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Introducing the Mentality Pack Cartoon

Day One for the new Mentality Pack Cartoon – a lighter take on animal advocacy. PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

Video: Nuns speak out against Fracking

The nuns have it. They get it. They understand a clean environment is more important than the short-sighted profit margins of a few oil company executives.   PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

Former TransCanada employee has harsh words for company’s practices

A former TransCanada Corp. employee testified last week about the company before a Canadian Senate committee and used phrases such as a “culture of noncompliance” and “coercion” and “deeply entrenched business practices that ignored legally required regulations and codes” and “significant public safety risks” – according to an articled posted Tuesday on the Huffington Post […]

Studies showing dispersants used during BP Gulf Oil Gusher are destroying marine animals

The fear was there during the BP Gulf Gulf Oil Gusher, that not only was the oil killing marine wildlife – but also the chemicals being used to “clean up” the mess. Now, it seems studies are showing the dispersants were toxic too. An article on TakePart.com suggests – “everything from microscopic organisms to bottlenose […]

Monday Commentary: Earth Day 2013 vs. The Propaganda Machine

The nation’s knowledge and awareness in the area of science should be increasing – not decreasing or treading water. But I fear the constant train of propaganda from corporations and from some corners of the media has sucked in enough people to hold back progress in environmental protections. And unfortunately, too many elected officials are […]

Aerial video of Exxon oil spill in Arkansas

Once again, we have another environmental disaster. But Big Oil will mark it down as no big deal. And at some point in the not too distant future, someone will appear on a cable news show to ask – “What spill? We never have spills.” PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

The environmental and animal welfare news out of China only gets worse

What is going on in China is extremely troubling. The air is bad. The water is polluted. Animals are suffering. And people are suffering. And reports indicate the government is looking the other way. We’re seeing greed rule the day in China. The only things standing in the way of the US becoming the environmental […]

Animal welfare and the environment – two steps forward, two steps back

Just where are we as a society in 2013, where animal welfare and environmental issues are concerned? I’m seeing some progress in some areas and a troubling trend of decline in other areas. I like classic TV shows and movies. My viewing tends to drift to films from the 1930s to the 1970s – or […]

Wacky Mentality Quote of the Day

A member of the Washington State House of Representatives reportedly has stated bicyclists create more pollution than motorists. Yes, this appears to be a true story. But I hope it is not. A RawStory.com article reports State Rep. Ed Orcutt tried to tie a bicyclist’s increased rate of respiration with increased pollution. When contacted by […]

Game On – Beer drinkers vs. the Fracking Industry

I don’t drink any sort of alcoholic beverages at all, but a lot of people do – a lot of people. And certainly there are tons of beer drinkers in the United States. An article on Grist.org hit the Pack News Wire this morning, concerning the concern that beer makers in New York State have […]