December 2011

Do You Get Christmas Gifts for Your Pets?

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, including one for Fido sitting way over there…Christmas gifts for pets have become quite the retail industry, with pet owners lining up to spend sometimes hundreds of dollars on the latest and greatest for their beloved pooch or cat.  If you visit any pet store around this time of year, expect to see a vivid Christmas display filled with all kinds of ways to treat your favorite pet this Christmas.

Is Losing Animals Worth a Few Dollars?

Over on, I have been going through a list of heritage breeds of farm animals.  As I write about critically endangered rabbits, pigs and other livestock, I think about all of the animals we have lost over the years.  According to some reports, the rate of extinction is ever increasing, and more species now are being wiped off the planet than ever before.  This should receive more attention than it does, for this is one of the greatest tragedies of our time.