Posts Tagged ‘Elephant in the Living Room’

Exotics on the Loose!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Only the blind did not see this coming…wolves, lions, bears are now on the loose…in Ohio.

(AP Photo/Heather Ellers and Dustin Burton)

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Schools closed and motorists were warned to stay in their vehicles as officers with assault rifles patrolled a rural area in eastern Ohio Wednesday, a day after police killed dozens of escaped animals from a wild-animal preserve, where the owner was found dead…more.

The Kingpin Wins Genesis Award

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Just back from LA, where my National Geographic article The Kingpin won a 2011 Genesis Award!  

This was a wonderful event, put on by the Humane Society of the United States.  One of my favorite moments was when award-winner Tim Harrison, The Elephant in the Living Room, said, “Great speech.  You really should read this book called The Lizard King….”  Anybody who reads this blog should check out Tim’s film.  I haven’t seen it yet, but the content is the US exotics trade… 

My next favorite moment was when Betty White said to me, “Are you just going to stand there looking pretty, or are you going to buy a lady a drink?”*

*Actually, she never said that, but it’s how I imagined the night would go, and it’s my blog.