Friday, August 13, 2010

Where the wild things are. . . isn't always where they belong

"According to statistics provided by the Wildlife Sanctuary there are more tigers living as pets in just the state of Texas than currently exist in the wild in the entire world. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that 10,000 to 15,000 big cats are in private hands from cages in basements to roadside zoos."
What's wrong with this picture? Everything!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mountain - The Wolf in WILD INDIGO

It was a romantic idea to bring a wolf into our lives, not a practical one. Mountain was a hybrid, estimated to be 75% wolf due to his breeding, however no one knows for sure.
Author Sandi Ault writes about her experiences with Mountain, a wolf-hybrid, and explains why -- in spite of her experience -- she does not recommend owning a wolf-hybrid. I appreciate her candor and respect her judgment on this matter. I suspect that most of not all people who acquire wolf-hybrids are acting on a romantic impulse, and I am doubtful that they are really prepared to offer the animal the life it desires, needs, and deserves.

Sandi's books sound fantastic, and I'm definitely going to read Wild Indigo. Here are links to her website and to her article about Mountain: