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Pets or meat?

Hercules the kitty liked visiting these rabbits, who were being raised for meat.

Hercules the kitty liked visiting these rabbits, who were being raised for meat.

Europeans are uneasy in the aftermath of a scandal involving horse meat found in hamburgers and lasagna. A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about how people are comfortable eating some animals and not others.

Click here to read “Animal lovers question morality of eating pets“.

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doggy dews

My aunt spotted this and sent it to me. It’s hard to imagine what the people in charge were thinking when they named their business.

Sure, there are “hairdo’s” and “do’s and don’ts” — but after the word “dog”, anything that sounds like “doo-doo” is surely a “don’t”. Don’t you think?

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My cat Buddy — adopted at an animal shelter

I dedicated a recent swissinfo.ch podcast to the animal kingdom; click here to listen to it.

 

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Jaws of life: A rescue dog pulls a boat with her teeth.

Jaws of life: A rescue dog pulls a boat with her teeth.

Flailing and splashing, a panicky-looking woman cries out from the middle of the lake. A Belgian Shepherd leaps from a nearby boat into the water, a lifebelt in tow. Moments later, the dog brings the floating ring to the struggling swimmer. She grasps it and holds on tight as the dog hauls her to the safety of the boat.

Read the whole story here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/search/Result.html?siteSect=882&ty=st&sid=11040015

You can also listen to an audio version I did for Swissinfo’s weekly podcast.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/index.html?siteSect=15050&sid=11078599&autoPlay=y

In the 14-minute podcast, I come on at about 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

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