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The "Dolores" of Orange County are the most hated dogs in America, despite the fact that they don't bite, eat or bite to kill, according to a new study published Monday by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
But what can you do with an all-black pooch?
Poopers typically travel with their owner, but some of them will accept a ride if their owner takes them to the toilet, according to an article on the NIMH website. It is likely that these pups are feral or stray dogs.
Dolores also go wild to feed on animals.
"The majority of wild dogs that I've seen are in the parks or other protected areas, where people are trying to get rid of feral dogs and not only they have to pay a large fee to kill the animals," said Dr. Joseph J. Mauer, Ph.D., an associate professor of animal science at the University of California, Davis. "It is more costly to kill the animals than if you simply put the dog down."
Some poepers also feed on children.
"Young children tend to be more likely to take care of a poepster because they don't have the money to protect them," Mauer said. "They don't have enough time to watch out for an animal they're feeding, and they do this if they're in an area where they're not sure whether the poepster is allowed or not."
"In general, it's better to take the dog away," Mauer said. "If the parents are out of the neighborhood, and the parents will probably have to do some work, then you want to make sure that no one can actually pick up the dog and take it away from the parent, because then all these bad stories about how the animal was pooped out don't help."
A lot of dog owners say they are surprised by the statistics.
"I have seen the same information that you have and it has made me very sad," the owner of four dogs told KTXL-TV (Channel 9) after seeing the numbers. "This shows how vulnerable this breed is. These are the dogs that are out of control, and they're living in all kinds of places."
Most poepers are usually in a family, and not all families are like that. The American Humane Association recommends that owners take the poepster away from any family member unless it appears to be a stray dog and then keep the animal at home. A home for the poepster is also a good option for other pets like cats and rabbits.
Mauer said the statistics were based on data fro
Mayor defends cyclone green waste move by asking him to do something
On Thursday night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his decision to ban cyclone green waste by asking Gov. Charlie Baker to do something.
In an appearance on the Fox Business Network's "Varney & Company," Christie said that the mayor of Philadelphia would be able to use the city's existing landfill to send waste to recycling centers.
"You can't keep recyclables in a city that can't recycle them," he said.
That's a significant point considering that the vast majority of Philadelphia's waste вЂ” about 80 percent вЂ” falls under the purview of the city's recycling system, according to the city's Environmental Management Department.
If an average city sends as much waste to these facilities annually as Philadelphia recycles, then, says the city, it generates more than $500 million annually in waste management revenue.
Philadelphia residents have already been complaining about recycling, but the governor insisted that the city was doing enough, as long as residents got the information they needed.
The mayor says he's also not happy about the "stubborn" way his city has conducted its waste collection.
At some point, he thinks, he'll have enough of the city's attitude вЂ” and he'll ask the mayor to do something about it.
In the meantime, he's continuing with the clean-up effort.
On Wednesday, Mayor Jim Kenney announced a weeklong, citywide, rainforest cleanup, along with $4 million in grants for programs that reduce the waste produced by people and businesses.
Here's a brief timeline of what's happened so far:
September 4: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that toxic chemicals like lead and mercury were released into the sea by the storm.
September 12: The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) releases a notice that has led to thousands of people having to evacuate. DEP says it will do everything it can to find and bring clean water to affected areas.
September 18: Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces an executive order halting the release of toxic chemicals to the sea.
September 28: A court order ends the state's lead leaching program.
October 1: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases its Clean Water Order, which requires coastal jurisdictions and federal agencies to maintain certain levels of protection for drinking water.
October 28: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it's ending the toxic waste dumping program that the city started in 2015, which helped collect debris from around the city.
November 13: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) releases guidance regarding how the treatment o