Italian Court: Lobsters Cannot Be Kept On Ice At Restaurants

250px-lobster_nsrwItaly’s highest court handed down a victory for animal rights activists last week that mandates that restaurants can no longer keep lobsters on ice because it causes them unjustifiable suffering.  It is a decision applauded by many who viewed the crustaceans as being subjected to unnecessary discomfort.  As much as a applaud such decisions in favor of animals, it does still leave the rather obvious conflict with the fact that the lobsters are then boiled alive.

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Dawn on the Billy Goat

img_5806As many of you know, I like to do dawn hikes particularly on the Billy Goat Trail outside of Washington.  I had to share this amazing turtle from this morning.  While it is hard to gauge its size, it was huge for a river turtle (almost three feet in length). Indeed, the biggest I have seen outside of the Pacific islands. It was well inland on Bear Island on the side of a boulder.

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Meet Gavel: The World’s Greatest Hope For Salvation

puppy-fired-too-nice-governor-queensland-png-1496934565Despite the depressing news domestically and internationally, there is proof that there is still hope for the world.  Gavel has found a home.  Gavel flunked out of police canine academy in Queensland, Australia, for being too friendly.  It was a disappointment because Gavel came from are “family bloodline” of top German Shepard police dogs. The problem is that Gavel just wanted to be friends . . . with everyone.

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