Four-Legged Football Forecasters Animal Oracles Draw Ire of Rights Group

Inspired by Paul the Octopus, animal owners across Germany are turning to their pets to predict the outcomes of European Championship matches. Germany's animal protection agency says the trend is getting out of hand and singles out the use of a python and two live rats as especially tasteless.
Von Renuka Rayasam
Animal owners across Germany are trying to repeat the success of Paul the Octopus (center) by becoming the next football oracle. Germany's animal protection agency is not pleased.

Animal owners across Germany are trying to repeat the success of Paul the Octopus (center) by becoming the next football oracle. Germany's animal protection agency is not pleased.

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