NY Man Arrested for Keeping Sharks in Basement

NY Man Arrested for Keeping Sharks in Basement

A man has been arrested and charged with keeping sharks with the intent to sell them. Joshua Seguine kept sharks in a pool inside his house and offered them for sale, the New York attorney general shared in a press release. Seguine was ordered to pay a fine and was sentenced to conditional discharge. He […]

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White Snowy Owl Spotted in Rare Sighting in Central Park!

White Snowy Owl Spotted in Rare Sighting in Central Park!

A white snowy owl was spotted in Central Park the last week of January, according to TimeOut! According to Paul Sweet, the collection manager of the Department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History, it’s the first time in over a century the species has been spotted in the park!  Photos on […]

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Petition: Ban Fur in New York!

The fur industry is horrifically cruel. Precious animals that should be free in the wild are bred on fur farms in terrible conditions. The most common victims of this industry are mink, foxes, chinchillas, and rabbits. They’re kept in small, uncomfortable wire cages often in their own filth and amongst the corpses of the other […]

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A Woodpecker Visit

This bird was too big and noisy to miss — about a foot long, and announcing its presence with repeated loud calls of kyeer as it eyeballed a little pile of raisins and peanut bits I had left on a fence post for the cardinals and robins. Although flickers eat mainly insects, they also take […]

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Butterfly Dream

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awakened, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then […]

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POLL: Should Wildlife Killing Contests be Banned?

Countless animals continue to become targets for wildlife killing contests, but now lawmakers in New York have set their sights on contests themselves in an effort to make these cruel events a thing of the past. These contests, which are also known as drives or derbies reward people of all ages with cash prizes and […]

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Victory! New Jersey Just Became the First State to Ban All Wild Animals in Circuses

Animal advocates are celebrating an epic win with the passage of Nosey’s Law in New Jersey, which makes it the first state in the U.S. to ban all wild animals in traveling circuses. The law was appropriately named after Nosey, an elephant who had suffered decades of abuse at the hands of her owner, Hugo […]

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Equinox Eve

Tonight is the last night of winter! Doubtless these two raccoons I saw sitting in a tree last week looking down on snow-covered Central Park in New York City, will welcome the warmer season. Here’s my favorite welcome spring poem “When the Hounds of Spring” by Algernon Charles Swinburne: For winter’s rains and ruins are […]

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