Travelling with dogs: Metro North

Metro North, the commuter train that runs north of New York City, is pleasantly dog-friendly. Cab drivers taking you to and from the station, not so much.

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How to get dogs on the NYC Subway or commuter rails

You can take your dog (even a kinda big one) on the New York City subway with the help of a bike stroller. We got 2 beagles on the subway and LIRR.

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Branson creates Lemur Land; conservationists whine

Branson is letting lemurs take over his spare British Virgin Island of Moskito. Some biologists worry, but political upheaval has made Madagascar unsafe for the primates

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Fitzgerald Wild Chicken Festival

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Fitgerald, GA, seems to have the only party around for feral chickens. Going on a decade, the Wild Chicken Festival now attracts about 10,000 people each March–far more than the controversial rattlesnake roundup it replaced. The town happens to have fancy-looking Burmese chickens all year long.

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Zimbabwe conservationists “disgusted” by GoDaddy CEO elephant hunt video

We are disgusted,” says Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, on GoDaddy CEO Bob Parson’s recent video glorifying his elephant hunt as his way of helping hungry Zimbabweans eat.

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Go Daddy goes to Zimbabwe to “help” with hunting, pays at least $384 to Mugabe regime

Go Daddy CEO Robert Parsons bragged about how his elephant hunt in Zimbabwe helped locals. He also gave at least about $400-$800 to the Mugabe regime.

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Tybee Island’s Crab Shack is also cat and bird shack

The Crab Shack takes care of a dozen resident cats who were drawn in by the smell of delicious seafood and 10 birds who lost their homes.

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If you’ve got a beagle, take them on a trip down south

Beagles are treated like kings down south, especially by old men who have rabbit hunting tales. The dogs love the heat, the beach, the affection.

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MT train kills 270 pronghorn antelope; 800 die on roads & tracks in rough winter

Blocked by snow and cattle fences, about 800 pronghorn antelope have been killed by trains and cars in Montana this year. One train killed 270.

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American Pro: A tour that practically guarantees you’ll touch a manatee–but neither of you will enjoy it

The extent of our adventure was to spend an hour snorkeling off somebody’s backyard, hovering over a single sleeping manatee, touching it as it came up for air.

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