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May 2006
Vet Fakes Death of Dog
Posted by The Curator on Mon May 01, 2006
Status: Strange I've heard of faking the death of people, but I've never before heard of a case of someone faking the death of an animal. Until now. The Chicago Sun Times reports on this bizarre case of a Pennsylvania couple who thought the vet had euthanized their epileptic dog, but then found out he had only pretended to do so: A couple who thought they were watching their epileptic dog being euthanized actually witnessed a simple sedation procedure concocted so the veterinary clinic could later give the canine to another owner, they claim in a lawsuit... the lawsuit says, the dog was given a sedative to make it appear she was dead. The…
Categories: Animals, Death Comments (17)
Praying For Peace (for 30 days)
Posted by The Curator on Mon May 01, 2006
Status: Malarkey If you live in Cincinnati, watch out. Sometime during the next month you may feel a calm sensation wash over you. And that sensation may be caused by the "Maharishi Effect." At least, it might be if you believe tai chi teacher Vince Lasorso. Lasorso is hoping to convince 3000 residents of Cincinnati to pray or meditate for 30 days, starting on April 29th, in order to create a "peaceful field of consciousness" in the city and hopefully reduce its murder rate. As the Cincinnati Enquirer reports: He says studies have shown that if 1 percent of a community practices meditation and other inner peace techniques, the crime rate can dip more…
Categories: Religion Comments (11)
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