“Pooh wouldn’t have had such fun in the Hundred Acre Wood if Piglet had spent his days in an intensive pig unit and … Peter Rabbit’s life would be dull to read about if he’d been kept in a cage.” (http://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/2015/10/livestock-in-literature)

Yet it’s not all bad: we wouldn’t have the Gruffalo if it weren’t for early genetic modification experiments.

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“The blue whale song is so loud, and the ship’s equipment so advanced, the scientist should be able to start tracking the whales not long after leaving port.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2015/01/whale-song-could-reveal-true-impact-of-slaughter)

Tune in to Radio Whales.


“The driver struck the mountain lion on a stretch of freeway in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno and sped away, apparently unaware of what happened. … In the dark or low light, it is possible for motorists to fail to see something in the roadway, even with headlights on.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/03/us-usa-california-mountain-lion-idUKKBN0KC01N20150103)

The cat’s eyes appear not to have worked either.


Google and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are partnering to “test TV white space [the unused frequencies in the VHF or UHF bands] to monitor zoo animals as a trial run for real-time filming of life in the wild.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1009-hance-google-zoo-whitespace.html)

Google brings considerable technical experience in invasion of privacy.


“The study is the first to take a comprehensive look at the impacts of selective logging across animal groups and identify logging intensity as the most important factor in driving biodiversity loss. The researchers reached that conclusion after testing nearly three dozen other explantations.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0731-impact-of-selective-logging-on-rainforests.html)

A serengetipous malapropism.


“The bird leaves New Zealand in March to fly some 10,000km to feeding grounds in China and the Koreas. And then in May, the godwit undertakes a 6,000km trip to western Alaska to breed and nest, before returning directly to New Zealand across the Pacific in August/September.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25274483)

The godwit: the avian antithesis of the fuckwit.