Ollie was an innocent Pitbull stabbed more than 50 times by a sadistic monster, Brendan Evans. Ollie was stuffed in a suitcase and left for dead. Life-saving veterinarian care was given, but sadly Ollie died on October 12th 2017 from the mutilation and torture by Brendan Evans. He is charged with aggravated animal cruelty a felony in the state of Florida, if convicted he faces up to five years in prison this is not harsh enough conviction for his brutal beating and mutilation of Ollie. With the evidence gathered from his apartment (animal fur in his oven, cat paws in his freezer) Brendan Evan should receive multiple aggravated animal cruelty charges.
In early October, the US Fish & Wildlife Service reversed its 2011 decision to list Pacific walrus as ‘threatened with extinction’, saying they could not “determine with certainty that walruses are likely to become endangered “in the foreseeable future.” [details below]
I have arguedthat the 2008 decision by the USFWS to list polar bears as ‘threatened’ is similarly lacking in certainty (Crockford 2017) and as for walrus, the previous determination of ‘threatened’ for polar bears was premature and should be reversed.
A prominent biology colleague and I recently put it this way in a newly published essay:
“Is it ethical or fair to the many citizens impacted directly and indirectly by the 2008 polar bear ruling for the FWS to allow polar bears to remain on the Endangered Species List?”
Read our piece in the winter 2018 issue of RANGE Magazine (open access), authored by…
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