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
Earth’s largest freshwater creatures at risk of extinction from National Geographic
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
Breaking news: Oregon governor signs law ending cage confinement for egg-laying hens from The Humane Society of the United States
An enormous thank you to John Delconte for sending us articles!
Photo from Unsplash taken by James Coleman.