Eaterwire: Washington Market's Sunday Suppers; Free Snap Dogs
2 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
TRIBECA — Newcomer Washington Market Tavern is launching a 12-course tasting menu on Sunday, September 7. Courses include caribou moss, gooseneck barnacles, and caramel corn. A similar dinner will be available every other Sunday going forward. Reservations are required and...
Indian state bans animal sacrifices as 'barbaric'
2 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
The High Court in Himachal Pradesh has asked police and other officials to enforce its ban on the slaughter of mainly goats in Hindu temples throughout the state. "Sacrifice causes immense pain and suffering to innocent animals. The court also questioned the reasons for animal sacrifices, saying such rituals "must change in the modern era". The court was ruling on a petition brought by animal rights activists who applauded the move on Tuesday as long overdue.
Scottish zoo fears panda miscarriage
1 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
Britain's only female giant panda, thought to be pregnant, has passed her due date with no sign of a panda baby appearing. Edinburgh Zoo's Tian Tian should have gone into labour over the weekend, according to experts, but tests indicated she may have miscarried. "Giant panda Tian Tian is now past her due date and the evidence suggests that this may be bad news," said Iain Valentine, director of giant pandas for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. The 10-year-old pandas Tian Tian (Sweetie) and male Yang Guang (Sunshine), on loan from China, are the first giant pandas to live in Britain for 17 years.
NY's Electric Zoo music fest shut down by storms
31 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Electric Zoo music festival was shut down in the face of powerful thunderstorms Sunday, forcing thousands of people to leave its island setting and marking its second cancellation in as many years.
Activists held after trying to halt Faroe Island dolphin hunt
31 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
Fourteen activists from the radical animal rights group Sea Shepherd have been arrested in Denmark's Faroe Islands while trying to halt a traditional dolphin hunt, their organisation said Sunday. The activists were detained Saturday on the island of Sandoy while attempting to save a pod of 33 pilot whales -- members of the dolphin family -- which were being driven toward shore to be slaughtered, Lamya Essemlali, president of Sea Shepherd France, said. Large numbers of pilot whales are slaughtered each year on the Faroe Islands, an autonomous territory within the kingdom of Denmark. Sea Shepherd, which has waged a sometimes violent campaign against whalers and in defence of ocean wildlife, has denounced the hunt as brutal and archaic, and this year brought celebrities to the North Atlantic islands to cast a spotlight on the practice.
Watch GTA 4 Transform Into Watch Dogs in This Amazing Mod
31 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
20 Corals Added to Endangered Species List
29 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
A tenfold increase in the number of protected coral species was announced this week, with 20 new corals added to the list of threatened species. In total, 22 coral species are now classified as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Two coral species were previously listed in 2006. Reef-building coral face severe threats from climate change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a statement Wednesday (Aug. 27) announcing the new listings.
Singaporeans go barking mad over bid to silence dogs
28 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
A suggestion by Singapore's public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider "debarking" their pets to avoid inconveniencing neighbours has raised animal lovers' hackles in the city-state and prompted much ridicule on social media. The authority, the Housing and Development Board (HDB), recommended in a notice posted in a residential block that one option for dogs that will not keep quiet is to "debark" them. Debarking involves removing a section of a dog's vocal cord to reduce the volume of its bark and is recommended as a solution of "last resort" to control noisy pets, according to the website of Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority. The notice was in response to feedback about "dog barking nuisance in the middle of the night" in a block of public housing apartments.
Dogs get blues when youngsters go back to school
27 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.
Eaterwire: Shake Shack Corn Dogs; Humboldt & Jackson's Beer Bash
26 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
SHACK ATTACK — Shake Shack's corn dog, which comes served with Rick's Picks sweet corn relish, and peach pie oh my concrete (vanilla custard belnded with peach pie) will make a brief comeback this weekend, starting Friday and running through...
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