The Whisker Chronicles

Whiskers are also known as vibrissa, from the latin vibrare "to vibrate". Vibrissa are the specialized hairs on mammals and the bristlelike feathers near the mouths of many birds. Their resonant design is symbolic of the energies, good and bad, that are reverberating throughout the natural world. Every living thing is connected and, by birthright, deserves to exist.

A Near Complete Commercial Trade Ban on Ivory in the United States (Written for The Ecotone Exchange)

Ivory Crush at Times Square (photo from the Creative Commons) It is estimated that one elephant is killed in Africa every 15 minutes, mostly conducted by militias and militants turning … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Circuses as Conservationist Organizations? (Written for The Ecotone Exchange)

All photos from the Creative commons. This week, Feld Entertainment announced that the thirteen elephants now traveling with the three Ringling Bros. Circus units will be retired in 2018. They … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 2 Comments