Dog with “crooked smile” finally gets a forever home
When Mosley first showed up at a rural Georgia shelter last month, he was overlooked for several months, partially due to his facial deformity and also because of how crowded and busy the shelter was. It wasn’t until Amanda Harris saw his photo online that Mosley had someone realize he was something special. Harris put Mosley’s picture out on social media and immediately requests for his adoption came pouring in.
Lindsey Ramsey and her family were among the interested adopters and luckily, the shelter thought they would be the perfect match for Mosley.
The Ramseys adopted Mosley last Friday, and he’s been excitedly making himself at home ever since.
“No one knows for sure how Mosley’s smile became crooked,” Ramsey told The DoDo, “It’s likely that he was just born that way. But he just wants to be rubbed on and snuggled and he follows us around wherever we go in the house.”
Baby whale sightings give new hope for endangered species
Three North Atlantic right whale calves have been spotted again this year near the coast of Cape Cod, shedding a new ray of hope that the species moving away from total extinction. Considered as one of the world’s largest whale species, the sighting of two calves proves to be exciting, considering North Atlantic right whales were hunted almost to extinction in the 19th century and they are now threatened by climate change, as well as by fishing nets, boats striking them and ocean noise.
It’s a “good sign” that the three baby whales made it to Cape Cod Bay from where they were spotted in southern waters, Charles Mayo, director of the Right Whale Ecology Program at the Center for Coastal Studies, told CNN. They had made a “perilous” journey, relationships with their mothers are well established, and nursery grounds they use are protected waters.
California fights back against war on wolves
The California Fish and Wildlife Commission voted in April to formally oppose the Trump administration’s appalling suggestion to end federal wolf protection across the United States.
In early March, the Trump administration announced its proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protection from nearly all wolves in the lower 48 states. The move would end 40 years of wolf recovery across the country and leave many wolf populations vulnerable to more hunting, trapping and poisoning.
“We commend the Fish and Game Commission for taking a stand against the Trump administration’s assault on wildlife by opposing its move to remove protection from wolves nationwide,” said Jenny Keatinge, California wildlife policy specialist at the Center for Biological Diversity.
More than 30 people spoke in defense of wolves before the vote. The commission meeting was also preceded by a rally for wolves with more than 40 wildlife advocates protesting the move by the Trump administration.
Vegan climate activist lands major book deal
On June 6, major publisher Penguin Books will release No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference, a book that spotlights Swedish vegan climate activist, sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg. The book features 11 of Thunberg’s most-inspiring speeches, including the now-famous speech the teen gave in front of 200 world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland in December.
The young climate activist adopted a plant-based diet, and convinced her parents to do the same, as part of her fight for bringing awareness to the critical issue of climate change. Earlier this year, Thunberg was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and if she wins, she will become the youngest person in history to hold the prestigious award.