A classic case of international greed in the name of economic “progress” that’s destroying vast numbers of animals and their homes.
Floods, Fires & Earth Overshoot Day
Overall, there was hardly anywhere that didn’t have some kind of weather-related drama going on.
What Do Dolphins ‘See’ with Their Ears?
Imagine having two separate auditory circuits in your brain. That's what dolphins have. So, what does the second one do??
Zika Related to Cattle Farming?
It's now an unfolding pandemic, and it may be caused in part by intensive cattle farming.
Dingoes Armed with Suicide Time Bombs
Dingoes are being released onto an island in Australia to kill the feral goats. The dingoes have been implanted with poison “time-bombs” that will then kill them.
Two Aquariums, Two Choices
As the National Aquarium announces bold plans to create a seaside sanctuary for its dolphins, an exploitation company builds a swim-with-dolphins center in the Arizona desert.
Perdue Foods, announces new “humane” policies, like having windows in at least some of its chicken factory barns. Wow … windows!
Researchers are trying to grow human organs in pig embryos. But if the human stem cells start migrating around the embryo, the baby pig might start growing a human brain, too.
In a world of 7.3 billion thoroughly destructive humans and just 125,000 very peaceable gorillas, was Harambe’s life worth less than Isaiah Dickerson’s?
Is it possible for us humans to coexist peacefully with our fellow animals in a modern capitalist economy? Two books come to opposite conclusions.
Even though we can never fully recompense these apex predators for what they’ve lost, having their own sanctuary can help to heal the deep wounds we have inflicted upon the fabric of nature itself.
It’s the dawn of a new era for whales and dolphins. A new organization has been formed to create seaside sanctuaries for whales and dolphins being retired from marine circuses.
On the same day SeaWorld was pushing back against retiring killer whales to sanctuaries, 33 lions from circuses in Peru were heading to a sanctuary in South Africa.
Great escapes like those of Inky, Frank Lee Bull and the priceless Tamworth Two, remind us that our fellow animals prize freedom as highly as we do.
The Tree of Life, a diagram that shows branches of life on Earth, has just changed radically. The dominant life form on Planet Earth is actually bacteria.
What would it be like to be eaten by a large predator? We humans are, after all, basically a prey species, and our drive to dominance is a product of human frailty.
It was all a bit too good to be true. Even as the CEO of SeaWorld and the CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S. were smiling together, SeaWorld was preparing an advertising blitz trashing animal protection organizations with a series of blatant untruths.
World-renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen is predicting a rapid ocean rise of 20 to 30 feet – enough to submerge every coastal city on Earth – along with catastrophic shutting down of ocean circulation, leading to massive storms and other climate upheavals. And the key word is RAPID.
Orca captivity will still continue for at least another 30 to 50 years.
The remarkable, heroic work of veterinarian Dr. Amir Khalil of Four Paws to rescue and care for animals in the shattered world of Gaza.
He has an infection, SeaWorld says, that is “very resistant to treatment.” The company is expecting yet another miserable, and for them very embarrassing, death.
As climate change accelerates, our warming planet is driving crises that range from war on one side of the globe to brain-damaged babies on the other. A few reports from recent days …
They’re wealthy men of the old aristocracy, who believe in “Honoring God by Honoring His Creatures” — that is, by killing them.
The judge and the Lagotta Romagnolo’s handler both wore blue, knee-length skirts that really showed off the muscle tone of their legs.
One of the world’s few remaining pageants of objectification and commoditization.