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WNC farm found in violation of improper animal waste disposal

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a statement, video and photo gallery (link below) claiming a Western North Carolina dairy farm mistreats its animals. The video showed cows on the farm knee-deep in their own manure, trudging through the sludge while feeding, sleeping and before milking. PETA reported many of […]

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VIDEO: Nibbles predicts 6 more weeks of winter for Asheville

To the chagrin of those hoping for an early spring, Nibbles, Asheville’s very own clairvoyant groundhog, predicts six more weeks of winter weather. Or at least that was the interpretation of WLOS Chief Meteorologist Jason Boyer, who “translated” the adorable rodent’s Feb. 2 forecast at the WNC Nature Center during a Groundhog Day celebration attended by hundreds of onlookers.

Fewer than 100 red wolves are left

Thank you for posting the Nov. 16 Blogwire, “Reward Offered for Information Related to Fourth Red Wolf Death.” (See http://avl.mx/nh.) I fail to see the wisdom of continuing the night hunting of coyotes using spotlights that the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has allowed since August. Since then, four protected red wolves have been shot. […]

Stop hunting the red wolf

One was one too many! Now four radio-collared, endangered red wolves have been killed and still the nighttime hunting with spotlights in the red wolf habitat goes on. (See http://avl.mx/nh.) Why are these folks allowed to ignore the Endangered Species Act and continue killing? The red wolf recovery area/habitat should be free of hunting anything […]

The time for action is now

I am outraged that yet another endangered red wolf is dead. (See http://avl.mx/nh.) Not only is there no valid reason for the coyote hunt, but many of us tried to tell Executive Director Gordon Myers and the N.C. Wildlife Commission that the hunt put red wolves in danger. In a night hunt, it is next […]

Oh, hi there: Guests of East Fork Farm get to hobnob with other residents of the land, including this mother sheep with her lamb. Photos by Rachel Brownlee

Eat this vacation

a href=”“Just when you think this town couldn’t possibly get any cooler, another dog-friendly brewery opens its doors just a step away from one of your favorite migratory food trucks. As much as I love this city with all my heart, there are moments when the coolness factor hits overload. Most of these moments occur […]