Dallas nurse Nina Pham’s dog Bentley has tested negative for Ebola for the third time. He will be released from quarantine and re-united with his mom on Saturday.
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Good Ebola News for Animal Lovers
Bentley, Dallas nurse Nina Pham’s dog, has tested negative for Ebola. He will be tested again before his quarantine is up on November 1. Um, Spain, this is how you do it. I’m guessing Teresa Romero’s dog, Excalibur, would have been Ebola negative too, but we’ll never know for sure, will we Spain, because you irrationally rushed to kill him.
Pham herself has been upgraded from fair to good at NIH in Bethesda, MD. I’m looking forward to seeing her reunited with Bentley.
Good News from Spain
Teresa Romero, the nurse’s aide who contracted Ebola, no longer has any trace of the virus in her blood.
Unfortunately, she also no longer has a dog, since in a fit of irrational hysteria, the Spanish government killed her rescue mutt Excalibur.
The Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog Returns to Ground Zero
Something Rotten in Denmark
The same Danish zoo that killed that young, healthy giraffe, Marius, has just killed four healthy lions, including two ten-month-old cubs.
These animals would have been better off in the wild, where at least they would have had a chance to survive.
OK, We Need to Bomb Denmark
Another zoo in Denmark is going to kill a healthy giraffe (also named Marius!) if they get a female to breed with their other male.
Wish of the Day
I wish I could take the people who killed Marius the giraffe in Denmark and feed them to the lions.
UPDATE — There is birth control for giraffes that allows them to be injected from a distance (so you don’t have to anesthetize them and risk a fall). If they didn’t want Marius, they shouldn’t have allowed him to be born. But baby giraffes as so cute, and bring in the visitors and the $…
Olbermann on the Strays of Sochi
Keith Olbermann had an excellent commentary on the murder of the dogs in Sochi:
Dying for the Olympics
Local authorities in Sochi are pushing to round up and kill as many stray dogs as they can before the Olympics.
They had promised to build an animal shelter before the Games, but like so many other things the Russians promise, it didn’t happen. So they’re being shot or poisoned, those responsible won’t say which.
Word of the Day
This is a Finnish word for a distance of about six miles, based on how far a reindeer travels without having to stop and pee. The word literally means reindeer urine.
From “Things You Didn’t Know about Reindeer,” David McDougall,” AP