Day: January 3, 2023

USA: Man Faces Animal Abandonment and Neglect Charges After Leaving His Dog Tied Up In An Iowa Airport Whilst He Catches Flight To New Jersey.

Man, 24, faces animal neglect charges after he left his dog, Stella, tied up at Iowa airport (

A man is facing animal abandonment and neglect charges after he left his adorable dog tied up at an airport in Iowa while he caught a flight to New Jersey.

Bigsen Charles, 24, claims that he didn’t know he needed a kennel to transport his puppy on the plane – so decided to tie the pup up outside the airport and make his journey alone instead.  

Stella the puppy was abandoned outside Des Moines Iowa Airport on Thursday morning after Charles paid for the dog’s fare and assumed that was all he need to before he boarded his flight heading to Newark. 

Regards Mark

2023 WILL BE Another Landmark Year for Animal Rights.

We have all the time in the World to get things sorted correctly:

2023 will be another landmark year for animal rights | HeraldScotland

JUST in the last year, the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act was passed, which legally recognises animals as sensitive, thinking beings.

The move reflects a growing social movement: a shift in our attitudes and perspectives is resulting from greater understanding of animals’ right to exist free from exploitation and abuse. Whether we’re humans, lizards, birds, or bears, we all feel joy, sadness, fear, and love. We all have a burning desire to live.

No doubt, in 2023, we’ll continue to make strides in the fight against speciesism – the archaic assumption that other animals are “things” for us to use as and when we please – because notions of human superiority are misguided. Scientists (and common sense) tell us that just like us, other animals have unique needs, wants, preferences, and personalities.

Humans are just one animal among many – we’re all part of the great orchestra of life on Earth, and it’s time we acted as such.

Read the full article via the above (Herald Scotland) link.

Regards Mark

England: Sorry, But New Year Fireworks Are Cancelled – We Dont Want To Harm / Frighten ‘Thor’, Our Visitor Walrus.

This is a great story. 

The brilliant guys at BDMLR British Divers Marine Life Rescue (  are monitoring Thor all the way, and it is hoped that soon he will return to the icy Arctic waters that he belongs in.

The walrus who attracted huge crowds in Scarborough and saw the town’s new year fireworks cancelled has left his latest stopping point of Blyth.

Photo – Alan Tilmouth

The animal, dubbed Thor, arrived in the Northumberland harbour at about midday on Monday where he rested on a pontoon.

The British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) kept watch overnight and said he left Blyth at about 06:45 GMT on Tuesday.

It is hoped he will head north to his normal Arctic waters.

Thor the walrus leaves Blyth after overnight harbour stay – BBC News

How celebrity walrus Thor swam from his Arctic home to the shores of north Europe (

Regards Mark

Photo – David Black