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Bully for her! Elle the pit bull is 2013 American Hero Dog

Pit bulls have a reputation for being aggressive, but it's not unusual to find Elle, a 5-year-old pit bull, cuddling up to elementary school children for story time.<p>In fact, she does it regularly. Elle is a therapy dog at an elementary and a middle school in North Carolina. With help from her …

Riverside County orders sterilization of pit bulls

The supervisors agreed, voting unanimously in favor of the ordinance Tuesday. In approving the measure that requires pit bulls in unincorporated areas of the county to be spayed or neutered, they cited recent attacks and the large number of the dogs being euthanized in county shelters.<p>"It's time to …

Ontario's new horse-racing deal will be more accountable, panellist says

A member of a panel of former cabinet ministers drafting a new funding deal for Ontario's horse-racing industry says the five-year plan will introduce greater transparency and accountability for public dollars.<p>John Snobelen, one of three members appointed by the Ontario government to the Horse …

Talking Horses: Brighton tips in our daily horse racing blog

Today's best bets<p>A day of big-field handicaps at Brighton and Catterick ought to spell danger but, as David Ashforth once noted, if you look at any race for long enough, eventually you fancy something. I fancy a few today, which must mean I'm on the road to imminent ruin.<p>Shelley Birkett is rounding …

German Girl Trains Cow as a Show Horse

Regina Mayer, a 15-year-old girl from Laufen, Southern Germany, rides her pet cow Luna as if she were a well-trained show horse.<p>The young girl always …

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Cow wanders onto train tracks in Somerset causing delays

Train services between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol were brought to halt when an escaped cow got onto the rail tracks and ran past bemused commuters.<p>It's not a sight that usually greets commuters in the early morning, but on Wednesday passengers were confronted with a <b>cow</b> on the train tracks.<p>The …

Our obsession with cows is causing almost 10% of global warming emissions

If we’re going to tackle climate change, we might want to start by addressing the world’s inability to wean itself off cows.<p>The livestock industry is responsible for roughly 15% of global carbon emissions, according to a new climate change report released today (pdf) by the UN’s Food and …

America's Fastest Growing Sport: Professional Bull Riding

Cowboy up!<p>If you were one of the original 20 cowboys that invested $1,000 to fund the start of the Professional Bull Riding circuit 21 years ago and remained an owner–which some have–your seed money would now be worth over $4 million. That works out to a 48% compound annual return. The return …

Share News About Your Favorite Sports Team on Patch

We're looking for parents, players or fans to blog about their favorite fall sports team!<p>If you've got a favorite sports team, we've got an easy way …

Nails of the Day

Aren’t Ally H’s wedding nails adorable? Love them!<p>For more Nail Art inspiration, or to chat with us about your favorites, check out our Nail Art …

Nails of the Day

Millicent O has been in a happy mood so she used all the colors she has to create this zig-zag pattern! What colors make you happy?<p>For more Nail Art …

Nails of the Day

Ilona W was inspired by math to do these chalkboard-inspired nails! She’s done Euler’s Identity!<p>For more Nail Art inspiration, or to chat with us …

Nail varnish sales boom points the way beyond the lipstick effect

The lipstick effect – for generations a shorthand for how women cheer themselves up with inexpensive treats in cash-strapped times – is being swept away. Nails are the new lips in the cosmetics business and the fashion for colourful fingertips is pushing UK sales of nail varnish ahead of lipstick …

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The Breton and The Schnauzer

<i>StyleTails spots hipsters Helen and her Miniature Schnauzer, Django looking über cool at Broadway Market last weekend.</i><p>This very trendy pair both …