February 17, 2019

How do snowbirds escape the winter blues?, Martin

By Melissa Martin I’m dreaming of a colorful beach get-away. Perhaps, a jaunt to the Caribbean Islands. A slice of paradise to refresh the chilly mood and attitude. Leave the snow and slick-iced roads behind. The Caribbean culture is calling for beach bunnies.  “The Caribbean region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and […]

US: LSU allegedly bought live shelter dogs for research

By Susan Bird From care2 According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals , the Louisiana State University veterinary school may have violated the federal Animal Welfare Act by buying dogs — both alive and dead — from a Baton Rouge animal shelter. PETA asserts that a whistleblower reached out to them — a former executive director of the […]

2 suspects nabbed at OR Tambo with 10 pieces of rhino horn valued at R2m

GAUTENG From iol By Lindi Masinga Johannesburg – Two suspects, aged 36 and 40-years-old, were arrested on Tuesday night at OR Tambo International airport with 10 pieces of rhino horn worth an estimated R2 million. South African Police Services spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said the arrests were made during an intelligence-driven operation after members of […]

Joint Cayman Islands police and DoA Operation last Friday yields arrest in connection with cockfighting

From RCIPS On Friday 8 February, police and animal welfare and control officers from the Department of Agriculture conducted an operation at an address on Brushwood Way in Bodden Town in response to concerns from the community about disturbances and illegal activities being carried out there. During the operation, six roosters that appeared to be […]

Pet zebra freezes to death in Indiana

by Laura Goldman From Care2 As the temperature plunged below zero late in January, a zebra’s back hooves got caught in a fence surrounding the Indiana farm on which he was being kept as a pet. Despite the extreme weather conditions, no one bothered to check on the welfare of this animal. Unable to free himself, the […]

Cayman Islands: RCIPS & DOA visit neighbourhoods affected by roaming dogs,

This week, RCIPS Community Police Officers, along with Department of Agriculture Staff, visited local neighbourhoods to spread information and advice about responsible dog ownership. The visits kicked off on Monday on Boltins Avenue in West Bay and continued Wednesday on John McLean Drive and Java Lane in East End, neighbourhoods that have had a number […]

Yet another dolphin has died at Dolphinaris in the Arizona Desert

By Laura Goldman from Care2 Just one month after a bottlenose dolphin named Khloe died at Dolphinaris Arizona, another dolphin, Kai, has died there. Since the controversial tourist attraction opened less than three years ago, four of its eight captive dolphins—half of them—are now dead. Kai, 22, died on Jan. 31, two weeks after he began having difficulty […]

Farmer takes his lambs to sanctuary instead of slaughterhouse

by Susan Bird from Care2 A livestock farmer in the UK made a life-changing decision for 20 lambs he’d raised since birth. As he drove them to the local slaughterhouse to meet their fate, he realized he couldn’t go through with it. Sivalingam Vasanthakumar changed his mind. He decided that the money he was getting for those lambs […]

Cayman Islands minister, DOA & RCIPS meet with residents about stray dogs

Hon. Joey Hew, Temporary Minister for Agriculture and elected representative for George Town North, officials from the Department of Agriculture (DoA) and members of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) met this week with a group of concerned residents to give an update on the situation with a pack of stray dogs that have […]

The Editor speaks: Stray dogs

At last something is being done to round up the stray dogs that walk around our neighborhood both day and night. Most of these strays are vicious, and have plagued communities here all over Grand Cayman, from East End to West Bay, but in particular the Seven Mile Beach area, and between Snug Harbour and […]