ANIMAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ANIMAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Where is the empathy for terrified animals? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58312931-82/county-animal-events-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58312931-82/county-animal-events-utah.html.csp">Letter: Where is the empathy for terrified animals?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.68-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I applaud the efforts of Collette Gillian and the Utah Animal Welfare Alliance to try and get the pig wrestling events cancelled from the Utah County Fair and the Barnyard Scramble from the Sanpete County Rodeo (“Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky,” Paul Rolly column, Aug. 18). Where is the empathy for these terrified animals from the organizers and participants of these events? How does the “Whatever you catch, you get to take home,” animal adoption event sou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312931@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT Letter: Why not use homeless children in rodeos? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309795-82/homeless-event-barrel-rodeo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309795-82/homeless-event-barrel-rodeo.html.csp">Letter: Why not use homeless children in rodeos?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:28.875-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paul Rolly’s column of Aug. 18: “Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky,” gave me a Swiftian inspiration. Currently, rodeo event organizers must advertise and offer compensation to obtain baby animals and household pets to participate in scrambles. They risk damaging valuable porcine assets in the pig-chase-barrel-stuffing event. This is unnecessarily costly. A simple and elegant solution is to utilize our surplus of homeless humans as rodeo stock. Instead of scram...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309795@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:28 MDT Cougar caught in Utah backyard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309250-78/cougar-police-root-backyard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309250-78/cougar-police-root-backyard.html.csp">Cougar caught in Utah backyard</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T22:17:43.387-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police and animal control officers subdued a cougar that was spotted in a northeast Orem neighborhood Monday morning. Startled residents began calling police about the cougar about 5 a.m. Officers searched the area for hours before tracking the animal down in a backyard after the resident there called police, said Orem police Lt. Craig Martinez. “It’s been quite exciting,” said Karen Jeffs, who called police about 9:30 a.m. after she spotted the cougar on her fence at 476 N. 950 East. The couga...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309250@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:17:43 MDT Rolly: Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58300093-90/event-county-pig-fair.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58300093-90/event-county-pig-fair.html.csp">Rolly: Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T07:27:01.536-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 07:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Animal-rights activists complained so loudly that they were able to get canceled a Bluffdale rodeo event intended for children to chase and catch small animals, but their voices were not powerful enough to save the pigs in Utah County. I wrote two weeks ago of the protests about the Barnyard Bonanza planned for Bluffdale’s Family Fun Rodeo in early August. The event, as advertised, invited “little cowboys and cowgirls” to “come and chase around chickens, kittens, goats, rabbits and more! Whate...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:27:01 MDT Utah deputy saves life of pit bull shot by arrow http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306727-68/arrow-shot-animal-bull.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306727-68/arrow-shot-animal-bull.html.csp">Utah deputy saves life of pit bull shot by arrow</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T22:37:48.903-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. George • Washington County sheriff’s deputies say they found a dog shot with an arrow on Old Highway 91 near the Arizona line, the third animal shot by an arrow or blow dart in the county this year. Sgt. Kurt Bowen initially thought the pit bull he found Friday was shot with a bullet but later determined it was an arrow. He immediately contacted the Ivins City Animal Shelter and started bandaging the open stomach wound. Shelter Director Agnes Smith told The Spectrum the animal underwent thre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583067272014-08-17T22:37:48.903-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T22:37:48.903-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306727@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:37:48 MDT Reward offered after Utah cat is killed, mutilated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298288-78/khepri-teresa-cat-springdale.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298288-78/khepri-teresa-cat-springdale.html.csp">Reward offered after Utah cat is killed, mutilated</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T16:45:35.688-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Springdale woman is offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to whoever killed and mutilated her cat. Someone left the cat’s brutalized body in front of the home of its owner, Sherry Teresa. The Zion Veterinary Clinic confirmed that the killer had to be have been human, not another animal. “This person must be sick,” Teresa said . “… My gut is that because they brought the animal back, it was to scare me. The last time she saw her 11-year-old Khepri, he was on her lap about midn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298288@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:45:35 MDT Necropsies: 10 horses died from dehydration in Utah field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292749-78/horses-field-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292749-78/horses-field-lake-salt.html.csp">Necropsies: 10 horses died from dehydration in Utah field</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T21:51:44.94-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators with Unified Police and Salt Lake County Animal Services have confirmed that 10 horses found dead in a field in Magna last month succumbed to dehydration, according to a Wednesday news release. The 10 horses — as well as one that was still alive — were found July 18 in a private, fenced off field near Pleasant Green Cemetery, near 3500 S. 9200 West. The dead horses were taken to the state Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Utah State University for examination. With the veterinary findi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292749@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:51:44 MDT Two puppies reportedly decapitated in Midvale http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276965-78/puppies-animal-reberg-services.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276965-78/puppies-animal-reberg-services.html.csp">Two puppies reportedly decapitated in Midvale</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T21:47:54.983-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators are looking into a report of two decapitated puppies found in a Midvale pond. Someone at an apartment complex near 1100 E. Fort Union Blvd. called Salt Lake County Animal Services on Friday to report that decapitated puppies turned up in a pond at the complex, said Mike Reberg , animal services director. The officers arrived, but the puppies had already been disposed of, Reberg said. The first puppy allegedly was found Monday, and the second on Wednesday. There are no surveillance...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276965@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:47:54 MDT Judge won’t toss suit challenging Utah’s ‘ag gag’ law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267614-78/law-animal-plaintiffs-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267614-78/law-animal-plaintiffs-utah.html.csp">Judge won’t toss suit challenging Utah’s ‘ag gag’ law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T21:40:07.91-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal lawsuit challenging Utah’s “ag gag” law, which activists say discriminates against free speech and discourages covert investigations into animal agricultural operations in the state, will proceed, a judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby declined to toss the lawsuit despite a motion to dismiss from the state, who alleged the plaintiffs had not suffered any real harm as a result of the statute, which they said is narrowly tailored and lawful. Utah’s law makes under...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267614@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:40:07 MDT Man charged with assaulting woman and her raccoon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251996-78/woman-statement-according-charged.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251996-78/woman-statement-according-charged.html.csp">Man charged with assaulting woman and her raccoon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T21:58:20.226-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Ballard man was charged with assaulting a woman and throwing her raccoon against a wall. The 41-year-old man was charged Friday in 8th District Court with domestic violence assault, a third-degree felony, and cruelty to an animal, a class-B misdemeanor. The evening of July 14 an officer arrived at a home near 1900 N. 1500 East, where a woman told him that she and the man had been in a fight, according to the probable cause statement. The man had called her by his ex-wife’s name, and when she ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58251996@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 21:58:20 MDT Study says beef pollutes more than pork, poultry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206964-79/says-beef-pork-poultry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206964-79/says-beef-pork-poultry.html.csp">Study says beef pollutes more than pork, poultry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T13:43:31.505-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 01:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A new study says raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy. The study says that compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie. It spews six times as much water-polluting nitrogen. And it uses 11 times more water for irrigation and 28 times more land. The research was conducted by Gidon Eshel, a professor of environmental physics at Bard Colleg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582069642014-07-21T13:43:31.505-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T13:43:31.505-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206964@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:43:31 MDT Laws against secret filming on farms in Utah, Idaho head to federal court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201224-68/laws-animal-farm-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201224-68/laws-animal-farm-public.html.csp">Laws against secret filming on farms in Utah, Idaho head to federal court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID PITT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T21:01:53.227-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Des Moines, Iowa • The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful. Among them are Idaho, where this year’s law says unauthorized recording is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582012242014-07-19T21:01:53.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T21:01:53.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201224@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:01:53 MDT Snake handler to reclaim python found in Santa Fe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184083-68/python-santa-snake-animal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184083-68/python-santa-snake-animal.html.csp">Snake handler to reclaim python found in Santa Fe</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T20:41:44.732-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 08:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santa Fe, N.M. • A professional snake handler who works in movie sets has come forward to reclaim a python that got into an engine block and stalled a car in New Mexico. Santa Fe Animal Shelter officials said Monday that the handler named Dusty was stunned to hear his Burmese python named Eve had escaped from an enclosure at his home. They say he will take possession of the snake after city animal services officers do an inspection of his home. A woman’s pickup stalled on a Santa Fe street last...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581840832014-07-15T20:41:44.732-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T20:41:44.732-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58184083@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:41:44 MDT Kitten survives being thrown off bridge, swims to shore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173850-68/miller-kitten-bridge-cat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173850-68/miller-kitten-bridge-cat.html.csp">Kitten survives being thrown off bridge, swims to shore</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T13:08:13.898-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 01:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Savannah, Ga. • Animal control officers say a 10-week-old kitten that was thrown off a bridge and survived is recovering at an animal shelter, and police are seeking the person who tossed him. The kitten is being called “Nemo” by caregivers at the Savannah animal shelter where he’s recovering after Thursday’s ordeal, said Julian Miller, a spokesman with Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police. Miller visited the cat at the shelter Friday, and says he’s expected to survive. “No broken bones,” Miller...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581738502014-07-11T13:08:13.898-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T13:08:13.898-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173850@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:08:13 MDT Paul Rolly: Utah firefighter pays dogs’ medical bills after I-15 crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58170124-90/animal-lake-rolly-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58170124-90/animal-lake-rolly-salt.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Utah firefighter pays dogs’ medical bills after I-15 crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T13:26:48.455-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 01:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Karol Johnson, who volunteers for the Brigham City Animal Shelter, received a call July 2 requesting that she go to the scene of a serious accident on Interstate 15 that sent the driver to a hospital with numerous broken ribs. Johnson was asked to transport three dogs that were in the car — a black Lab and two poodles — to nearby Canyon View Animal Health Center. The decision to transport the animals was made when a Brigham City firefighter, who was assisting the driver, said he would pay for ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58170124@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:26:48 MDT Sandy Hook victim’s animal-shelter dream coming true http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152112-68/catherine-hubbard-animal-sanctuary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152112-68/catherine-hubbard-animal-sanctuary.html.csp">Sandy Hook victim’s animal-shelter dream coming true</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUSAN HAIGH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T20:09:01.95-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 08:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hartford, Conn. • Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottles and cans to buy bones for dogs at the pound and designed business cards for an imaginary animal shelter, listing herself as “caretaker.” Her pretend animal shelter is now on track to become a reality as the state prepares to transfer 34 acres of a former psychiatric facility to a foundation raising money to build an animal sanctuary to honor the life o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58152112@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 20:09:01 MDT Are wolverines back in Utah? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58142331-78/wolverine-utah-species-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58142331-78/wolverine-utah-species-wildlife.html.csp">Are wolverines back in Utah?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T07:44:52.812-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The last time anyone saw one of these critters in Utah was 35 years ago when a roadkill carcass was found along U.S. Highway 40 east of Vernal. But last winter a motion-sensing camera, one of four rigged on the Uinta Mountains’ north slope, captured 27 images of a wolverine sniffing around an empty bait station, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR). The find, made in the Blacks Fork drainage in Summit County, was announced Wednesday, one month before the U.S. Fish and Wild...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142331@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:44:52 MDT Bear rescued after head gets stuck in cookie jar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139616-68/jar-bear-cub-stuck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139616-68/jar-bear-cub-stuck.html.csp">Bear rescued after head gets stuck in cookie jar</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T19:33:41.401-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 07:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ringwood, N.J. • A frightened bear cub got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar while rummaging through some trash and had to be rescued from a tree in New Jersey. Environmental Protection Department spokesman Larry Ragonese says the 6-month-old cub found the jar of animal crackers Friday night in Ringwood, near the New York border. As the 28-pound animal tried to eat what remained in the jar, he pulled it over his head and it got stuck. The cub became spooked when approached and climbed u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139616@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:33:41 MDT