Last year, I went to Thailand, which was my husband's dream vacation. A local tour guide told us about the "Spend the Day with An Elephant" excursion. I was in.
Bob Parsons is in the news today because he traveled to Zimbabwe recently to shoot an elephant for a trophy. Now he's trying to morph this selfish act of slaughter into some selfless act of charity.
With dust in my mouth earlier this morning, I could only marvel at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) team here in Tsavo working with th...
This week, Brad and the remaining three women went to South Africa to face big fears, big dreams, and even bigger bottles of wine.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime type of safari experience. All guides and trackers are trained to the highest standard and many are also award-winning photographers -- handy!
Man is not the only creature that will need the freedom to roam in a climate-disrupted world. But it is only homo sapiens that threaten that freedom -- and the resilience and security it can offer.
Sometimes animals that wouldn't normally socially interact break the mold and become friends, transcending or ignoring instinct and how science says t...
In the living room, kneeling against the ruby red wall, is a Thai goddess. Above her head, in golden frames that match the trim of her royal raiment, are three Chilean oil paintings.
Murka doesn't trust humans. It's no wonder. The two-year-old baby elephant had a spear lodged in her forehead when she was found hiding in thick bush.
There have been easier times to be a Democrat. Think way way back to the halcyon days of two years ago. Summer of '08. Basking like a lazy cat napping in a sun drenched window box. Now, not so much.
"Filmspotting" hosts Adam Kempenaar and Matty Robinson stopped by "The Interview Show," hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout, in Chicago, to talk films...
I rode a teenage elephant through the Thai jungle, partied till dawn from Ibiza to Reykjavik, and joined a Buddhist monk meditation ceremony as thousands of lanterns were released into the sky. Most of these trips were free.
Fear is an interesting animal. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it and takes on a life of its own, a fun fact of which I was reminded in Thailand last year.
When it comes to overpopulation no answer is emotionally satisfying. Each has its own set of griefs and losses. Each feels uneasy and unfamiliar. But it must be faced, and science can provide the answers.
Ringling Bros. and other circuses have made it clear that they have no intention of stopping their abusive practices. And the law does not protect animals in circuses. It's up to each of us to say "enough is enough."
If the UN ban on one-off ivory sales is lifted, endangered African elephants could be wiped out. Global public opinion could tip the scales, and it's imperative that we support of this species.