Poachers in Zimbabwe poison 87 elephants for ivory
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Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory.
Since May, the carcasses of 87 elephants have been discovered in Hwange National Park, said Caroline Washaya-Moyo, public relations manager for Zimbabwe's Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.
The poachers poisoned natural salt licks to bring down the mighty beasts, she said Wednesday.
The parks authority has so far recovered 51 tusks, she said -- leaving 123 in the hands of the poachers.
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So I just moved into a new apartment and my new roommates have a Boa Constrictor. They had bought it for their ex-roommate and he ended up leaving it there. They still care for it, feeding it changing water light and everything. Apachi, the boa constrictor, is around 2 1/2 years old and is around 2 to 3 feet long. I want to know how I would go about handling it. The last time they tried to handle it, over a year ago, it hissed at them so they decided to let it be. They have one of those "hook" things to handle it and when I put it in the tank Apachi just curled up, he didn't seem aggravated.
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So my Guinea Pig has been a bit bloated. He hasn't been active at all, and hasn't been eating or drinking. I took him to the emergency vet last night and they took some scans of him, turns out he has a lot of gas in him, giving his diaphragm less space to expand meaning he is having so much trouble breathing.
There doesn't seem to be any blockages, at least from what the vet told me, and they gave him some painkillers, something to help with the gas, and we've fed him nutrients with a syringe as well. They said to bring him back if he isn't better by tomorrow, and well, today is the day after the event.
He's still the same, not moving, not eating, etc, and he's at the vet again. I think they might end up putting him down, he's 6 years old, but aside from the recent bloat he's always been super healthy and active.
We're at the vet for his follow up, and it doesn't look good. Assuming they send us home with him again, what would you guys suggest we do to help him out? Any foods you could recommend? I assume timothy hay would be good but I can't really find much else on the internet about helping the poor guy out.
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Recently, my rabbit decided to almost entirely stop using his litter pan. He was going almost exclusively in his litter pan for well over a year, with only a few mistakes here and there. For the past two weeks or so, he's only been using his pan to pee, and only half of the time. He's shitting and pissing all over the cage, and sleeping in that filth like it isn't a problem. Nothing else seems to be wrong with him. He's energetic, has a healthy appetite, and is drinking a good amount.
I have not moved his cage or his litterpan. His cage is one of those shitty store-bought ones, which I hooked up to a playpen. The only change we've made recently is that we've started getting him out for more exercise.
My rabbit is an unneutered male, around 3 years old.
Any ideas of what I can do, or what could be causing this behavior? I'd typically guess that it's because he's intact, but he was so good with the litterbox for so long.
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My cat for the past month or so has been vomiting a lot, usually after meals or sometimes no real reason at all. She's 13 and has always been anxious since she was a kitten. My older brother was a piece of shit to her. He'd scare or tease her a lot. He's not in the house anymore, but anything will set her off; sudden movement, a noise, a shadow.
I've changed her dry food to hairball treatments, senior diets, organic. She won't eat any kind of wet food outside of fancy feast.
She's acting fine but yesterday I found some blood in her vomit. I am going to take her to the vet on Friday but before that I wanted to ask any other cat owners who might have had issues similar to mine. I'm not sure if she's vomiting out of anxiety, the food I'm giving her or if there is something serious going on inside her.
She's a siamese, if that helps.
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Hi /an/, I'm concerned my cat is going crazy.
To be specific, over the past 2 months or so two things have happened:
>I was drafted so I'm not home most of the time
>My cat gets extremely agitated and defensive for reasons absolutely unknown and attacks family members around him when that happens
I understand he might be upset I'm not home or something, since I'm the one who brought him home from the street when he was just a few weeks old and disregarding time in the army, I've been the only one changing his litter and feeding him. The main concern is that he randomly acts as if somebody attacked him (seriously, not in play) and then jumps on people's legs to create deep scratches. I'm not concerned when it happens to me because he listens to me (so as soon as he approaches me like that, I tell him to back off and he does), but he doesn't listen to the other family members at all and they're obviously annoyed by these attacks.
I just got home from walking the dog, and I saw my sister bend down to pet the cat. He meowed in a defensive manner like he does when he gets agitated, and my sister left him alone and went to her room to organize some stuff. He followed her there and scratched her pretty bad while she was organizing, and naturally she's pretty fucking upset. I ordered him to my room, got in with him and closed the door, at which point he meowed defensively again and then tried biting my leg, but as usual I told him to stop before he actually did anything and he backed off, and I've been petting him a lot because it's clear he wants my attention. Now he crawled behind my monitor and he's trying to sleep.
So what the fuck do I do? I can't keep an eye on things while in the military, and this weird attitude problem is only increasing in frequency.
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Hey /an/, I've got a problem.
You see, my neighbors have dogs, right? well they treat them pretty badly, keep them tied up all day and let them sleep outside even if it rains and is cold as shit (fortunately nights after rain are usually warm down ), now I'm not sure if I should try to contact some animal protection service, recently their dogs had a bunch of puppies and they're abusing those puppies (hitting them with a stick, albeit not beating the shit out of it, but c'mon they can't even walk yet), and so if I tape this crap I'm sure they're going to take away all of their dogs, but here's the bummer: I live in Mexico.
Down here they'll just take them away and if nobody adopts them in a week they'll go into the trash.