Donkey slaughter ban a ‘historic decision for whole species’ — Tuesday’s Horse

THE IVORY COAST The slaughter and export of donkeys has been banned in Ivory Coast (also known as Côte d’Ivoire) following an announcement by the government earlier this month (13 July). In recent years, hundreds of thousands of donkeys across Africa have been slaughtered for their skins due to rising Chinese demand for ejiao, a […]

Donkey slaughter ban a ‘historic decision for whole species’ — Tuesday’s Horse

Birds & Dinosaurs – Joined at the Hip | Yale News — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

All baby birds have a moment prior to hatching when their hip bone is a tiny replica of a dinosaur’s pelvis. That’s one of the findings in a new, Yale-led study in the journal Nature that explores the evolutionary underpinnings of the avian hip bone. It is also a modern-day nod to the dramatic transformation that led from dinosaurs to birds over tens of millions of years.

Birds & Dinosaurs – Joined at the Hip | Yale News — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Documents show BLM wild horses sold to slaughter, advocates say — Tuesday’s Horse

BLM in fiscal 2021 removed 13,666 animals, the most in at least 20 years, bureau records show. by Scott Streater | 07/26/2022 01:30 PM EDT E&E NEWS reports: There’s more trouble on the horizon for the Bureau of Land Management’s embattled wild horse and burro adoption incentive program. The American Wild Horse Campaign today released […]

Documents show BLM wild horses sold to slaughter, advocates say — Tuesday’s Horse

L.A. Animal Services to hold 1st-ever pet adoption event at Dodger Stadium — KTLA

Los Angeles Animal Services wants you to bring home a new four-legged family member, so they are holding their first-ever adoption event at Dodger Stadium this Saturday and reducing fees to make that happen. The agency will be setting up an off-site adoption center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Dodgers Center Field…

L.A. Animal Services to hold 1st-ever pet adoption event at Dodger Stadium — KTLA

A Candid Conversation & Hard Love With Select Wild Horse Advocates — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By William E. Simpson II “Below is an open letter written by Bill Simpson; the reason that it appears here is quite simple…I agree with him. Both Terry and I have chased the BLM around our western states attempting to stop their bloody and illegal war against our wild equids utilizing every legal weapon we […]

A Candid Conversation & Hard Love With Select Wild Horse Advocates — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

It’s not just bees and butterflies on your flowers  — Scottish pollinators

Today we have a guest blog from Dr. Stan da Prato, a Keep Scotland Beautiful judge and editor of the Caledonian Gardener. There is now considerable public support for our bees, and awareness they are in decline and that pollination services are important economically.  Garden centres regularly feature ‘bee friendly’ plants in their sales areas. Amateur gardeners are keen to do their bit. The […]

It’s not just bees and butterflies on your flowers  — Scottish pollinators

Tarantula — A Second Backyard Resident — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. A couple of weeks ago, I posted images of a tarantula that resides in our backyard. I expressed a bit of surprise — and disappointment — that so far, this year, I’d found only one of these […]

Tarantula — A Second Backyard Resident — Sonoran Images

#OTD in 1856 – Birth of playwright, critic and Nobel Prize laureate, George Bernard Shaw, in Dublin. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

George Bernard Shaw was a dramatist and a literary critic in addition to being a socialist spokesman. His valuable contributions to literature won him the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925. While Shaw accepted the honour, he refused the money. He was a free spirit and a freethinker who advocated women’s rights and equality on…

#OTD in 1856 – Birth of playwright, critic and Nobel Prize laureate, George Bernard Shaw, in Dublin. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. The other day I posted an image of an Arizona Sister Butterfly, a butterfly that I’d not photographed previously. Today, I’m posting images of a second butterfly that is new to me, one that I observed at […]

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly — Sonoran Images
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