A False Spring Day | My Shetland

It was lovely today.  Blue sky and not a breath of wind.  Just perfect. Days like these are called a False Spring – The term ‘false spring’ refers to a period in late winter or early spring when temperatures become unusually warm, before suddenly growing cold again. During a false spring, the warm weather can […]

Wordless Wednesday #368 – Spring thaw means muddy, wet paws

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How PETA started the animal rights movement in Silver Spring

Social revolutions erupt in the most unlikely of places, but perhaps none more unlikely than this.  On the morning of Sept. 11, 1981, Montgomery County police raided a nondescript warehouse on Brookville Road in Silver Spring, confiscating 17  rhesus macaque monkeys after receiving a tip from Takoma Park resident and animal welfare activist Alex Pacheco. […]

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