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A large pig, similar to the one discovered in the basement. Source: Facebook

Massive pig ‘weighing over 500 pounds’ found in Detroit basement

A huge pig weighing in at over 500 pounds was discovered in the basement of a property in Detroit. An anonymous tip brought investigators to the house, and they soon made the rather unexpected discovery after hearing a few suspicious oinks. The anonymous caller who alerted the authorities allegedly claimed that […]

December 28, 2016 US
A raccoon poses in an unrelated file photo. Source: Facebook

DC Park Police officer ‘shoots his own foot’ during fight with raccoon

A raccoon attack on a Park Police officer in Washington DC’s Rock Creek Park has ended with the officer accidentally shooting himself in the foot while trying to fight off the small attacker, and the officer was rushed to hospital, according to local media reports. The incident took place on […]

December 28, 2016 US
A file photo of an unrelated horned goat. Source: Facebook

Queensland man ‘attacked by goat’ recovering in hospital

Police on the Gold Coast were called to an incident involving a man and ‘an aggressive goat’ at a rural property at Tallai. It was reported by local news that a neighbor of the man heard the goat’s attack and reported the incident to the authorities, who quickly responded to […]

December 28, 2016 Australia
A Taiwanese woman poses with two dogs. Source: Facebook

Taiwan implements complete ban on killing animals at state-run shelters

According to reports by Chinese-language media outlets, Taiwan is set to ban state-run animal shelters from putting down animals next year. The new measure, which is widely acknowledged to be a challenge given the amount of stray animals in the country, will save the lives of thousands of dogs and […]

December 27, 2016 Taiwan