Under new brass, it isn’t even the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society any more SOUTH WOODSTOCK, Vermont––Japanese and Russian whales, Atlantic Canadian sealers, and oceans of marine poachers in other parts of the world never succeeded in sinking Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, but the organization he founded in 1977 on […]
Big Cat Public Safety Act clears House again, heads toward passage
Odds for Senate approval look good this time WASHINGTON D.C.––Clearing the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 278-138, the Big Cat Public Safety Act pushed since 2007 by Carole and Howard Baskin of Big Cat Rescue appears likely to win U.S. Senate approval as well, and be signed into law by President Joe […]
20 murdered at U.S.-owned Mexican cockpit
Three U.S. citizens identified among the dead ZINAPECUARO, Mexico––Three U.S. citizens died and a fourth was critically wounded at an illegal cockfight on March 27, 2022 in Zinapecuaro, Michoacan state, Mexico, about halfway between Mexico City and Jalisco. The four U.S. citizens were among the 20 dead and six reported survivors in killings that Mexican […]
“Spay-It-Forward” says Dr. Jeff, Rocky Mountain Vet
Veterinarian Jeff Young updates an idea from Menander, Ben Franklin, & Ralph Waldo Emerson DENVER, Colorado––Jeff Young, DVM, star of the reality TV show Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet, reaching more than a million viewers per episode since 2015, wants to sell the veterinary and humane communities on the concept he calls Spay-It-Forward. Young, an animal control officer […]
Dead fisher played “chicken” with Sea Shepherd ship Farley Mowat
Would have passed safely if he had not cut to the right SAN FELIPE, Baja California, Mexico––What fisher Mario García Toledo, 56, had in mind when he swerved his small but speedy panga across the bow of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel Farley Mowat on the morning of December 31, 2020 in the northern […]
Ice age rock art find exposes nearly 200 years of horse manure
The discovery does not improve the case for horses having survived the Ice Ages in the Americas CHIRIBIQUETTE NATIONAL PARK, Colombia––Images of ice age horses, among thousands of other animals painted along an eight-mile mural of rock art recently found in southern Colombia, have revived hopes among wild horse advocates––and Mormon literalists––that horses somehow remained […]
COVID-19 hot tip for coffee growers: don’t go bat-@#$% nuts!
COVID-19 shows “Eat @#$% & die!” is a warning, not a metaphor KUNMING, China; LONDON, U.K.; SEATTLE––One might imagine that the midst of a global pandemic of COVID-19, a disease apparently originating in bats, would not be the best time for selling bat-processed coffee. At this writing, COVID-19 has infected nearly 175,000 people, worldwide, killing […]
Are conservationists becoming an endangered species?
Three alleged murders among five recent deaths of note The butterfly guys OCAMPO, Mexico––Monarch butterfly conservationists Homero Gómez González, 50, and Raúl Hernández Romero, 44, were found dead on January 29, 2020 and February 1, 2020, respectively, at the El Rosario butterfly preserve that they helped to found and develop […]
Do you eat dolphins? Does your cat?
Don’t believe everything you read on can labels, say class action lawsuits Do you eat dolphins? Does your cat? Not likely, and certainly not knowingly––but three class action lawsuits filed on May 13, 2019 by nationally noted legal firms specializing in consumer affairs contend that if either you or your cat eats tuna, the tuna […]
Vaquita, totoaba: Gunfire on the Sea of Cortez
Alleged poacher tried to recover net confiscated by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society SAN FELIPE, Baja California, Mexico––An alleged poacher and two apparently uninvolved passers-by were reportedly hit by gunfire in a March 28, 2019 confrontation with Mexican marines in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. The shooting incident was among the most violent yet in […]
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