Proposal to Kill and Incinerate 80% of Sable Island Seals

The logic – or should I say skewed thought process in my opinion – is frightening. Because we’ve overfished and depleted the supply, thrown off the balance of nature, the next thing we do is kill the next species in line. It’s not the first time comparable acts have been … Continue reading

Agreement Reached To Save Gulf Turtles from Incineration

Good news on the endangered turtle front in the Gulf of Mexico. Especially for the Kemp’s Ridley turtle that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has said is the rarest and most threatened. Reuters reported Saturday that, “Environmental groups, BP (BP.N) (BP.L) and the U.S. Coast Guard reached tentative … Continue reading

Big Tobacco Happy – Racketeers But Pay No Money

This week, two appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court involving tobacco companies have been denied to be heard. One decision favoured Big Tobacco, the other did not. But both had to do with a 2006 U.S. District Court ruling by Judge Gladys Kessler. In her landmark 1,683 page ruling found … Continue reading

BP Horror Show Continues – Yacht, Memo, Now Turtles Burned Alive

It just doesn’t seem to stop. Everyday there’s another horror, revelation, or uncovering of yet another lie, or misstatement of the truth if you want to be kind about it. I’m not so sure I do. Too many of BP’s actions, and inactions in other cases, have left me totally … Continue reading

Still More Info on Tobacco Testing on Animals

The power of the internet never ceases to amaze me. The worldwide instant communication with people you’d never otherwise come into contact with truly makes our world feel as small as we know it is. This was brought home to me again when I received an email just a few … Continue reading

More Information on Animal Testing by Tobacco Companies

A recent comment to my post “Tobacco Companies Still Testing on Dogs” asked for more evidence that animal testing was still going on, how he hoped it would have stopped by now. I thought this was a good opportunity to share what I’ve found beyond what I’ve already posted. The … Continue reading

More SeaWorld Deaths – Whales This Time

I went searching for any kind of update on Tilikum, wondering if any changes were in the offing regarding whales in captivity. I found little new about Tilikum himself, but did learn that, “Two killer whales at SeaWorld Orlando are pregnant, with one due in a matter of weeks. SeaWorld … Continue reading

Tobacco Companies Still Testing on Dogs

I mentioned last week that I was going to be writing about some really horrific animal testing that was begin done by tobacco companies. Well, here it is. Horrible as it is to think about, I couldn’t let anymore time pass before writing about, and sharing this information. Vivisection can … Continue reading

Head-Scratcher of a Seal Ad Campaign

Interesting how sometimes things backfire, garnering the opposite reaction to what was intended. It appears that may have happened to the “Canadian Seal Marketing Group [that] works with the Fur Council of Canada (FCC), the non-profit federation for fur trade members that includes processors, designers, auction houses and retail furriers.” … Continue reading

Report Just Released – More on Tilikum

This past Wednesday, the Orlando County Sheriff’s Office released the investigative report into the tragic death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau on February 24th 2010. The medical examiner determined she died of drowning and blunt-force trauma, but for those interested in the gory details, and painful timeline of events, this … Continue reading