Tag Archive for animals

victory for orcas

SeaWorld Announces No More Breeding – Current Orcas will be its Last

ShareLooks like a little luck of the Irish has fallen upon the animals today.  SeaWorld announced that the orcas currently in its care will be its last.  They will no longer breed them. SeaWorld’s CEO Joel Manby said, “As society’s understanding of orcas continues to change, SeaWorld is changing with it.” Understanding? Yeah, we understand all right. The orcas are… Read more →

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BREAKING: Texas Cat Killer Case Turned over to DA for Filing of Charges

ShareFor those following the heartbreaking story of Kristen Lindsey, the veterinarian accused of posting a photo of herself proudly holding a cat she allegedly shot with an arrow through the head, the Austin County Sheriff’s office just released the following statement: “At 7:59 this morning, the Austin County Sheriff has completed the investigation of the Animal Cruelty case first reported… Read more →

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court overturns CA Law which Mandates Euthanizing “downed” Animals

Share It’s a very sad day for the animals… Today (1/23/12), Justice Kagen wrote the Court’s unanimous opinion in National Meat Association v. Harris, holding that the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) preempts a California statute relating to non-ambulatory animals. What does that mean? It means the law that California passed, which banned the slaughter of factory farm animals too… Read more →

Hugs are for Horses & Cuddles are for Cows

ShareSeveral years ago, my best friend Becky left smoggy Southern California for beautiful Tennessee. She packed up her husband, my two godchildren and a truck load of comic books and headed for Memphis and I haven’t seen her since. Engulfed in nursing school, and now working as a full time prenatal health educator, she hasn’t had enough time or money… Read more →