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  • Orion Readers
    Book review of Orion Reader 'Animals and People'
    Animals and People: a Selection of Essays from Orion Magazine. Foreword by Jane Goodall, Orion Magazine, 2013, 113 pages.Cambridge Professors taught Jane Goodall that animals do not have personalities, minds, and emotions. Goodall knew this wasn...
  • Taking care of our world-Earth Day 2015
    Taking care of our world-Earth Day 2015
    The truth is there are many stories of different species helping one another to a happy ending in a serious situation. http://www.cracked.com/article_20054_7-true-stories-animals-rescuing-people-from-certain-death And we have many stories of...
  • Ian Gibson was trampled to death by an elephant
    Ian Gibson trampled to death: Zimbabwe tragedy arouses criticism against victim
    Ian Gibson, trampled to death by an elephant, has stirred up anti-hunting criticism in the publicity surrounding his tragic passing. The hunter was killed whileleading a hunt with a client in Chewore North, Zimbabwe. The pair came upona bull...
  • Maya and her troop. Disney Nature's MonkeyKindom
    4/17/15: Celebrate Earth Day with Disney Nature’s Monkey Kingdom
    Join other animal lovers this weekend for the opening week of Disney Nature’s “Monkey Kingdom” and a donation will be made on your behalf to Conservation International, an organization that protects endangered species and work to...
  •  A gorilla sits on a rock at the Hubbard Gorilla Valley in Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, the site of the 'zoo gorilla cracks glass' incident, in Omaha, Nebraska.
    Zoo gorilla cracks glass, teaches little girl lesson in gorilla etiquette
    A zoo gorilla cracks glass at a display at theHenry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and teaches one little girl a lesson in proper behavior in a startling YouTube video that was posted online on April 17, 2015.The video, aptly titled "Angry Gorilla...
  • Sudan the rhino
    Ol Pejeta Conservancy needs help to keep Kenya's last male northern white rhino
    Time is running short for the northern white rhino. With only five left in the world, pressure to get the beasts to reproduce is reaching a fever pitch. Unfortunately, the issue isn't as simple as putting on some Barry White, lighting a few...
  • Pet rat - not rat in article
    Chicago woman allegedly put her pet rats in the washer and filmed them dying
    Just a few days ago, a Chicago woman, Mary Louski, allegedly put her three pet rats in the washer, started the machine, and filmed them dying. The video was then posted on Facebook. Outraged people who saw the video on Facebook have started a...
  • Shadow another innocent dog killed by police
    Homeless man's best friend shot to death by police
    The Ft. Worth police callously shot a homeless man's dog as he lay helpless watching. The police finally released the video from the body cam that recorded the scene. The police had decided to raid this man's campsite.The Free Thought...
  • Several animal species will become extinct
    Several animal species set for extinction
    With the human species getting closer to critical mass, our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals which has been labeled the ‘Sixth Mass Extinction’. This escalated die-off is projected to equal...
  • Police removing raccoon from residence
    Women charged with animal cruelty: puppies found in feces-filled cages
    Animal cruelty charges were brought against two women who had more than 60 animals crammed in a small house and housed under a tarp in their backyard in a St. Petersburg, Florida neighborhood. The animals included dogs, cats, racoons, ducklings, a...
  • Canada geese have their babies--called "goslings"--in the Spring.
    I Spy: Animals
    Spring is finally upon us and the weather is warming up which gives people a chance to go outside and enjoy the fresh air. Taking walks is essential to overall well-being and it is also a pleasant activity that can give you a chance to spend...
  • Craigslist Animal Cannibal Petition Needs Signatures
    Craigslist 'Animal Cannibal' petition needs 10,000 more signatures
    David Williford, an Olympia Washington resident, is accused of using Craigslist to buy animals online only to house them in deplorable conditions until he was ready to kill, cook and eat them.Now, a petition calling for the most severe penalty...
  • Grapevine nesting balls
    Attract spring birds to your garden with nesting materials
    Birding and gardening seems to go hand in hand. Many gardeners love to add birdhouses, baths, and feeders to their yard to help entice feathered friends to prime viewing spots. But many overlook an easy and very necessary way of attracting those...
  • dogs
    Dog flu sweeps Chicago: More than 1,000 dogs infected and five dead so far
    A dog flu is sweeping Chicago. The infection is spread through contact with infected dogs as well as with objects that are infected with the germs. According to ABC News on Friday, approximately 80 percent of the infections are considered to be...
  • 331 chinchillas removed from Wisconsin home and taken in by HAWS
    331 chinchillas removed from Wisconsin home and taken in by HAWS
    Dead chinchillas in the freezer? A family in Wisconsin wasn't able keep up with their indoor chinchilla farm consisting of over 330 chinchillas. When officers entered their home for a well-being check, the odor of ammonia from the animals was...
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