For the Birds

Photo Credit: Jen Zoon, Smithsonian’s National Zoo In this photo: Zoo veterinarian Nancy Boedeker (L) and veterinary technician Peter Flowers (R) examine the snowy owl Jan. 30, 2014. “The snowy owl that has been spotted recently in the Washington D.C. area was brought to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for care early this morning after reportedly … Continue reading

Do Animals Have Rights?

A few people have asked me if I ever considered writing on animals or animal rights. It’s a topic I’ve generally avoided, although my first post to get Freshly Pressed was about animals (time flies!). Lately, I’ve been revisiting it. A reader recommended I check out Earthlings, which is available for free on YouTube. Earthlings … Continue reading

Ferngully Hippies and Banana Refugees

When I was little, my mom took me to see Ferngully: The Last Rainforest. I hated it. It was an agenda-pushing, liberal hippie love-fest. I didn’t know any of those words then, but that’s about how I felt. And being in the South at the time, those were not good words. Some hippie rehearsing “Give … Continue reading

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