When I first heard about Morgan Island - more descriptively known as ‘Monkey Island’ — I conjured up images of H.G. Wells’ 1896 science fiction novel, The Island of Doctor Moreau. Later adapted for the movies, both Burt Lancaster and Marlon Brando were brilliantly cast at different times in the demonic role of the mad doctor, hell-bent on conducting science experiments on animals and humans.
One might ask why Google would devote a 4-day Valentine’s series of Doodles in 2017 for a species that is little known to the general populace? And why is Google software engineer Jordan Thomas telling us to “woo our pango-love with Google’s latest Doodle Game”?
While President Trump has shown a proclivity for signing ‘executive orders’ to kickstart his first year in office, this week there was some confusion if animals would also be subject to his stricter immigration policies as well? Coupled with those concerns, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] agency have been conducting raids to round up and arrest undocumented immigrants in California and several other border states. With all this disruption and unprecedented activity, might our pandas come under threat of deportation?
Saving a dog or cat from euthanasia is a noble endeavor. Dog and cat non-kill animal shelters also have this as a goal. But the volunteer group known as the Unwanted NYC Pets and their proactive initiatives take rescues one step further. They not only rescue dogs and cats from the brink of demise, they provide cost-laden makeovers and rehabilitation.
Each year in advance of the Super Bowl, there’s another ‘Bowl’ that catches the imagination of thousands of fans. Now, into its 8th year on Animal Planet, the Puppy Bowl has become ‘ruff-er and ruff-er’ to come up with funny quips to describe this momentous event.
t’s becoming more and more evident the Chinese have a growing fascination with the United States' current president. This is particularly curious since the tensions are strained between the U.S. and China, ever since Donald Trump's controversial call to Taiwanese president Tsai In-wen — which flew in the face of the long-held ‘One China’ policy. However this has not diminished the level of interest, the Chinese find in the new Leader of the Free World.
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.