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APR
09

Amazing Woman Rescues Litter of Starving Kittens

Amazing Woman Rescues Litter of Starving Kittens

Homer's Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but they one thing they all have in common is their tremendous hearts...

APR
09

This Mom Cat Talking to Her Kittens is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

This Mom Cat Talking to Her Kittens is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

If it gets more adorable than this, I haven't seen it!

APR
07

Live Animals Are Stuck Inside These Plastic Keychains

Live Animals Are Stuck Inside These Plastic Keychains

This bizarre souvenir gives the phrase pocket pets new meaning.

Vendors in China have been selling live animal keychains for years: small plastic bubbles containing trapped turtles, fish, salamanders and frogs.

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CNN first reported on them in 2011. The little animals are suspended in brightly colored liquid, often along with beads and other decorations, and are barely able to move.

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The water supposedly contains oxygen and nutrients that can keep them alive for a few days.

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Of course, animal activists have condemned the keychains as unnaturally cruel, as the animals inevitably die once their oxygen wears off.

In the best case scenario, they're freed from their prisons and end up as pets to people who aren't prepared to care for them.

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There's also the psychological cruelty of trapping a sentient animal in a living grave.

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This video shows a tiny turtle spinning around and trying to escape — but there's no way out.

Unfortunately it's not the first time animals have featured in unusual fashion trends. In South America, living beetles are covered in gems and worn as brooches. And earlier this year, a watch company unveiled a watch filled with live ants; after receiving widespread public backlash, the company said it was an early April Fool's joke.

You can watch a video of the desperate little keychain animals below.

(via: www.TheDodo.com)

APR
07

Raven Asks Human for Help with Painful Quills After Porcupine Attack

Raven Asks Human for Help with Painful Quills After Porcupine Attack

Gertie Cleary compared the experience to a child with a splinter. "[W]hen you pull a splinter out, they holler and screech and pull their hand away," she told CTV News.

The young raven fledgling who visited Cleary's Nova Scotia home last month had just borne the brunt of a porcupine attack, and was clearly reaching out to Cleary for help in extracting the painful quills that were attached to its face.

Her daughter caught the amazing incident on camera and uploaded it to YouTube.

According to the description, the bird, which the family named Wilfred, stuck around for a day after the "operation" before flying away.

Hope for Wildlife director Hope Swinimer commended Cleary on her actions, saying Wilfred would not have survived without her help.

Quoth the Raven: "Thanks, lady!"

Watch the video here:

APR
07

These Baby Bats Lost Their Moms, But They Aren’t Alone

These Baby Bats Lost Their Moms, But They Aren’t Alone

These baby bats from Australia lost their mom while they were still too young to fend for themselves.  But thanks to a group of caring humans at a wildlife rehabilitation center (true #HomersHeroes!), they'll receive plenty of food and TLC until they're old enough to fly on their own.

Watch the video here:

 

Soon, they'll be strong enough to fly on their own.

Posted by The Dodo on Friday, March 25, 2016
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