New York became the first U.S state to ban the declawing of cats on Monday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation into law. The state joins most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and cities across the country — Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver — in banning the procedure. "This is a real triumph for cats and the people who love them," said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal. "This has catapulted New York to a leadership position when it comes to cruelty against felines."Declawing involves amputating the first knuckle of a cat's toes. This is required since cats claws are attached to the bones in their paws. In the majority of cases, the operation is often performed to avoid damages to furniture and stop cats from scratching humans. Supporters of the ban cite estimates that a quarter or more of all domestic cats in the U.S. have had the operation. Animal advocates believe it is cruel and unnecessary, however."For a cat, declawing is both psychologically and … [Read more...] about New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing
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In a US lab, scientists are giving dead pig brains new life — a discovery that in time may challenge our understanding of what it means to die, writes Matthew Shaer.timg]exambrain_large.jpg[/timg]A FEW years ago, a scientist named Nenad Sestan began throwing around an idea for an experiment so obviously insane, so “wild” and “totally out there”, as he put it to me recently, that at first he told almost no one about it: not his wife or kids, not his bosses in Yale’s neuroscience department, not the dean of the university’s medical school. Like everything Sestan studies, the idea centred on the mammalian brain. More specific, it centred on the tree-shaped neurons that govern speech, motor function and thought — the cells, in short, that make us who we are.In the research, Sestan, an expert in developmental neurobiology, regularly ordered slices of animal and human brain tissue from various brain banks, which shipped the specimens to Yale in … [Read more...] about The reanimators: Giving dead pig brains new life
Rap superstar Cardi B on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to attempted assault charges including two felonies filed in connection with her alleged involvement in a New York strip club brawl. "Not guilty sir; honor," the 26-year-old artist said before a packed courtroom in Queens, looking swank in a fitted, low-cut navy blue and pink double-breasted pant suit and razor-sharp straight bob. The brash rapper appeared calm throughout the proceedings, her hands clasped behind her back, showing off her talon-esque hot pink nail extensions. The arraignment came days after a grand jury indicted Cardi B in connection to the incident, with court documents showing 14 charges including two felonies against the rap superstar. On August 29, 2018, Cardi B was in the Angels Strip Club in Queens when her group reportedly lobbed bottles, chairs and a hookah smoking device, which police said bruised a female employee in the legs. Cardi B allegedly ordered an attack on two sisters working at the club because one … [Read more...] about Rapper Cardi B pleads not guilty to strip club brawl charges
A grand jury has indicted Cardi B over her alleged involvement in a New York strip club brawl, a spokeswoman for Queens prosecutors said Friday, with court documents showing 14 new counts including two felonies against the rap superstar. Initially facing only misdemeanor charges over the 2018 incident, the Bronx rapper in April had rejected a plea deal from the Queens district attorney's office. That offer would have given the 26-year-old Grammy winner conditional discharge if she pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor. The new charges include two felony counts of attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, according to the case docket. The felony classification would not spell jail time, according to New York state law, but could result in probation that could impact Cardi B's heavy touring schedule. Her lawyer did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment. The rapper's arraignment is scheduled for June 25. On August 29, 2018, Cardi B was in the Angels Strip … [Read more...] about Rap superstar Cardi B indicted over strip club brawl
UK 21 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48717002 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Mark Field has been suspended as a Foreign Office minister after a video showed him grabbing a Greenpeace protester at a black tie dinner. But what does … [Read more...] about What is the law on tackling intruders?