Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side! That’s how the popular riddle or saying goes, but it seems it applies to ducks as well. A family of ducks was attempting to cross the road to get to the other side of Interstate 405 in Washington State, but they ended […]
WASHINGTON – “Birds don’t recognize borders so we must work with our neighbors to protect them wherever they fly,” said Marshall Johnson, chief conservation officer, National Audubon Society. “This legislation will provide more places to nest, winter, and rest for the millions of birds across farms and forests in Ohio, through backyards and bays in […]
For many years, the modest stretch of forested land surrounding our office in Maryland has offered a refuge to wild animals whose habitat is shrinking around them. Year after year, our staff members excitedly share sightings of our wild neighbors: the mama fox who births kits in a den under our utility shed; the bees […]
An animal welfare charity has called for hunting with dogs to be banned in Northern Ireland. The League Against Cruel Sports is calling on politicians to create new legislation that would ban hunting with dogs, with the Alliance Party planning to table a private members bill in the New Year. It comes just weeks after […]
Mountain hares are beautiful little creatures that live in mountainous regions. One of the places they are native to is Scotland. They camouflage into the mountains with their color-changing coat that goes from brown to white in the winter. These precious animals are sadly killed by the tens of thousands every year in Scotland. They […]
Hare coursing is a cruel and terrible tradition in Spain in which galgos, Spanish greyhounds, are forced to “perform.” This performance involves racing to catch a fleeing hare. Galgos dogs are bred for these purposes sometimes by hunters themselves, or they can be purchased from breeders by hunters. However, the entire bloodsport is cruel from […]
The nation’s deep affection for the hare, once a common sight in fields, is recorded in prose, pub names and poetry. Writers including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and Ted Hughes have paid tribute to the UK’s fastest land mammal, while any English county will boast at least one pub with the word hare in its name. […]
My first visit to Elmley this year and as an official friend of Elmley that’s a little sad but the place looks good with plenty of water on the reserve and with it plenty of birds and a few Hares.