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>Live on a farm (though I don't actually do any farming-stuff, I just like the space and countryside)
>Have lots of chihuahuas, I breed and sell them
>Shifty looking guy parks in my driveway, gets out of the car, starts trying to take pictures of my dogs through the gate (they are in the yard)
>I ask him wtf he is doing
>Says in a foreign accent that he is just taking pictures
>He stops and goes back to his car, drives off
>I got his license plate and stuff, call the police, they tell me they will be on alert
How do you protect your animals from thieving bastards?
Exotic Pet Trade and Viral Videos
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>The bigger problem, however, may be YouTube itself, Nekaris said. The popular site readily removes pornography, videos of drug abuse and other graphic scenes, but videos showing illegal animal activity are left on the site.
>"The slow loris video should have been taken down a long time ago because it's illegal," Nekaris said. "By not removing the video but removing others, YouTube is telling the public that this illegal, multibillion dollar industry is OK."
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Never posted here before but I thought I'd give it a shot before I head over to /adv/.
Basically, we have a pretty bad ant infestation in our apartment. I keep the apartment 100% clean. No food or dirty dishes are left out EVER, the counters and floors are always wiped clean, etc. They keep going after the trash can even though there is barely any food inside (yesterday I threw out some leftover rice grains, which I've decided to keep throwing outside). We've been trying to poison them with pic related because it worked last summer, but although they seemed pretty responsive to it they keep coming back. I guess my question is, what the fuck do I do? Do I go buy more of these packs or are there any other solutions?
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Does anybody have some useful tips or experience with keeping dogs with anxiety and separation issues from freaking out when left alone?
I adopted some pretty injured and traumatized samoyeds about 7 months ago, they've come very far and are doing great in all aspects of their recovery, but every now and then they will go through periods of a week or two where they get really anxious and upset over me having to go to work and they dig. I don't get angry with them and I don't "punish" them, as it seems to set their progress with the anxiety and trauma back and they lose a fair bit of confidence through it and withdraw in to themselves for a few days.
I tried a few plush toys that I kept on me for a while so that they smelled like me etc but once the daughter got fed up about it not actually being me, it stopped being comforting and the toy ended up in a million pieces.
They're not purposely destructive. They know that what they have done is wrong, and are always so apologetic about it in their expressions and behavior afterwards, but I can tell that these "episodes" of bad behavior are triggered by anxiety and I'm able to calm them when I see the panic set in when I'm home. Has anyone succeeded in keeping a troubled dog or dogs calm and free of stress while they are away at work?
I understand that despite their monumental progress so far, that 7 months really isn't that much time and I don't expect them to stop suddenly. The digging isn't a huge problem yet, but the other day they dug down to the roots of one of my pine trees and I would like to avoid removing dead trees from my yard.