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The Cute Show: Boar Piglets!

4 The Love Of Animals

Little did we know, boar piglets live there, who love to eat, sleep, play, and hang out with their surrogate mom, who’s a dog. When VICE Germany sent us some footage of the Lehnitz animal asylum, we weren’t sure how cute it was going to be. We’re pleased to present Spots, Nesti, Diva, Borstel, Ernie, and Bert on the latest episode of VICE’s The Cute Show. “They look like small cats or even small kangaroos,” and could not be any cuter!

Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

Critter News

Among them, stag and wild boar accounted for around 70 per cent of the consumed meat, followed by turtle, snake, fox and porcupine. Sounds just awful. But the problem is the high demand for these products. From Vietnam News. Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones. In Viet Nam, hunting and trade in wild animals had been alarming, he said.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To compensate for their lack of skill, hunters set their dogs upon a wild pig—a descendant of boars brought to America solely to give hunters the pleasure of killing a helpless animal. To the Editor: “ Getting Bacon the Hard Way: Hog-Tying 400 Pounds of Fury ” (front page, June 21), about Texas hog hunters, illustrated the barbarity of hunting with dogs.

On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

Animal Ethics

In 2004, Robert Stevens was convicted of violating this law and sentenced to 32 months in prison for selling videos featuring pit bulls chasing wild boars on organized hunts and depicting a pit bull attacking the lower jaw of a domestic farm pig, according to the Philadelphia-based appeals court. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear U.S. Stevens. At issue in the case is the constitutionality of a decade old law passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1999. That law, U.S.