Cruel Or Cute..???

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Crouching tiger, hidden species? Siberian creatures welcome in the Year of the Tiger as China worries about their extinction
The sight of tigers in the wild in China is becoming increasingly rare, but there are hundreds in zoos around the country.So as the country came to a standstill this weekend to celebrate Chinese New Year, and see in the Year of the Tiger, it seemed only natural to use several Siberian tigers to welcome visitors to a zoo in Fuzhou in southeast China’s Fujian province.However, the tigers’ poses were far from natural, as they were cruelly forced into a series of poses as they made their greeting.Sitting on their hind legs with their paws in the air, the tigers were made to hold the poses for a lengthy period of time as visitors entered the zoo.

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The Five-Day-Old Lamb Who Was Born With A REAL Black Belt

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He may be just a few days old, but this unusually marked lamb is clearly one to be reckoned with.Named Miyagi after fictional martial arts expert Mr Miyagi from the Karate Kid films, he was born five days ago with a thick belt of black wool around his middle.Farmer William Herbert said: ‘I’ve been farming for over 50 years but I’ve never seen anything like this before.Some lambs have a spot of discoloured wool, but it’s very unusual to see a full thick stripe. It goes all the way around. It looks like I’ve gone out to him with a paint brush.

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‘He’s one of a set of triplets but he won’t be treated any differently to his brother and sister. They don’t have any markings on them – he’s the odd one out.’ Mr Herbert, who also keeps cows at Woodwell House Farm, Durham, said it’s not certain Miyagi will keep his black belt.He said: ‘Some sheep with slight discolouration lose it when they get older.’This little one’s stripe feels more like hair than wool though. We won’t know whether he’ll keep it until he starts to grow.’

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Rescued Squirrel's New Mom Is A Cat

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Tita the cat has a real sense of purrrpose! She stepped in as mom to an injured squirrel that owner Ruben Gaviria of Medillin, Colombia, rescued one week ago from a park, according to Reuters. Now the furry little critter is treating Tita like mom, drinking her milk and playing with her little kitten. Maybe the squirrel will teach its new sibling how to climb trees and not get stuck!

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Rescued Squirrel's New Mom Is A Cat

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Tita the cat has a real sense of purrrpose! She stepped in as mom to an injured squirrel that owner Ruben Gaviria of Medillin, Colombia, rescued one week ago from a park, according to Reuters. Now the furry little critter is treating Tita like mom, drinking her milk and playing with her little kitten. Maybe the squirrel will teach its new sibling how to climb trees and not get stuck!

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Italian TV Chef Axed After Recommending Cat Stew

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Among other things, Giuseppe “Beppe” Bigazzi is known for his prize-winning cookbook La cucina semplice dei sapori d’Italia (“The simple cuisine of the flavours of Italy”). But as of this week, the flavour with which the TV gastronome is likely to be most closely associated is that of stewed cat.

Bigazzi is familiar to millions of viewers of the publicly-owned RAI network as the white-haired co-presenter of a popular pre-lunchtime programme, La prova del cuoco (“The proof of the cook”). But today he was experiencing his first day without television commitments in 10 years after being axed for expressing his enthusiasm for the flesh of felines.

His remarks came after mentioning how, in the desperate conditions of post-war Italy, some people had taken to boiling stray mogs.As his fellow-presenter, Elisa Isoardi, looked on aghast, the 77-year-old Bigazzi told viewers that, far from being a last resort in times of near-famine, gatto in umido was “one of the great dishes of the Valdarno [in Tuscany]“.
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