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Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
George Santayana (1863 - 1952), "The German Mind: A Philosophical Diagnosis"
A CASE OF APPARENTLY UNPROVOKED AGGRESSION IN A DOG: CASE STUDY
In 1998, I received a call from a family who had adopted a dog from our local shelter. The dog was described as the "perfect" dog, but, from time to time and apparently unprovoked, he would rush someone, teeth bared and snarling. While he had not connected with skin yet, he tore clothes on occasion. Aggressive episodes had occurred even with people well known to the dog. Read the Full Story
Slick John McCain and the offshore oil ruse The safety and economics of offshore drilling are distractions from the much larger challenges that humanity faces: Climate change and peak oil.
An example of leadership or reckless chutzpah? On Monday, John McCain visited Santa Barbara, the scene of one of the great environmental disasters in American history, and proceeded to downplay the potential consequences of lifting the federal moratorium on new offshore drilling. Read the Full Story
Southern Bluefin Tuna - Thunnus maccoyii Critically Endangered.
Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) is known as the 'porsche' of the sea because they can reach speeds of up to 70km/hour and travel vast distances.
SBT are built for speed. When at top speed, SBT form a film over their eyes so that their head is completely smooth, creating less surface resistance in the water. Their pectoral fins also retract into crevices in the side of their body to further reduce resistance. Read the Full Story
Select the Seafood Watch pocket guide for your region Your seafood choice make a difference! Because it is on the menu doesn't mean it's not endangered or near extinction. There are also many fish that are off my list because of the way they are caught: Bycatch is fish and animals caught and discarded. Habitat Damage: Coral reefs and ocean floors are being severly damaged by the way fish are caught. Fish Farming is the methods used to grow or breed fish. Get Your Pocket Guide (Courtesy Monterey Bay Aquarium)
How Fish are Caught or Farmed There are over 9 ways to catch the fish we eat. Do you know what they are and why some of them are disasterous to our enviroment? Read the Full Story (Courtesy Monterey Bay Aquarium)
Read Your Cat's Body Language - Know Your Pet More Meow! That is the sound you hear when you meet your cat walking down the doorway. It will move with his head and tail held high, looking directly at your eyes and emitting a faint sound summoning you to follow wherever it goes. That is your cat? Right? The fluffy little mass, whose behavior seems quite odd at times, and leaves you baffling with a variety of questions. Go to this site
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