February 2017

Ocean oxygen levels drop 2% in 50 years

“Granddad” was the longest-living fish in a zoological setting. He was acquired by the Chicago Shedd Aquarium back in 1933 (!!!), supposedly for that year's Chicago World Fair. [...]

February 21, 2017

Inspiration from Rosa Parks – Civil Rights Leader and Vegetarian

Happy birthday to Rosa Parks, who was born this day in 1913! This fearless, peace-promoting, civil rights activist (and vegetarian) remains an inspiration to us all. And, her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955 ignited the fight to end the injustice of racial segregation. [...]

February 4, 2017

The Tragic Death of Jill Phipps

On this day (February 1) in 1995, British animal rights activist Jill Phipps was crushed to death by a truck transporting veal calves during a protest in England. This was a profoundly devastating and tragic event. [...]

February 1, 2017