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Culture, The Exhibitionist Shamu Is Out to Get You: <em>Death at SeaWorld</em> Author on Why Killer Whales Kill

Shamu Is Out to Get You: Death at SeaWorld Author on Why Killer Whales Kill

Here's the thing about killer whales -- they can kill you. Being the largest dolphins on the planet, orcas are highly intelligent, family-oriented, and generally disinterested in killing humans in the wild. But if you confined my body to…
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News, The Snitch Chinatown Group Fights to Put Shark Fin Soup Back on the Menu

Chinatown Group Fights to Put Shark Fin Soup Back on the Menu

San Francisco's Chinatown Neighborhood Association has filed a lawsuit against the state, saying the new ban on shark fin soup is flat-out discrimination. Bloomberg News reports that the group filed its claim on Wednesday, saying that the shark fin is…
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News, The Snitch Shark Fin Soup Ban Is More Popular Than You Think

Shark Fin Soup Ban Is More Popular Than You Think

California voters might enjoy shark fin soup -- that gelatinous Chinese delicacy -- but not enough to keep the practice of shark finning alive, according to a new poll. A new poll commissioned by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium shows that…
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Calendar, Night&Day What Cats Think

What Cats Think

When Jaws came out, shark researchers got all shouty, claiming that Steven Spielberg misrepresented the evilness of great whites. The same did not happen among alligator researchers after Alligator came out, because alligators are fucking assholes. So are piranhas —…
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