Posted January 11, 2017 by Ron Callari

Over the years, I’ve blogged a lot about the animal abuses and outright cruelty incurred by sea animals at SeaWorld. Most recently, I penned a testimonial piece in memoriam for the passing of the killer whale, Tilikum. This case caused global protests by animal activists worldwide when it became a center piece for CNN’s award-winning documentary, Blackfish, that shined a glaring light on the maltreatment of Orca whales in captivity.

Posted September 30, 2016 by John P. Barker

The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington has its own tenor.  Move over Plácido Domingo!  E.T. the walrus is an up-n'-coming talent!

Posted April 4, 2016 by John P. Barker

We've all had those nights.  A little too much booze (accompanied with many jokes and possibly singing--and hopefully pizza) can lead to a rather rough night upon arriving home.  This video is a metaphor for that experience--when you have an itch.

Posted February 17, 2016 by John P. Barker

Is Sam the polar bear, or is Sam the penguin with the scarf?  I prefer to think that Sam is the penguin--because he gets what he deserves...

Posted September 2, 2015 by Ron Callari

If U.S. Representative Jim Moran had had his way, the days of traveling circuses would have already come to an end. That’s right . . . “lions and tigers and bears . . . oh no!”  In 2014, he took an historic stand for animals by reintroducing the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (H.R. 4525), which would end the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses, over concerns about their welfare and safety risks they pose to us.

Posted August 27, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

With a shortage of food in the Pacific Ocean, people in California have been seeing an increase in the number of sea lions coming ashore to forage. Last spring one wayward sea lion traveled 5 blocks inland to check out what Mar Vista High School might have to offer an eager and ambitious pinniped. It is uncertain whether he was heading for admissions or the cafeteria.

Posted February 9, 2015 by John P. Barker

Graceful.  Gliding through the sea.  And... something that some people forget: wild animals.