Dog Supposed To Impress Future Owners Thru Adoption Shoot, Photos Say Otherwise

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Little four-month-old ‘Carpe Diem’ was a stray wandering the streets of San Francisco before SF Animal Care took him in. In an attempt to increase the dog’s chances of finding a loving home, the shelter decided to take some photos of four-pound ‘Carpe Diem’ that would hopefully impress potential owners. Continue reading »

Like Owner, Like Dog: Photographer Captured Dog Owners Mimicking Their Best Friends

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“My name is Ines Opifanti and I am a photographer from Hamburg, Germany. For this series, I photographed dog owners who mimic their dogs’ facial expressions. Almost 3 years ago I adopted a puppy out of the blue and quickly noticed her amazing ability to pull off almost human-like facial expressions.” – photographer Ines Opifanti told to Bored Panda. Continue reading »

Pooches Ride on Owners Moped in Indonesia

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Cool rider Ace on the back on the motorbike, on January 12, 2015, in Surabaya, Indonesia. A pair of dogs enjoy a bit of bark-and-ride – as they weave through Indonesiaís traffic on the back of a motorcycle. Wearing red-framed sunglasses and a helmet the two golden retrievers happily sandwich their owner on the fast bike. Unsurprisingly, the sight of the docile dogs hitching a fast ride in Surabaya, Indonesia, attracts a lot of attention from onlookers. Ace and Armani have been riding since they were just a few months old and now at the age of three the pair jump onto the bike whenever they think their owner is heading out. (Photo by Jefta Images/Barcroft Media/ABACAPress)
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Volkswagen Beetle Owners’ Meeting in Brazil

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A visitor looks down from a terrace at a Volkswagen Beetle owners’ meeting in Sao Bernardo do Campo January 25, 2015. Around 1000 Volkswagen Beetle cars took part in this event as part of celebrations marking Brazil’s annual National Volkswagen Beetle day, which falls on January 20. (Photo by Paulo Whitaker/Reuters)
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Pets and their Owners Take to the Ski Slopes in China

Pets and their Owners Take to the Ski Slopes in China
This picture taken on January 12, 2014 shows pet dogs, a yellow duck and a chicken in a skiing resort for a skiing competition in Sanmenxia, north China’s Henan province. A tortoise beat a rabbit in a skiing competition held for pets and their owners in northern China, a report said on January 14. Cats and dogs faced off against a menagerie including a rooster and a yellow duck in a race to the finish line on snowy slopes in China’s Hebei province, the state-run China News Service said. (Photo by AFP Photo) Continue reading »

Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes

Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes
Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes
Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes
Photographs by Kyle Cassidy.

The question of gun ownership in America is a fractious one. Even the number of guns in the country is in significant debate. The National Rifle Association (NRA), the country’s largest pro-gun lobbying group, quotes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE)’s estimate that in 1999 there were about 215,000,000 guns in America and one gun in about half of the households in the country. The Brady Campaign (the nation’s leading anti-gun coalition) estimates there are 192,000,000 guns in America, owned by 39% of the population.

This isn’t a book about guns. It’s a book about people.