Sunday, September 23, 2012

What's Up With Animals in the News?

Why do stories about particular animals get picked up by the media? Is there some reason that we should know about a sea turtle being released off Cape Cod?

The pre-mature death of a panda is a sad thing but is it a matter of international interest? Perhaps knowledge of any aspect of panda biology is a plus.
A fellow that gets attacked by an eight-point buck has a perfect right to go get his .30-06 and blow a hole in it. What's newsworthy about that?
Mr. Rook would have been within his rights to ventilate his bull William but the nasty bovine inflicted fatal injuries. Now we know enough not to wear a "bobble hat" around a bull with an attitude.
Dog suckles kitten.A feel-good story.

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