By Will Russell CANNES France (Reuters) – Anyone with a fear of dogs is not going to get over it by seeing the Hungarian movie "Feher Isten" (White God) which has made a stir at the Cannes film festival with a scene that is all the more remarkable because it is filmed with real animals. It suddenly turns terrifying as a huge pack of some 200 or more vicious, barking dogs, all of them real, none of them created by computer simulation, bounds around a corner and heads straight for the young rider. Telling more would be a spoiler but Teresa Ann Williams, the Hollywood dog trainer who prepared the animals along with Hungarian trainer Arpad Halasz, said she had never done or seen anything like it before. The screening at the film festival, and reviews afterwards by critics who said they were bowled over by how the dogs were used in the film, are a huge shot of adrenaline for Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo, who spent years on the project.
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By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Jonathan Lyens ordered a car on Uber's mobile app, the driver took one look at his service animal and considered taking off. "'I don't usually pick up dogs,'" Lyens, who is legally blind, recalled the driver saying. "This driver seemed to have no awareness of disability rights laws." San Francisco regulators and the National Federation of the Blind are looking into claims that drivers for the rides-on-demand service have refused to ferry people with service animals. Michael Hingson, a member of the California board of directors for the federation who is also legally blind, described the problem as "systemic." "It's a breach of civil rights," he told Reuters.
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What could be better than two tiny leopard cubs? At least, that's the attitude of administrators at Denver Zoo, who welcomed the addition of a female, clouded leopard cub to join the zoo's two existing cubs of the same species on Saturday (May 17). The as yet unnamed female was born on April 10 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), a veterinary and reproductive research center in Front Royal, Virginia. The new cub joined a male, clouded leopard cub named Pi, and a female named Rhu, both born at the Denver Zoo on March 14.
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I wanted to give you a little update on Figaro. It's hard to believe that we've had her for nearly two months! She's settled in beautifully and we LOVE her. We've come to know her as a very sweet, quirky little kitty. She always seems to be near us, frequently comes for pets, sleeps with Second Chance Animal Rescue Society
Hi SCARS! I’d like to thank everyone at SCARS for the work you do! A year ago we adopted our sweet little girl from you. Her name was Mercedes and we kept that name. To remind you, she was the gray poodle X, the one with the spinal injury in her back leg. I am Second Chance Animal Rescue Society
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Hey SCARS, Pitch here just wanting to give a 1 year update. I found my furever home last year when my mama came to look at my brother storm. I made such an impact on her that she ended up taking me home instead! My mom says I’m such a panther! I love telling her Second Chance Animal Rescue Society
Hi SCARS! I wanted to give you an update on Sandy! It's been just over a year since I adopted him - June 25th last year. Now I can't imagine my life without him. I remember the day I got him. I drove all the way up from Cochrane with my mom and as soon Second Chance Animal Rescue Society
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