literally pulled the turtles out of their shells," Porter said. -- The Topeka (Kansas) State Journal
HOLBROOK, Neb. -- "Lewis Debban was killed at his home eight miles southwest of of Elwood, Sunday evening when he was trying to catch a cow to milk with a rope. The rope got entangled around his arm and he was dragged a considerable distance, receiving a crushed skull and internal injuries. He lived but a short time after the accident." -- Omaha (Nebraska) Daily Bee
Ann and Roy Bernard of Kankakee, Ill., started the website AnimalNewswire.net on July 1, 2013. The site also now is available as animalnewswire.com. Since its start, the website has worked to stop the killing of rhinoceroses and elephants for the ivory, the slaughtering of whales and provided Livestream coverage of a savage dolphin hunt in Japan. AnimalNewswire also led the charge to stop a bill in Illinois that would have forced nearly all animal shelters in the state to close. See editorial link below.
An AnimalNewswire editorial: We can never again let Illinois legislators get thisclose to closing our animal shelters
Should it be a crime to film at factory farms? The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pushing such bills in six states.
Animal activists see such legislation as a way to hide mistreatment and abuse of animals. The proposals mandate that evidence of animal abuse be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours, or face a financial penalty. This video shows abuse at a factory farm.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:
The mandatory microchipping of dogs was the hands-down winner of our last poll.
On mandatory microchipping:
"There is no way to enforce this policy
with back yard breeders and Most Pit Bull breeders are backyard
"If a vicious attack were to occur
in the future, microchips may lead to the culpable dog owner.