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Short-Haired Bumblebees Reintroduced Into The UK After 25 Years

Filed under: Science!InsectsBugs

This is so ahmayzing!! Go science!!

Conservationists in the UK are trying to bring back an extinct species of bumblebee!!

The short-haired bumblebee is being reintroduced into the Kent area.

Several queens have been raised and released into the area in an attempt to start a breeding population.

Since the project started, they've recorded young worker bees in a 2.5 mile area… the first to be seen in 25 years!!

Clearly, the program is working! That's so great!

The whole point of bringing these bees back is to help bring flowering meadows back to the British countryside.

Sounds like a beautiful idea!

Check out the video (above) to see how they're raising and releasing these queens!

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Relax! Jellyfish Aren't Take Over The Ocean…Yet

Filed under: HealthScience!Sea CreaturesAttack!Wildlife

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Some reports claim that jellyfish are experiencing population booms and the ocean will slow be taking over by them.

But studies of longtime records of the animal suggest otherwise…so no jellyfishing just yet!

Researchers have found that

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The Appalling Numbers Of Online Puppy Mills

Filed under: Tech TalkSad SadBusiness BlitzPetsAnimal RightsPuppyDogAnimal Cruelty

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Puppy mills are absolutely horrid, unforgivable and heinous…there's no ifs, ands, or buts about that.

The advances in technology have created online puppy mills, where commercial breeders can sell innocent puppies for profit, without caring for their welfare.

In a study done by 16 volunteers as well as investigators for nonprofit organization, International Fund for Animal Welfare, the team found nearly 750K ads DAILY on puppy buying websites as well as sites like Craigslist, eBay classifieds, and more.

Of these ads, 62 percent of puppy websites had dogs coming from mills.

The biggest culprit was

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NYC Rat Population Probably Wiped Out Due To Hurricane Sandy

Filed under: Sad SadHealthRat

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Hurricane Sandy is wrecking A LOT of shiz…in the human world and the animal world too.

The superstorm may force the evacuation of 12,000 marine animals at the NY Aquarium, pet food had to be recalled and WORST of all (not really) Alec Baldwin had to walk his dogs in the RAIN!

Now the rat population may be kaputz even though some believe the storm would bring on the Rat Apocalypse.

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Mitt Romney Is A Hot Topic On The View And Elisabeth Hasselbeck Defends Him

Mitt Romney's leaked private fundraiser footage is all over the media so, of course, the ladies on the The View had to give their two cents on the issue.

Barbara Walters tried to maintain a moderate POV in her dissection of his comments and pointed out that it is indeed true that roughly 47% of Americans don't pay federal income tax. It's not because they are "dependent upon the government" though.

According to the Tax Policy Center, half of that statistic is due to families making such a low income that they are exempt from paying the federal tax, while the other half take advantage of tax code provisions that benefit senior citizens and low-income working families with children.

With that being said, Elisabeth Hasselback shocked everyone defended Romney's remarks (above) and suggested:

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Congrats Humanity! The Japanese River Otter Is Extinct!

Filed under: R.I.P.Sad SadEndangeredOtter

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That congratulations is completely sarcastic in case you missed that.

This is just awful.

The Japanese River Otter has just been officially declared extinct.

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The UK's Exploding Dartmoor Ponies Go On The Pill

Filed under: AnglophiliaScience!Horses

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The Dartmoor Pony is a wild horse that lives in south-western England and there's been a recent population explosion.

It is a semi-feral pony which means that they're basically wild horses but they have contact with humans and have learned to tolerate them whether it is occasional feeding, medical care or just crossed paths.

These ponies have been breeding like crazy recently with many of them ending up in sanctuaries or at the slaughterhouse.

So vets working with World Horse Welfare have partnered with the drug company Pfizer to bring contraceptive injections to the ponies.

A vet said:

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