Photo of Deb and Utah in North Carolina

Adopt a Pet, Please

By Utah (the dog, not the state) Tappan Hi everyone! My name is Utah. I’m Deb’s “littlest peanut” and all around dog pal! We’re strong proponents of pet adoption from area shelters and rescues and equally strong opponents to “puppy mills” and the like. Was I adopted? You betcha! But did you know that nationally […]

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Please Help Stop Brutal “Bear Baying” in South Carolina

Outlawed in all states but South Carolina, “bear baying” also known as “bear tethering” or “bear baiting” (the act of using dogs to attack de-clawed, de-toothed and chained defenseless bears) is horrible and grossly inhumane. Please go to the site below to learn more and to sign the petition seeking the outlawing of this abuse […]

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Environmental Advocacy Sites

Discover Life in America (All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory) Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Wildlife Land Trust Vital Ground The Yellowstone Association Pacific Whale Foundation Foothills Land Conservancy Glen Canyon Natural History Association Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park National Parks Conservation Association 

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Animal Advocacy Sites

Grreat Dog Rescue The Humane Society of the United States Pets 911 Petfinder Undo It

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Wildlife Photography: Part 2 … Tips to Get You Started

Exploring wilderness areas and viewing wildlife in all its varied forms is a thrilling experience. You have the opportunity to witness the intricacies of our natural environment and the interplay of species and habitats. What a delight! To capture any of it photographically is a special treat. No need to ask why I do it; […]

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Wildlife Photography Ethics: The Issue of Baiting Wildlife

The idea of using attractants, known as baiting, to photograph wildlife is a controversial one. Baiting wild animals is dangerous for both the photographer and animal. There are those who choose to bait but with that approach comes great responsibility. At the very least, you are training wild animals to disregard their natural protective instincts […]

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Wildlife Photography Part 1 – Code of Ethics

Whether you’re out hiking in the backcountry or sightseeing from your car, having a chance encounter with wildlife is a magnificent and treasured moment. Watching little elk calves speed running zigzag among the herd or glimpsing a bear munching on glacier lilies are sights that captivate and inspire us all. – Deb For many however, […]

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