April 23, 2019

Anti-Bird netting a danger to wildlife everywhere

By Kelly Wong from Care2 North Norfolk District Council has bowed to pressure to remove some anti-bird netting from cliffs. The netting was meant to deter sand martins from returning to their nesting grounds on the Bacton cliffs of the Norfolk coast. But it was a hazard that could potentially injure or kill birds and other animals. The government wanted to […]

Protect endangered species from mass extinction this Earth Day

By Brianna Lynne From Care2 Earth Day has always served as an important reminder to protect our planet. But this year — in the midst of climate change, a plastic pollution crisis and a sixth mass extinction — Earth Day seems even more important. This year, the theme of Earth Day centers on protecting species — a crucial message […]

Cayman Islands: CCMI’s Reef Lecture Series to feature visiting researcher

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is pleased to welcome visiting researcher Dr Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science (BIOS) to Grand Cayman in April. In addition to visiting the Little Cayman Research Station to explore joint projects to understand the mechanisms that will boost coral reef survival, she will present a […]

China turtle death: One of last four known Yangtze giant softshells dies

From BBC One of the world’s rarest turtles, a Yangtze giant softshell, has died in China, leaving just three known survivors of the species. The female turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) died in Suzhou zoo in southern China. Experts had tried to artificially inseminate the creature, which was over 90 years old, for a fifth time shortly […]

Prevalence of heartworm infection in the feral cat population of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

By Darby B, Dickinson C, Gaskins L, Hanna P From US National Library of Medicine Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the presence and prevalence of heartworm infection in the feral cat population of Grand Cayman. METHODS: During the study period, feral cats were routinely trapped and euthanized for population control by the municipal […]

South Dakota Governor wants kids to kill animals for fun and profit

By Laura Goldman From Care2 “Love seeing kids this excited about being outside!!” South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem wrote on her Facebook page April 6. “Let’s get kids away from the x-box and out with the live box!” Accompanying the governor’s post are super creepy photos of young children. A little girl makes a thumbs-up gesture next […]

The Publisher speaks: Think Again [starts with chickens and ends with a donkey]

Colin didn’t know what to write about today so I told him to “think again”. It was then, I remembered I had written a poem many years ago with that title. As it started with chickens and we are overrun with them I thought it might be worth sharing with you and it is amusing…… […]

Investigation exposes heartbreaking abuse on dairy farm supplying Nestle

By Alicia Graef From Care2 Many dairy products sit so innocuously on store shelves across the country, but behind them is an industry filled with cruelty and suffering, and dairy cows who continue to pay the ultimate price for them. While the industry itself is no stranger to undercoverinvestigations exposing cruelty, yet another just released by Compassion Over Killing (COK) conducted at Martin […]

Drunk cats

Not Your Ordinary Matchbox Art: Drunk Cats at the Bar From Designer Daily On the Internet, there are two types of content that people never seem to get tired of: cats doing silly stuff and drunk people doing even sillier stuff. These premisces set, you can easily imagine the viral potential of these illustrations of […]

10 ideas to celebrate National Pet Day

By Mary Daly From Care2 April 11 is National Pet Day. It’s a day meant to celebrate our animal companions — and to raise awareness for animal-related causes. If you’re ready for the responsibility, it could be a fitting day to adopt a homeless animal into your family. But there are several other ways to mark the day and spoil the […]