Prize-winning guinea pigs stolen from top breeder 'may have been pinched by rival competitor'

Police investigating the theft of six prize-winning guinea pigs from a top breeder have not ruled out a rival competitor. Heartbroken owner Tony Tancock, who says more ordinary rodents were left behind, believes only an expert could have targeted the show-quality guinea pigs. The 56-year-old has won accolades for his specially-bred cavies and has shown them off at events around the country. But he was devastated after a thief snuck into an outbuilding at his home in Crediton, Devon, to steal his prized pets, leaving eight behind. He said: “They knew exactly what they were looking for. “They took two tortoiseshells,Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prize-winning-guinea-pigs-stolen-top-5473774

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Posted by Gilbert - April 14, 2015 at 1:27 am

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Bob Costas reads Snapple Facts about lonely Swiss guinea pigs during 19-inning baseball game

Yankees-Red Sox last night was a marathon. The game went 19 innings. In the top of the 14th, David Ortiz hit a probable game-winning homer, but Mark Teixeira tied it in the bottom of the 14th. There was another score-and-answer in the 18th. All-in-all, it took six hours and 49 minutes, not including a 16-minute delay due to lights failing. The game started at 7:05 p.m. and ended at 2:10 a.m. Bob Costas tried announcing the game for the MLB Network. In the 16th inning, he read the fact on the bottom of his Snapple cap: This is Snapple Fact #986.Source: http://www.sbnation.com/2015/4/11/8387141/bob-costas-tries-calling-19-inning-baseball-game-ends-up-teaching-us

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Posted by Gilbert - April 13, 2015 at 1:27 am

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Relaxing rodents: Guinea pigs help Grenfell students with exam stress

With university exam season now in full swing, librarians at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook are using small furry animals to help students de-stress. A pair of guinea pigs were at the Ferris Hodgett Library at Grenfell, where students could spend some time petting or feeding the small critters, in hopes of taking away some end of semester worries.  Crystal Rose, the public services librarian at Grenfell, said they were inspired to try out the guinea pigs after having previous success with dogs. “They loved the dogs, but said they would like to have other kinds of animals,” she said. “They’re aSource: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/relaxing-rodents-guinea-pigs-help-101350544.html

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Posted by Gilbert - April 12, 2015 at 1:27 am

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Police hunt best in show guinea pig thieves who 'knew exactly what they were looking for'

“They knew exactly what they were looking for,” said Mr Tancock, a farm labourer from Crediton. “They took two tortoiseshells, two black and two brown. [They were] all short-haired guinea pigs that besides being show quality, were also beloved family pets. Crufts dog death: two more competitors taken ill “They left six which were not show quality, plus two other show ones.” Other fanciers, who can spend two hours trimming each guinea pig’s nails and combing its coat before a show, said the culprit may have been motivated by envy. Kathy Dudding from the NationalSource: http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/534871/s/452cb1e6/sc/28/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Cuknews0Ccrime0C1151920A90CPolice0Ehunt0Ebest0Ein0Eshow0Eguinea0Epig0Ethieves0Ewho0Eknew0Eexactly0Ewhat0Ethey0Ewere0Elooking0Efor0Bhtml/story01.htm

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Posted by Gilbert - April 11, 2015 at 1:27 am

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Staining boxer killed girl's guinea pigs by slowly squeezing the life out of them

Ryan Skivington took the pets from cage during a row with girl’s mother  Then squeezed the animals tightly before throwing bodies out a window 26-year-old also admitted assaulting former partner and causing damage  By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline Published: 09:41 EST, 8 April 2015 | Updated: 10:21 EST, 8 April 2015 Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3030547/Professional-boxer-killed-nine-year-old-girl-s-guinea-pigs-Ant-Dec-slowly-squeezing-life-throwing-window.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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Posted by Gilbert - April 9, 2015 at 1:11 am

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Prize guinea pigs 'stolen by competitor'

Heart-broken Tony Tancock, 56, has won prizes for specially-bred guinea pigs A thief stole a dozen of his best from his home in Devon and left eight behind Says only an expert could have targetted them and left ordinary ones behind ‘They knew exactly what they were looking for,’ a devastated Tancock claimed By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 18:28 EST, 7 April 2015 | Updated: 18:41 EST, 7 April 2015 Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3029624/Thieves-swoop-prize-guinea-pigs-competitor-suggests-rival-breeder-taken-12-best-animals-leaving-eight-behind.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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Posted by Gilbert - April 8, 2015 at 12:32 am

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Lending a hand to animal friends

JOSEPH CURL: Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder are liars with no shame Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/6/lending-a-hand-to-animal-friends/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

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Posted by Gilbert - April 7, 2015 at 12:21 am

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Guinea Pigs Find Shelter In Fla. Couple’s Home

Email Print Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — If you didn’t know better, you might think Jeremy and Tracy Henle have a rodent problem. At the ranch-style home the young couple shares in the Lauderhill neighborhood, there are four-legged critters in the living room and in two of three bedrooms. Lately, their numbers have been in the hundreds — 219, to be exact — as of this writing. But these aren’t unwelcome guests: The Henles, lifelong animalSource: http://www.vnews.com/lifetimes/16359805-95/guinea-pigs-find-shelter-in-fla-couples-home

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Posted by Gilbert - April 6, 2015 at 12:12 am

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So young, so brave: cancer guinea pigs

So young, so brave: cancer guinea pigs Fabian Bates, pictured with sister Cassia, is undergoing immunotherapy treatment (True Vision/Hello!) LIKE any big brother, James Balloqui is proud and protective of his sister Chloe, a lively four-year-old. “I am proud of her because she is so strong, even stronger than me I think,” he said. James, 9, has good reason to believe that. Chloe is among a group of children who have become guineaSource: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/article1540028.ece

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Posted by Gilbert - April 4, 2015 at 11:57 pm

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Miners woo communities with soccer fields, bull rings and guinea pigs to unlock US$25 billion in stalled projects

Schools and clinics. Soccer fields and bull rings. Even plump guinea pigs — to eat. From South America to Africa, mining companies are throwing all that and more at communities to quiet growing opposition to controversial projects. “There’s something like US$25 billion worth of projects tied up or stopped,” Mark Cutifani, chief executive officer of Anglo American Plc, said in an interview. “We have to get all those relationships right.” While opposition to mines is nothing new, the issue is a growing concern for miners like Anglo American and executives are increasingly speaking out. Billions of dollars are at stake, they say. WeSource: http://business.financialpost.com/news/mining/miners-woo-communities-with-soccer-fields-bull-rings-and-guinea-pigs-to-unlock-us25-billion-in-stalled-projects/

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