Legendary for deeds with ASPCA & WSPA, but worked nearly twice as long for the British Columbia SPCA in St. George PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia, Canada––If Kathi Travers, 69, could still shout aloud, she might be shouting yet, more than six months later, about the first sentence of her Prince George Citizen obituary. Belatedly […]
Ancestors of the Tiger King: Peter Batten & Living Trophies
Living Trophies: A Shocking Look at the Conditions in America’s Zoos by Peter Batten Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1976. 246 pages, hardcover. Available from major online booksellers at prices ranging from $7.50 to $25.00. Reviewed by Merritt Clifton First aired on March 20, 2020, the six-part Netflix documentary series Tiger King, produced by Eric […]
“Cry Me A Cockroach”: Valentine’s Day sadism & the San Antonio Zoo
Cockroaches & rats named after ex-spouses to be fed to snakes SAN ANTONIO, Texas––San Antonio Zoo executive director Tim Morrow and staff appear to be going full speed ahead with a Valentine’s Day “Cry Me A Cockroach” event, despite complaints from around the world that it is mean-spirited, sadistic, and misleading, promotes a hostile […]
Why is the ASPCA stonewalling about the deaths of 20 dogs in transport?
Three-week silence howls for answers NEW YORK CITY––Twenty dogs died on May 15, 2019 aboard an American SPCA vehicle that was hauling them from one or more Mississippi shelters to Wisconsin to be offered for adoption. That could be called just a really bad accident, except that three weeks after Emily Jacobs and Ben […]