Animals and Environment

Ape Bites Human’s Finger Off, Then LITERALLY Apologizes
By March 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Ape Bites Human’s Finger Off, Then LITERALLY Apologizes

Kanzi the bonobo can recognize several hundred words. He can communicate in complex ways using sign language, even ordering dinner or arguing with his trainer. , he can order dinner, and he might even be able to physically speak in English. Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh worked with the well-known chimpanzee Lucy, who was also taught sign […]

Melting Snow Reveals Dozens of Dead, Lacerated Dogs In Detroit Park
By March 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Melting Snow Reveals Dozens of Dead, Lacerated Dogs In Detroit Park

Detroit park-goers were recently horrified to find dozens of dead, frozen dogs blanketing the ground, curled into fetal positions. The dogs were covered with scars and lacerations. Nicole Litzelman, a Detroit Animal Welfare Group board member, said that the at least 28 large dogs, many of them pit bulls and Mastiff mixes, were discovered in […]

Family Dog Alerts Parents to Abusive Babysitter
By March 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Family Dog Alerts Parents to Abusive Babysitter

A family in Charleston, South Carolina has their dog to thank for warning them about a babysitter who had been abusing their 7-month old son. Benjamin and Hope Jordan had interviewed several prospective babysitters, they had run criminal background checks, and after much consideration Alexis Kahn was hired. Kahn was hired to babysit their son […]

After Dogfighting Charges and Bankruptcy, Michael Vick Is A Millionaire Again
By March 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

After Dogfighting Charges and Bankruptcy, Michael Vick Is A Millionaire Again

After everything came crashing down for Michael Vick, he is now back on his feet again. Following his guilty plea to federal felony charges related to an interstate dog fighting ring, August 2007 saw the beginning of a downward spiral for Vick. Following 21 months in prison, he filed for bankruptcy in July 2008. Around this […]

Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Legalize Shooting Pets
By February 27, 2014 40 Comments Read More →

Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Legalize Shooting Pets

A bill has recently been introduced a by an Oklahoma legislator that allows pet-owners to “dispose” of animals by shooting them. State Representative Steve Martin sponsored the bill. He believes that the new measures put forth in HB 2613 are an effective solution for “euthanasia” practices already in place throughout the state. “Euthanizing your own […]