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Dog trainer disqualified after race winner tests positive for meth

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Dog trainer disqualified after race winner tests positive for meth

How do you make a dog faster? Increase their “speed,” according to this trainer, who has been called out by animal rights groups for alleged abuse.

In a case that redefines “drug-sniffing dog,” a New Zealand greyhound trainer has been disqualified after her winning dog tested positive for meth.

Zipping Sarah had finished first at Christchurch’s Addington Raceway in November 2020, earning a NZ $4,000 stake for her trainer Angela Helen Turnwald, the New Zealand Herald reported.

However, the prize money was withheld after a post-race urine analysis revealed methamphetamine and amphetamine in the pooch’s system.

“The level of amphetamine (as it metabolized from methamphetamine) in the sample was particularly large,” said Warwick Gendall, panel chairman of the Judicial Control Authority for Racing. He noted that the potent stimulant “poses significant animal welfare issues.”

Despite the “crystal” clear evidence, the committee didn’t find Turnwald guilty of “deliberate wrongdoing” as they couldn’t determine when the drugs were administered.

Nonetheless, the racing authority wanted to make their anti-doping stance stick, so they disqualified the trainer for four months and slapped her with a NZ $3,500 fine.

The penalty came despite the fact that the JCA had received countless references in support of the trainer — as well as a personal statement.

The dog doping case, which is the third in six months, unsurprisingly drew the ire of animal rights advocate SAFE who called out animal abuse.

“Giving a dog methamphetamine to improve their race performance is depraved,” said SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe, adding that the government should “halt racing” until conducting a review of the industry.

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Snorkeler finds wedding ring stuck on fish

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It looks like somebody just made some random fish the happiest fish in the world.

A snorkeler recently shared an unusual discovery she made during a recent trip underwater. According to her, it’s not uncommon to see certain types of fish with various pieces of garbage stuck around their necks.

Recently, however, she came across a fish that was wearing a wedding ring.

Susan Prior was snorkeling in Emily Bay, which is located on an island off the eastern coast of Australia, People reports. According to the environmental conservationist, she came across a sand mullet that had a gold ring around its neck.

According to the snorkeler, sand mullets sort through the sand while looking for food. It’s possible that this particular fish swam through the ring and got it stuck on its body.

It wasn’t until Prior returned to land, however, that she remembered a post on the community social media page. Apparently, a man had recently lost his wedding ring in the same area.

She was reportedly able to get in touch with the man and they both believe that it’s likely that this fish is swimming around with the man’s missing wedding ring.

Apparently, Prior is willing to try and relocate the fish and, along with a group of fishermen, attempt to catch it with a net. Then, she’d likely be able to remove the ring and return it to its owner. She reportedly described this as “difficult,” so there’s no guarantee that it will work.

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Florida fisherman chased by 11-foot alligator in scary video

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A Florida fisherman became the bait when he was chased by an alligator in the Everglades.

GoPro video captured the near-death experience when Tommy Lee was tarpon fishing on May 8.

The 22-year-old was recording himself fishing at sunrise when an 11-foot bull alligator swam onshore. As Lee backed up, the reptile chased him through the brush, getting too close for comfort.

It “stalked me then chased me,” he told ViralHog. “The gator appeared much larger and closer in person. It got within 10 feet of me.”

At one heart-pounding moment, Lee tripped and fell to the ground, but quickly regained his footing and continued to back up.

In the two-minute video, you can hear the frazzled fisherman exclaiming, “Jesus Christ. You gotta be careful here.” But as he lost sight of the deadly creature, he retraced his steps following the animal until it splashed back in the water.

“And I am out of here,” Lee said to himself before grabbing his gear and turning off the camera.

Lee uploaded the shocking clip to his YouTube channel, Chum Dumpster, where it amassed 1.2 million views.

However, it isn’t too surprising that the sharp-toothed creature came out to play. May and June mark mating season for the more than one million alligators that live in Florida.

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KFC hackers jailed in China over $31,000 worth of chicken

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KFC hackers jailed in China over $31,000 worth of chicken

The Chinese students who scored a five-finger-lickin’ discount at Kentucky Fried Chicken — for a total of $31,000 worth of food — are going to prison.

Their scam took place in 2018 after one of them discovered a glitch on KFC’s online order platform, allowing them access to an endless supply of fried chicken.

The five college con artists involved in the grift were handed down a range of sentences by the People’s Court of Xuhui District in Shanghai, from 13 to 30 months, according to Daily Mail and recent Chinese-language reports, with fines set between $150 (1,000 yuan) and $900 (6,000 yuan).

“Being fully aware of this bug, the convicted deliberately engaged in false transactions and illegally profited from them, which constituted the crime of fraud,” court papers read, according to Australia’s 9News.

The group’s 23-year-old ringleader, identified only as “Xu,” defrauded the company out of some $9,000 (58,000 yuan). All told, they stole more than $31,000 (129,000 yuan) worth of food from Yum! Brands, which owns the KFC name.

The simple scheme involved a loophole between KFC’s app and the restaurant’s page on Chinese social network WeChat, which allowed Xu to use a voucher for free food while also being refunded. It’s been reported that Xu later began shilling out the free food he’d reaped as a side hustle.

The case has reportedly sparked debate online, according to Global Times, with some saying that a bug in KFC’s order system is on the corporation — not the customers who reaped the spoils of their mistake.

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