Animals World

Jan 22, 2008 at 09:29 o\clock

Using Animals for Gimmicks

I just saw the strangest thing on television.  Some company just came out with a ridiculously fancy shoe that costs something like $120,000.  Now, I ask you, before I even get to my point, who in the world is going to walk around in a shoe that costs this much? I guarantee that the shoe isn't even comfortable. And can you imagine spilling something on it - how would you possibly breathe knowing that you were wearing a pair of shoes more expensive than some homes?

But, anyway, my point is that at the presentation of these new shoes, they displayed the shoes in a large case with a cobra.  Come again?  Yep, you heard me.  They put a cobra into the display with the shoes - saying that if anyone tried to steal the shoes, they would have to contend with a cobra.  Now, I don't know about you, but I certainly wouldn't want to go up against a cobra.  But, I found the feature distasteful.  Leave the darn cobra alone!  There he was being photographed by hordes of photographers and media hounds.  It was really ridiculous.  I think animals are commercialized and used way too much.  Leave the animals in peace and find some other dumb way to advertise your ridiculously expensive shoes.  That's my gripe for the day.  I really hate when animals are abused and used for the sake of showy advertising and personal gain. Any thoughts?

Oct 11, 2007 at 23:25 o\clock

Extremely Rare And Beautiful Pink Dolphin Spotted

This extremely rare and beautiful "pink dolphin" was spotted and photographed by Capt. Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service on June 24th, 2007 during a charter fishing trip on Calcasieu Lake south of Lake Charles , LA.
It appears to be an uncanny freak of nature, an albino dolphin, with reddish eyes and glossy pink skin. It is small in comparison to the others it is traveling with and appears to be a youngster traveling with mama.

Sep 17, 2007 at 16:50 o\clock

Why Dogs Hate Halloween

Sep 14, 2007 at 11:40 o\clock

Brainy Parrot Dies

Alex, a 31-year-old African gray parrot, knew more than 100 words and could count and recognize colors and shapes

He knew his colors and shapes, he learned more than 100 English words, and with his own brand of one-liners he established himself in television shows, scientific reports and news articles as perhaps the world’s most famous talking bird.

But last week Alex, an African gray parrot, died, apparently of natural causes, said Dr. Irene Pepperberg, a comparative psychologist at Brandeis University and Harvard who studied and worked with the parrot for most of his life and published reports of his progress in scientific journals. The parrot was 31.

From New York Times

Aug 18, 2007 at 14:14 o\clock

Luzern Swan