These 6 newborn opossums lost their mother, and luckily, MoonShine Wildlife Rehab stepped in to help take care of them and get them ready to enter the wild again. The opossums started to grow hair, and their personalities began to shine through. Feeding time was quite the event to watch. They were all quite rambunctious, […]
Three Bear Cubs Have A Blast On A Backyard Hammock
Nature is all around us – even in our backyards. We all get to experience a number of different wildlife visitors to our backyards throughout the year depending on where we live. Personally, where my parents live in California, they see a lot of birds – obviously – and opossums. They also see the occasional […]
As forests shrink, mammals are stressed out— with possible fallout for humans
Humans aren’t the only ones feeling anxiety about environmental destruction. As forests shrink, small mammals are also feeling stressed, and we can tell by their fur. A team of scientists collected fur samples from 106 small rodents and marsupials in six forest fragments in the Atlantic Forest of Paraguay. After grinding each fur sample into […]
Petition to End North Carolina’s Cruel New Year Eve’s Live Opossum Drop
Animal rights groups in North Carolina are fighting the state legislature to stop an annual tradition of dropping an opossum for New Year’s. The group, Animal Help Now, wants to end the House Bill 574, which gives people the right to participate in animal abuse during a certain time of year. House Bill 574, approved […]
Petition: Ban Animal Killing Contests!
Hunters who kill animals for sport don’t see animals as sentient creatures who want to live. They find it amusing to hurt and kill animals just because they can and they take pride in their ‘skills’ to do so. They even make competitions and games out of it. In South Dakota, the Nest Predator Bounty […]
Petition: Ask South Dakota to End Program that Pays Children to Kill Animals
Earlier this month, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP) started a controversial program that is paying residents of all ages, including children, to kill animals. The GFP says their new Nest Predator Bounty Program was designed to help preserve nests of ducks and pheasants, bring more participation, awareness, and education to […]
POLL: Should fur trapping be banned in California and other states?
Conservationists and animal advocates are applauding the introduction of legislation in California that would ban fur trapping throughout the state once and for all. The bill (AB 273), which was just introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, would protect furbearing animals from commercial trapping in the state, which isn’t just causing the suffering of target animals […]
POLL: Should the Trump Administration ban deadly ‘Cyanide Bombs’?
Conservationists are expressing some serious disappointment over the Trump administration’s decision not to ban deadly devices otherwise known as M-44s, or “cyanide bombs,” despite their brutality, sickening death toll and the risks they continue to pose. These devices are spring-activated bait traps placed in the ground that are loaded with sodium cyanide, which is ejected […]