History for Animals

You can find beauty in the smallest of places

Take a snail, a lot of patience, a macro lens, the artistic eye of Vyacheslav Mishchenko and you’ve got these incredible photographs. I was in awe of these photos when I first saw the “Magical World Of Snails” on Demilked (and still am!), so I had to share the magic with all of you. It’s [...]

Massive victory for whales & the world!

When you share petition after petition after petition for years, you hope to one day hear the wonderful news that the change you’ve been waiting and wishing for has finally arrived. Well, today was that marvelous day! I woke up to this lovely news on my Facebook newsfeed this morning and have seen it everywhere [...]

I need you!

Hi everyone! Can you please take just a few moments out of your day to take my dissertation survey? I would be so grateful if you were able to share it and ask all your friends and family to do it, too! I need a variety of participants from all around the world with various [...]

Hope for Orangutans: Kellogg’s committing to sustainable palm oil

Over three years ago, I wrote about two Girl Scouts challenging Kellogg’s to drop palm oil from their Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies in order to protect endangered animals such as the orangutans and tigers, rainforests and tribes in Borneo and Sumatra. It may have seemed like a long time coming, but we finally have [...]

Have you seen Blackfish, the movie that’s making waves?

I hope this movie makes history. Right now, it’s looking like it’s on its way to doing just that. I haven’t posted in a while, but I recently watched Blackfish and remembered why I started Four Leaf Clover in the first place. This documentary shows a little background history as to how killer whales got [...]

Release Morgan back into the wild

On the 23rd of June 2010, a young orca named Morgan was found swimming near the Netherlands with deteriorating health. The Dolfinarium Harderwijk got a permit to bring Morgan to a healthy state and release her, but unfortunately she was never released and is currently still held in captivity. I stumbled upon Morgan’s sad story [...]

Ban the tiger trade in China

Thanks to a retweet I saw the other day, a petition from Tiger Time was brought to my attention and now I share it with you. Please sign this petition to help put an end to the tiger trade in China. I’ve written about the devastation that tigers suffer multiple times here on FLC and [...]

Smile-worthy animal videos

I realized that it’s been a while since I shared a few adorable and/or interesting animal videos so here are a few I’ve watched and wanted more of the world to see: The first is of the happiest cow I’ve ever seen. I’m envious of him as I’d love to be doing the exact same [...]

Remember those poor dogs in the Ukraine?

Well, do I have fabulous news for you! If you tried signing the “Stop the cruel killing of street dogs in Ukraine‏” petition not too long after I posted it, then you probably weren’t able to sign it and saw the message above‏ instead. This has been going on for years, my brother recently informed [...]

Stop the cruel killing of street dogs in Ukraine‏

[UPDATE: Remember those poor dogs in the Ukraine?] In an effort to “rid the streets of [stray dogs] in time for the Euro 2012 soccer championships” in Ukraine, dogs are being poisoned to death. “Meat laced with poison is being left out for the animals to consume, resulting in their prolonged and agonizing deaths.” There [...]