Why Do People Keep Wild Animals as Pets?
Wild animals are not meant to live in domesticity. Often, owners of these animals think they have tamed them, but when the animals reach sexual maturity they suddenly become aggressive. On the other hand, they are not fit to be released into the wild, since they have not learned the skills to allow them to […]
Ehrlichiosis has many names – tick fever, canine rickettsiosis, canine hemorrhagic fever, canine typhus, tracker dog disease, tropical canine pancytopenia and is caused by ticks. There is a human form transmitted by tick bites as well. While any breed of dog can contract Ehrlichiosis, usually in a milder form, German Shepherds are sometimes severely affected. […]
Feral Horse and Burro Roundups
Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reminds us that the welfare of the feral (or as they are sometimes known, wild) horses and burros on federal lands is a major concern. These animals are rounded up using helicopters and baiting them with water to lure them into a corral. This […]