Category Archives: Animals

The Numbers Behind Ringling’s Disappearing-Elephant Act

$270,000 In Federal Fines

The USDA hit Ringling with a $270,000 fine in 2011 for violating the Animal Welfare Act. The penalty stemmed from evidence that the circus repeatedly abused its elephants between June 2007 and August 2011. It remains the largest AWA fine in USDA history.

8,434 Fewer Fans In Asheville

Ringling circus drew 16,080 spectators when it rolled through Asheville, North Carolina, in 2011. By last year, that number had dwindled to 7,646, a 53 percent decrease.

43 Circus-Averse Ordinances

There are now at least 43 U.S. cities and counties—including Oakland, Los Angeles and San Jose, California—that have banned or restricted traveling animal shows and circuses.

via The Numbers Behind Ringling's Disappearing-Elephant Act.

Backyard crows bring gifts to 8-year-old girl who feeds them: ‘It’s showing me how much they love me’

She often photographs the crows and other birds, and she lost her lens cap in a nearby alley a few weeks ago while photographing a bald eagle.

When she returned home, the lens cap was sitting on the edge of the birdbath.

Mann checked video from the surveillance camera she set up to record the birds and spotted a crow bringing the lens cap into the yard, walking it to the birdbath, and then rinsing it off.

“I’m sure that it was intentional,” she said. “They watch us all the time. I’m sure they knew I dropped it. I’m sure they decided they wanted to return it.”

via Backyard crows bring gifts to 8-year-old girl who feeds them: ‘It’s showing me how much they love me’.

Scaly Leg Mites – Need Best / Easiest / Quickest Solution – Scaley

A couple of my hens have scaly legs. Gonna try this one

There are alot of different methods, I like your thinking….Quick, Easy, and well, Safe!

I rescued a chicken with a really bad case and this is what I did. It only took one round and it was GONE!

First I bathed and soaked the chicken (you could just do the legs and they LOVE it!) in an herbal flea shampoo. I used a tooth brush and lightly brushed her feet and shanks. This does 2 things: softens the skin and loosens the mites and mite dirt, then it treats the area to help it heal.

Next I put Campho-Phenique on her legs, completely covering her shanks. I also treated all my other chickens with the Campho, just in case.

Now that really took care of it, but I re-treated with the Campho in 10 days and then 14 days after. Just to be sure.

With this method there is NO egg contamination.

via Scaly Leg Mites – Need Best / Easiest / Quickest Solution – Scaley.