African swine fever outbreak reported in western Poland

The spread of ASF on pig farms and in wild boars in western Poland is a concern for Germany, Europe’s top pork producer with approximately 26 million pigs. Germany is also the EU’s second largest pork exporter to non-EU markets, after Spain. Most German exports go to China, South Korea and Japan. Should any of […]

Shocking video shows tourists feeding caged tigers with FISHING POLES at a Chinese zoo

Viral video emerged on Monday shows a group of tourists – some are children – leaning against a balcony while swinging their fishing poles attached with raw meat to attract the tigers on the ground. It remains unknown when the video was filmed

Poaching, not coronavirus, is the bigger threat, says tiger expert

But a senior official said Kodagu, Shivamogga, Chikkamagalur and villages near MM Hills and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries had a history of poaching. The ban on domestic meat sale early in the lockdown may have added to poaching. But the meat sale ban had been lifted and protection stepped up.

Southern Resident Killer Whale Population Drops to 73 as 3 Orcas Are Presumed Dead

“We are saddened to report that three adult killer whales (orca) are missing and presumed dead as of July 1, 2019,” the center explained in a release on Tuesday. “These whales are from the extremely endangered Southern Resident killer whale population, that historically frequent the Salish Sea almost daily in summer months.”

Sanity, stability and stress-relief: why our beloved pets have never been more important

I look at Junior, our cat, asleep on the corner of the table, his head resting on my lap. He is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. We are so lucky to have him in our lives. Junior is one of two house cats, both recent rescues. This past three weeks […]

Professor Josh Davis answers your questions on the fight against COVID-19

A. A small non-randomised study from France gave some people with COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine (also called Plaquenil) and some hydroxychloroquine plus an antibiotic called azithromycin, and a third group got no drug. They reported that the combination group cleared the virus much faster. BUT this was a small (about 36 patients) and very flawed study. For […]

‘Twin Peaks’: 30 Iconic Moments for the Show’s 30th Anniversary

Twin Peaks is full of unexplained moments that add to the strange tone and are never referred to again. Perhaps the first of these comes when Cooper and Harry Truman (Michael Ontkean) visit the Martells in the pilot and are told not to drink the coffee as there’s “fish in the percolator”—though it is never […]

The Coronavirus Is a Preview of Our Climate-Change Future

Among the many unnerving lessons the two crises share is this one: Nature is mighty, and scary, and we have not defeated it but live within it, subject to its temperamental power, no matter where it is that you live or how protected you may normally feel. As the coronavirus has paralyzed much of the […]

Courtney Stodden does drag with her dogs and dresses like Joe ‘Exotic’ from Netflix hit Tiger King

Casting challenge: Men are lining up to play Exotic in UCP’s upcoming small-screen adaptation of Robert Moor’s Wondery podcast, Over My Dead Body, which will be produced by and star SNL’s Kate McKinnon (L) as Carole (R)

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin chilling secret gesture when asked about missing husband

“There is no short, simple way to refute so many lies. If you do want to know the truth, it requires understanding the history of events in the years before my husband’s disappearance and the roles and behaviors of the people interviewed in the series, which I have tried to do as concisely as I […]