January 2011

Man Shoots Fox? And? Fox Shoots Man? Wow!

A hunter in Belarus shot a fox, wounded the fox with a blast from a double-barrel gun. And a weird thing happened. The hunter, after shooting the fox, decided to finish him off, in a way not to damage the fox's meat or pelt . Apparently, another gun shot blast would have lessen the fox's value to the man, so the man went in to take the fox out another way, with a body blow from the gun's butt.

Nepal goes crazy for Elephant football?

Elephants and Nepal are two words that connect. I am sure the people of Nepal know more about elephants than I ever shall. But I couldn't help thinking, as I watched a clip of an elephants soccer match: How were those elephants trained to do those tricks?

Are soccer elephants trained like circus elephants? Is there abuse? Punishment before an elephant learns how to move a soccer ball for the benefit, the amusement, of humans?

The defenders of those who train elephants to do tricks say the elephants are better off than they would be in the wild. But are they? If the elephants were left where nature put them, wouldn't they be better off than they are now, carrying the weight of a man on their backs, wearing funny cloths, and pushing a ball on the ground with their trunks?

The Pooch The Nazis Hated

Item from the Associated Press -- "Newly discovered documents have revealed a bizarre footnote to the history of the Second World War: a Finnish dog whose imitation of the Hitler salute enraged the Nazis so deeply that they started an obsessive campaign against the dog's owner."

Well, what was the problem with the minions of the master race? A mere canine could made the Nazi salute better? The totalitarian dogs who had their teeth into the throats of most of Europe couldn't match a little dog paw raised salute to the Fuehrer of the Nazi fatherland?

Well, the Finnish dog was an anti-Nazi doing a parody of the salute of the Nazi dogs, I mean the Nazis, no difference.