Janet F. Murray

Janet F. Murray

My connection with animals has been close since my early years. Our family had two dogs, a cat, bunnies, and chickens. Livestock like horses and cows also surrounded our home. My siblings and I kept pets like hamsters, rats, and mice. My brothers saved wild animals at times. Now I have a beautiful rescue cat I lovingly call Bubushu. My favorite writing topics include my first love, animals, and Lyme disease. Besides a business degree and being a content curator for almost ten years, I have also written my memoir, My Sub-Lyme life. This work details my journey with tick bite
infections similar to Lyme disease, which left me severely disabled. The vectors for this disease all have close relationships with animals. They include fleas and ticks, so it is little surprise that my passion for animals exposed me to these infections. My wish is that my memoir helps others overcome their challenges. I trust that my content will draw attention to the fact that we are here to protect animal rights and should stop exploiting these sentient creatures with which we share this

February 28, 2023 A-Z Animals Advocate 

Are Giraffes Endangered? Yes – And Someone is Paying Attention

Are giraffes endangered? The answer is ambiguous. Some giraffes are critically endangered, while others are threatened species. Thankfully, conservation efforts are bringing about a change for many wild giraffes. However, the silent extinction among many of the nine subspecies is an ongoing concern as giraffe numbers for some species decline while others grow. Giraffe population […]

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February 28, 2023 Advocate Organizational 

The Brutal Truth About Seal Clubbing: Because Everyone Needs Dead Seal Pups (Not)!

Oh – joy to the world – ’tis the merry season of seal clubbing. Beginning in April every year, people come together with huge clubs to beat tiny baby seals over the head. The act is brutal. The number of young seals that die in this vicious manner is devoid of humanity! But this merry […]

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February 25, 2023 Advocate Organizational 

What is Veal? The Taste of Blood, Horror, and Pain on Your Plate!

Many people don’t know what veal is or why consuming this product is irresponsible and cruel. When you eat veal, you’re eating an animal that is often little more than a fetus. The farmer waited long enough for the mother to carry her baby before he butchered it for consumption on your plate. Male calves […]

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February 23, 2023 Wild Earth 

Forest Logging – The Good, Bad, the Really Ugly Truth, and How To Make a Positive Change

Logging Process Once upon a healthy logging process time – people used to understand their role on earth. They knew they were responsible for others and the world around them. People used what they needed instead of engaging in the rampant greed of consumerism. Life was good then – for trees, other living things, and […]

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February 22, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

Getting to Grips With the Most Dangerous Land Animal – The Common Hippopotamus

Welcome to exploring the one animal on land that causes the most human deaths in Southern Africa. Dangerous, grumpy, and with the size and grit to back up its threats – the hippopotamus is an animal to be feared. Go into its territory at your own risk because your very presence will cause annoyance of […]

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February 21, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

Welcome to the Beautiful World of the Bat – the Only Mammal That Can Fly

Overview Masters of powered flight on a thin wing membrane is nothing short of miraculous in itself. Yet, the Nose leaf bat does it, and so does the blood-sucking Vampyrum spectrum bat. No matter whether we discuss the Pteropus giganteus (Indian flying fox), Spectral bat, or the little Brown bat, their flight muscles are designed […]

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February 17, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

The Not Quite So Common Squirrel Monkeys of the New World Monkeys

Known as the Deaths Head monkey, the Squirrel monkeys belong to the family Cebidae. It is a small primate species with its natural habitat in the rainforests of South and Central America. Besides a creepy death mask and false penises on females, this tiny primate can live in troops of 500 individuals. It has several […]

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February 16, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

Is It a Pig, a Hippo, or a Midget? Nope – It’s a Pygmy Hippo!

Overview You’ve heard the saying, “only a mother could love a face like that,” right? That saying applies to the pygmy hippo. As cute as it is, it also contains an element of “ug.” And, of course, everyone thinks it looks like a tiny hippopotamus. That is relatively true if you aren’t looking at them […]

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February 15, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

The Giraffe – The Vulnerable Camel Leopard of Africa

Overview The giraffe is quite a comical-looking character with its peculiar body shape and characteristics. We don’t want to body shame it, but it is kinda weird looking. Yet, at the same time, it is elegant and goofy, which is why most people love this gorky creature. We will take you through a detailed walk […]

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February 13, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

Lions Are the King of the Beasts Because They Don’t Live in Jungles!

Overview First of all, lions do not live in jungles. They are known as the King of Beasts but live in open grasslands and woodlands. Some even live in semi-tropical areas and deserts. Now that myth is out of the way, we can get down to the nitty-gritty of the lion as a species and […]

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