Articles: animals

Trump Administration Supports Killing Big Game

This isn’t politics; it’s ethics. A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of big game, like African elephants, lions, and various rhino species, is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump and his family (which is supposed to…

8 Resolutions for Pets

Here are eight messages I resolve to attempt to communicate in 2018: Fear Free:  There’s an initiative, called Fear Free, which began among veterinary professionals with the intent to lower the fear, anxiety, and stress of veterinary visits. And, that fear, anxiety, and stress is real. Most cats and many dogs are so terrified of…

Trump Sanctions Killing Endangered Elephants

Elephants are intelligent and emotional beings, and they are the prime shaper of any ecosystem they happen to live in. Humans are their only significant threat, and they are still being poached to death, particularly in Africa. Now, with President Trump’s personal support, the U.S. government will allow hunters to import trophies of elephants killed…

Holiday Inn Turns Away Family Dogs During Hurricane

This story about the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Katy, Texas, is shocking. Most of the largest shelter facilities in Houston and nearby cities are accepting pets, including the George R. Brown Convention Center, which is the largest of them all, and as I wrote about, even two furniture stores, which between them accepted around 800…

Bowling for Rhinos: Steve Dale's Other World Podcast

It’s said that there’s a podcast about everything, but this might be the first podcast in the history of podcasts that describes the five remaining rhinoceros species in detail, and is all about what you can do to help the plight of these beleaguered species by Bowling for Rhinos. Listen HERE as I am joined…

Wildlife in Mexico

Viva Natura: A Field Guide to the Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals of Western Mexico author Petr Myska talks here on Steve Dale’s Other World podcast about how, as a tourist in Mexico, you might take a day trip to see and swim with whale sharks or sea turtles or walk through a jungle with monkeys and…

Heartfelt Connections on WGN: Dogs, Cats, Pigs, Llamas and More

Dr. Anne Beall, social psychologist and researcher, wants to understand the connection between people and animals. Specifically, she wonders why there are times medical professionals can’t reach people but animals can. So, Anne does what she does when she wonders about something: She conducts additional research and writes a book. Listen HERE to our conversation on Steve Dale’s Pet…

Global Warming is Not Fake News

I am sure I’ll get many emails that this post is politically charged. I’m unsure why protecting our planet, and the fact that climate change exists, has become a political issue. There are 192 nations that believe climate change is real, and, from China to Iceland, they are determined to do something about it. Here are…

Dr. Laurie Hess on Frog Unlikely Companions

Steve Dale appears in this video with a monkey tree frog and a waxy tree frog with Dr. Laurie Hess, author of “Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (or, What Friends Feathered, Furred, and Scaled Have Taught Me about Life and Love” Frogs are cool pets – the coolest likely if you are…

U.S. Will Support Killing Defenseless Animals

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” —Mahatma Gandhi Apparently, according to the current political climate, making America great again means allowing for the senseless and inhumane killing of U.S. native predators. The U.S. Congress overturned a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that was supported by…

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