Giant George Is Declared The World's Tallest Dog

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This huge hound officially entered the record books today as the world’s tallest dog – standing more than seven foot on its hind legs.’Giant’ George claimed the prestigious title after Guinness Records officials measured him up at 43 inches from paw to shoulder, or 7ft 3ins when ‘standing’ on his back legs.The four-year-old great dane weighs a staggering 17.5 stone and consumes 110lb of food each week.He even sleeps in his own queen-size bed.

His owner David Nasser, of Tucson, Arizona, is thrilled George has topped previous holder Titan, a four-year-old great dane from San Diego, who is 0.75 of an inch shorter than George.Before Titan, the record was held by another Great Dane, Gibson, of Grass Valley, California, who stood at 42.2 inches tall.

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Giant George Is Declared The World's Tallest Dog

article-1252928-086A87AA000005DC-456_634x640

This huge hound officially entered the record books today as the world’s tallest dog – standing more than seven foot on its hind legs.’Giant’ George claimed the prestigious title after Guinness Records officials measured him up at 43 inches from paw to shoulder, or 7ft 3ins when ‘standing’ on his back legs.The four-year-old great dane weighs a staggering 17.5 stone and consumes 110lb of food each week.He even sleeps in his own queen-size bed.

His owner David Nasser, of Tucson, Arizona, is thrilled George has topped previous holder Titan, a four-year-old great dane from San Diego, who is 0.75 of an inch shorter than George.Before Titan, the record was held by another Great Dane, Gibson, of Grass Valley, California, who stood at 42.2 inches tall.

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PETA’s Use Of First Lady In Advertisement Angers White House

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No strangers to controversy, the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is up to its old tricks again. This time they’ve raised eyebrows by using an image of Michelle Obama in an anti-fur advertisement without her permission. The White House is not pleased, to say the least.

The ad in question features the image of the first lady alongside the images of Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, and Carrie Underwood underneath the slogan, “Fur-free and fabulous!” The ads, which PETA says features “a bevy of the smartest, most stylish, and most influential women in America,” are being plastered all over the Washington D.C. Metro mass transit system, in addition to appearing in various magazines and websites.

While Winfrey, Banks and Underwood are all on record as publicly endorsing PETA’s anti-fur efforts, first lady Michelle Obama cannot endorse special interest groups such as PETA. Thus, the White House is mildly perturbed by the use of the first lady’s image in the campaign.
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PETA Features Michelle Obama In New Anti-Fur Ad

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The fur is flying over a new ad campaign by an animal rights group the White House says is using first lady Michelle Obama’s image without her permission.

The president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Ingrid Newkirk, said her organization wouldn’t have sought Mrs. Obama’s consent for the anti-fur ad because it knows that she can’t make such an endorsement.PETA included the first lady in its Washington ad campaign based on White House confirmation that she does not wear fur.

Mrs. Obama appears in the ad with celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood and Tyra Banks — three others who have shunned fur. The ads are appearing in Washington’s Metro stations, magazines and PETA’s Web site.

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Oprah Winfrey Cradles One Lucky Dog!

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Very few people are fortunate enough to meet the one and only Oprah Winfrey, but one pooch got lucky last week, thanks to his out-of-control adorableness! A little Yorkie was plucked from Winfrey’s New York City crowd on Friday, and got to spend some time with the queen of daytime herself. Though he looked bewildered, he was definitely in good hands: Winfrey is a major dog lover, and is currently mom to three pups. Now that’s what we call a Kodak moment!

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