3 Gnossiennes: Gnossienne No. 3, a song by Erik Satie and Olof Hojer on Spotify.
Many ranchers are rejecting the old practice of killing large carnivores to protect livestock. Instead, they are increasingly using new technology and old methods of animal husbandry to coexist with carnivores.
Native carnivores bring balance to the landscape and keep ecosystems healthy. But they can also be seen as a threat to livestock, and for decades government trappers have killed them in large numbers. The U.S.D.A.’s Wildlife Services program kills tens of thousands of native carnivores annually, often at the demand of the ranching industry. It is a battle against nature that is costly, brutal, and not very effective. Does the battle really need to be fought? Wild Things introduces audiences to progressive ranchers learning to coexist with these animals and features scientists, conservationists and even former Wildlife Services trappers, who believe it is time for a major change in the way we treat our magnificent native carnivores.
The ghoulishly dark illustrator had a soft side — he would answer the door for fans, serve cinnamon toast and watch The Golden Girls. His old friend Alexander Theroux has immortalized Gorey’s peculiar ways in a slim book, The Strange Case of Edward Gorey, now back in print after 11 years.
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest li…
Looking forward to this.