It Is Over!

A beautiful Black Bear Cub. Will we ever see another one? Picture credit: Unknown   Score Scott and Company ONE, Florida Black Bears  Zero! I had to compose myself before writing this, it took some time. Yesterday in Tallahassee, Judge Reynolds, who I am reasonably sure was appointed by Scott, said that the FWCC had every right and indeed, every responsibility to order […]

Can We Trust You?

Forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) in the Mbeli River, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo. Picture credit: Thomas Breuer   If you have been here long, you know that over the past 3 years on WP, I have been bitterly disappointed, frequently deceived and flat-out lied to, by those who are in place to protect Global Wildlife. So, on Friday when […]

So Long Sonar!

This awesome picture of a Pacific Blue whale is courtesy of NOAA fisheries!   The United States Navy has made me a fan once again, with this latest move to save the lives of so many of our threatened and endangered Ocean wildlife. Over the past few years in this very Blog, I have written ad nauseam about […]

This King has left the building!

A juvenile King Cobra Picture credit:  Biomedicinal   After living in so many places before coming to Florida in 2004, it was only a matter a time before this would happen. And it did. Within a few months of moving here, there it was one day, curled up on the black mat at our back door, waiting for […]

Changing Alaska

Denali, the Great One! Picture credit: Nic McPhee from Morris, MN, USA   President Obama will be in Alaska today for an Arctic Global Climate Summit. He is the first US President to visit the Arctic while still in office. His primary objective is likely to shore up support for climate change programs. But another more […]

Trust No One~

A magnificent Florida Panther Picture credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers   On our news this morning was a completely unexpected revelation. It came, they said, from the Executive Director of the FWC although, they did not mention Nick Wiley by name. Was this an accident, or requested? It seems that Nick Wiley may or may not have […]

Night Lights~

The night lights of the Empire State Building in New York City, the stunning ones are linked below! Picture credit: GK 12   When I saw this yesterday, it literally took my breath away and I knew that I would be sharing it with all of you as soon as we got home this morning~ Yes, […]

Bison and Bears, the connection~

Wood Bison in Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta, Canada Picture credit:  Laura Kaupas.   As you may have noticed, there has been a two month gap in postings here. The reason is that my heart has been broken over the imminent approval of Hunting our beautiful Florida Black Bear. The final, fateful decision is expected in […]

Not Extinct~

              A Galapagos Tortoise  Picture credit: Matthew Field        A Sierra Nevada Red Fox  Picture credit: NPS   Extinction is a dirty, ugly word and usually we, the two-leggeds are to blame, but this week is a time to celebrate, for two rare and exciting sightings have caused great joy around the Globe. This post is about two extremely rare and endangered creatures […]

Hacked and Back!

Breanna and me at Flagler Beach.   Yes, I have been away. But the reason was entirely out of my hands. Dealing since October with biopsies, surgeries and weekly trips to Gainesville for melanomas was a piece of cake compared to the past five weeks. This time it is all mental stress. If you are here, it is […]

No Means No!

Protestors at the White House Picture credit: chesapeakeclimate   Just in case you have not yet heard, as you were on an extended out of the country journey,  or what ever. The Keystone Pipeline, although approved by the House last week, was just rejected by the United States Senate. You heard right, it failed to win […]

We Are All One America

Staff of President Clinton’s One America Initiative, the Initiative on Race Picture credit: Public Domain   Watching the returns for Florida last night was a mixed blessing. Most importantly to us, Amendment One passed with 75% of the voters in this state approving it. And thankfully, the elections are over and the dirty nasty commercials […]

Megalopyge opercularis

Megalopyge opercularis Picture credit: Wikipedia   Thank you so very much to Walkingfox for alerting me about this story just now. This is a very short post because it is so important and just learned about. I also wanted to alert as many of you, as soon as possible about this. On our local WFTV News earlier today, was a report about, don’t […]

Enough Already!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I HATE Politics, all Politics! So for me to be driven, forced and bullied into creating a NEW Blog about this abhorred, loathed and despised subject, something BIG must have happened. Well it did. It seems to me that we, the public, the common people, the ones who pay […]

Water

A drop  of Water Picture credit: José Manuel Suarez   The absence from this obviously addictive pleasure, has left me with a great deal of time to ponder what the subject of the first posting here would be, after being cleared by my Doctor to resume a somewhat normal life. Before beginning,  I must take the time to say, […]

New Blog~

If you think that Organic and GMO foods are not a high stakes industry, please do take a look at this picture. Credit: Compiled by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper   If you might have wondered where I have been, this is where: http://organicopinion.wordpress.com/ It was the result of a bad shopping excursion that was the very last straw. Hope you […]

Animal Independence Day

Only death awaits him. Bull fighting still today remains popular in many parts of the world. Picture credit: Wikipedia   Today is Independence Day in America. It is a day which gives us all a sense of pride in how much we have achieved since we became an Independent Nation. Over the past few hundred years we […]

Cocoa Says NO!

The Pier at Cocoa Beach Picture credit:  Mike Russell   On our local news this morning,  came a most unexpected joy. It was announced today,  that the City of Cocoa Beach had rejected offshore Seismic Testing. Those in this Committee actually said that they don’t want it, because it has been said to harm Whales and Dolphins. Did I hear right? […]

Whales Win!

Traditional Whaling in Taiji Picture credit: Public Domain   If you have had your absolute fill of  depressing news about our wonderful world of animals, you can smile today! Japan has argued for years,  that they have the absolute right to kill 1,000 Whales a year in the Antarctic,  for ” scientific purposes, ”  but the United Nations […]

Because this is America and this is how we work~

The Constitution of the United States Of America: Public Domain   A WP friend sent me some links yesterday that he thought I might find interesting. He knows that I am passionate about  animals and their safekeeping on this Planet and wondered if this might be something I would want to do a story about it, or at least to be made […]

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