Dead Sea Lions in Puget Sound - Again

Critter News

The bodies of seven sea lions with bullet wounds were recently found on the Nisqually River. The animal protection group Seal Sitters says a necropsy showed that the sea lion had suffered a shark bite and had twisted intestines in addition to a bullet wound. KING says one of the Nisqually casualties was a Steller sea lion, protected under the Endangered Species Act. This has happened before. I don't know whether these are disgruntled fishermen or regular jerks.

The Blue House Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

The boy was wounded by his loss, just as the homeless dog was wounded when his owner died. The homeless dog, once called Bones, renamed Blue, who played a “hide and seek game” with Cody, to protect himself and stay alive, ends up at Cody’s side. “I

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Joy for Orphan Elephants

4 The Love Of Animals

Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat. Her deep wounds were filled with maggots.

Socks for Dogs!

4 The Love Of Animals

They provide traction, mobility, fashion, wound protection, and hardwood floor protection. They would be great protection over hot spots. If you just have hardwood floors in your house, you know that it would be nice to give your dog a bit of traction!

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Mountain Gorilla Ranger Slain in the Congo

Critter News

Protecting mountain gorillas in the Congo is dangerous work. Another ranger was wounded in the attack and a rebel was captured. Just last week, a 33-year-old ranger was killed by Mai Mai rebels.

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Working Animals Face "Firing Squad" in Developing Countries

Critter News

Fortunately the donkey was rescued by the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA). Here's what they say about "the Firing Squad," a horrible method of "treating" wounded work animals. They will be ‘fired’ with a red hot iron in the mistaken belief that it will cure a wound. Horrible story. We don’t really mean that they will be lined up and shot. No, their suffering will be far more drawn out.

Black Bear

Animal Person

I mistakenly believed that geography would solve any problems I had: that once positioned where all of nature is respected, and people are working toward the common goal of protecting the environment, I would be in that elusive place we spend our lives searching for—home. He was bleeding from several bullet wounds, and visibly in excruciating pain.

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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.” Similarly, child pornography is not protected by the First Amendment. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear U.S. Stevens.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

if they see a mistreated dog, and shudder to see a wounded deer in the road. The federal government needs to recommit itself to putting boots on the ground in America and elsewhere to inspect and protect our food supply. To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points.