Thursday , 24 August 2017

Author Archives: Charles Yarbrough

City’s fur ban a first step in ending cruel industry

As you celebrate the holidays with family, friends and those adorable companion animals known as pets, you should be thrilled to learn that the distant cousins of your pets have just won a historic victory. West Hollywood, California, recently passed a first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of fur within its city limits, effective in 2013. West Hollywood City Council member ... Read More »

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 »