Today’s new 40 Days of Giveaways is perfectly timed for Earth Day. If you’re late to this spring fling: Blisstree is using the season of Lent to reward you for giving up your vices in favor of healthier habits. Each weekday from now until May 3, we’ll give away a different prize to one reader just for becoming our Facebook fan. And today’s prize is all about preserving the earth and the wild animals living on it with us. We’re giving away one (1) copy of the new coffee table book African Cats: The Story Behind the Film (worth $35) to one reader who simply “Likes” Blisstree on Facebook. ME-oww. More
Topic: animal conservation
Passion For Pelts – If the U.S. federal government already plans to wipe out the nutria, a semi-aquatic rodent that’s destroying Louisiana’s wetlands, is using its fur eco-friendly? (Ecouterre)
Animal hoarding, which has become prevalent enough to warrant its own reality TV show, took a turn for the truly bizarre this week in Shirley, New York, near the eastern end of Long Island, where an elderly woman was found to be harboring more than 100 animals in her home. But instead of the usual mix of cats, dogs, and birds, she appeared to be assembling her own ark, complete with chinchillas, deer, pigs, and even a cow. Which would be fine if this woman lived on a farm, but these poor animals were residing inside her house. Just like the song “The Circle of Life” – the Marilyn Manson version, that is.
Just when we were getting over the potential safety issues of letting our cats and dogs share our beds at night, now we need to face the potential health hazards of snuggling up with pigs, goats, and deer. What hath Paris Hilton wrought? More
I thought that since Peggy’s Hug This Animal, was the Cheetah today, I’d find a non-toxic toy version for the kiddos. That’s was difficult. I did find two cute stuffed pals finally though. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is … More