February 19, 2010 04:32 PM

These stories are worth a click:

In the first episode of his new BET show The Michael Vick Project, Vick talked about his dogfighting double life and said that he “cried all the way to jail.” –Huffington Post

Debarking, a surgery that removes dogs’ vocal chords, is growing more and more unpopular, with critics saying that the process is inhumane. Some states have banned the surgery altogether. –New York Times

Alaska’s famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is suffering from the effects of the economic recession, and as sponsors dropped out, the prize money has gotten smaller as well. –New York Times

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier told the Guardian that he designed a corset for his cat. Unfortunately, “cats can’t wear corsets.” –NYMag.com

Iran announced that it fired a rocket into space –one that was carrying a rat, two turtles and worms. –NYTimes.com

4,000 tiny homeless toads that once lived under a waterfall in Tanzania now live in New York City and Toledo. The zoos that house them hope to one day return them to the wild. –New York Times

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