A Wisconsin Catholic church's 45th annual Original Pig Rassle fundraiser has been canceled after an animal rights group documented alleged signs of injury and abuse during the event which they claim violates the state's fighting and child endangerment laws.
St. Patrick Catholic Parish in Stephensville hosts the Original Pig Rassle every year and has now canceled it after the Wisconsin-based animal rights organization known as the Global Conservation Group ran a campaign and petition drive that garnered 81,000 signatures urging the church to host a more animal friendly event.
"We first learned about this event in the beginning of August," Jordan Turner, president of Global Conservation Group, told The Christian Post on Monday. "The cruelty investigation department launched an investigation into the pig wrestling. We found that it was a significant animal cruelty and human safety risk." more >>
Imagine having to breathe out of an oxygen tank everyday and trying to get around. It seems almost impossible to do things. For Alida, nothing is impossible and she proves that by getting things done on her busy days.
When life becomes difficult for Alida, her very special friend named Mr. Gibbs helps her. Sadly, this beautiful young girl has to travel with an oxygen tank in order to breathe correctly. He is always there to look after her, not matter what. It's a strong friendship that that could be rather difficult for such a playful dog. This best friend and therapy dog is a godsend for Alida.
It is incredible how much trust the parents have in the animal when they are together and not in sight. This proves once again that a dog is man's (and woman's) best friend! more >>
This puppy definitely gives a new meaning to the "Dog Whisperer" with his intelligent and adorable responses. When this woman speaks to her dog, Mame, he answers back in the cutest way ever!
Mame starts off by letting out a loud bark when his name is called. But, as his owner tells him to bark a little softer, he actually listens and puts a little less into it. And then little less, and so on. This talented girl gets the cutest reaction from her dog and everyone watching. After watching this, you will wish that your dog can respond the same way!
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While these divers were enjoying the sights of the ocean, a dolphin suddenly approaches them out of nowhere. It swan right up to them and they seemed to notice something right away.
The dolphin was asking them for help. At first the didn't understand, until they saw a fishing line stuck to the dolphin. A hook and fishing line was wrapped around his fin. After a minute or so, this man was able to let the dolphin free of all its worries. This dolphin knew this kind divers would help and they did. This underwater rescue will warm your heart, and restore your faith humanity!
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It's not so often we see a video of a duckling sleeping on camera. In this case, this little guy is taking a nap on his owners stomach. We all know, it is impossible to resist a sleepy animal!
This fluffy little duckling is a joy to watch. As he can't seem to stay awake while his best friend rubs his head with his finger. Dozing off every few seconds while the afternoon sun puts him to sleep. You will both smile and laugh out loud when you see this adorable duckling!
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It's very unlikely that you will ever see these two animals together again while being so playful. This adorable fennec fox was rescued from the wild and happened to make an unlikely best friend.
The adorable fox name is Rupert and he decides to go out and venture after being rescued. He runs into a sweet cat named William and they instantly become best friends. This will make your heart melt and fill your day with happiness. Just watch the joy these two share by just being with one another!
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