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In Talking With a Polar Bear…

I’ve been doing some serious soul-searching. I’ve never been a trusting sort, and Tuesday reminded me yet again that people are not to be trusted. That said, I no longer have it in me to fight. If you do, more power to you. Me, I’m done. Instead I’m going to enjoy my days. After all, … Continue reading

The Fear of Pain and Suffering

I recently read a paper published in 2010 by Oscar Horta University of Santiago de Compostela entitled, “Debunking the Idyllic View of Natural Processes: Population Dynamics and Suffering in the Wild.” (accessed through Faunalytics.org) Horta mentions that we have some romantic idea of what it must be like for animals to live in the wild and do … Continue reading

Taking Water for Granted

You don’t know how much you rely on something until it’s not there. Take water, for instance. I got up this morning and did what I always do first thing. Then I went to flush the toilet and……… nothing. Confused, I turned on the bathroom sink faucet. A small trickle. What? No water? But how will … Continue reading

Killing Bears- For Humanity’s Sake #SparetheBear

Last Friday Stephanie Rivkin went hiking in the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Connecticut, and had an encounter with two black bear cubs. She videoed the event and posted it to YouTube. . Now at least one of the bear cubs will be put to death by the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental. Well, … Continue reading

Calling out a Killer of a Much-Loved Lion

We now know that the hunter who lured Cecil the lion away from Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park using a dead animal tied to a vehicle, put a spotlight on him, shot him with a cross-bow, tracked the injured Cecil for 40 hours, then shot him with a rifle, skinned him, and cut of his head, is none other … Continue reading

As Long as Animals are in Prison, It’s OK. Otherwise, Let’s Kill ’em.

One of my duties as a bitter old crone is to tell you people how fucking stupid you are.  For instance, let me introduce you to Bruiser Bear, an inmate at the animal prison known affectionately as Single Vision, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit endangered species educational wildlife facility located in Melrose, Florida. This … Continue reading

Be Our Guest! Be Our Guest! Be Our Guest!

We get some interesting visitors here at Casa Rumpydog y June Buggie. A few mornings ago, this little fella was hanging out near my car. A few mornings ago Rumpy noticed someone had been sitting on our front stoop, so he and I went to investigate and discovered a young opossum sitting atop a fence post. … Continue reading

Life Lessons for Humans, Provided by Birds

I recently read a news story about a pair of bald eagles who are nesting on a cell phone tower in Miami. Birds are amazing creatures, aren’t they? As humans have stolen practically all the earth’s land, birds have found a way to survive in spite of us. And isn’t  it wonderful that they have? In addition … Continue reading

The Ecosystem That is My Backyard

Have you ever stopped and thought about all the animals that share your world with you? Oh sure, you have a companion animal, be it dog, cat, or other animal friend. But what other animals do you share your life with? Do you even notice them? I share the place I live with chipmunks. Squirrels. Toads. A … Continue reading

Des Moines, Iowa Mall: Scene of Animal Welfare Showdown!

Des Moines, Iowa, isn’t exactly known for its great strides in animal welfare. But there is a fight brewing there, thanks to a brave woman by the name of Rita Mason. Mason started the online petition to end the practice of allowing Pella Wildlife Company, a so-called wildlife education program, to set up a portable … Continue reading

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