START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
New stories submitted by Care2 members.
Most Noted will be promoted to the Front Page.


6,000 People Sign RSPCA Petition Calling for a Ban on the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Wales
Offbeat  (tags: Wales, wild animals, petition, circus, RSPCA )

- 24 minutes ago -
RSPCA Cymru is calling on the people of Bridgend to follow other communities across Wales and give a travelling show using wild animals a miss.
Boy 11 Shoots Dead 8 Year Old Over Puppy
Offbeat  (tags: guns, children, murder, usa )

- 1 day ago -
An 11 year old boy has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot dead his eight year old neighbour and schoolmate over a puppy
Paintings Reveal What People in 1900 Thought the Year 2000 Would Look Like
Offbeat  (tags: history, future, France, bizarre, pictures )

- 1 day ago -
There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future.
Girl 10 Kills 800 POUND Monster Alligator With a Crossbow
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, alligator, hunting, hunters, ethics )

- 1 day ago -
Ella who has been hunting with her parents Tony and Cindy Hawk for a few years now delivered a perfect shot above the scaly beasts eyes killing it on the spot. I AM VERY DISTURBED BY THIS!
Must See: Brave Dog Chases Bears Off Property
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Dog, Bears, USA )

- 1 day ago -
A French bulldog named Jewel has been caught on CCTV chasing bears out of her owner's back garden in Monrovia, California.
Hillary Clinton Wants Gun Firms Liable for Shootings
Offbeat  (tags: Gun Control, Firearms Firms, abolishing legislation, new gun control laws, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has unveiled new gun control laws in the wake of the deadly Oregon school shooting.
California Enacts Right-to-Die Law for Terminally Ill
Offbeat  (tags: health, human rights, right-to-die law, USA )

- 10 hours ago -
California has joined four other US states that allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives with a doctor's supervision.
Send Girls Off to Learn, Not Off to Marry, Says 13-Year-Old Pakistani Activist
Offbeat  (tags: child, children, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting, law, rights, sadness, safety, society, women, violence, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, humanrights, interesting, asia, HumanRights, freedoms, abuse, children, ethics, investigation, prevention, ris )

- 9 hours ago -
Hadiqa Bashir goes door-to-door in her community, calling for families to end child marriage so girls can complete their education.
Bizarre Sofa Shark Found Off Scotland
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat )

- 6 hours ago -
Researchers have pulled up a wondrous flabby and rare shark from off the coast of Scotland. This animal is known as a false catshark or sofa shark
Plant Tricks Dung Beetles By Making Its Seeds Look Like Dung
Offbeat  (tags: plants, dung beetles, seeds, environment )

- 1 day ago -
ItâEUR(TM)s the ultimate deception and proof that plants are sometimes smarter than animals: grass seeds mimic antelope droppings to deceive dung beetles into dispersing and burying them.
Borowitz(Humor) Report - Americans Opposed to Being Shot Seek Representation in Washington
Offbeat  (tags: humor, funny, usa, society, culture, protection, ethics, humans )

- 1 day ago -
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) âEUR" Americans who are opposed to being shot, a constituency that has historically failed to find representation in Washington, are making a new effort to make its controversial ideas heard in the nation's capital.
There Are Wonderful People in the World!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, humans, floods, rescues, human/animal bond, kindness heroes )

- 4 hours ago -
87 yr. old Canadian man and his pup get trapped in their car amidst rising floodwaters in S. Carolina. A local man and his family prove their bravery and determination to save both of them, despite the man refusal to leave his dog to be rescued later.
BBC Admits Faking Dramatic Volcano Eruption Scene on Natural History Show
Offbeat  (tags: bbc, volcano, natural history, Patagonia )

- 3 hours ago -
Footage of a dirty thunderstorm in Chile on the BBCs Patagonia programme was faked by splicing together two different volcano eruptions four years apart
When Do the Clocks Go Back in the UK in October and Why Does Daylight Savings Time Happen?
Offbeat  (tags: UK, Daylight Savings Time, off-beat )

- 2 hours ago -
In October in the UK summertime officially ends and the clocks go back, making mornings slightly lighter and evenings darker.
He Watched Helplessly As A Wild Wolf Approached His Dog. Then Something Incredible Happened.
Offbeat  (tags: Alaska, Juneau, wolf, Romeo, dogs, community, off-beat, friendships )

- 2 hours ago -
Alaskan wildlife photographer Nick Jans and his labrador encountered a wolf in their backyard - and began a relationship that would defy logic and transform an entire community.
Wildlife Tragedy as 14 Elephants Killed With CYANIDE at Cecil the Lion's Former Home
Offbeat  (tags: Elephants, poachers, cyanide, Zimbabwe )

- 40 minutes ago -
A WILDLIFE investigation is underway after 14 elephants were killed with cyanide by suspected poachers, it has been reported.
Dog Without Eyes Dumped in Lobby of Oklahoma Shelter
Offbeat  (tags: Dog, magoo, dumped, oklahoma, USA, blind )

- 6 minutes ago -
It was surprising enough that a dog was dumped in the lobby of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare overnight on Thursday.
See Rocksy the Raccoon Use a Rock to Order Food
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, raccoon, cute, off-beat )

- 1 day ago -
It's one thing when raccoons sneakily raid your garbage cans or vegetable garden. But when they start knocking on your door for handouts and adorably holding rocks with both paws to do so the relationship may have gotten out of hand.
Newly Discovered Underwater Volcanic Range Is Teeming With Bizarre Tiny Fanged Fish
Offbeat  (tags: animals, nature, sealife, Underwater volcano )

- 1 day ago -
While on a recent mission to map the sea floorin their new ocean explorer, RV Investigator, researchers with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) made a startling discovery just off the coast from Sydney, Australia
The Great Garbage Dump
Offbeat  (tags: litter, garbage, trash, bins, disposal, dump, humans, responsibility, Rashmi Oberoi, India, the Tribune )

- 12 hours ago -
I know many of us are doing our best to stop all the littering, but the clean-up can only happen if we collectively put our heads together. It is indeed a shame that our beautiful country is most often than not called a "filth pot" by not only outsiders
The History of Glass
Offbeat  (tags: history, glass, infographic )

- 12 hours ago -
Here we have a fantastic timeline infographic that is packed with information about the history of glass starting in 3500BC and going all the way through to modern times.
Has America Already Had a Female President?
Offbeat  (tags: President, Female President, USA )

- 10 hours ago -
In a year's time, as the US presidential election nears its climax, it's possible Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party's candidate, with a chance of becoming the first female president
Rare Ferret That Eats Only Prairie Dogs Is Reintroduced to American Plains
Offbeat  (tags: Rare, black footed ferrets, prairie dogs, reintroduced )

- 9 hours ago -
Rare black-footed ferrets chattered angrily before dashing out of pet carriers and ducking into burrows Monday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge - a milestone for the highly endangered animals and for the former toxic waste site on
Wildlife Mating Bridge Could Bring More Sexytime To California Cougars
Offbeat  (tags: animals, interesting, news )

- 6 hours ago -
An enormous, grassy bridge over a 10 lane section of the 101 highway is intended to give these animals a safe way to cross between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Simi Hills where they will find more mating opportunities with non relatives.
What Happens to Animals in a Hurricane
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, hurricane, storms, animals )

- 1 day ago -
But humans, at least, get warning that a storm is on its way, leaving us time to make preparations or flee. Animals, though, have to deal with whatever comes their way. And for many, these storms are just as bad for them as they are for us.
Whole Foods Stops Selling Goods Made By Prison Labour
Offbeat  (tags: Food Chain, Whole Foods, Prison Labour, USA )

- 9 hours ago -
Upmarket US food chain Whole Foods says it will no longer sell goods made by prison labour after protests against the practice.
How Putin Blindsided the US Over Syria
Offbeat  (tags: Russia, USA, Syria )

- 9 hours ago -
There should be no surprises about what the Russians have done.They have consistently made clear their support for President Assad. It was hardly a great secret that they had moved
Why Do Some Mass Shootings Make the News and Some Don't?
Offbeat  (tags: Mass Shooting, Media, International Media, USA )

- 9 hours ago -
Last week, a gunman killed nine people at a community college in Oregon. Several hours later, another man shot three in Florida. Only one made international news.

butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Top Story Analysts in Offbeat

1. Thomas Gale   27 notes,
  100% popular

2. Bonnefont Gaelle   25 notes,
  100% popular

3. Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque   21 notes,
  100% popular

4. Darlene K.   11 notes,
  100% popular

5. Jayasri Amma   10 notes,
  100% popular

6. Ingo Schreiner   10 notes,
  100% popular

7. Heidi Aubrey   9 notes,
  100% popular

8. Katherine May Williams   8 notes,
  100% popular

9. Alexa R.   7 notes,
  100% popular

10. Brenda P.   7 notes,
  100% popular

more top analysts »

What makes a top story analyst?
A top analyst is someone who discovers the popular stories in Newly Submitted before they become popular—before they are promoted to the front page.

news analysts tip

New: Video on C2NN!
The little green camera ( ) means the story has video. Seen a compelling video? Share it with the Care2 News Network.
what's your opinion? comment!
Top commenters this week Comments
AniMae C. 955
Natasha Salgado 633
Tracy Riley 307
Darren Woolsey 232
Maria Teresa Schollhorn 215

care2 news network tools

News Network Bookmarklet

Submit stories from your browser toolbar with the easy to use Add to Care2 News! bookmarklet.

News Network Syndication

Get this page in RSS. Keep up to date with the Care2 News Network in your favorite RSS reader. Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and more!
Find out how to subscribe!

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.
site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!