In this touching video, a group of dolphins find a seal struggling near a shoreline and direct him back out to sea. It appears the seal is giving up until his rescuers arrive. Yet another of so many confirmed case studies of animals showing compassion for others. It’s something we don’t see in some humans.
The top level of the Canadian government is continuing its bizarre and all-in support of beating seal pups to death for their body parts. Are these people channeling their inner US Rep. Steve King or something? Defending this level of cruelty is bad enough on a basic level, but this insistence that other countries must [...]
A news story out of Edmonton, Canada has me thinking about our own criminal justice system and its slap-on-the-wrist mentality where animal-cruelty cases are concerned. A woman has pleaded guilty to “causing an animal distress” after more than a thousand rabbits where found living in and around her home, many of them in very poor [...]
What led to current state of factory farming? – Greed. What prompts the annual seal slaughter in Canada and the similar kangaroo slaughter in Australia? – Greed – And then there is the unfortunate market for the products from these mass slaughters. A new Whole Foods just opened in my hometown. My wife and I [...]
43,000 sign petition against Skechers greyhound racing ad: Over 43,000 people have signed an online petition on Change.org, requesting the company change plans on its reported Super Bowl ad that will feature racing dogs. Business Insider received a letter from Cheryl Kearney, the director of post production, noting the American Humane Association had observed the [...]
I believe the Canadian people are great – aye. The Canadian government, on the other hand, engages in some really messed up policies. And as is the case far too often in the US government, elected officials there seem to be locked into doing the bidding of corporate Canada and Big Oil – over what [...]
ONE – I have not been alone in treehugger circles in criticizing the Obama Administration for previous stands on wildlife issues, for example the removal of important protections for wolves. But some good news out of the administration was being reported over the weekend. A host of new species could soon gain new protections under [...]
In recent week, five gray seals have been found shot to death Massachusetts on the beach at Cape Cod, Mass. Gray seals are a protected species under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. NOAA’s law enforcement division is investigating the crimes. As my father used to say, the person or persons responsible for doing this [...]