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Jean Jullien paints surfboards to look like playful marine animals

Illustrator Jean Jullien has designed a collection of graphic surfboards hand-painted to look like sea animals, which he describes as objects you could “put on your wall as much as you could surf with.”


Created in collaboration with Geoffray Sipoir of French company Fernand Surfboards, the collection includes four different-sized foam boards illustrated by Jullien as individual creatures.

Jullien’s surfboards are painted like sea animals

One surfboard is painted to look like a blue whale with a curled-up fin, while another depicts a white seal floating on its back.

The smaller two boards are designed as grey and orange fish with googly cartoon black and white eyes – a trademark feature in Jullien’s work. One is a fish surfboard, which refers to a surfboard with a fishtail shape.

The collection features four marine animals
One painted board is a fish surfboard design

“It was a pretty simple shape analysis, which is how I proceed

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Joe Exotic’s former zoo sold, animals banned for 100 years

Joe Exotic’s former animal playground will be a zoo no more.

His longtime enemy, Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue, has sold the Oklahoma property and one of the provisions is that the land can’t be used as a zoo for 100 years, TMZ reported Saturday.

Big Cat Rescue was awarded control over the animal park in Wynnewood by a judge in 2020, part of the settlement in her long-standing trademark lawsuit against the flamboyant former zookeeper, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage.

The lawsuit was filed in 2011, long before “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” became the No. 1 show on Netflix and propelled both Maldonado-Passage and Baskin to freakish stardom.

Baskin registered the trademark for Big Cat Rescue in 2005. Maldonado-Passage used the similar name Big Cat Rescue Entertainment and allegedly boasted on social media that he purposely used the name to “ruin” Baskin and her non-profit

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Hawai‘i Police Department Update on Animal Control Services

Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) is updating the public on animal control services provided in Hawai‘i County. Hawaiʻi County assumed responsibility of animal control services on July 1, 2021, at the beginning of the current fiscal year, after the contract with Hawai‘i Rainbow Rangers ended on June 30. Within the County, the responsibilities of Animal Control currently fall under the Police Department.  
 
HPD has contracted an Animal Control Director, Animal Control Officers, and shelter staff who are strategically based on both the westside and eastside of the island. Under HPD supervision, Animal Control Services staff currently manage one shelter facility in east Hawai‘i and one in west Hawai‘i with kennel staff caring and feeding the animals. Neither facility is open to the public at this time. As has been the existing policy, Animal Control services holds animals under their care for a minimum period of 48 hours and then transfers animals

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No, Don’t Take Ivermectin for COVID-19 – Cleveland Clinic

Extended periods of hopelessness and fear can push people to extremes sometimes. Case and point — the pandemic.

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Before the vaccines arrived, many risky or unproven methods were utilized in desperate attempts to fight off COVID-19. Drinking disinfectants, taking fish tank cleaning tablets and upping amounts of vitamin D, elderberry and garlic were just a few things on an ongoing list of questionable “cures.”

And just when we thought it couldn’t get worse, another contender has entered the ring: ivermectin.  

What is Ivermectin?  

By now, you’ve probably heard about people taking large doses of ivermectin that’s been formulated for horses and cows. Ivermectin for animals is intended to prevent heartworm disease and other parasites. This version is safe for animals not people.

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Anti-parasite drug for animals ivermectin flying off store shelves as COVID spikes

Despite strict warnings from federal health officials, consumers around the country are still trying to get their hands on a drug commonly used to treat or prevent parasites in animals in order to protect themselves against the coronavirus.

The drug, ivermectin, has been reportedly flying off stores shelves in multiple states, including Texas and Oklahoma, even though it has not been approved for treating or preventing COVID-19 in humans. 

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“Ivermectin dispensing by retail pharmacies has increased, as has use of veterinary formulations available over the counter but not intended for human use,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. “FDA has cautioned about the potential risks of use for prevention or treatment of COVID-19.”

Earlier this month, the FDA said it has seen a “growing interest” in the drug and already received multiple reports

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Do animals suffer from post-traumatic stress?

The same pattern has been shown in wild mice and in fish living with high levels of predator threat. These neurochemical signals parallel those seen in rodent models of PTSD that researchers have long used to understand the syndrome in humans.

Despite the mounting evidence that a wide range of animals experience long-term impacts of extreme stress, many psychologists still see PTSD as a uniquely human problem. “PTSD is defined in terms of human responses,” says David Diamond, a neurobiologist at the University of South Florida. “There is no biological measure — you can’t get a blood test that says someone has PTSD. This is a psychological disease, and that’s why I call it a human disorder. Because a rat can’t tell you how it feels.”

Some researchers now disagree with this human-centric view of PTSD, however. “A lot of things are shared between humans and other mammals,” says Sarah

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Teen, 94 live animals removed from filthy Alex property | News

ALEXANDRIA — An Alexandria woman was charged with animal neglect and neglect of a dependent after her 13-year-old daughter and 94 animals were removed from what Alexandria police reported was a feces- and urine-saturated home.

Nancy L. Clemmer, 58, 1500 block of Park Avenue, has been charged with Level 6 felony neglect of dependent, Class A misdemeanor neglect of a vertebrate animal and Class C Infraction, harboring a non-immunized dog, according to the probable cause affidavit prepared Aug. 18 by Detective Brian Holtzleiter.

Alexandria police had responded to about 15 complaints about animals that escaped their enclosures since June 3. Clemmer told police she wanted to turn the property into an animal rescue.

Clemmer’s daughter, who was described as “filthy and had what appeared to be animal feces on her,” was removed from the home and placed into foster care July 29.

Police also removed the 94 live animals, including

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Animal control officer recovering after being attacked by 2 pit bulls in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CNS) — An animal control officer was attacked by a pair of pit bulls roaming a Riverside property, the officer suffered bites to one of his legs before he used force to repel the canines.

According to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, Officer Michael Cox went to the 2500 block of Mount Vernon Avenue, on the west side of Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park, shortly after 11 a.m. to investigate complaints that four dogs were on a homeowner’s adjacent but vacant fenced property.

Agency spokesman John Welsh said that when Cox approached the dogs, they initially seemed friendly, but then one of them latched onto his right leg, puncturing it. A second pit bull then joined in the attack, also biting the officer.

Officer Cox retreated while using his retractable baton and pepper spray to protect himself,” Welsh said.

RELATED | Small dog mauled by pit

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Baltimore man fights to keep Urban Farm of animals in back yard

A Maryland man’s dream of operating an urban farm is in jeopardy. He’s trying to do it in his back yard, but Baltimore City isn’t so open to the idea. Spending time with Porkington the potbellied pig gives Ulysses Archie a sense of calm. “I have PTSD, so this is what I do to help myself get up every morning,” Archie said.Archie says he is running an urban farm, and caring for animals in the back yard of his Collins Avenue home in southwest Baltimore is therapeutic. But for the city, it’s a bit problematic.Animal Control officers have visited at least six times. Archie has recorded video of the encounters and put it on social media. The Baltimore City Health Department claims it “received several noise complaints of roosters crowing” and “complaints of chickens loose and soiling neighboring properties.””Animal Control officers responded and observed a variety of animals including rabbits, … Read the rest

Wausau-area man charged in horrific animal abuse case

By Shereen Siewert

A Wausau-area man is jailed and facing criminal charges after allegedly beating his girlfriend’s cat so brutally the animal lost an eye and was euthanized due to the extent of her injuries.

Andrew Gehr booking photo courtesy of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department

Andrew Gehr, 30, faces a misdemeanor charge of animal mistreatment. But his girlfriend’s friends and family members say they want Gehr to face felony charges and be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Court records show officers were called at about 8:25 a.m. Aug. 22 to a home on Robb Street in Schofield for a report of a family disturbance. When officers arrived, they discovered Gehr’s girlfriend’s pet cat, Penelope, in a shed in the backyard, her eye popped out of its socket and her nose and mouth encrusted with blood and dirt.

Police say Gehr, who was living at the home

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