So far this year, approximately 180 rhinos have been killed in South Africa alone by poachers. Rhino horn is a traditional medicine in some Asian cultures, and is believed to enhance virility. Private rhino owners are now believed to be injecting poison into rhino horns to try to discourage poaching. Will this help? What should be done?
I have a Dog that has allergies to both food and airborne sources. In the spring she is scratching, scratching, scratching, licking and appears to be not comfortable. I have fed many types of food and tried many types of shampoos and have made a lot of progress.
Some people argue that in this day and age, pets are a frivolous luxury and that it is unethical to spend money on free-loading animals when environmental resources are scarce, and there are people who go without decent living standards. Others say that we learn a lot about compassion and responsibility by having pets, and that sometimes pets fulfill needs other humans can't.
Let's face it. Cats are killers when it comes to birds and small animals. Experts say domestic cats are a major threat to many small bird species. Yet, as human societies evolved, domestic cats played a valuable role in keeping rodents in check. Some people believe that to deprive a cat of its natural birthright as hunter is a form of torture.
People love rankings of "The 10 Best" hospitals, doctors, cities, neighborhoods, colleges, museums and, of course, Zoos! But rankings can differ based on who does the judging and what standards are important to them. Modern zoos are expected to play a variety of roles that would have been unthin
The tremendous wave of petitioners seeking to include chickens in their local list of allowable pets all over the country has been both welcomed and dreaded. Some cities are promoting the locavore movement, fostering families' desires to produce their own organic eggs. Swift ordinance changes and even public education about poultrykeeping are becoming common.
Many Americans have a soft spot for the 35,000+ wild horses and burros that range on public lands in the West. Apparently, so does the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, whose leaders have not complied with a 2004 law ordering them to sell or euthanize excess horses when they can’t find suitable adoptive homes.