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Yao Ming, the gentle giant’s champion

“NO BUYERS, no killers” is YaoMing’s simple message to help abolish elephant slaughtering for ivory.

It was a trip to Africa that turned former NBA star Yao Ming into a staunch protector of the elephant, the animal kingdom’s gentle giant.   Seeing slaughtered elephants and rhinos with their tusks and horns removed stirred sadness in Yao. “Honestly, after that experience, any time I see ivory or a horn, either from […]

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Columns,Super | Read More »

Brits go nuts over squirrel burgers


Squirrels make a “good food source” and should be served up as a way of controlling the population, the organizer of a controversial squirrel burger cooking contest said on Tuesday.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

US appeals court to decide if chimps ‘legal persons’


A New York State appeals court on Wednesday heard arguments on whether chimpanzees held in captivity should be recognized as “legal persons” entitled to live in freedom.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

7 tips for fun, safe travel with your pet


Ask any dog owner and they will tell you that their four-legged companions are more than just a pet. They have gone past just being animals and are now more often seen as a loyal friend or even an integral member of the family.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Zeus, tallest dog in the world, has died

A handout picture released by Guinness World Records taken on November 3, 2011 shows three-year-old Great Dane called Zeus from Otsego, Michigan. AFP

Zeus, the Great Dane who in 2012 earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died at age five, a local US newspaper said Friday.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »