Posted January 23, 2017 by Creature Features

No pets in the White House? Don't tell Kellyanne Conway, whose patriotic 'Trump Revolutionary Wear' coat sports a double row of metallic cat-head-shaped buttons.

Posted January 22, 2017 by Ron Callari

As marches in almost every state of the union scaled into the millions, women’s equality issues seemed to also be supported by their four-legged sidekicks! From celebrity dogs like Secretary of State John Kerry’s pooch, to others with buttons declaring “Dissent is Patriotic” — pups from all over the world — were just as supportive and involved as the men who joined the women in marches that swelled beyond our borders.

Posted January 16, 2017 by Ron Callari

As nostalgic as circuses were for many of us growing up, the “Greatest Show on Earth” is taking its final curtain call this May. In following this story for almost two years, I’ve reported on the waning public interest in circuses, due mainly to animal activist groups protesting against the maltreatment associated with animals held in captivity.

Posted January 15, 2017 by Ron Callari

Over the years, I’ve acknowledged some of Twitter’s “Top Pet Tweeters.” Yes, based on the number of pets that have taken to the microblogging site, it can definitely be said that Twitter is an all-inclusive ecosystem. Sockamillion [aka @sockington], and who identifies himself as “Jason Scott’s Cat,” is one of the many felines with millions of followers. And there are hundreds of other cats as well as dogs and birds who have been tweeting up a storm, for years.

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 January 11, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

Here we see historical evidence of why barn cats now hate milking machines. There was a time when they got a little extra on the side from the farmer -- and direct from the cow.

Posted January 4, 2017 by Ron Callari

My blogs over the years have covered the perils and forecasts of the many endangered species on this planet. In my post, “Why We Should Be Concerned About The Sixth Mass Extinction?” I reported on the current ‘extinction event’ that is happening in our lifetimes. Think about that! There have only been five periods of heightened animal extinction since the dawn of time, and the most current one is happening right under our noses.

Posted December 29, 2016 by Ron Callari

For those of us who grew up reading Richard Adams’ classic novel Watership Down, your worldview may have been significantly altered as to how you thought about the treatment of animals. The novel, told in a fable-rich format was the tale of a rabbit family’s struggles to survive in the face of adversity and threats from the cruelty of humans.