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May 7 2016

Climate Change Not Real? Ask Alpaca or Polar Bear

It you don’t believe climate change is real, that’s your privilege. Try telling that to polar bears starving to death because the polar ice cap is melting, or to the alpaca, or various other species on the planet. Climate change continues to wreck havoc in Peru’s southern Altiplano. Since January, approximately 20,000 alpaca have died,…

April 13 2016

Trump Kids Proud of Killing Animals

I have a point of view regarding big game hunting, particularly of endangered or threatened species – I am against it. I abhor it. I don’t understand how this is something other than murder, and it’s certainly not “sport.” I feel this way  – no matter who is holding the gun. So, this is not…

March 24 2016

Coyote Threat: Real or Not

I suggest the coyote threat is not a real threat for responsible pet owners. I realize that it made news in Ohio when Canton, MI police say a coyote attacked and killed a man’s Bichon Frise dog at about 5 a.m. Friday, March 18.  He let his two dogs into the backyard where the attack…

September 16 2015

Pet Reptiles, Where to Get Them

Reptiles can be great first pets, or just great pet reptiles – it’s not only about dogs and cats. However, just like dogs and cats, it’s important where you get the pet reptile from, according to Dr. Susan Brown. Some are shipped from overseas, and suffer as a result – more than you know. One…

September 5 2015

Koala Presentation at Budapest Zoo, Hungary

Just a few weeks ago in Hungary, at visited the Budapest Zoo…surprisingly large for being in the heart of the city. Daily, offered is a handler talking about the koala, and interacting some with s prize star of the exhibit. I’m no expert on koala behavior, but it seems to me that this dude isn’t…

August 7 2015

In Illinois Bobcat to be Hunted; In California Bobcat Protected

In Illinois bobcat hunting was recently legalized. In California, it just became illegal. Even public officials who support bobcat hunting were outraged when Cecil the lion was killed in Africa. I maintain there is no difference. We don’t have lion in America. Mountain lion are protected (the related Florida panther is endangered). Lynx and bobcat…

August 2 2015

Trump Defends His Sons Hunting Exotic Wildlife

Donald Trump says that he  believes that his sons aren’t  wrong to hunt, and apparently that love crosses over to endangered species based on released internet images. At a press event in Ayrshire, Scotland, during the Women’s British Open he said, ‘My sons love to hunt. They are members of the NRA, very proudly. I am a…

August 1 2015

Brother of Cecil of the Lion Killed

ZIMBABWE  UPDATE— The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, still appears to be ‘alive and well’ after false reports of the lion’s illegal killing. CNN first reported that Jericho was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. That information came from a senior park official, according to CNN. According to a Reuters…

July 31 2015

Killing Lion, Killing Snow Leopard, Killing Bobcat: What's the Difference?

Bobcat hunting was approved in Illinois, yet some of those same lawmakers expressed (appropriate) outrage when Cecil the lion was killed in Africa. In a previous post, I asked – what’s the difference between killing the great African King of the jungle to killing the Illinois King of the jungle? [placegallery]

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