Goose and goslings

We Mother

mother vt to give birth to, to give rise to, to care for or protect like a mother Is it wrong for me to expand the concept of Mother’s Day? I hope not, ’cause here I go! First off, a…

Thank you, Richard Adams

Recent research showing bats quarrel and confirming rats are ticklish further erodes the already staid position that humans are so very different from other species. This position, of course, is the refuge of scoundrels who assert that human otherness (read:…

Setter

We Did It!

Friends, A year ago, as we moved into December, Animal Help Now asked for your support for the year ahead, specifically toward our goal of doubling the number of people who use our app. You delivered, and so did we.…

History repeats itself Has to No one listens

“History repeats itself.” I coined that!

People advocate for animals in so many different ways, but ever popular is the protest. Make some signs. Alert the media. Congregate. Educate. Actually, protests went out of favor following 9 If you were objecting to pretty much anything happening in…

A Tale of Two Rescues

Your first clue that a bird in the road is alive is she’s moving or upright. Last week I was traveling with a friend on a highway in northeastern Iowa. I saw that dreaded “object” on the shoulder ahead, and…

Esther the Wonder Pig

Torture, Love and Liberation

I’ve often thought people who support torture should submit to it. Not necessarily to the extent Christopher Hitchins did, but at some level. Stand in a cold shower for five minutes, or tear off a fingernail, or poke your armpit with an exacto-knife.…