Cockatoo and Pomegranate at Night by Ohara Koson (1877 - 1945) Gorgeous painting by Maud Earl from the book The Power of the Dog by Arthur Croxton Smith, 1910 or 1911 Illustration by Alex Ries from a project called Imaginary Ornithology A Stag with its Pack by Carl Henrik Bøgh (1827 - 1893) From the … Continue reading Animals in Art: White/Christmas
This morning, a beagle who shall remain nameless apparently injured a little frog. This little frog: I found him writhing and nearly upside down on the porch. I set him over the right way around but he appears to have a bum back leg. He's stayed in the same spot all day, continually making pitiful … Continue reading Is There a Frog Doctor in the House?
The Trump Administration seems to be having trouble comprehending the words "wildlife refuge": An internal Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on exploratory seismic studies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a possible first step toward opening the pristine wilderness area to oil and gas drilling. [...] The Arctic refuge, which covers more than … Continue reading The Arctic National Wildlife… Refuse?
On May 25, voters in Montana will participate in a special election for a vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The two frontrunners are Democrat Rob Quist and Republican Greg Gianforte. Gianforte recently got an assist from Donald Trump Jr. who campaigned with him in four cities. One of the campaign events was … Continue reading GOP Candidate for Congress Kills Mama Prairie Dogs with Trump Jr in Montana
A suck story out of Elbert County, Colorado: Lion's Gate Sanctuary was apparently flooding due to the location of the property, leaving the 11 lions, tigers and bears who lived there in poor conditions. The animals were reportedly elderly and frail. The sanctuary owner submitted a request to county commissioners to allow for relocation of … Continue reading Sanctuary: a place of refuge or safety
You and I and all American taxpayers fund 16 wildlife refuges in Alaska representing 85% of our country's federal wildlife refuges. So we all - not just Alaskans - have a vested interest in the management of these 76 million acres. For years, Alaskan state officials have been asking the feds for permission to extend … Continue reading Manly Men Totally Not Compensating for Anything Hope to Kill Baby Bears in Alaska Thanks to GOP
Your tl;dr Summary: Feds: There are more manatees so that endangered species thing is solved. Scientists: What about the fact that we are providing a lethal habitat for them? Feds: There are MORE MANATEES. *** Data from recent years shows that manatees are being killed in record numbers due to human induced threats such as … Continue reading Feds Strip Manatees of Endangered Species Status Despite Serious Threats
In the argument over keeping wild animals captive for public display and corporate profit, here's one for the CON side of the ledger: More than 10,500 animals at the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies are on their own after staff was forced to evacuate when the Gatlinburg wildfire came within 50 feet of the structure … Continue reading TN Aquarium Threatened by Fire, Animals Left Inside
Residents in an Ontario neighborhood contacted police about a coyote roaming the area Monday night. Ontario police sent a car in response and an animal approached the car: "It just kept hanging around and it wasn't afraid of the vehicle at all, of anything. It was just lurking around looking at the vehicle," resident Kelly … Continue reading Ontario Police Oops-Torture Pet, Meant to Torture Wild Animal
Regardless of where one falls on the rather broad spectrum of views on hunting, I think nearly everyone agrees that poachers - those who hunt animals illegally - are the worst of the worst. Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer is a poacher, having plead guilty in 2008 to a felony related to a bear he illegally killed … Continue reading Thoughts on Cecil