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NZ law exempts working farm dogs from embedded ID tag rule

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 New Zealand farmers have won a key victory in Parliament, with MPs voting to exempt Working farm dogs from microchipping legislation, passing 61:60. The Federated Farmers debated the law for a long time, saying that the cost of microchipping all their dogs will be a huge cost and an inconvenience. Under […]

Dog owner to face felony charge

Thursday, March 17, 2005 Two dog attacks in a week puts Spotsylania County authorities in the spotlight to take action on pet owners for their dog’s behavior. In unrelated incidences, an elderly woman was killed and another woman was bitten. Three dogs have been shot dead by police. An 82 year old woman was walking […]

Puppies used to smuggle heroin

Thursday, February 2, 2006 Ten puppies with bags of liquid heroin surgically implanted into their bellies were having seizures in a drug bust in Medellin, Colombia, said authorities. “They utilized a wide range of smuggling, the most repulsive of which was the use of puppies,” said John P. Gilbride, head of the DEA’s New York […]

Scholastic sued for Harry Potter copyright infringement

Thursday, July 15, 2010 A trustee of the estate of the late author Adrian Jacobs filed a lawsuit against the US publisher of the Harry Potter series, Scholastic Inc, on Tuesday. He claimed that J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, had copied scenes from Jacob’s novel, The Adventures of Willy the […]

Eight mountaineers missing on Mont Blanc in French Alps after avalanche

Sunday, August 24, 2008 Rescue crews have called an end to the search for eight mountaineers who went missing on the French side of Mont Blanc after an avalanche that occurred on at 0100 GMT August 24. Eight other climbers were also injured. Five of the missing are said to be Austrian and three were […]

Three men arrested under suspicion of organising dog fights in southern Finland

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 File:240-dogFighting.jpg Three Finnish men have been arrested as part of an investigation by the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) into apparent illegal dogfights in various locations in the south of the country. Dog fights, in which two dogs are pitted head-to-head for the entertainment of spectators and for gambling, is […]

Slave workers in Italy freed by police

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 A joint Italian and Polish police operation freed 113 Polish workers who were living in forced labor camps on a tomato farm in southern Italy. Twenty people were arrested on charges of human trafficking, and the police are on the look-out for seven more. The police said that the freed victims […]

US charges homeless man after plane stolen and crashed in Maryland

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 Police from Frederick in Maryland, US have charged a homeless man with three offenses after a light aircraft was stolen from Frederick Municipal Airport early yesterday morning. The single-engine aircraft crashed as its thief tried to take off. 51-year-old Calvin Cox was arrested near the scene in the nearby woods after […]

An account of the Esperanza Fire from an animal rescuer

This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details. This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details. Saturday, December 2, 2006 As families fled their homes in the early morning hours on Thursday October 26, there was no warning. The Esperanza Fire […]

Puppies used to smuggle heroin

Thursday, February 2, 2006 Ten puppies with bags of liquid heroin surgically implanted into their bellies were having seizures in a drug bust in Medellin, Colombia, said authorities. “They utilized a wide range of smuggling, the most repulsive of which was the use of puppies,” said John P. Gilbride, head of the DEA’s New York […]

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