Monthly Archives: August 2012


Hyenas Eschew Lent, Chew Donkeys Instead

Posted 19 August 2012 by Anne-Marie Hodge

Anyone who has ever attended a holiday parade or gone on a summer vacation knows that cultures tend to create their own seasonal patterns.  In much of Western culture, December is a time of much celebrating and feasting, while similarly wintry January is relatively dreary and dull (after New Year’s celebrations subside). This raises a question: how do the behaviors and culture of a society affect the animals that depend upon that society's garbage for their food?  The progressive encroachment... Read more