The culling is indiscriminate. It doesn’t matter if you are a free-range, grass- or grain-fed, pasture-raised, local, organic, natural, cage-free, one-hell-of-a-happy chicken. When avian flu comes around and threatens the industry’s profits, all poultry die the same horrible death. … More Bird Flu and the Poultry Apocalypse
It seems cynical that this day of “Thanksgiving and praise” that, following Lincoln’s recommendation, should also include the remembrance of those Americans that died or suffered at the hands of fellow Americans in the Civil War, today has degraded to ‘Turkey Day’, the genocide of an iconic American bird.
A better way to ‘acknowledge’ those dead soldiers and affected families, the hardships of the first settlers and the genocide of the natives that was soon to follow, would be to leave the violence and cruelty of your plate!
Happy Thanks-Living! … More The Annual Turkey Holocaust
Since the first week of September the question haunts the anti-captivity movement: will Namibia join the ranks of the infamous dolphin-nappers of Taiji-Japan, Malaita-Solomon Islands and the Russian Fareast, as a source for wild-caught dolphins for marine circuses? … More All quiet on the Namibian front: Will the country authorize the catching of dolphins for export to Asia?
CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, during its 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2016, had some ups and downers. … More The Ups and Down(er)s of CITES 2016
In terms of conservation, ligers, a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger, are irrelevant. The ligers brought into existence can live out their lives, well cared for, in sanctuaries like Wildlife Waystation. No new ones should be created, bred for a life of captivity, to generate profit to satisfy human greed. … More The Confusing World of the Liger
In 2008, at least 10 dolphins were shipped from Taiji to the Turkish dolphin prison Sealanya; two years later at least four of them were dead.
… More Life and Death of Taiji Dolphins in Sealanya, Turkey