More than a Cosmetic Change

Growing up in the 70s and 80s, the Green Bay Packers weren’t great. While we all rooted for the Packers, my buddies and I all had “second favorite” teams to root for that actually had a chance to win the Super Bowl. My second favorite team was the Detroit Lions. While I clearly wasn’t good […]

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Milking the Help

Humans have always had a dependency on animals. We have used them for food, for their milk, for their hides, for their hair, fur or wool, and even for their companionship. We have also used them as beasts of burden. Some animals are used for transportation, such as horses, elephants, camels or dogs that pull […]

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New Law Hopes to Avoid Cat-astrophe

2020 pretty much stunk, but there were definitely some highlights. We got to attend Zoom meetings in our pajama bottoms, spend more time with our families, and watch “Tiger King.” The Netflix documentary followed the exploits of Joe Exotic, the owner of a private zoo in Oklahoma that features big cats: panthers, bobcats, lynx, jaguars, […]

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Lions and Tigers and Legislators, Oh My!

During the quarantine, my friends Mike and Kayla both insisted I check out Netflix’s newest documentary, ‘Tiger King.’ When I asked what it was about, they said there’s too much to explain, just watch. So I did, and boy were they right. In case you haven’t seen it, a few spoilers will follow. The documentary […]

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What a Croc!

As a kid, our family took a vacation to Florida. We stopped at a reptile farm and watched a man wrestle an alligator. To start the show, the man dragged the gator onto the stage by his tail. He then hit it with a stick until it got mad, hissed and bared its massive set […]

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Law Fur Change

In the early 1900s, my great-grandfather worked at the Kimberly paper mill. After a mill explosion threw him into a wall, he lost the use of his arm. The mill graciously gave him a job as a custodian. Unfulfilled, though, he went to work at an insurance company and taught himself to read by reviewing […]

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New Claws in New York Pet Statutes

When I was a kid, my buddy, Pearl, had a dog named Tai. She was a cocker spaniel and was the sweetest dog I ever met. Tai loved to play with us outside, but she was just as happy to sit on our laps to be petted while we watched movies. Then Pearl’s sister got […]

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Boiling Mad

When I came home for Christmas break during college, my high school buddies and I would always get together to catch up. One year we were at my friend Lee’s house. We had a great time playing Nintendo and telling tall tales in his basement. Lee was going ice fishing the next morning, so he […]

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