THE CONTINUING CRISIS Birds nesting near natural gas compressors have been found to suffer symptoms similar to PTSD in humans, according to researchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and noise pollution has been named the culprit. The Washington Post reported on Jan. 9 that the team studied birds in the Rattlesnake Canyon Habitat […]
WEIRD CHEMISTRY In Lawrence County, Tennessee, law enforcement officials are confronting the fallout from a new drug known as “Wasp” (crystallized wasp repellant mixed with methamphetamine). To wit: On Dec. 18, as the Johnson family baked Christmas cookies in their Lawrenceburg kitchen, Danny Hollis, 35, walked into their home and asked for help. NewsChannel 5 […]
CAT CULTURE Longtime National Symphony cellist David Teie announced in November that his crowdfunding project was hugely successful, freeing him to produce an album of music meaningful to cats. (Cats, for example, relax in response to the earliest sound of their mother’s purring, which Teie clocked at 23 harp notes a second.) Teie’s work, according […]
Here we go again. Television’s fetishization of hunting in Hawaii–begun with great controversy two years ago with the History Channel’s reality show American Jungle–is now continuing with a new Discovery Channel show titled Pacific Warriors. “For centuries, generations of Hawaiians have caught these monster fish from small, hand-made canoes, using nothing more than a fishing […]
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Eh brah: I get that you hunt feral pigs. But in the suburbs? At 3am? I know this because your pickup, which was full of weapons, pulled in next to my house. Then a pig started screaming for 30 minutes. No one could sleep through that. Do you trap them before you shoot them after […]
This goes out to the jackasses I saw hunting deer with a bow out of a black pickup in Makena. Not only did you maliciously kill the deer, but you left it to rot on the side of the road. Inhumane jerks…your time will come! Talk about lack of pono.