Category Archives: animal welfare

Ratte steckt im Gulli fest: German firefighters save fat rat stuck in a manhole cover

What a great country is Deutschland! I can’t imagine any place where a huge rescue effort would be mounted, involving multiple firefighters with fancy equipment, to save an obese rat stuck in a manhole cover (should it be “personhole” now?). But the Germans stepped up! Courtesy of alert reader Jószef, we have a lovely BBC […]

Caption this

Maybe it is impossible, but we can give it a good old college try. If they were trying to be funny, they couldn’t have done it any differently. I don’t think any caption can fully convey the raw emotion and feeling of this photo. — Molly Jong☠️Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 12, 2018   And if […]

Interior Department proposes legalizing cruel and previously prohibited hunting methods

NBC News has highlighted some of the Interior Department’s proposed changes to the federal regulations about hunting. First designed to take effect in Alaska, but now proposed for the entire U.S., these changes (proposed regulations here) will overturn the following Obama-era prohibitions and thus allow barbaric forms of hunting (well, many forms of hunting, like using bows […]

Nice man rescues two baby squirrels

I can’t resist putting up a good squirrel rescue video, this one sent by reader Michael.  Here a would-be actor rescues two squirrels: Daisy and Petunia (great names!).

Moron of the year

I’ll just leave this headline here and move on (click on it to go to the article):

Stop the gratuitous slaughter of Alaska’s wildlife

According to the Dodo, the Sierra Club, and other sites, the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to overturn a prior ban on hunting in the wildlife refuges of Alaska. The resolution allows hunters to enter dens and slaughter entire families of bears and wolves, as well as to lure animals with food and shoot them […]

The unfair treatment of the animal rights movement

It seems to be a common opinion among atheists and scientists that the animal-rights movement is ridiculous, and I’ve seen it criticized and mocked on many secular websites. And indeed, the tactics of some animal-rights groups, like PETA, have been such as to offend or turn off many people. PETA, for instance, shows ads featuring semi-clad women, […]

Bill introduced in California to prohibit using killer whales for entertainment

Another young girl is trying to introduce legislation to outlaw using animals as lucrative entertainment. Like the girl who promoted the state fossil in South Carolina, she is acting far more maturely than her elders, including the lawmakers. According to yesterday’s Malibu Times, a fifth grader (i.e., about 11 years old)  is trying to stop the use of killer whales […]