“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
(The following article Company Will Clone Your Dead Pet For $100,000 by William Kent originally appeared on elite daily.com on August 28, 2013. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)
Have you lost a dog? A cat? Your pet hermit crab? If you have, it’s okay – there is still hope for you to rediscover happiness. A Korean cloning company is working closely with people who’d like to revive dogs by cloning them.
The company is called My Friend Again and they are looking to make you happy again…for a price, of course! The cloning procedure would cost about $100,000. Interested in getting back your smile?
All you need to do is contact My Friend Again and they will send you a biopsy kit so you can preserve your deceased pet. The kit essentially consists of a styrofoam box, ice packs and vials to ensure that your pet is able to be cloned.
You then ship the kit, along with your pet’s corpse, back to their labs in Korea, where they perform a cloning process that takes about six months.
Once the cloned animals are created, they are observed for another three months to make sure they’re healthy before they’re to you. Simple, huh? We’re still a little skeptical about this, but hey, it seems legit! My Friend Again provides services in the United States as well, so don’t worry about being out of the servicing zone.
Dr. Kahn is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Wellness, Michigan Healthcare Professionals PC. He practices at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Troy. He is a graduate Summa Cum Laude of the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He lectures widely on the cardiac benefits of vegan nutrition and mind body practices.
(The following excerpt from Gang Rapes Reignite Debate About Women’s Safety In India by Andrew MacAskill originally appeared on bloomberg.com on August 26, 2013. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)
The Mumbai police arrested all the five suspects accused of raping a young photographer as a similar attack on a female officer in eastern India reignited an angry debate about the safety of women in the country.
The crime in India’s financial capital triggered street protests and an outpouring of anger as the South Asian country prepares to hold national elections by May. Jharkhand police said on Aug. 24 that one of their female officers was pulled out of a car and gang raped by bandits as she escorted the body of her murdered sister to be cremated last week.
“Law and order is going to be one of the biggest election issues,” said N. Bhaskara Rao, chairman of the New Delhi-based Centre for Media Studies. “Angry voters want to know why the government is not able to stop these attacks. The more they keep happening, the more this issue is going to snowball.”
The attacks follow a bout of national soul-searching caused by the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi in December that triggered weeks of national protests. Even after the enactment of new laws imposing stricter penalties for men who attack women and the setting up of fast-track courts, India is struggling to tame violent and chauvinistic male attitudes that leave ordinary women vulnerable to harassment and rape.
The video game industry and gun industry are pointing fingers at each other. Are they both to blame?
The following excerpt from Police: 8-Year-Old Shoots, Kills 87-Year-Old Caregiver After Playing Video Game by Lauren Russell, CNN, originally appeared on can.com on August 26, 2013. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.
(CNN) — An 8-year-old Louisiana boy intentionally shot and killed his elderly caregiver after playing a violent video game, authorities say.
Marie Smothers was pronounced dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head in a mobile home park in Slaughter, Louisiana, the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Department said in a prepared statement. Slaughter is about 20 miles north of Baton Rouge.
Authorities identified the woman as the boy’s “caregiver,” without stating whether she is a relative. But CNN affiliate WBRZ reported that the woman was the boy’s grandmother.
Smothers was 87, public records show.
The gun belonged to Smothers, WBRZ reported. CNN affiliate WAFB reported that a man identifying himself as the boy’s father also said the gun belongs to Smothers.
Although the boy initially told investigators that he accidentally shot the woman Thursday while playing with a firearm, the probe led authorities to believe he “intentionally shot Mrs. Smothers in the back of the head as she sat in her living room watching television,” the sheriff’s department statement said.
The boy won’t face charges. Under Louisiana law, a child younger than 10 is exempt from criminal responsibility.
(The following excerpt taken from 15 Questions We Have About Ben Affleck Playing The New Batman by Tyler Gildin appeared on elite daily.com on August 23, 2013. To view this article in its entirety please click on the link below.)
The Twitterverse practically exploded with Warner Bros. announcement that actor Ben Affleck will play the next Batman in the upcoming Zack Snyder film set to be released in July of 2015.
That’s right, Affleck will be replacing Christian Bale as the caped crusader, in a film that will feature both Batman and Superman on the same screen for the first time ever. Naturally there were those who supported the decision to go with Affleck, and those who hated it. That’s what America is all about!
We here at Elite Daily, aren’t quite sure how we feel about the news yet. We still have a ton of questions. Here are the 15 questions we have about Ben Affleck playing the new Batman:
1. Will Matt Damon play Cat Woman?
2. Will Batman have a Boston accent?
3. Will Batman have an inexplicably deep, raspy voice?
4. Will Jennifer Garner play Rachel Dawes?
5. Will there be an extensive workout scene like every movie?
6. Will Gotham City be shot in Boston?
7. Will Batman be blind like Dare Devil?
8. Is this all just a joke?
9. Will Michael Caine still play Alfred?
10. Will Liam Neeson find a way to wind up in this movie, too?
11. Will Harvey Dent somehow become resurrected, so he can yell, ” RACHELLL! RACHELLLLL!”
12. Will Bruce Wayne have a younger brother trying to follow in his footsteps?
13. Will Batman accidentally wind up with a dead hooker?
14. Will Pitbull make an appearance?
15. Is this movie going to be a complete bust?
The yet-unnamed cub has been bonding with his mother, 3-year-old Sarani, since his birth and will be revealed to the public in September. Snow leopards are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Their numbers, which are estimated to be between 3,500 and 7,000 in the wild, are declining due to human influence such as poaching for medicinal markets and hides, depletion of their prey base, retribution killing following livestock losses, residential and commercial development, and civil unrest.
Sarani and her mate, 3-year-old Sabu, arrived at Brookfield Zoo in October 2011 from Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Cape May County Park Zoo in New Jersey, respectively. Their pairing was based on a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Snow Leopard Species Survival Plan (SSP). An SSP is a cooperative population management and conservation program for select species in AZA zoos and aquariums. Including the new cub, there are currently, 140 snow leopards in 60 institutions in North America. Brookfield Zoo has exhibited snow leopards since 1936.