This recent human-caused climate change is cursing the Earth, because today, the only endemic mammal species in the Great Barrier Reef has succumbed into extinction. The species called Bramble Cay melomys are rodents that live on an island in the eastern Torres Strait. They are said to have been completely wipe out from their habitat.
This is the first recorded extinction of a mammal due to man-made climate change. Despite environmentalists' concern, the melomys will not be the last to die off if humans keep on with their destructive ways.
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A Canada Supreme Court ruling that the crime of bestiality only applies to sexual penetration, and not other sexual acts between people and animals, has led to calls for change in the country's "archaic" laws.
Canada's Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith says he introduced a private bill, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, in February, which can deal with what the nation has come to realize after the Supreme Court Thursday upheld the acquittal of a man from British Columbia who was charged with bestiality for compelling the family dog to sexually abuse his stepdaughters.
The man, identified only as "DLW," was convicted on 13 counts of sexually molesting his two stepdaughters over a 10-year period, but acquitted of an additional charge of bestiality. more >>
Canada's Supreme Court has declared that most sex acts between people and animals are legal, as long as no penetration is involved, in a controversial bestiality ruling that has been slammed by animal rights groups.
The Independent reported that the case involved a British Columbia man, identified as "DLW," who was convicted of 13 counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughters, but was acquitted of bestiality — because he "only" forced dogs into oral sex, without penetration being involved. The man "smeared peanut butter on the genitals of his victims and had the family dog lick it off while he videotaped the act."
While a Canadian law passed in 1955 sought to punish bestiality, the Supreme Court argued that the definition of the word does not cover every sex act with an animal. more >>
It was like Utah resident Todd May was drawn to what he claimed was the skull of Bigfoot, which he found during a hike near his residence in Ogden.
May said that he would usually look for fossils and rocks in the same area. "I looked around for about half an hour, then I saw it," he said referring to the skull convinced that it was of a Sasquatch since sightings of Bigfoot in the locality were common.
The Utah resident seemed very much interested with the idea of Bigfoot that when he saw the 75-pound rock-like object, he immediately considered it the skull of the apelike creature. May also claimed that he almost encountered Bigfoots twice in his lifetime. more >>
As thousands mourn the death of Harambe the silverback gorilla that was killed to save a young boy's life, the Rev. Franklin Graham used the incident to point out how people get upset and emotional about an animal being killed but don't have the same reaction about the 125,000 babies aborted each day.
In Facebook post on Wednesday, Graham shared The Blaze's article about the incident titled, "While You Were Crying Over a Dead Ape, 125,000 Babies Were Just Murdered." Graham highlighted the double standard of those who are more concerned with the life of an animal than the lives of humans, who God created in His own image and likeness.
Harambe the gorilla was fatally shot on May 28 at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy managed to get into the gorilla enclosure. The zoo keepers decided to put him down because the 17-year-old, 400lb gorilla confronted the boy and began "violently dragging and throwing the child," according to a statement from Cincinnati Fire Department Chief Marc Monahan. more >>
I confess, I am grieving for the gorilla.
To be precise: Harambe, the endangered western lowlands (perhaps) gallant gorilla into whose Cincinnati Zoo den a four-year old boy toppled on May 28.
We don't know if Harambe would prove gallant or not, because a bullet ended his life. The price of determining the ape's gallantry might have been too high — the mauling of a toddler. more >>