Men with beards carry more germs than dogs, according to a new study

5cb4cd9cd2ce7845c0149206-1536-1152According to a new study, dogs are cleaner than men with beards.

 

  • Dogs are cleaner than men with beards, according to a new study.
  • Researchers at the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland took swabs from the beards of 18 men and found that they all contained bacteria. They also collected a sample from the necks of 30 dogs.
  • Only 23 out of 30 dogs tested showed high microbial counts similar to bearded men.
  • “Our study shows that bearded men harbor a significantly higher burden of microbes and more human-pathogenic strains than dogs,” Professor Andreas Gutzeit told the Daily Mail.

 

There are more germs in men’s beards than in dogs‘ fur, according to new research.

Researchers at the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland took swabs from the beards of 18 men and found every beard contained bacteria.

The team, who were testing whether it was hygienic to let dogs into the same MRI machines as humans, compared the beard samples to swabs taken from the necks of 30 dogs.

All the bearded men, aged between 18 – 76, showed high microbial counts, while only 23 out of 30 dogs had the same. The rest had moderate levels.

Seven beards harbored germs that could be harmful to human health.

“Our study shows that bearded men harbor a significantly higher burden of microbes and more human-pathogenic strains than dogs,” Andreas Gutzeit told The Mail on Sunday.

“On the basis of these findings, dogs can be considered as clean compared with bearded men,” he added.

Beard hair is coarser and more curly so traps dirt more easily, with hair around the nostrils and mouth the prime hotbed for bacteria.

Keith Flett, founder of the Beard Liberation Front, was relaxed about the findings: “I think it’s possible to find all sorts of unpleasant things if you took swabs from people’s hair and hands and then tested them,” he told The Times.

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Man arrested in bestiality case after allegedly pimping dogs

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Juan Pablo Tschen. (Photo: Houston Police Department via the Houston Chronicle)

 

HOUSTON – An early-morning Valentine’s Day arrest and search warrant, run by the Houston Police Department’s Major Offenders Livestock and Animal Cruelty Unit in the Rice Village area as part of a bestiality investigation, resulted in a man’s arrest.

The man, identified by Houston police as 31-year-old Juan Pablo Tschen, did not have anything to say as Channel 2 Investigates asked him questions while he was being led away in handcuffs from his parents’ home in the 2200 block of Southgate near Rice Village.

Sgt. Jason Aldrete, the supervisor who oversees the unit, said the suspect is accused of offering his pets up for a sexual relationship with one of the unit’s female officers.

“He approached an undercover officer and offered his animals, his dogs, up for sexual relations with an undercover officer and himself,” Aldrete told Channel 2 Investigates’ Mario Diaz.

Officers also searched Tschen’s house in the 2700 block of Amherst in West University Place. They arrested Tschen at one of the properties.

The second property was under renovation, and investigators tell KPRC2 Tschen lived at that home.

Officers said one of the dogs that he offered to the undercover officer for a sexual relationship via text and in person was a German shepherd.

BARC confirmed three dogs belonging to the family were confiscated:

  • Bo, a male, black and fawn German shepherd, who is around 4 years old
  • Sayhass, a male, tricolor Jack Russell terrior mix, who is around 3 years old
  • Mozzie, a male, brindle and white Australian shepherd mix, who is around 2 years old

A family spokesperson told KPRC2, “Juan Pablo is a loving brother and son. We believe the facts will show that there has been a big mistake and that the allegations against him are completely false.”

Investigators told KPRC2 Tschen is not cooperating.

crop-1280x720-000A police cruiser is parked in front of a Rice Village home during a bestiality investigation Feb. 14, 2019.

 

The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation, according to Aldrete.

“It’s an ultra-underground scene, so we don’t know how deep this goes,” he said.

However, he and his team told KPRC2 there are many more people involved.

“We’re conducting a similar investigation involving bestiality with another couple of people,” Aldrete said. “We believe there is a large group of people in the Houston area and the state and the country that are involved in bestiality.”

Although treated as animal abuse in the past, bestiality only became a criminal act in recent years.

Tschen is facing three counts of bestiality, according to Aldrete.

“It’s a very demented crime,” he said. “It’s really sad, and I really hope that the man can get the help he needs.”

“Oh geez. That’s unbelievable,” said one neighbor. “I’m not surprised. It occurs anywhere.”

HPD investigators echo those thoughts

“These are people from everyday walks of life. Seemingly normal people, many of them well-educated and they are involved in this,” Aldrete said.

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Pennsylvania men face 1,460 counts of sex with animals in ‘most extreme’ abuse case DA has seen

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. – Three Pennsylvania men face a slew of charges that includes more than 1,400 counts of having sex with animals.

Terry Wallace, 41; Marc Measnikoff, 34; and Matthew Brubaker, 32; are all facing 1,460 counts of sexual intercourse with animals, according to the Clearfield District Attorney’s Office. The three have also been charged with animal cruelty, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors.

State police said in an affidavit that they received information from a 16-year-old boy living at the residence where the three men were allegedly having sex with animals, including dogs, horses, a cow, and goat. The juvenile was able to describe a specially designed “V” shaped pen that was used to facilitate the sexual contact, prosecutors allege.

In the early morning hours of August 18, state police served a search warrant on the property, and took the three men into custody.

A search of the property revealed a large amount of homemade videos, along with recording equipment and cameras, according to the affidavit. The teen, who police say was living on the makeshift farm, is now in protective custody.

District Attorney William Shaw Jr. said in a release Monday that no evidence suggests that the 16-year-old had been sexually abused, but the investigation is ongoing “to determine the extent of mental or physical abuse the juvenile may have been exposed to.”

According to the release, the arrests followed what Shaw said was one of the most extreme cases of animal abuse that his office has handled.

Bail has been set at $100,000 for each defendant.

Pennsylvania State Police and the SPCA are still in the process of securing appropriate placement for the animals.

Man bites dog: North Koreans eat dog meat to beat the heat

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In North Korea, summer is not a good time to be a dog.

In the sizzling heat, North Korea’s biggest brewery is pumping out twice as much beer as usual, Pyongyang residents are lining up to get their “bingsu” — a syrupy treat made with shaved ice — and restaurants are serving up bowl after bowl of the season’s biggest culinary attraction: spicy dog meat soup.

Euphemistically known as “dangogi,” or sweet meat, dog has long been believed to be a stamina food in North and South Korea and is traditionally eaten during the hottest time of the year, giving a sad twist to the old saying “dog days of summer.”

The dates are fixed according to the lunar calendar and dog meat consumption centers around the “sambok,” or three hottest days — July 17 and 27, and Aug. 16 this year. Demand appears to be especially high this year because of a heatwave in East Asia. Temperatures in the North have been among the highest ever recorded, hovering near 40 degree Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in several cities.

As is the case with almost everything, good statistics are not available for how much dog is eaten in the North.

But in South Korea, where even President Moon Jae-in has dogs as pets, at least 2 million canines are slaughtered and eaten each year even though its popularity as food is waning. While many older South Koreans believe dog meat aids virility, younger people generally are either against the practice or indifferent to it and there has been increasing pressure to ban it altogether.

On both sides of the Demilitarized Zone, dogs used for their meat are raised on farms for that express purpose.

“It’s been our national food since olden times,” explained Kim Ae Kyong, a waitress at the Pyongyang House of Sweet Meat, the largest dog specialty restaurant in the North Korean capital. “People believe that heat cures heat, so they eat dog meat and spicy dog soup on the hottest days. It’s healthier than other kinds of meat.”

The restaurant’s menu lists more than a dozen dog dishes, including ribs, hind legs and boiled dog skin.

Like their neighbors to the South, North Korean attitudes toward dogs are changing.

It is increasingly common to see people walking their dogs on leashes in Pyongyang and other cities in the North, a trend that seems to have just begun to catch on over the past few years. Feral dogs are common in the countryside, however, and left to fend for themselves.

How leader Kim Jong Un feels about all this isn’t known.

But in January he made a point of donating 30 pet dogs of seven breeds — including a bulldog — to Pyongyang’s newly renovated Central Zoo, where dogs are put on display much like the wild animals. The canine center at the zoo is, in fact, one of its most popular attractions, and posters near the cages explain how to properly care for and feed — not eat — canine companions.

Drug Smuggler, A Vet, Was Using Puppies In A Strange and Awful Way! – Dog World

Out of all the things you could imagine that people have dogs for this story is one that will even surprise you, it certainly surprised us. But then using not dogs but puppies to achieve your cruel profit, unbelievable!

The Spanish Police discovered that the crime boss, a Venezuelan veterinarian who’s wanted by the United States, was found on their soil, hiding, they arrested him of course, he is suspected of trafficking heroin using puppies!

The veterinarian who is 38-year-old, and called Andres Lopez Elzora, was happily arrested on Saturday in Santa Comba, at that time he had been hiding because the court finally approved his extradition!

The police report that the guy had allegedly implanted about 6.5 pounds of liquid heroin, packaged, inside little puppies, they raided the vet clinic and found out what they were up to back in 2005.

Andres Lopez Elzora is also allegedly part of a trafficking gang using dogs as drug mules too, they are sent to the United States from Columbia with liquid heroin inside them.

They used Labrador retrievers and stitched pockets of heroin, packaged up then inserted into them and sent then on commercial flights to New York, they cit the packets out and the dogs died in the process!

He was arrested back in 2013 in Spain, but then later released while a decision was made as to whether he would be extradited back to server trial for his crimes…

He had lived in Spain for 8 years, he is married and has two children, on the surface he seemed like a decent guy to people who didn’t know anything more about him, in Spain he had no prior records of drug trafficking.

Finally, he was arraigned in Brooklyn Tuesday last, now he awaits trial, he faces charges of conspiring to import and distribute heroin into the United States, if convicted he will face up to 10 years in prison and as much as a life sentence in all.

United States Attorney, Richard Donoghue, said:

As alleged in the indictment, [Lopez] is not only a drug trafficker, he also betrayed a veterinarian’s pledge to prevent animal suffering when he used his surgical skills in a cruel scheme to smuggle heroin in the abdomens of puppies …Dogs are man’s best friend and, as the defendant is about to learn, we are drug dealers’ worst enemy.”

The investigation started about 12 years ago said DEA Special Agent in Charge James Hunt, when a farm in Colombia was raided in 2005 which happened to also bring about the rescue of 10 little puppies, a lovely addition to the find there at the farm!

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