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Mar
30

Hundreds of abandoned donkeys roaming the U.S.

Hundreds of abandoned donkeys roaming the U.S.

Blame it on the drought or economy or plain old irresponsibility; it doesn’t change the fact that hundreds of donkeys are wandering the countryside, lost and confused. Rescue agencies are trying to help, but there’s so many. Where does a homeless, out of work donkey go? Details and video.

Mar
30

Miniature horses have federal recognition as service animals

Miniature horses have federal recognition as service animals

Not everyone is comfortable with the idea though, and store and restaurant owners who more than welcome the dogs aren’t so hip on the horses. Interestingly, the American Miniature Horse Association opposes the service aspect as well. But lawsuits with federal rules on their side usually prevail, and a recent one reminded business owners that miniature horses are on the acceptable service animal list, like it or not. Details and video.

Mar
29

International study traces today’s cows to single herd of wild ox

International study traces today’s cows to single herd of wild ox

In an interesting case of seek and find, scientists from the UK, France, and Germany have come to the conclusion that today’s domesticated cows are linked to a single herd of yesterday’s wild ox.

Mar
26

No sign of stopping after 65 years, Crazy Horse monument still under construction

No sign of stopping after 65 years, Crazy Horse monument still under construction

Bigger than Mount Rushmore and as of right now, 65 years in the making, the Crazy Horse monument is slowly coming along in South Dakota. No one involved will predict the finish date, but it’s obvious they won’t quit till it’s done. Details and video.

Mar
22

American Indians welcome the return of the bison

American Indians welcome the return of the bison

State wildlife officials have said the relocation may help answer the question of whether the species can be reintroduced to some public lands in Montana where they once roamed freely. Overhunting in the 19th century wiped out vast herds of millions of bison that once roamed across most of North America. Details.

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