Raccoon Log 1

Raccoon Log 1

The Raccoon is the survivor, who lives alongside man as if to show him that he cannot truly conquer the land. Circa Summer 1972 Keeping a raccoon as a pet is highly controversial. Like the cat – who can be her own master, living by her wits, or maybe cozy up to...
FROM LAUDATO SI

FROM LAUDATO SI

I am not Catholic, but I say you don’t have to be Catholic to love this Pope. He gives us an elegant, eloquent document that goes beyond mere”humane” or “ethical” or “right” to the universal in the widest sense. Every line is...
Need to Reform Wildlife Commission

Need to Reform Wildlife Commission

THE PROBLEM: LACK OF DIVERSITY ON 9-MEMBER, GOVERNOR-APPOINTED NEVADA BOARD OF WILDLIFE COMMISSIONERS (NBWC):  There is an over-representation of hunter/trapper/ agriculture on the NBWC and an under-representation of the general population/conservation/ scientific...
Silence of the Quarantine

Silence of the Quarantine

Keeping QuietPablo Neruda Now we will count to twelveand we will all keep stillfor once on the face of the earth,let’s not speak in any language;let’s stop for a second,and not move our arms so much. It would be an exotic momentwithout rush, without...
Trapped – Douglas Balmain

Trapped – Douglas Balmain

Trapped -Douglas Balmain To be trapped in a mind that views the trapping of animals as a point of pride— as a way of life to be revered, romanticized, and protected… I wanted my next line to read: Is a reality I cannot imagine. But I can imagine it. I’ve been...
Releasing a Pet from a Trap (Short Version)

Releasing a Pet from a Trap (Short Version)

Let’s hope the day never comes! But somebody might need a quick diagram like this one. Courtesy of the Reno Gazette-Journal HINTS: Cover animal’s head with blanket, sweater, jacket, whatever is handy, to calm him/her and to prevent bitingCarry tools if...