Animals

Florida Still Debating GMO Mosquito ‘Franken-skeeters’ Plan

Florida Still Debating GMO Mosquito ‘Franken-skeeters’ Plan

In what’s beginning to seem like a tradition,?opponents are speaking out against Oxitec’s plans to release genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. The male (non-biters) Aedes aegypti, or yellow fever mosquitoes, are genetically modified to pass sterility?into wild populations of the insect.?This effectively controls the mosquito population and the associated risk of dengue fever […]

3 Facts You Need To Know About The 100,000,000 Sharks Killed Last Year

3 Facts You Need To Know About The 100,000,000 Sharks Killed Last Year

National Geographic Traveller India?has published a story exposing the brutal reality that we have now pushed this species that has lived for over 400 million years to the verge of extinction. Dhritiman Mukherjee writes, ?India is one of the biggest exporters of shark fins in the world. It’s a subject that needs to get a […]

Perdue Chickens Raised With High Standards — Watch This Video And Decide For Yourself

Perdue Chickens Raised With High Standards — Watch This Video And Decide For Yourself

Even under the disguise of ?local farmers? factory farming still looks like?factory farming. Compassion in World Farming, the creators of the video below, say: “No matter how they spin it, there is nothing humane or natural about factory farming.? Perdue chicken is sold with the following claims on the packaging: Raised Cage Free All Vegetarian […]

Texas Nurse’s Dog Quarantined Over Ebola Fears

Texas Nurse’s Dog Quarantined Over Ebola Fears

Texas nurse Nina Pham, 26, was identified ?on Monday as the first person who has ever been infected with Ebola inside the United States. But wait, there’s more. Here little dog, ?Bentley, has been quarantined, too. Hazmat workers suited up on Monday to remove Bentley, a?Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, from Pham’s Dallas apartment. He has […]

Meanwhile, A Kangaroo Street Fight Happened

Meanwhile, A Kangaroo Street Fight Happened

So this happened.?From Twisted Sifter: If your knowledge of kangaroos is limited, the way they use their extremely muscular tail may surprise you. According toThe Guardian, the tail acts as a ?third leg? propelling kangaroos forward, ?with as much force as its front and hind legs combined.? [source] During fighting, combatants adopt a high standing […]

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