In looking up a bit of information today, I went down a rabbit hole and decided to share, or drag you with me, as it were. There is a folktale that explains why buzzards only eat carcasses of dead animals, as opposed to prey they catch and kill. John O'Neal tells it very well to … Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole with the Buzzard and the Monkey
Silver carp image via KY.gov A dog food company called Chippin partnered with a fishery in Kentucky to obtain a non-native species, silver carp, for use as the protein source in its food. In studying three different shapes of pupils in animal eyes, researchers observed that horses and sheep, when lowering their heads to graze, … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
I am going to make you uncomfortable. Got your hackles up? That's understandable. As a society, we spend considerable energy making sure everyone is comfortable. Items from clothing and shoes to toilet paper and bed sheets are marketed as comfortable. Cooking shows teach us how to make comfort foods. We ask people their pronouns, their … Continue reading The Comfort Zone of Death
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A South Carolina woman arrested in 2018 for intentionally starving her ex-boyfriend's dog for 30 days, causing him to lose more than half his body weight, was convicted last month of misdemeanor ill treatment of animals. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail. The dog, since medically recovered, is thriving with his new family. … Continue reading Treats on the Internets