Articles: wildlife

Bring Luna Home: Coyotes Confiscated and Killed

Shame on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and Cook County Animal Control for what they did inexplicably to Tomi Tranchita’s rescued coyotes, which she explains she had permits for. HEAR Tranchita describe it all, in her own words, on WGN Radio. She bottle-fed and saved four orphaned coyotes. Now, what? Yes, she saved…

Trump Favors Industry Over Environment: Guts Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced changes to regulations that spell out how it will implement parts of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The changes focus on how officials should decide whether to list a species as endangered or threatened, what kind of protections threatened species should receive, and how officials will decide which…

Saving a Green Turtle

People can be good, and it doesn’t matter what country they happen to live in. A woman and her boyfriend rescued a green turtle jammed between rocks on a beach in Oman.

Human Animal Bond Isn’t Species Specific

Dr. Jenifer Chatfield notes that the human/animal bond includes far more than the dogs and cats were typically think about, or even other pets. Zookeepers have a bond with the animals they care for. Farmers have a bond, even with food production animals. And beekeepers even have a surprising bond with their insects. Chatfield is…

Dr. Mark Goldstein – Versatile Veterinarian Has Done It All: From Elephants to Shelter Dogs

Dr. Mark Goldstein is as versatile as a veterinarian can get, with the longest book title ever: “Lions and Tigers and Hamsters: What Animals Large and Small Taught Me About Life, Love, and Humanity.” He’s done it all: collecting semen from rhinos (which he explains) and a lowland gorilla, he was once nearly killed by…

Leptospirosis Study in Chicago

In a collaborative effort, several investigators from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine as well as MedVet Chicago partnered on the paper, “The Descriptive and Spatio-Temporal Analyses of 45 Canine Leptospirosis Cases from Chicago, 2015-2018.” Amanda Smith, PhD Candidate at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is the lead investigator on the project,…

Big Game Hunting Quietly Supported by Trump Administration

While Sir David Attenborough and Charles Prince of Wales just announced renewed efforts to move to heal the planet and save species; the Trump administration has quietly moved to allow big game hinting and to allow for import big game trophies, including elephant tusks and lion hides, according to the New York Times and others.…

Intimate Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall

I’ve interviewed thousands, but never anyone like Dr. Jane Goodall, who should receive the next Nobel Peace Prize. My hope is that you support this effort. Dr. Goodall, who just celebrated her 85th birthday on April 3, is in person a slight women, who talks softly. Still, make no mistake about her ability to speak…

Sir David Attenborough on Our Planet

Our Planet is a must see for anyone – young and old. If you have NetFlix, I hope you can take time to make viewing this series a family event. This nature series, narrated and hosted by Sir David Attenborough, features stunningly spectacular photography. I don’t have a clue how they managed to get these…

We Love the Earth

In conjunction with Earth Day, Monday April 22, Lil Dicky (comic/rapper) has enlisted lots of pop artists and actors who participated in this “We Are the World” type video called “We Love the Earth.” The message is simple: Save our Planet. The video is particularly targeted to young people. (note: language may not be suitable…

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