Articles: wildlife

Trump Administration Supports Killing Big Game

This isn’t politics; it’s ethics. A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of big game, like African elephants, lions, and various rhino species, is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump and his family (which is supposed to…

Is Shooting Coyotes Really the Answer?

Q: I don’t know what to do about the coyotes who live in our area. I’m worried about out small dogs in the yard and our cats. I guess shooting them is the only way. —R. A., Cyberspace A: Do nothing about the coyotes—let ’em be. You’re the problem, not the wildlife. Although, you’re not…

Coyote Finds a Northern Blue-Tongue Skink

Coyote Peterson is the host of Brave Wilderness, a YouTube channel show, and I’ve been a fan for a long time. He also speaks around the country. I am posting this particular episode because he features an animal we happen to have as a pet: a northern blue-tongue skink. Even this wild skink, which Coyote…

Get TV Monkeys Off Their Backs

Pet monkeys are not a good idea. That statement doesn’t appear to be rocket science. Yet, to some, the notion of having a pet monkey is appealing. And, perpetuating that appeal are monkey guest shots on TV sitcoms. I just viewed the most recent episode of Will & Grace, and Megan Mullally’s character, Karen Walker,…

Saving Wildlife: We Can If We Try

People are smart. We can make a choice moving forward. Will we help wildlife, or will we help to speed the disappearance of many species from the planet? In India, these people banned together to save a baby elephant. In America, the President of the United States supports shooting elephants and will allow for legally…

Best of Steve Dale's Other World on WGN

Check out some of the best of my podcasts from Steve Dale’s Other World on WGN Plus, heard 2 – 5 a.m. filling in for Nick Digilio, right HERE. I replayed excerpts of some of my favorite podcasts from 2017, including: * Behind-the-scenes stories from the Lincoln Park Zoo with former Director Dr. Lester Fisher,…

Newly Discovered Orangutan Species Among Endangered Great Apes

Orangutans are the most endangered and threatened of the great apes. Specifically, according to National Geographic Society, on November 20, 2013, the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme got a call about an injured orangutan found in the mountainous region of Tapanuli. Despite veterinary treatment, the orangutan, named Raya, died eight days later. But Raya lives on as the representative member…

Trump Sanctions Killing Endangered Elephants

Elephants are intelligent and emotional beings, and they are the prime shaper of any ecosystem they happen to live in. Humans are their only significant threat, and they are still being poached to death, particularly in Africa. Now, with President Trump’s personal support, the U.S. government will allow hunters to import trophies of elephants killed…

Animal Advocate, Musician and Friend Skip Haynes Dies

Skip Haynes was known by some as on impassioned animal lover, a founder of Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW) – responsible for banning traps that snare or grip coyotes, bears, foxes and other animals in the city, deeming such traps inhumane in 2014. He sang about animals, and founded the only record label in the world creating…

Ridding Rabies, Taking Action

World Rabies Day was September 28. Over 60,000 people die of rabies and nearly half are children. Do consider experts suggest the human death toll is likely much higher as many deaths are not recorded, in rural China, India or Africa. This program will not only save human lives today and tomorrow (via education), but…

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