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New Zealand School Under Fire Over Possum-Throwing Contest
Offbeat  (tags: uproar, complaints, new zealand school, children, possum throwing, disrespectful )

- 1894 days ago -
The contest, in which students swung possum carcasses over their heads and hurled them across the playground, was unacceptable, the New Zealand Royal Society for the Protection of Animals said.
'Healing' Through Snail Mucus: Um, We Think We'Ll Pass
Offbeat  (tags: healing, snake mucus, yuck, devotees, african religion, complaints )

- 2088 days ago -
Devotees of a Miami man who claims to practice a traditional African religion say they were sickened when they had to ingest the mucus of a giant African snail. Federal authorities in January raided Charles L. Stewart's home after receiving complaints
Does a Park Have the Right to Discipline Your Dog?
Offbeat  (tags: dog park, neighbours, complaints, discipline, rights, dogs, dog silencers )

- 2088 days ago -
The City of Chandler, Arizona wants to use high frequency sound devices to take the bark out of the Bark Park. In response to complaints from neighbors, the city bought four Dog Silencer Pros from Good Life LLC. The Dog Silencers pick up barking
The Trouble With the Arabian Horse Community
Offbeat  (tags: arabian horse society, members, complaints, trouble, resolution )

- 2094 days ago -
So, what is really wrong with the Arabian horse industry, business or community, or what ever you may want to call it? AHA runs their entire overstaffed company by producing horse shows instead of being the promotional arm for the Arabian horse.
Ore. Woman on Trial for Feeding Bears
Offbeat  (tags: oregon woman, feeding bears, wild animals, neighbours, trail, court hearing, complaints )

- 2371 days ago -
Karen Noyes has been feeding bears for years, ever since one showed up as she was providing food to the birds outside her Yachats home. "It scared me," she said. "Then I thought 'why should I feed them and not him?'" Her neighbors and a Lincoln Count
Beaches Too Sandy, Fish Scare the Kids: It's a Fawlty Towers World for Some Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: world, australia, britain, tourists, complaints, travel )

- 2421 days ago -
DAMN those wide sandy beaches and oceans full of fish. And let's not get started on the consistency of gravy. Honestly, it's enough to ruin a perfectly pleasant holiday, according to a list of recent complaints by not-so-intrepid British tourists.
Picture Galeries of 20 Ridiculous Complaints Made By Holidaymakers
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, holiday makers, complaints, picture gallery, photographs, pictures )

- 2435 days ago -
A tourist at a top African game lodge overlooking a waterhole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel "inadequate".

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