In China, bile is actually seen as something much more important; it’s considered a medical remedy. How could you use bile for medicine when it’s inside a human, you might wonder. That’s easy: you don’t take it from humans, you take it from bears—the vulnerable species of Asiatic black bears, to be exact.
Training animals to defend us? Is everyone sure this is the right thing to do? Can these animals be trusted? 100%? Can we be sure that these are all American born animals? Have we seen the birth documents? My concerns sound a little stretched, don't they? Well, training animals to be American hitmen sounds stretched.
I freely admit that I'm an admirer of the Octopus. I'm convinced that they're thinking, creative, and intelligent. I've written about them before, in terms of their problem-solving abilities, which makes them fabulous escape artists. I've written about their uncanny ability not just to mimic their surroundings, but even to , or use tools like coconut shells to help safely relocate to a new home. The video linked below is an extremely amusing video shot by a somewhat startled photographer as an octopus steals his still new camera, and darts away (with the camera still running).
I was nodding in agreement the entire time I read this blog post entitled "Cruelty in the Aquarium Industry." Bizarre as some of the claims may sound, they are all 100% true. And a big factor in why I eventually chose to switch to freshwater tropical aquariums over saltwater.
The bumblebees looked fretful, which surprised me, since the bumblebees out here are usually pretty passive. (They leave frantic antics to the yellow jackets that should be here soon.) One buzzed around my face, then wandered over to check out my hands, then hovered and kind of paced back and forth in the air.