“The Unlikely Leopard” premieres on Sunday July 15th on Nat Geo WILD You don’t realize until the very end of this gorgeous TV movie that filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert have not only captured your heart but also drawn you into their work to save what they call “the perfect cat.” Of course, all cats [...]
Chickens at a factory farm in Mexico Two and a half million chickens have been slaughtered in the last few weeks in 31 factory farms in Mexico in a race to prevent the spread of the latest strain of bird flu. The Ministry of Agriculture says they were “sacrificed as a control and eradication measure.” [...]
One of the nation’s leading art museums is hosting the first-ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival next month in Minneapolis.
Just down the road (about 50 miles) from where I live at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is Colorado City, a small Arizona/Utah town nestled up against the enormous cliffs that enclose Zion National Park. Most people had never heard of Colorado City until, a few years ago, Warren Jeffs was arrested for rape. Jeffs was [...]
The study concludes that the distortion in rock music sounds similar to the noises an animal makes when in distress—which, as part of the animal kingdom, excites human listeners.
Have you ever imagined being dead and buried … and then waking up in a coffin, like in an Edgar Allen Poe story? Or being paralyzed, not dead, and trying to scream as they take your liver out? Or perhaps, when Fido or Fluffy died, you insisted on calling the vet anyway – just to be sure. You’re not just paranoid.
This morning brought an end to two years of struggle to save Lennox from Northern Ireland’s arcane, pointless, and discriminatory laws against any dog that might be considered to look like a pit bull. The authorities not only refused to return him to his family, they turned down all requests to take him out of the country.
With a bit of divine intervention, taking a few animals into Noah’s Ark might have worked to repopulate wildlife a few thousand years ago. But it certainly wouldn’t today. Captive breeding isn’t about conservation of species; it’s about conservation of zoos. And the primary work of zoos is to entertain (not educate) the public. That’s why millions of dollars are being spent on these breeding programs, rather than on protecting wildlife.
Here in the United States, on the Fourth of July we’re celebrating life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In Spain, on the Fourth of July, they’re observing Captive Dolphin Day to persuade the government to gradually shut down the marine circuses and let dolphins enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, too. [readon] [...]
An animal protection group has blown the whistle on the rodeo industry with video footage of cowboys giving electric shocks to the horses as they open the gate into the ring. The propaganda from the rodeo industry is that the horses enjoy bucking and jumping – they’re having fun. So why do they need electric [...]