V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
Trap Neuter Return spurs debate
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Jun 20 2012 10:00 AM ]
Every month, a volunteer force traps feral felines, fixes them and then puts them back where they came from. This method is practiced nationwide and is meant to replace the standard municipal strategy: trap and kill.
TNR proponents I spoke with for my news article “Claws Out” argue that returning fixed cats to their colonies decreases feral populations. The feline resumes its position in the neighborhood without birthing more kittens. If it were simply killed, another unfixed cat would take its place.
But I also spoke with a former city shelter veterinarian, who said TNR is unethical and inhumane. She argues without disease testing, the volunteers are just dooming the cats to long, slow deaths on the street.
There are no easy answers, but here’s what you can do:
Residents can help slow the rise of feral colonies by having their pets fixed, says Jayne Sage of New Mexico Animal Friends. She also recommends that if you start feeding feral cats, you should have them spayed or neutered. "Don't wait until there's kittens."
If you meet low-income requirements, take your animal to the shelter for free or low-cost sterilization.
Animal Humane New Mexico also offers low-income spay and neuter services.
Program for street cats stirs controversy
By Marisa Demarco
The city’s facing a problem: What to do with an immeasurable number of feral felines? Trap, neuter and return (TNR) efforts are the latest answer, but a veterinarian is calling the process unethical and inhumane.
V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012
The Daily Word in job drought, Kiwi tree-drinking, bin Laden’s memoirs
By Sam Adams [ Fri May 4 2012 10:23 AM ]
Japan to go nuclear energy free.
Better buckle up if you’re out cruising today.
Dog kills its Santa Fe owner.
April’s unemployment rate lowest in three years.
Pakistani suicide bomber kills at least 19.
Best closer of all-time may have just suffered a career-ending injury.
A game in which you drink in a tree until you get drunk and fall off the tree is apparently all the rage in New Zealand.
Obama’s attention-seeking college girlfriend dishes on their love life, and on the Prez’ literary smugness.
South African cat survives almost two hours in the washing machine.
Remeber that bear from last week that got shot with a tranquilizer and fell out of a tree? It’s dead.
Inside the mind of bin Laden.
The alco-bra. ... Kids these days.
V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012
Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Bullet Heaven
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu May 3 2012 3:39 PM ]
Sometimes you just feel the need to shoot the living hell out of stuff. Bullet Heaven understands those primitive urges. Epic Battle Fantasy 3.3: Bullet Heaven (to use its complete title) is a power-up crazed shooter that has you scrolling forward, madly dispatching massive waves of cartoon enemies. Grab all the coins you can to purchase bigger weapons, more hit points and .. bombs, baby!
V.21 No.16 | 4/19/2012
Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: white cat ($50)
“Beautiful white cat. I know that it is old, but not sure how old. It is a beautiful cat for those cat lovers!”
V.21 No.6 | 2/9/2012
By Sam Adams [ Thu Feb 9 2012 2:45 PM ]
Blame it on joblessness, blame it on the country going to shit, but whatever the case, one thing is true: People are getting very bored with themselves. This has resulted in several phenomena. Planking, leisure diving and Tebowing come to mind (to name a few). Now there's something else. I'm late to the game on this one (a coworker already beat me to the punch on this topic), but apparently people are cutting out the center of bread slices and putting it on cats' heads. Fucking for real. This probably violates several animal rights laws. Anyways, here's a breading website. Jesus.
V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012
“Breading” is the New “Planking”
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Tue Jan 31 2012 4:25 PM ]
Yup. Breading is the new planking. That is all.
V.21 No.4 |
The Daily Word in fire fighting drug traffickers, nuclear waste, National Good Day Day and Juan Epstein, r.i.p.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Jan 29 2012 8:56 AM ]
There is a new commission trying to figure out what to do with thousands of tons of nuclear waste in America.
Gwynyth Doland is the new head of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.
Are Yelp and other crowdsourcing tools wrecking your chances for good time?
This guy figured out when Ice Cube actually did have that good day.
Here's a helpful guide about the American film industry's long-standing resistance to new technology.
The Pentagon wants a super-
Uggs are banned at this Pennsylvania middle school.
Oakland Mayor tells Occupy Oakland protesters to "stop using Oakland as its playground." 300 arrested.
This physician wanted to reanimate George Washington using a bellows, fire and lamb's blood.
Cats in sinks photo gallery.
Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter's Juan Epstein died.
The Star Trek house may be dismantled and sold. By the builder's ex-wife.
On this day in 1880 W.C. Fields was born.
V.20 No.48 |
The Daily Word in Pearl Harbor, occupied housing, Mumia and Justin Bieber
By Laura Marrich [ Wed Dec 7 2011 11:01 AM ]
It's the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Surprisingly, the Japanese admiral who masterminded it didn't want to go to war in the first place.
Brick by brick, wall by wall, they
Occupiers succesfully "liberate" a forclosed house in Brooklyn.
U.S. health official overrules her own experts on the morning-after pill.
Four words that should never, never, never go together: Justin Bieber steampunk Christmas.
Four words that go suprisingly well together: DIY animatronic firebreathing pony.
BP says Halliburton destroyed evidence that makes them culpable in the Gulf oil spill.
Procatinator is your new best friend. Or it's trying to kill you. Whatever.
Snapshots from Nick Brown's kids' school science fair.
Salvador Disney and other films that actually happened.
What the Interwebs were atwitter about in 2011.
There's a vaccine for Ebola now.
Albuquerque thieves are after your toilet paper.
Thanks to E.J., Nick and Sarah for the links!
V.20 No.46 |
The Daily Word in the tea party backing Mitt, more red light changes, and some celeb booing.
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Nov 21 2011 10:23 AM ]
New York man charged with plotting city pipe-bomb attacks.
Albuquerque traffic signals could get some changes via city councilors.
Woman arrested for trying to sell a purse back to the lady from whom she stole it ... who also happened to be her own next door neighbor.
Did you miss the American Music Awards? Here are the "five biggest jaw droppers" of the night.
Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were booed at a NASCAR event.
Also, Vladimir Putin was booed at a martial arts fight.
Rumors floating around of an Amazon Kindle phone for 2012.
A pothole "saves a girl's life" after she swallows a heart-shaped locket.
The Oatmeal on recent Wikipedia donation pleas.
V.20 No.42 |
The Daily Word in signs, RUSH, the richest man in the world and plutonium pits
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Oct 23 2011 1:21 PM ]
Canada's conservative government is going all Reagan on your ass with this crime bill.
This bicycle plays records.
You must watch this nifty/naughty stop-motion Spike Jonze short.
Was Gaddafi the richest man in the world?
Uber-expensive new metallurgy laboratory (read as "nuclear bomb factory") in Los Alamos continues to freak everyone out.
C&O Canal water-bridge (aqueduct) over water has been restored. Neat.
Take the psycho ex-girlfriend test.
Which RUSH song is stuck in your head right now?
Did you know RUSH had a drummer BEFORE Neil Peart?
V.20 No.40 |
The Daily Word in Steve Jobs, Occupy Adbusters and a quadruple rainbow
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 6 2011 9:41 AM ]
Apple's Steve Jobs dies at age 56.
A commencement speech Jobs gave.
The good folks at Westboro plan to protest his funeral.
Occupy Albuquerque protesters still at UNM.
Man says he tried to withdraw his money from Bank of America in St. Louis and was prevented by police.
Snarky writer charges that Occupy Wall Street was started by Adbusters (which, he says, owns the URL).
Guy charged in Sunflower Market's yogurtgate is going to court.
Dr. Barry Ramo on foods that make your skin healthy.
Men as pinups.
Why do we love stories about people with too many cats?
Santa Fe orders cleanup of "Hobo Hill."
This Swede won the Nobel Prize for literature.
Quadruple rainbow all the way.
Palin says she's not running for president.
Judy Jetson is boy crazy.
Speech pathologist eats school lunches for a year.
Cafeterias in France ban ketchup.
Hear all of Björk's new album Biophilia.
V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011
By E.J. Maliskas [ Tue Aug 23 2011 2:01 PM ]
Q: What's cuter than a soft little kitty with big tawny eyes?
A: A soft little kitty with big tawny eyes dressed in Victorian garb!
Japanese cat-fashion designer Takako Iwasa brings you the latest trends in feline couture with her new book Fashion Cats. Furry supermodels Prin and Koutaro patiently and calmly don the highest fashions in delicate laces, proper gentleman's wear and even animalian costume.
One might think that feline nature might cause the two models to be less than pleased with their tight-fitting caps, but this video portrays their willing nature ... well, at least compared to some.
Fashion just a got a whole lot cuter.
V.20 No.31 |
The Daily Word 8.6.11: The new trend is "swatting," kids; Australian collar bomb hoax; Cha Cha is dead.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Aug 6 2011 8:05 PM ]
The last American harmonica factory is closing.
Transgendered TSA agent files suit against TSA for treating her like a man.
What the lower U.S. credit rating might mean.
Austrian drain pipe hotel.
Smuggling pot in an ultralight....
Half of a missing early Hitchock film was found in New Zealand.
Cha Cha from Grease, aka Annette Charles, died.
V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Cat God vs. Sun King
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu Jul 28 2011 10:03 AM ]
Que es mas macho? Cat God or Sun King? In Cat God vs. Sun King, you are the almighty, vengeful and very cute Cat God. Your job is to prevent the Sun King from using his slaves to build a tower to the sky. Unleash fireballs, sands worms and other terrible godly powers in order to stop those stupid, brick-lugging humans. Keep them down in the dirt where they belong!
Control Room & Regeneration at Central Features
The opening of two solo exhibitions that look at the effects of nuclear power.Runs through 10/03.
Bucket Composting with the Bokashi Method at Bear Canyon Community Center
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