So my worse Christmas news reporting goes to the New Zealand Herald for running this great human interest story:
An American man has taken being a pet lover to new heights (lows).
Wheel-chair bound drug addict Robert Edward DeShields, 55, has been jailed for 10 years for having sex with a puppy while high on crystal meth.
Apparently the dog is extraordinarily fearful of men and may never fully recover from its physical injuries.
Just what you want to read about on Christmas Eve.