Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

  • The Hunt for MH370: Courtney Love is all over this story, offering her own analysis of satellite imagery as to the possible location of the plane. Internet hilarity predictably ensues.
  • Photographing Chernobyl: Interesting read and amazing photographs of the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster by Gerd Ludwig, who has made multiple reporting trips there over the past two decades. You can also support Ludwig’s upcoming photo book by donating via his Kickstarter page.
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There’s a fascinating and chilling writeup in Rolling Stone about the online sleuths who were hunting Luka Magnotta for uploading a video of himself killing kittens, BEFORE he went on to kill a Chinese college student. They figured out his identity and location and went to police and animal welfare officials with their evidence, only to be told they wouldn’t mobilize because his victims were cats. The article points out the correlation between animal abuse and serial killers. Perhaps most infuriating of all was Magnotta’s motivation for pretty much everything he did in his adult life: a desire to be famous, or infamous. Read the entire thing here.

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This is absolutely reprehensible:

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A Joint Base Lewis-McChord  soldier was devastated when he returned home from deployment to find his dog was missing — and possibly sold on Craigslist.

Brandon Harker returned last week after an 8-month deployment to Afghanistan. He was excited to see Oakley, his 2-year-old purebred yellow Labrador retriever.

Harker had asked a friend to take care of Oakley while he was deployed. When he contacted the friend to pick him up, he was told the dog had been given away.

He turned to social media to find his dog and was contacted by numerous people who said they’d seen Oakley listed for sale in February on Craigslist. Harker has been calling local veterinarians and shelters, hoping for word on his dog since Oakley is micro-chipped and registered.

“I am just trying to get him back since he was wrongfully given away or sold without my permission while I was deployed,” Harker said.

If you have any information on the dog’s whereabouts, please contact Harker through Craig’s List or Dogs on Deployment.