These stories are worth a click

By People Staff
Updated March 11, 2011 03:30 PM
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These stories are worth a click:

Liam Tasker, a British soldier stationed in Afghanistan, was killed while on patrol. His bomb-sniffing dog, a spaniel mix named Theo, died after suffering a seizure a few hours later. Crowds of people and dogs lined the streets for the duo’s funeral procession. –Telegraph

A 19-year-old Brooklyn resident has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly throwing a hamster onto the ground, killing the animal. The incident was triggered by family drama associated with an older sibling kicking a younger sibling’s hamster while it was in its ball. –NYTimes.com

For six years, guide dog Edward helped Graham Waspe, who is blind. Then, Edward went blind. Now, Opal the new guide dog leads them both. –Daily Mail

Paul McCartney, whose daughter the fashion designer Stella McCartney has long championed a cruelty-free lifestyle, has joined a campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals. –Contactmusic.com

Charlie and Barney have already been laid to rest, and when Karl Bartoni goes, he wants to be buried next to his beloved dogs, who currently reside at a pet cemetery in England. Bartoni is believed to be the first person who have permission to be buried at a pet cemetery. –Daily Mail