After 45 miserable years in captivity, the tide may finally be turning for Lolita, the world’s loneliest orca. Public opposition to keeping orcas in captivity is growing, and just last month the U.S. government ruled that she should receive endangered species protection, along with the rest of her pod, which lives off the coast …

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A drunk woman on a flight to Scotland demanded “cigarettes and a parachute” before attacking cabin crew with her prosthetic leg. The woman was escorted off the plane as fellow passengers sang “The Hokey Cokey”.

There is no such animal as a “cage bird.” All caged birds were either captured or bred in captivity. In the wild, these beautiful beings are never alone. If they become separated from their flock-mates for even a moment, they call wildly to them. They preen each other, fly together, play, and share egg-incubation duties. …

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