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Great Animal Rebellion

Dogs shoot men

As Blair points out, the news story of a dog that shot a man in Iowa bears mentioning in the overall Great Animal Rebellion.

But there are two things about the story that I wish to focus on. Neither of these facts are in all versions of the news story. Ananova keys us in though.

1) Mr Harris was treated at Grinnell Regional Medical Centre and later taken by helicopter to University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, following the accident in Poweshiek County.

Hey! I spent parts of three years in Poweshiek County! I went to Grinnell College! True, I was never inside Grinnell Regional Medical Centre…

Of course, you probably don’t care about that.

2) Alan Foster, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said it was not uncommon for hunters to be shot by their dogs.

And you probably thought this was a freak accident. Of course not! It’s a rebellion I tell ya!

One of my early posts on this uprising mentions a “Dog in South Dakota”. The story has been removed from Ananova’s archives, but I’ve discovered that Ananova isn’t blocking caches…so it appears on the

Wayback Machine

To truly comprehend the magnitude of the situation, you have to compare the frequency to other comparable events. If the Iowa Dept of Natural Resources sees a couple cases per year, it’s probably a safe assumption that several other states do too. It’s likely that every year, more dogs go on a shooting spree, than high school students.

I’m going to have to spend some time updating a lot of links on my old posts, but at least the stories are all still out there.

Great Animal Rebellion Redux

I last blogged about the Great Animal Rebellion three years ago. Most if not all the links to the news stories in those three posts are dead.

If I start keeping track of this again, I’m going to have to start quoting from some of the news stories so there is a record.

Wild monkeys attack a New Delhi deputy mayor who falls to his death.

Media reports say the deputy mayor of New Delhi was on the balcony of his home when he was attacked by a gang of Rhesus macaques (REE’-suhs muh-KAKS’) causing him to fall. He was rushed to the hospital but died of head injuries.

Many government buildings, temples and residential neighborhoods in New Delhi are overrun by Rhesus macaques.

Horse betrays cause

A Scottish farmer’s wife says her horse saved her life after it fought off a cow that was attacking her.

Fiona Boyd, 40, feared she was going to be crushed to death by the cow after it kicked her to the ground, then rolled on top of her.

She says she survived only because her horse, Kerry, raced to the rescue and kicked the cow until it moved off her.

And then there are the news stories that perhaps explain the reasons behind the rebellion:

Smoke ban causes collie wobbles

A dog with a cigarette habit is suffering withdrawal following the smoking ban.

What do you call a pig with six legs and two willies?

A piglet born in Croatia with six legs and two penises has been nicknamed Octopig…[owner:]”Who knows, maybe we can breed more although the two penises might be a problem.”

In the News

Back in June I wrote how the Milky Way Galaxy was being charged with shredding another galaxy. Now it turns out it wasn’t a first offense

Here’s a story on a woman so drunk, she decides her 5-year old son should steer the car while she operates the pedals.

Swans are joining the Great Animal Rebellion

There has to be a better way to get into the Guinness Book

Psychologist reduces happiness to mathematical formula: P+(5E)+(3H) [if only the ‘H’ were a ‘Z’…]

Australia starts the Resistance-Movement. Crocodile Jailed

An international battle over the bones of St. Nick

And perhaps the biggest news shocker of all: The parents of the “cloned baby” refuse to allow DNA verification. **gasp** that was so unexpected. Though there is already talk of a documentary…

We still await news from the Italian Scientist who said there’d be a clone born in January….