The Great West Virginia Deer Cull

The second Thursday in November has just passed. In most of the country, thoughts will be about the big feast that comes exactly seven days later, but not in my part of the world. This coming week does include American … Continue reading

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The “round-horned elk” has returned to West Virginia

The Shawnee called them “wapiti,” which means “white rump.”  The early colonial naturalists called them “red deer,” which is still better than the name they eventually wound up with. Thomas Jefferson referred to them as “round-horned elk.” In his long … Continue reading

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Did PETA Abduct and Kill a Virginia Family’s Dog?

It’s no secret that I have no love for PETA. Actually, it’s more like a deeply embedded loathing. PETA’s tactics have included fat-shaming, sexism, racism of various kinds, spreading pseudoscience about autism, and even exploiting the Detroit water crisis. All … Continue reading

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Adoptable Dog of the Day: Gracie in Virginia

Gracie is an adult female Border Collie/Pekingese mix who is currently in foster care under the supervision of ARC Border Collie Rescue-South in Richmond, VA. As you can tell by her photo, Gracie… [[ This is a summary only. Click … Continue reading

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