Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

While Pit bulls are incredibly strong and can therefore inflict a dangerous wound if they do attack, they are by no means the only breed that bites. A recent article out of the Victoria Advocate sums up this issue nicely, I think: Pit bulls are no more dangerous than any other dog.

Rats help save humans.

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A foul-smelling wound might spell an infection. Read more about these amazing rats and the work they are doing by visiting the full article here. Long before CAT scans, X-rays, blood samples and colonoscopies, physicians used the good sense they were born with: their sense of smell.

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Joy for Orphan Elephants

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A recent arrival at the Nairobi nursery was an elephant named Murka, rescued near Tsavo National Park with a spear lodged deep between her eyes and gaping spear and axe wounds along her back and sides. Her deep wounds were filled with maggots.

On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

Animal Ethics

The statute defines a depiction of animal cruelty as “any visual or auditory depiction, including any photograph, motion-picture film, video recording, electronic image, or sound recording of conduct in which a living animal is intentionally maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed, if such conduct is illegal.” For more about the case, see this Chicago Tribune column and this NYTimes article. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear U.S. Stevens.