Witherspoon in Trouble for Python Purse

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For some bizarre reason (hopefully just ignorance), Reese Witherspoon has pissed off animal rights activists by purchasing and carrying around a purse made out of python skin. Python skinning is horrible, brutal and repulsive. wildlife trafficking california Stupid python entertainment exotic skins snakes

Followup: Witherspoon Will Stop Carrying Python Purse

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california python entertainment exotic skins snakesI don't know what she's going to do with it, but at least she'll stop carrying it. She's supposedly a vegetarian and is friends with Walk the Line co-star Joaquin Phoenix who is a huge animal rights activist and vegan. I still don't understand what she was doing. She knew it was an animal skin.and she spent $4,000 on it? CRAZY! PETA is very happy.

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Fearless Cat Faces Dog

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This reminds me of the Monty Python Confuse a Cat sketch.

Chinese Authorities Seize Bear Parts

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The load included 173 bear paws, one python skin and the carcass of a pangolin — a type of sticky-tongued, toothless, nocturnal anteater that is a menu item in southern China. I suppose it shows they are making some effort , but it's still a huge problem. Bear paws are also considered a delicacy in southern China where exotic animals are favored by diners despite the impact on populations of endangered species. Disgusting.

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Yikes! Two TONS of Snakes & Tortoises Seized

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They found 3,640 pounds (1,655 kilograms) of snakes, mostly pythons, and 263 tortoises that weighed a combined 697 pounds (317 kilograms), said Col. Yes, that's right. TWO TONS. In Cambodia. Luckily, they were alive and released back into the wild. From the AP last week. Cambodian police confiscated two tons of live snakes and tortoises and arrested two men trying to smuggle the slithering cargo up a river from Cambodia to Vietnam, authorities said Thursday.

8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea

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And, certain restrictions should apply, like no pythons or snapping turtles, or similar. Office Life – 8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea. Today’s guest post is from Lloyd Burrell. Lloyd is an animal lover and enjoys blogging on the office theme.

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From Today's New York Times

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There is a list of human victims of captive snakes, including a 2-year-old girl who was strangled in her crib by a pet Burmese python who had escaped from its enclosure. To the Editor: Re “ Snake Owners See Furry Bias in Invasive Species Proposal ” (news article, Jan. 9): The Fish and Wildlife Service is right to propose a ban on the sale of nine large constricting snakes for the pet trade.