The Arctic National Wildlife… Refuse?

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?

GOP Candidate for Congress Kills Mama Prairie Dogs with Trump Jr in Montana

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

Sanctuary: a place of refuge or safety

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

Manly Men Totally Not Compensating for Anything Hope to Kill Baby Bears in Alaska Thanks to GOP

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

Feds Strip Manatees of Endangered Species Status Despite Serious Threats

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

TN Aquarium Threatened by Fire, Animals Left Inside

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

Ontario Police Oops-Torture Pet, Meant to Torture Wild Animal

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

Orange Co ACOs Under Investigation After Cutting Deer’s Throat

On the night of September 29, California veterinarian Kathleen Johnson and her husband were walking their dogs when they came upon a deer whose rear leg was impaled on a wrought iron fence.  He was hanging upside down, screaming and thrashing.  Dr. Johnson called 911, assessed the deer and waited on Orange Co ACOs to … Continue reading Orange Co ACOs Under Investigation After Cutting Deer’s Throat