This week, British Columbia’s newly formed government, responding to the will of an overwhelming majority of the province’s citizens and following through on its own campaign promise, announced a ban on all trophy hunting of grizzly bears there, starting in November. Under the prior Liberal government, B.C. had become the world’s grizzly-bear-hunting hub, with trophy . . .
My Australian cattle dog Scamper passed away July 24th. She was my shadow for eight years and made every day a little brighter just by her constantly wagging tail, sense of fun and uncanny intelligence. Her presence still fills the house as if her spirit … Continue reading Goodbye Sweet Scamper
We love turtles around here. We help them get across our country roads safely and admire their slow, methodical approach to life. I had turtles as a child, starting when I had my tonsils removed and my parents thought a new pet would help me through the painful recovery. Then when I got better, I just kept getting more turtles. One of any pet was never enough for me. I remember watching the little guys navigate their own little world, a big tub filled with sand, fake trees and a big pond. I hope they were happy, at least they seemed to my seven-year-old self to be living an idyllic life.
This video is about the rescue of gopher tortoises from a new home construction site. Many of their kind are buried alive every year in the name of progress as buildings and homes replace what was once their habitat.