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The Internet has mocked and condemned a Canadian tourist who put a bison calf in his SUV last week at Yellowstone National Park, and the man clearly made the wrong decision. But new details from another visitor may help explain his misguided motives.
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After learning that the Yellowstone baby bison tourists recently took for a car ride was euthanized, we’re relieved to hear some good bison news this week.
Bullet, a 1,000-pound “housebroken” bison previously up for sale on Craigslist, has found a new place to roam.
Karen Schoeve of Argyle, Texas, posted a listing for Bullet in March, The Dallas Morning News reports. It read “TAME/HOUSEBROKEN BUFFALO COW -- $5,950" and described Bullet as "like a precious gigantic dog."
The idea of an indoor bison caught the Internet’s attention, and the story went viral. But Bullet didn’t really live in the house full-time. She spent most of her time in a paddock with Schoeve’s two ponies, though she’d wander through the house when the opportunity presented itself.
“She was just being curious,” Schoeve told CNN.
But Bullet did have a unique bond with humans, Schoeve told the network -- which is why Schoeve wanted to make sure the bison went to the right home. She purchased Bullet two years ago with the intention of opening an animal education center with her husband. But she took a financial hit when they divorced, and ended up having to keep Bullet on her three-acre property. That's not enough room to keep a bison content.
“The best thing for me is to get everybody a good home, especially Bullet, because she deserves the best,” she told the DMN.
Schoeve wrote in her original listing that she didn't believe Bullet, who was raised by humans and has never lived in the wild, would do well in a situation with no human contact. Bullet seems to be extraordinarily tame and friendly, but experts don’t typically recommend keeping bison as pets.
“Bison tend to make poor pets,” livestock veterinarian Gerald Hauler says on the website of the Alberta Bison Centre. He notes:
They can be tamed but when they are frightened they usually resort to their ‘flight or fight’ response in order to save their skin. They are difficult to tame to a level that I would consider a pet.
Some people have done it with bottle raised bison but even then lots of bison still don't trust people. I know of about 3-4 bison that have been tamed to the point that people can pet them and be around them safely. I also know of a lot of bottle raised bison that are still fearful of humans even after the bottle raising experience.
And don’t even think about trying to approach a wild bison -- doing so can have terrible consequences for both you and the animal. Several tourists in Yellowstone National Park have been injured after trying to take selfies with bison there. And as mentioned earlier, Yellowstone officials had to euthanize a baby bison this week after well-meaning tourists put the animal in their car and the creature was subsequently rejected from its herd. "It was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway," the National Park Service said of the animal.
Schoeve received offers from places like roadside attractions and petting zoos, but she finally found the right match in a landowner in Flower Mound, Texas. There, Bullet will roam in a pasture with two cows, which Bullet has already made friends with.
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Savage and Coulter appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday night, when Coulter trotted out the tired position that trans-inclusive bathroom policies would open up the door for sexual predators.
“It’s not that transgender people are going to go and molest children,” Coulter said. “It’s that once you say men can go into women’s bathrooms — men who are out shopping with their little daughters and don’t have mommy to bring her in there. It’s not that the trans are going to molest them, it’s that a child molester now has the right to go into that bathroom.”
Savage shot her down pretty quickly, pointing out that predators don't need to dress up as another gender in order to assault someone.
“That’s bullshit,” he responded. “A child molester doesn’t need to put on a dress to go into a bathroom. You can Google ‘sexually assaulted in a restroom’ and you get thousands of examples of cisgendered straight men.”
Coulter does have one thing right, though. Parents sometimes worry about the safety of their young children when they have to send the kids into a public restroom alone — like when a father is out with his young daughter, or a mother with her young son. But that's not a good argument for legislating where trans people can pee -- it's an argument for implementing gender-neutral bathrooms.
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A livestream of a stray cat feeding station in South Korea has the Internet losing its mind, but the video isn’t just cute — it could be an important step for cat welfare in South Korea.
It all started when Koo Eun-je put out some leftover fish for a stray cat near his mother-in-law’s home in a southwestern Korean mountain village, The Associated Press reports. When more cats started showing up and Koo set up a camera so he and his wife could monitor the area, a livestream was born.
"We guessed that there would be one or two cats, but now it turns out that 17 cats are coming to eat food,” he told the AP.
The livestream is only available in South Korea, but some clips are up on YouTube.
He refers to the feeding site as “restaurant for cats,” adorning it with various decorations and a chalkboard of the changing menu. The online show is called “Cats Meok Bang.” Meok Bang is the term for a Korean trend in which people — frequently attractive women — eat for audiences in front of webcams. Like human Meok Bang stars, Koo’s stray cats receive cash gifts from viewers, which Koo uses to purchase more food for the felines. Many people have compared the footage to Neko Atsume, an iOS and Android game in which players collect and care for cartoon cats.
But Koo’s footage isn’t just cute. Its burgeoning popularity could be a good sign for the status of South Korean cats. Though the country obviously has some cat lovers, cats are often seen as diseased pests or bringers of bad luck. As a result, stray cats, which are rampant in many cities, can fall victim to horrific acts of cruelty as people take it upon themselves to bring down the populations.
Seoul launched a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program in 2008, meaning that cats could be caught, spayed or neutered and then released to the area they came from in an effort to prevent the cat population from growing. But cat advocates complained that officials were unwilling to work with local cat caretakers and seemed unconcerned for cat health, leading to high rates of infection and death, Korea JoonAng Daily reported in 2013.
Korean TNR “is still very dangerous,” Park So-Youn, the founder of South Korean animal welfare group Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth, told the blog Care Like I Do last year. “The cats lack recovery time after the surgery and are often released before being properly cared for.”
But Park added that in recent years she’s seen an increase in people who like cats, and more people are interested in adopting the animals as pets.
There’s anecdotal evidence that "Cats Meok Bang" is helping that trend along. Multiple viewers told the AP that they disliked cats before watching the show, but that the livestream has changed their minds.
“I was never fond of cats before,” physician Yoo Young Hoon told the AP. “Now when I take a walk after lunch, I go to places where I might run into street...