You don't have to be a student at Hogwarts to be interested in studying divination. Many ancient cultures have believed that animals were guides, guardians, and protectors of humans. With the Druid Animal Oracle Deck you can dip into the Celtic tradition of animal beliefs.
Finding the right stuffed animal for boys or girls who aren't into "cutesy" toys can be a challenge. These days there are more choices along these lines. This cool Octopus Plush is liable to hug you right back!
When veterinarian Maria Lombard took a walk on Waitarere Beach north of Wellington, New Zealand, several months ago she hardly expected to make news. Then she noticed something strange that had been washed up on the beach. It was a skeleton made of cartilage with a rather alarming appearance -- it looked for all the world like she had discovered the skeleton of a dragon.
Many Americans have pet dogs and cats, and would never consider killing them for sustenance. Yet 'dog meat' is a common dish in the West African nation of Nigeria and has a long history in Chinese cuisine. In the States, there seems to be a double standard where we find it heartbreaking to witness a dog being abused but can justify cows and pigs brought to slaughter to feed a portion of our population.