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Channel your inner wolverine!

Happy Wolverine Birthday! According to the Wolverine Foundation, February 14th is the day designated to symbolically mark the birth of wolverine kits. They come into the world under five inches long, weighing 3.5-5.11 ounces, and covered in white fur. They … Continue reading

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Two animal rescues: 33 happy homecomings & one heartbreaker

Anyone who works in the animal rights arena knows that a single day–nay, a single minute–can feature the most jubilant high and the utmost despairing low. One emotion follows on the heels of the other as news randomly enters your world: humans … Continue reading

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King-size coyote fur comforter: Price vs. cost

From Killing Coyotes 101: “Don’t be squeamish about killing juvenile coyotes,” advises the text beneath a photo of a grown man grinning over a dead pup. “They will be practicing their hunting skills on your turkey poults, deer fawns, pigglets … Continue reading

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Trapping Muskrat, the mother of humankind (no Muskrat Love here)

From the Yet More Bad News for Wild Animals department: The North American Fur Auctions (NAFA) has just concluded its most successful sale with what it calls “advancing wild fur prices.” “NAFA’s wild fur consignors are reaping the rewards from … Continue reading

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Circuses: Quit clowning with animals’ lives!

Running away to join the circus! What a call to liberation–beckoning kids for generations. An escape to freedom from nagging parents, onerous chores, meaningless homework. Restless adults still hear that siren song—now merely an escape fantasy—and imagine leaving the past … Continue reading

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Fishin’, fashion, & factory farming: fowl play in the news

Today it was corndogs. Two days ago it was feathers.  More often than not, something I read in the local morning paper gets my goat. It’s not that I go looking for the dark side, mind you. Whether an article … Continue reading

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Bad Luck for the Bunny: Lab tested, fur farmed, footless

At first glance, the Chinese Lunar New Year and Easter have little in common.  On second glance, a long-eared furry creature hops through both. Is it possible to celebrate a new year and wax sentimental about a candy-bearing bunny while … Continue reading

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Killing the Holy Grail: Fisher, wolverine trapping continues

Last autumn, on a remote forest road in Montana’s northern Bitterroot Mountains, I saw my first fisher. The luxuriously-coated, dark brown carnivore–a member of the weasel family–had just caught lunch. As he dragged his prey into the forest, I wished him safe … Continue reading

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WHO WEARS THE PANTS IN MONTANA? Wild bison and the Orwellian state

Raise your hand if you’ve had measles. OK, those of you with your hands up? We’re going to permanently remove you from the population—just as a safeguard—in the name of disease risk management. What, you’re objecting? Well, yes, that’s true—evidence … Continue reading

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