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Wolves – if you don’t mind me getting a little political

Recently the US government took wolves off of the endangered species list as part of the debt reduction plan. Personally, I do not see how it is relevant other than allowing states to sell wolf hunting licenses. Personally, I feel this is a big step back and if you are on this site then there is a good chance that you also at least have a respect for the wolf.

3 states – Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, all plan on making (or have already made) the wolf a “trophy” level hunt meaning a hunter can kill one on sight just so they can use it as a trophy.  I don’t have an issue with hunting like the Native Americans – use as much of the animal as you can when you kill it but allowing a mass hunt for wolves is not the right thing to do.  I’ve been trying to figure out why there is such large support for this and I’ve heard some pro-wolf hunt arguments and I’ll address my responses to the most common ones. Continue reading

Hachi-Ko

Hachi-Ko (a.k.a. “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”) is the story of an Akita Inu who was adopted by Professor Hidesaburo Ueno in Shibuya (Tokyo), Japan.

Hachiko and his master developed a very strong bond during the time they had with each other. Their bond was so strong that every evening Hachiko would go to the Shibuya Station to meet his master, rain, wind, or shine. In May 1925 Professor Ueno died while giving a lecture. As usual, Hachi waited at the train station for his master, only never to be greeted by him again. Continue reading