| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:45 PM
"When entertaining, it is always best to have an elephant," said Phineas T. Barnum.
I watched the unloading of the animals the other night by the Ringling Brothers Circus in back of the B.&O. Railroad Museum. The elephants all seemed well fed and quite...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:41 PM
He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend.
"You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand,...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 8:39 AM
PETA wants to take a Baltimore City councilman up on his budget-balancing idea to put ads on fire trucks.
And the ad the group has in mind could start some fires all by itself.
The group, known for its attention-getting tactics, sent a letter to City...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburglikes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Your article "Some pet owners fight poor treatment by vets" (April 7) is an important reminder that we can never be too careful when entrusting our beloved animal companions to others — even those who are supposed to heal them.
Just as parents...
| May 20, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It is irresponsible to claim, as the letter writer from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) does, that eating meat is equivalent to smoking cigarettes ("Unhealthful foods kill more Americans every year than tobacco," May 13). In...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 7:21 AM
News item: The Ben and Jerry's ice cream company has publicly apologized for including bits of fortune cookie in a new hand-made flavor sold in Boston honoring New York Knicks guard and Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin.
"We offer a heartfelt apology...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:49 PM
A General Assembly work group looking into how the legislature should respond to a court decision ruling pit bulls inherently dangerous wants to rewrite the state's liability laws to treat all breeds equally and to do away with the doctrine that...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Ringling Bros. Circus spokesperson Stephen Payne would rather go into a cage of hungry tigers than admit the days that it was considered acceptable to haul animals around in boxcars and beat them into submission are long over ("Circus: Pinkett-Smith...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 1:52 PM
With two dogs, four cats, several cows and 620 acres across several properties, Jim and Janet Archer are farmers through and through.
The family behind Fawn View Manor Farms, a prominent Harford dairy farm in Pylesville, was honored with the 2011 Farmer...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:43 PM
A woman being sought by police for questioning in the deaths of 40 animals found at a Columbia townhouse Monday was a former employee of the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
A letter addressed from Howard County police to Beth Lindenau was left at the...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wasn't exactly jumping when Jada Pinkett Smith asked for her help in protecting elephants earlier this week.
The mayor more or less says she had bigger fish to fry -- that and the actress didn't help her out when the city...