We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. William Ralph Inge, The Idea of Progress Torturing animals for [...]
It is hard not to love butterflies. These winged insects are benign, and their wings are extremely beautiful. Most people...
Apparently we’ve been burning thousands of mice for nothing. A new study, being called the most comprehensive of...
“What is your personal carrying capacity for grief, rage, despair? We are living in a period of mass extinction. The...
Do you know why people want to ban foxhunts? Because foxes are not only one of the earth’s creatures and deserve better than to be chased and killed in this cruel way, but also because they are pretty cool! No animal deserves to be treated like that. It’s cruel and [...]Read more ›
“Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius.” by Edward O. Wilson This quote by the famous biologist Wilson is quite enough to portray the beauty and importance of wildlife. However, a few people still disregard the worth of fauna and flora and [...]Read more ›
What you are about to read is not a joke. No, I’m serious. This is as serious as serious gets. This is no laughing matter. The next time you happen to be in Germany, and happen to come across a full-blown ant mound, my recommendation is to not touch it. [...]Read more ›
The Endangered Species Act is not a right to life, as the Federal government likes to prove time again when it guns down entire wolf packs from helicopters for minor livestock depredations. But, it is some measure of protection against being slaughtered en masse so sexually frustrated miscreants can “get [...]Read more ›
Last year the California legislature passed SB 1221, which bans using packs of dogs to chase bears and bobcats during hunting. This year, another California politician has introduced a bill, AB 1230, to overturn the ban. Sounds like a nice thing to ban. I can think of few things more [...]Read more ›
Reuters has reported that the increased demand for ivory and rhino horns in Asia (for gifts and hangover cures) is resulting in a poaching boom and officials are calling for stiffer penalties for traffickers to curb that trend. Officials at a United Nations conference in Vienna, wildlife crime and illegal [...]Read more ›