Cows Hens Cats Climate Change and Endangered Species

Jenna: Hey Hannah!  I hope you’re ready for some animal news, but first, I have a joke for you!  Knock knock….

Hannah: Who’s there? 

Jenna: Cows go

Hannah: Cows go who? 

Jenna: Nice try, but cows go moo!  Speaking of super cute cows, how cool is it that Goldsmiths, University of London, stopped serving beef on campus to lower their carbon footprint?  I was very impressed to hear about this.

Hannah: That is so cool, and it sounds like something we can all try to adopt into our own lives to help combat climate change.  Every effort makes a difference! Did you see that Oregon is going cage-free?

Jenna: Ooh, tell me more!

Hannah: The state has passed a new law to enhance living conditions for these active animals.  By the end of 2023, eggs produced and sold in Oregon must derive from cage-free facilities. 

Jenna: I know this isn’t considered “cruelty-free”, but it is always uplifting to see laws that contribute to the betterment of animals. On a more light-hearted note, you have got to see the pictures of the Dog Bark Park Inn B&B.  It’s shaped like a beagle and is pawsome

Hannah: I think I know where we will be spending our spring break! 

Jenna: Until next week, Hannah!

Hannah: Absolutely! More news to come!

U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act from The New York Times

Goldsmiths bans beef from university cafes to tackle climate crisis from The Guardian 

Wellness has come for your pets from Vox

The Dark Reason Cats Sometimes Purr from Inverse

Plant-based diet can fight climate change – UN from BBC

A North Carolina woman took her three dogs to a pond to play. Within hours, her pups had died from toxic algae from CNN

Earth’s largest freshwater creatures at risk of extinction from National Geographic 

Welcome to AirbnBEAGLE! Inside the Idaho inn that is shaped like a giant DOG – and has a funky gift shop where husband and wife artists carve puppy figurines for guests to take home from Daily Mail

This Battersea Dog Has His Own Emotional Support Pug & I Absolutely Cannot Handle It from Bustle 

How teen Greta Thunberg shifted world’s gaze to climate change from NBC News 

Changing climate imperils global food and water supplies, new U.N. study finds from The Washington Post

Report: Trump Admin Gave Green Light For Animal Abuse from Vanity Fair

Madagascar: What’s good for the forest is good for the native silk industry from Mongabay

Breaking news: Oregon governor signs law ending cage confinement for egg-laying hens from The Humane Society of the United States 

Brazilian Artist Creates Beds For Animals From Old Tires That He Finds In The Streets and Recycles from The Open Mind 

An enormous thank you to John Delconte for sending us articles!

Photo from Unsplash taken by James Coleman.

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