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29/08/20
« on: Saturday, 29 August, 2020 @ 03:45:08 »
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Most expensive sheep ever sold fetches £367,500 at auction

A Texel lamb has become the world’s most expensive sheep after being sold for nearly £368,000 at an auction in Scotland.

The sheep, called Double Diamond, went for 350,000 guineas (£367,500) on Thursday at the Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark, Scotland.

The bidding started at £10,500 before rising dramatically amid fierce competition between different consortiums.

Originating from the island of Texel in the Netherlands, the Texel sheep breed is popular among British farmers because of the high quality of its meat.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/most-expensive-sheep-double-diamond-auction-scotland-a9692761.html

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Re: 29/08/20
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 29 August, 2020 @ 12:14:29 »
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March organized after puppy killings on Crete

In the wake of a particularly abhorrent instance of animal abuse, in which two puppies were tortured to death on Crete, animal rights groups on the island as well as members of the public are organizing a motorcade protest on Saturday from Souda Bay to the local police headquarters.

The puppies were mutilated, killed and strung up on a tree in the area of Kerameia, in Hania prefecture, in one of the worst cases of animal abuse the island has seen.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/256324/article/ekathimerini/news/march-organized-after-puppy-killings-on-crete

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Re: 29/08/20
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 29 August, 2020 @ 15:26:31 »
Sad story about a little lost penguin - hopefully with a happy ending:

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The penguin watching Pingu so he doesn't get lonely
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-53945912

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Re: 29/08/20
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 29 August, 2020 @ 15:33:13 »
I've come across lots of seagulls with chips in their stomach, this is rather different:

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Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain

Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53956683

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Re: 29/08/20
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 29 August, 2020 @ 21:38:44 »
Body of an elderly man, aged between mid-sixties to mid-seventies, recovered from the sea near Lourdas earlier today. Believed to be a Greek national on vacation.

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Re: 29/08/20
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 29 August, 2020 @ 21:40:23 »
Heard there was a small bush fire up near Old Skala earlier today, local volunteers and the two PZL fireplanes tackled the blaze.