Wild Cat Species in Illinois

Area where bobcat is supposedly absent in Illinois




Illinois is in the ‘Midwest’ of the USA, just below the Great Lakes. This is quite important because it is a relatively densely populated and intensively cultivated area of the USA. It is a state in the second tier of … please continue reading

Social media and disturbing photos expose horrific conditions at Bennettsville Animal Shelter




Thanks to the quick thinking of two sisters and the actions of an “army” of animal advocates, a South Carolina shelter is being forced to clean up its act, with more improvements to come, after being exposed using social media. … please continue reading

Cribbing in horses: A surgical approach to treatment. Sounds like declawing

Horse cribbing




Here’s a veterinary treatment for horses which in concept and principle has similarities to cat declawing. Both these procedures shed light on the darky side of our relationship with animals. We know what declawing is. It is the partial amputation … please continue reading

Classic example of how violence against a cat can be linked to violence against a person




The presence of the girlfriend’s cat may have provoked this man’s violence against her. Perhaps he attacked the cat out of jealousy and the woman intervened whereupon she was murdered brutally. The police don’t know yet but the cat was … please continue reading