Motorists were shocked to encounter a 200-kilogram pig in a tunnel section of the Putian-Yongding expressway in Longyan City in east China’s Fujian Province on Tuesday, after it fell off an animal transporter.
Security camera footage showed the enormous pig falling out of the fast moving transporter after its cage had been left unlocked, as it tumbled onto the tarmac in the middle of the tunnel. The driver did not notice that one of his passengers had fallen off, as he continued driving.
Unable to move due to a broken leg, the pig stayed where it fell. Shocked drivers narrowly missed the injured animal, with some swerving to avoid hitting it.
The local traffic police soon arrived on scene and took immediate action, successfully lifting the animal onto a pick-up truck and driving it away. After a 30-minute delay, traffic in the tunnel resumed as normal.
China’s pork industry has boomed over the past few decades. Since the late 1970s, when the government liberalized the agriculture industry, pork consumption has increased nearly seven fold in China. The country now produces and consumes almost 500 million swine a year, half of all the pigs in the world, according to The Economist.
This elephant was is so much pain; he walked right up to doctors to ask for first aid. Named Pretty Boy, this targeted elephant was shot in the head. The elephant was then tranquilized and given an x ray which showed a deformed bullet in his skull.
Vets believe Pretty Boy was hit centimeters too high for what's called a 'kill shot' by a hunter. The elephant had surgery where doctors removed the bullet.
This year brought on many incredible animal encounters that were caught on tape. During a warm May evening in South Carolina, one alligator made its way to someone's front porch and looked as if it wanted to ring the doorbell. Earlier in the month, an Australian man got into an altercation with a kangaroo after it put his dog in a headlock. In August, beachgoers in Lake Tahoe were treated to quite a show when a momma bear and her two cubs went for a dip on a sunny day.
At first, the vigorously shaking crocodiles are given an electric shock; their necks are then cut open and metal rods are rammed down their spines while they’re still alive, making the crocodile bleed out. The poor reptiles are skinned while still bleeding and moving.
Crocodiles in Vietnam are skinned alive to make “luxury” leather bags, belts, and watchstraps for the world’s leading fashion brands – including Louis Vuitton – a horrifying undercover investigation has revealed. Crocodiles were also filmed lying motionless in tiny concrete cells, some narrower than their own bodies. Others were found jam-packed by the dozens into barren concrete pits.
In a video taken from inside two crocodile farms in Vietnam [the country exports around 30,000 crocodile skins every year], animal rights activists from People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have exposed how tens of thousands of crocodiles are put through “overly-restrictive, under-stimulating, and inhumane conditions” before they are slaughtered to make fashion accessories such as bags, wallets, belts and shoes worn by a host of celebrities – including Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Ashton Kutcher.
One Louis Vuitton crocodile skin handbag can sell for £25,000.
In an act of loyalty, two very lucky dogs survived being run over by a train near Uzhgorod on Sunday.
One faithful dog ran to the rescue of his injured friend, who lay traumatised between the tracks. On hearing the sound of an oncoming train, the first dog came to her aid and nuzzled down as they both ducked their heads and narrowly escaped a train as it bulldozed over them.
After staring death in the face, the two dogs popped up their heads without so much as a bark. Both dogs were removed from the tracks and taken to safety.
Four people were injured when a camel who briefly escaped his executioner during the religious festivities of Ashura in the city of Yazd, Iran. It was later reported that one of the victims died at hospital.
HONG KONG: A wayward wild boar led police on a higgledy-piggledy chase at Hong Kong's international airport on Tuesday afternoon (Dec 20).
Instagram user Richard Tan posted video of the incident, showing at least four officers trying to corner the boar which had wandered onto the apron of the Chek Lap Kok International Airport.
"It's running over here! It's covered in blood," a man was heard saying in the video.
"Around 2:30 pm, there was a wild pig that entered the restricted area where the planes are parked," an Airport Authority spokeswoman told AFP. "The airport police unit was mobilised and subdued the pig," she said, adding that operations at the airport were not affected.
Photographs showed blood on the boar's snout and mouth as it lay on the ground under the crush of police shields.
It was an adult female, around one metre (three feet) long and weighing around 50 kilograms (110 pounds), local media reported, citing a spokesperson from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.
It has reportedly been transferred to an animal management centre to have its wounds inspected.
Wild boars are common in the Hong Kong countryside and occasionally wander into villages and urban areas in search of food. The agriculture department advises people not to approach them as they may become aggressive if threatened.
Recently, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, an octogenarian Granny, holding a pet dog, take the elevator home, press the floor number, the dog is still in and out of the elevator door.
After a few seconds the elevator door closed, the dog failed to burst into the elevator.
A deer, likely on N.O. Explode or cocaine, burst through a window at a Gold’s Gym in Anderson, South Carolina yesterday and completed a longer workout than I have since the Spring. Even the gym’s meatiest meatheads ran for cover when they spotted the deer, even though the thing has biceps the size of Tara Reid’s. No one was hurt in the break-in, besides the pride of the dude’s who found a safe haven in the women’s locker room.
A lion has caused panic among villagers who were spotted running for their lives as it wandered around after killing a cow .
It is believed she strayed into the village during night fall, but didn't escape back to the forest when the sun came up and continued to sit next to her kill.
The lioness was spotted in Virpur, which is adjacent to Gir forest that is home to Asiatic lions, and shocked residents gathered to take a closer look.
A Seattle Police officer shot and killed an off-leash dog after it attacked a female dog walker in the 7900 block of Renton Ave S early this evening. Seattle Police Department Force Investigation Team (FIT) detectives are on scene and investigating.
A 40 year-old-woman was walking her leashed dog when a second dog ran up and attacked her and her dog, biting and seriously injuring them both. The female owner of the off-leash dog chased after it and tried unsuccessfully to corral it, and was bit
The video opens with a lovely top-down shot of the orcas going about their day, but towards the end of the video, a shark learns the hard way why you don’t just waltz into orca territory. Bearing down on the shark, the killer whales make short work of the famed predator, killing it with such ruthless efficiency that you don’t even realise it’s happened until you’ve watched it maybe two or three times. The only thing this video is missing is David Attenborough’s voice, and even that’s kind of offset by the mesmerising piano instrumental.
Ryan Manchester filmed a deer that broke into his family’s house and knocked over their Christmas tree. The tree was brought to the house just the day before, so it is believed that the animal could have been attracted by its scent.
A Shelby man was hospitalized after he was attacked by his dog on Saturday. Police shot the dog after unsuccessful attempts to subdue the dog with a Taser, according to a Shelby Police press release. Shelby Police received a call around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, where the owner reportedly was bitten by his dog, a brindle-colored Pit bull, according to the police report. Police arrived to find the dog in a back bedroom with the victim, who had suffered moderate injuries and was bleeding profusely. An officer used a Taser on the dog, allowing the owner time to break free from the canine and leave the room. The door to the room was inoperable because of a remodel, so officers were unable to contain the dog, which began to charge for the door. While officers John Reed and Cody Baker stood between the victim and the dog, Baker officers fired two rounds from his pistol, striking the dog.
The woman who called police told officers she and the victim were arguing and the argument prompted the dog's attack. She said the dog had not behaved this was in the past. The Owner was taken to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital for treatment, followed by surgery at a Columbus hospital. "It appears based on a review of the incident and the officer's reports that the shooting was a necessity," police chief Lance Combs said in a Sunday news release. "Officers Reed and Baker did a phenomenal job of working together reacting quickly, protecting the residents and neutralizing the threat. Shelby Fire and Community EMS are to be commended for such a quick response."
The Chester Zoo announced the birth of a rare Philippine mouse deer as part of its endangered species breeding program. She is the first to be born in the United Kingdom and is about the size of a Christmas ornament. Mouse deer are hunted for their meat but conservationists are fighting hard to keep them around. Found in forests in Asia, they are one of the smallest hoofed animals in the world, threatened by deforestation.