Two brothers guilty about their sports hunting past are making amends in any way they can. One of them is creating a special train of canines that’s become the talk of the town. Steve Hartman shows how train travel has gone to the dogs.
Mountain lions are a “specially protected species,” according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Since 2002, at least 25 mountain lions have been killed on freeways in Los Angeles, The Guardian reported. And on March 23, a young mountain lion was killed on the Pacific Coast Highway.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing will coincide with Earth Day on April 22, and the bridge is expected to be completed in early 2025. About 60 percent of the funding for the approximately $90 million wildlife crossing came from private donations.
Every day about 300,000 cars move through the area of the forthcoming wildlife bridge.
Sen. Angela Hill, who has been instrumental in updating animal protection legislation in Mississippi, introduced Buddy’s Law (SB 2261) in response to this horrific case. Buddy’s abuser could not be prosecuted because Mississippi law prohibits the prosecution of youth offenders under the age of 13.
However, further issues with this case highlight the need for more avenues to deal with violent youth offenders.
The youth in this case was already previously involved in the fatal shooting of his stepsister before torturing Buddy, and just months after he turned 13, he was charged with capital murder for fatally burning another youth who had befriended him.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for a mandate banning the export of live horses overseas for slaughter. Every year Canada sends live horses under horrifying conditions to Japan for slaughter, to arrive as a horse meat “delicacy” on Japanese menus. Now we must convince the agency that has that decision to follow through.
Live export involves large draft horses being tightly packed in containers where they have no access to food or water for hours on end. Many are injured and even die before arrival.
MATT SCULLY—A nonprofit called the White Coat Waste Project is devoted to investigating the precise uses of federal money in animal experimentation, making heavy use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to unearth evidence of both profligacy and cruelty. In July, the group zeroed in on research that might have been authorized by Dr. Anthony Fauci, and in October publicized some of the disturbing details.