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Spare the Horses, Open More Casinos
Offbeat  (tags: racing industry, controvery, casinos, gambling empires, exploitation )

- 2836 days ago -
The animal rights position holds that horseracing is nothing more than exploitation of the weaker and vulnerable for money. This position is born of facts. Racing proponents, in contrast, must resort to diversions, deceits, and outright lies
Dog Killer Michael Vick to Address Congress on Evils of Animal Fighting
Offbeat  (tags: congress, controvery, shameful, vick, dog killer, animal cruelty )

- 2922 days ago -
Are true dog lovers expected to believe that Vick has seen the error of his ways? The Humane Society of the United States, which has essentially arranged a speaking tour for Vick, seems to believe so. So evidently does the U.S. Congress, which has
Can Farmed Fish Really Be Considered Organic?
Offbeat  (tags: controvery, farmed fish, organic, environment )

- 2978 days ago -
When food is labeled "organic," you expect that it was produced in a way that is good for both the environment and your health. Unfortunately it seems that up in Canada, that accountability might not be the case for much longer.
ACTION ALERT: Reinstate Kimberly Mullins as KCAC Director! - PLEASE SIGN !
Offbeat  (tags: controvery, caring employee, kimberly mullins, fired, adoptions, animal welfare, homeless animals )

- 2978 days ago -
On Friday, May 20, Kimberly Mullins was fired from the Kern County Animal Control (KCAC) Special Projects Manager position for reasons that remain confidential. Based on information from articles in The Bakersfield Californian and others, we feel this a
Bushkill Man 'Devastated' By Death of Bear He'd Fed for Years
Offbeat  (tags: semi tame bear, bozo, killed, slaughtered, near his home, controvery, disgust )

- 3161 days ago -
Leroy Lewis stood in the doorway of his tiny mobile home in Bushkill on Monday evening and wept as a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer told him his beloved bear, Bozo, had been shot by a hunter. Seventeen years of memories filled Lewis' mind as he
Mystery of the Missing Himachal Tiger
Offbeat  (tags: mystery, non existance, controvery, missing himacal tiger )

- 3170 days ago -
Photographs of a tiger roaming in solitary splendour in the hills surrounding the picturesque tourist resort of Manali have failed to impress Himachal Pradesh's wildlife wing. The tiger does not exist, they say.
"Lion Man" Kept Lion in Freezer 7 Months Waiting to Film Funeral
Offbeat  (tags: controvery, lion man, new zeland, lion, kept in freezer, investigation, claims, mother )

- 3187 days ago -
FUR is continuing to fly at Zion Wildlife Gardens with the release of a shocking photograph of a dead male lion lying in a freezer next to racks of meat. The image was released on Zion's official website by Patricia Busch, who took over running of the
Is Michelle Obama Fueling the Ivory Trade?
Offbeat  (tags: michelle obama, controvery, african elephant, massacred, ivory trade )

- 3187 days ago -
Over 20 years ago, the international community tried to regulate the ivory trade. It failed miserably -- an estimated 90 percent of ivory on the market was from poached elephants. To save elephants from extinction, an international ivory trade ban went
Mystery Cat Photographed: Panther or Bobcat? Or Something Else?
Offbeat  (tags: controvery, mystery cat, origin, sightings, photograph, panther, bobcat, questions )

- 3214 days ago -
Georgia wildlife officials say we don't have panthers - and people who claim to have seen one continue to insist otherwise. It's a perennial stalemate that has lingered for decades, with dozens of sightings reported annually across Alabama, Georgia
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright...
Offbeat  (tags: coverup, controvery, deaths, burnt, investigation, big cat )

- 3230 days ago -
Officials of Bannerghatta National Park dispose of the bodies before they announce the deaths The death of three-year-old-Divya, a young tigress, yesterday has thwarted the forest officials' claim that the recent deaths of big cats in Bannerghatta
Stranded, Sick Whale Euthanized With Explosives
Offbeat  (tags: australia, stranded beach whale, rescuers, department, killed whale, explosives, outrage, controvery )

- 3239 days ago -
PERTH, Australia - A terminally sick humpback whale that became stranded on a beach in Western Australia two weeks ago was euthanized Thursday with an explosive charge. After attempts to return the juvenile whale to the sea failed, the state
Are Tame, Endangered Creatures Being Returned to the Wild?
Offbeat  (tags: endangered animals, wild animals, reintroduction, controvery, surivival, conservation )

- 3245 days ago -
From the standpoint of species and ecosystem health, limited attempts at predator reintroduction in the United States have for the most part proven very successful. The gray wolf, extirpated by hunters in the Yellowstone region some 90 years ago, is now
Biologist Booked for Cat Attack Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: police, investigation, controvery, biologist, tiger attack )

- 3250 days ago -
Rajasthan police have booked 12 persons, including Dharmendra Khandal who clicked the pictures of a tiger attacking a forest ranger, in Ranthambore National Park on Friday. The Sawai Madhopur district police lodged the first information
Negligence Kills Trapped Leopard
Offbeat  (tags: humans, authorities, leopard death, controvery, neglect )

- 3253 days ago -
Gross negligence by the authorities, who are supposed to protect wildlife, has resulted in the death of a wild animal. A leopard, which fell into a trap meant for other animals at the Chenduvara Estate in Munnar on Thursday, died, after it remained
Bridget Vercoe: Elephant-Herd Idea Cruel Plan to Make Money
Offbeat  (tags: auckland zoo, herd of elephants, controvery, money, debate, wild animals )

- 3255 days ago -
Auckland Zoo's $13 million plan to establish a breeding herd of elephants is cruel and will do nothing to protect this majestic animal in the wild. Despite assertions to the contrary, the breeding programme proposed for the zoo is not linked to any

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