Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting

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Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox. Farmer Niklas Koenig, 53, told police he had heard a commotion coming from his barn where he kept his sheep, and when he ran downstairs and grabbed his gun he […]

MJFF bolsters Austrian Parkinson’s disease vaccine bid

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A foundation established by Hollywood legend Michael J. Fox has decided to support an Austrian firm in developing a vaccine against Parkinson¬ís disease.Vienna-based Affiris AG announced today (Thurs) that it had received a donation of more than 355,000 Euros from the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) which was set up by the 49-year-old “Back to […]

Fox stuck on floe saved

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Styrian fire-fighters rescued a fox trapped on an ice floe floating in the middle of a pond this morning (Fri).Officials in Wartberg said the local fire brigade used a canoe and a fishing net to bring the distressed animal to safety.Tourists enjoying the slopes informed lift operators after spotting the fox erratically going round in […]

‘Mr Freeze’ survives 24-hour ice cage stunt

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An Austrian illusionist has survived being trapped in a block of ice for 24 hours.Klaus “Mr Freeze” Fox wore just a jumper, trousers and shoes when he was caged in a two metre long and 70 centimetres wide space in the middle of a solid ice block in Spittal, Carinthia, on Sunday.The magician, whose previous […]