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The Case of the Derelict Estate

What would you do if someone wanted to turn Edgar Allan Poe’s house into a modern suite of studio apartments? Or tried to tear down the Little House on the Prairie?

Well, a developer is poised to do just that to Undershaw, the house Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, had built to his own specifications for his family. Read More 
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It's All About Love

Weddings are all about love, right? Those of you ladies who are happily married would probably rather get rid of just about anything else than part with your wedding dresses -- I know I would. But the big-hearted and unselfish rocker Maria Daines is auctioning hers off -- for dog rescue funds.

Here's the deal.  Read More 
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Life and Death Among the Dolphins: We Need to Act!

Dolphins were in the headlines this week in ways that were both scary and awe-inspiring.

The first piece of news, terribly sad and, in my opinion, indicative of the depth to which we are being deceived about the results of the Gulf oil crisis, is the number of dead baby dolphins that have washed  Read More 
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eBay, Listen Up!

Well, I used to like eBay. A lot. Found a lot of good things there, everything from koala-print fabric from a lovely seller in Australia to handmade teddy bears from an amazing teddy bear artist in the U.S. Participated in some great charity auctions there, too. But my eBay days are over -- at least until the company gets the message that allowing the sale of animals through online classified ads is Bad. For. Business. Read More 
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Attention Music Lovers: Auction for Death Row Dogs

If you love dogs and good music, here's your chance to help one while enjoying the other. Rocker Maria Daines, an amazing singer/composer with a band that won't quit, can be found at http://www.maria-daines.com and is holding another fundraising auction to help out overloaded shelters. The auction link is http://tinyurl.com/4k3ogve and I can't recommend her music highly enough. The cause speaks for itself. Read More 
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All I REALLY Want for Christmas is - A KOALA!

Not done shopping yet? Baby elephants not your cup of tea? How about my favorite animal in all the world -- the koala?

Port Macquarie's Koala Hospital in NSW, Australia could really, really use your help. They rescue and treat wild koalas that are ill or injured, and they depend on public  Read More 
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All I Want for Christmas is -- an elephant?

If you're wondering what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list, and shuddering at the thought of yet another gift card (too impersonal) or sweater (too easy to go wrong), and hesitant to add to the epidemic of clutter we all seem to have these days, I have a suggestion that would be perfect for any animal lover or environmentalist on your list -- and probably a lot of other folks, too.

Adopt an elephant.

No, seriously. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is looking for people who will foster a baby elephant online. Read More 
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Davy Crockett is alive and well in NJ, and NY is killing the goose, with or without the golden egg

Okay, I really don't know what's going on all of a sudden with New York and New Jersey. It's war on wildlife, and I'm ashamed of it.

New York has already allowed the USDA so-called Wildlife Services to haul off and gas a bunch of geese in the name of keeping the airways safe ( Read More 
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Almost truth in advertising

What's the latest trend in China? Dog dying. Er, um, it's not spelled that way in the media attention it's getting -- they spell it d-y-e-i-n-g, as in dyeing the dogs' hair so that they look like tigers, or zebras, or pandas, or Bozo the Clown. Really. Apparently they don't think their dogs are  Read More 
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One small step

The horrors of the Gulf oil spill daily grow worse. People losing jobs; a boat captain reportedly committing suicide in despair; sea creatures and birds coated with oil; cleanup workers getting sick. The pictures are graphic and tragic.

There's another toll that's rising every day. In addition to the coastal and sea creatures dying from oil as rescue workers struggle to save as many as possible, animal shelters are filling up with domestic pets as people can no longer afford to keep them.  Read More 
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