Rattlesnake roundups take 2 paths, drawing praise and scorn
An annual rattlesnake roundup in south Georgia recently changed the format of this month’s event to celebrate living snakes without skinning and butchering them, earning plaudits from animal rights activists. “A few rattlesnake roundups still persist,” the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement full of scorn for the Texas festival, which is "notorious for openly killing and skinning western diamondback rattlesnakes by the hundreds in front of crowds.” Plans for the “World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup” this weekend in the Texas town of Sweetwater are full-scale ahead, with snakes set to be skinned and others “milked” of their venom.news.yahoo.com
Michigan man threatens President, Vice President, schools, says police cant stop him, arrested same day
GRAND BLANC, Mich. Jeffrey David Cox, a Grand Blanc resident, was taken into custody Saturday after authorities claim he made threats to kill the President and to bomb several locations. I plan to assassinate the President and the Vice President. Nobody can stop me.I will kill and murder Sophia Winningham, the State of Michigan Adult Protective Services social worker.I will place a bomb in all Mott Community College campuses set to detonate on Monday, May 18, 2020. I will also go on a shooting spree and kill all of the students and staff at all of the campuses of Mott Community College sometime next week. That same day, Grand Blanc Police Department detectives, officers, and U.S. Secret Service agents executed a state search warrant at Coxs home in Grand Blanc and arrested him.