Sunday , 25 June 2017

Author Archives: Charles Yarbrough

Belugas trapped in icy Arctic waters at risk of death

Prisoners in ice, more than 100 Beluga whales in far eastern Russia risk death unless rescued soon. The flock of gentle ghost-white whales was trapped in ice floes in the Sinyavinsky Strait off the Bering Sea near the village of Yanrakynnot, said a statement from the Chukotka Autonomous Region. Fishermen reported that the whales were concentrated in two relatively small ... Read More »

Meowy Catmas

PETA is celebrating the holidays—and who better to ring in a “Meowy Catmas” than a chorus of singing, animated cats? They—along with a special guest who pops up to wish everyone a “hoppy New Year”—are the stars of PETA’s new holiday video, which you can view here. I thought you might be interested in sharing this fun, festive video ... Read More »

USDA fines Ringling Bros. Circus over treatment of animals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slapped the parent company of the “Greatest Show on Earth” with a record penalty for alleged animal welfare violations. Feld Entertainment Inc., which produces the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has agreed to pay $270,000 for allegedly violating the Animal Welfare Act on several occasions from June 2007 to August 2011, according ... Read More »

Revenge of the turkeys

Thanksgiving may just be the most perilous day to be a turkey— after all, see we call it Turkey Day. When the birds are under all that stress, who can blame them for wanting to take a little revenge? From chasing after mail trucks to pecking at presidents, you’ve Gotta Watch these turkeys unleash their wrath. Wild turkey chase—A turkey ... Read More »

Keep holiday food away from your pooch

I’ve watched my brother-in-law lavish ribs, potato salad and even nachos on his beloved pooch with reckless abandon. Give my dog Lulu a banana, and she returns it in a far less pleasant form. That’s why I spend the holidays policing relatives as they walk their near-empty Thanksgiving plates to the kitchen. They mean well, they really do. But depositing ... Read More »