Snowy Plover Chicks on Okaloosa Island

10,000 Birds

For the most part it remains undeveloped, with rolling dunes, long beaches, and green marshes. Still, it’s a good sign that the parents successfully protected them through this stage, and I cross my fingers that they’ll both make it to adulthood. In another area – near an abandoned military building – a pair of Killdeer had nested next to the remnants of a dirt road.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

If we are to live in a more peaceful world, we must abandon the cruelty on our plates. Kristina Cahill Long Beach, Calif., In the United States pork industry, the vast majority of the more than 100 million pigs raised each year are housed in climate-controlled buildings that protect them from the elements, illness and disease and that allow for individual care.