Letter: After the Feb. 13 Ferndale Donkey Basketball Event / Noisy Waters Northwest

Donkey pulling in three different Ferndale High School donkey basketball games

September 15, 2016  Dena Jensen

Credits for above photos, clockwise from left:  TV screen-shot from KOMO News report on Feb. 13, 2016 donkey basketball event; screen-shot of FHS/FFA donkey basketball event Jan. 2012 YouTube Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjqCkGLrcLg; screen-shot of FHS/FFA donkey basketball event Jan. 2012 YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKDBPolLIXM

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What Is An “Intensity of Use” Impact? And Why Should I Care? / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk

11741194_10152956899635978_7495579539570191703_o19 hrs  July 12, 2015  Wendy Harris

An intensity of use impact is generally used to refer to disruption of wildlife from human presence, activities and land use. The greater the intensity of use, the more humans present, the more disruption to normal wildlife behavior, and the more likely there will be loss of biodiversity because many animals will naturally avoid areas with humans and pets. Continue reading

STOMP OUT ANIMAL ABUSE: Animals Are Not Entertainment / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk


[Note: here is a link to the Sunnyland Stomp website: http://sunnylandstomp.com/latest-stomp-news/ ]

10 hrs July 10, 2015  Wendy Harris

Enlightened Bellingham still thinks it is amusing to take animals into strange noisy environments and have them engage in meaningless acts, purely for the purpose of human amusement. It is all good fun, a “friendly gathering of chicken owners”, … just ask the sponsor, Scratch and Peck Feeds. Continue reading