James West’s reporting reveals “numerous cases of alleged animal mistreatment and possible infringement of state and federal law,” including using an animal that had been drugged with sedatives, in contravention of federal rules; directing trappers to procure wild animals to be ‘caught’ again as part of a script, and wrongly filling out legal documents detailing the crew’s wildlife activities for Kentucky officials.”
For those not familiar with industrial food processes, it’s a disturbing and unsettling experience. Director Ron Fricke isn’t an impartial observer of these processes either. His choice of imagery, ended by an obese man preparing for surgery implies that what he is showing to you represents a sad consequence of mindless consumption. Food for thought. For more information regarding this visually stunning documentary titled ‘Samsara’ visit their Facebook.
7-year-old Owen has a rare muscular condition that means he has to get around in a wheelchair. Owen was self conscious about his wheelchair and was lacking in confidence when meeting new people. That was until he met his now best friend, Haatchi the dog.
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred: by thinning out the population of deer and forcing them to change their eating patterns, valleys experienced less erosion and vegetation regenerated, changing the flow of rivers as a result.
Shark culling has been a hot topic in Australia due to an increase in attacks. Bull, tiger and great white sharks longer than three metres that are caught within one kilometre of parts of the WA coast are being shot dead and discarded at sea. Check out this guy’s take on the situation. Do you agree?