Newsbytes archive for October 2019
GreenReaper: A Manuan marsupial make a leap in the dark; two real-life mudkips face off in a territorial battle; and stampeding zebras turn the Maasai Mara black and white, in shortlisted submissions for Royal Society of Biology Photographer of the Year.
dronon: October is Furry Book Month! Reading anything good? Send us a book review! You can also check out (or contribute to) Zooscape, a furry fiction e-zine.
2cross2affliction: Robert Downey Jr.'s Dr. Dolittle movie, now just Dolittle, (which we covered here) will be released next January. Oh, and there's also a poster.
GreenReaper: California bans new fur products... startng in 2023. Excluded: faux fur, stuffed animals, leather/cowhides, deer/sheep/goat skins and second-hand products. The ban was criticised as part of a "radical vegan agenda" by the Fur Information Council.
GreenReaper: Furry art site admins breathe a sigh of relief as the UK drops plans to implement a stringent age verification regime on sites hosting adults-only content. [link via @Nidonocu] - [Disclosure: GreenReaper lives in the UK and is the admin of the Inkbunny art site, which contains adult content.]
earthfurst: Crowdfunding for 'Moonlight: A Queer Werewolf Anthology' of comics & short stories by 21 queer creators, and edited by @BonesMFleming. #Crowdfunding is 33% away from all-or-nothing goal of $11k Cdn. [link via @ComicsBeat] #furries #werewolves
GreenReaper: From pocket mice to celestial crustaceans: Shanghai artist Frankie Huang illustrates the colourful names for animals in Mandarin Chinese. (And remember: just say no to kitten huffing!)
GreenReaper: Researchers at the University of Richmond find that rats raised in a environment enriched by natural elements are better drivers than those from a lab cage - and all appear to be satisfied by the accomplishment of learning.
GreenReaper: "An Aladdin's cave of death" - this U.S. government facility in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains recycles seized animal trophies, ivory tusks and fashion products for use by wildlife specialists, conservationists and educators.
GreenReaper: Shark attacks on swimmers continue in Queensland. Australia has been trialling drone protection against sharks and crocodiles, previously clearing New South Wales beaches on 48 occasions.