TSETHAR – The Act of Life Release – New Horses & Pigs at Wildlife Waystation

Tsethar is a Tibetan word – Phóng Sanh is the Vietnamese equivalent – often translated as ‘life release’. It is the Buddhist practice of saving the lives of animals destined to be killed. For wild animals this can mean releasing them in their native environments, for domesticated animals or for wild animals that cannot be rehabilitated that they live out their lives in sanctuary. … More TSETHAR – The Act of Life Release – New Horses & Pigs at Wildlife Waystation

Monterey Bay’s pelagic red crab stranding events: the changes warming seawater could bring

The appearance of pelagic red crabs is indicative of the intrusion of southern sub-tropical waters into central California. Their arrival is considered a rare but natural oceanic occurrence rather than a disruption caused by humankind. It gives us, however, a preview of the effects and changes global warming could bring. If the red crabs start showing up more frequently – and they have the last year – they might be an indicator of largely-anthropogenic climate change. … More Monterey Bay’s pelagic red crab stranding events: the changes warming seawater could bring

The feral cats of the Valencia docks

Like man, free-roaming cats have become an environmental menace. They massacre billions of birds, small mammals and reptiles.
Cats are in most parts of the world an invasive species that has no place in nature. Their ecosystem is the indoor human household. Of course the above is not a cat problem, but a people problem and no cat deserves to die because of irresponsible ‘care’-takers. … More The feral cats of the Valencia docks