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Star Paws: Attack of the clones

In the ultimate barking mad diva act, Barbra Streisand has revealed she cloned her beloved dead dog Samantha, creating two more replicant canines. Streisand told Variety that her pets, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett, were cloned from cells taken from the mouth and stomach of her beloved 14-year-old dog Samantha, who died in …
Kat Hall, 28 Feb 2018

A dog DNA database? You must be barking

Police have revealed plans to take the lead on tracking down hounds that attack livestock - a dog DNA database. The National Police Chiefs’ Council’s working group on livestock worrying has issued a report (PDF) saying that 1,928 animals were killed and 1,614 injured by dogs between 2013 and 2017 in five English areas. The …
Rebecca Hill, 22 Feb 2018
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What a time to be alive: drone pooper-scoopers are a thing now

Finding dog poo in public places and picking it up before it can besmirch a sole probably isn't high on the list of things humanity needs to get better at, but that hasn't stopped Dutch folk throwing two drones at the problem. Dog enthusiast website Tinki.nl and an outfit called Space53 cooked up the idea of a “Watchdog 1” …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Mar 2017
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Apple moving to scrubbed up London's Battersea Power Station

Apple is moving into a shiny new HQ at the revamped Battersea Power Station in London – just as soon as developers have finished wrecking rebuilding the iconic Southside brick masterpiece. The owners of the building site have said that Apple will take “ six floors of office space” at the site from 2021, relocating 1400 staff …
Joe Fay, 28 Sep 2016
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Networks First chairman Titmus to exit, dog pool biz awaits

Networks First chairman Peter Titmus is to exit the IT industry once he completes the handover of the business he founded 26 years ago to the new owners - but the old dog has some bite in him yet. The Redditch-based Cisco Gold partner was sold to Convergence Group, as revealed yesterday, which told us that Titmus may remain on …
Paul Kunert, 4 Feb 2016
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Be Your Own Big Brother: Peeking at pussy

Feature Last year, the BBC's Horizon programme treated the cats of a Surrey village to individual cameras, and their own prime-time spot on TV to share the results. And now the Beeb is at it again with Cat Watch 2014, hoping to find out a little more about what our feline companions get up to. Youtube Video Whether you're a dog or a …
Nigel Whitfield, 12 Oct 2014

Chihuahua TERROR: Packs of TINY hounds menace Arizona

Residents of a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, are battling to reclaim the streets from packs of Chihuahuas which have brought terror to wide-eyed kiddies obliged to run the canine gauntlet on their way to school. According to this chilling report on Fox, gangs of the diminutive mutts numbering as many as 12 roam the streets of …
Lester Haines, 20 Feb 2014
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WHO was it that TAMED the WOLF? Heel, Rex! No! Aarrghh!

A boffinry brawl is taking place over the origin of the domesticated dog, with a new study suggesting that man's best friend came from Europe, not from the Middle East or East Asia as previously thought. Wolves Researchers led by Olaf Thalmann of the University of Turku in Finland used prehistoric genomes to come to the …
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iPad classes for DOGS offered in New York

In a development which was perhaps inevitable, a canine lyceum in New York has started offering classes in which dogs are taught to "use" iPads. According to an in-depth report on Today.com, doggy pedagogue Anna Jane Grossman ("who had recently left journalism to pursue dog training full-time") was inspired to offer fondleslab …
Team Register, 28 Aug 2013

Dogs would say: size is important, shape - not so much

We here on the canine desk at Vulture Central have often pondered the mystery of how it is that dogs - with their own mental lexicon - understand words that relate to fetching specific objects such as "ball" or "bone". Now animal behaviour academics at the University of Lincoln have collected empirical evidence that apparently …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Nov 2012
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Kiwi pooches turn into ROACH MUNCHING DOPE FIENDS

New Zealanders are being warned against letting the family dog at leftover whacky-baccy, with vets reporting a rash of hash-whacked pooches copping hypothermia and needing drip-treatment to survive. Outlet Stuff.co.nz is reporting that vets in the Kiwi city of Hamilton are fretting at the number of dogs arriving for treatment …
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UK pol touts canine chip implants

Even if your beloved Westie is spending her declining years curled up by the hearth, Home Secretary Alan Johnson suggests she should be microchipped for the protection of her potential victims, and you should pony up for dog-attack insurance. So goes a proposal that Johnson has floated for consultation in response to what the …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Mar 2010
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Royal Society offers all-time top boffinry selection online

The Royal Society, Blighty's premier boffinry club, has celebrated its 350th year by putting online a selection of its most eye-catching research papers. Among the highlights of the offerings are An Account of an Experiment Made by Mr Hook, of Preserving Animals Alive by Blowing through Their Lungs with Bellows. This is a …
Lewis Page, 30 Nov 2009
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Bloke decapitates horse with chainsaw

A California man accused of decapitating his horse with a chainsaw to feed his extensive pack of mutts faces up to three years, eight months hard time if convicted on felony animal cruelty charges, the Press-Enterprise reports. Jack Ziniuk, 64, allegedly beat the equine, named Grizzle, with a sledgehammer before delivering the …
Lester Haines, 13 Aug 2009
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Defra drafts proper pet practice for the daft

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on new guidelines for gormless pet owners who don't know a dog's arse from whatever it has in lieu of an elbow. The cat welfare document (see here) will be published as a leaflet to hammer home some of the finer points of feline care on the heels of …
Sarah Bee, 5 Nov 2008
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Yes! It's Joyce McKinney, admits Joyce McKinney

The mystery that has gripped the world for days on end is finally resolved today as Bernann McKinney, keeper of cloned canids, admitted to being Joyce McKinney, molester of Mormon missionaries. The Daily Mail mumbles surprisingly quietly that it was right all along and that the 57-year-old, who hotly denied that she was who …
Sarah Bee, 11 Aug 2008
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US woman celebrates cloning of 'precious Booger'

South Korean scientists have performed the first commercial dog cloning, making five copies of a US woman's pit bull terrier called Booger. Bernann McKinney flew to Seoul to meet the five puppies born late last month to two surrogate mothers. She paid $50,000 for five copies of Booger created from cells from the deceased dog's …
John Oates, 5 Aug 2008
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Spy regs used against dogs, litterbugs

Local councils are using snooping laws - the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act - to follow dog walkers suspected of letting their dogs crap on public land and people suspected of littering. RIPA is meant to control how investigating bodies like the police and secret services can snoop on citizens' communications and …
John Oates, 28 Apr 2008

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