An act to end the use of donkey hides for traditional Chinese medicine in the US was introduced this past week by US Rep. Don Beye. Ejiao is a gelatin made from boiling the hides of donkeys. It is used primarily in cosmetics and traditional Chinese medicines. Global demand is increasing. Ejiao and the Donkey Hide Trade
The Los Angeles proposal to ban the rodeo has spread to San Diego
Western Justice has an update about it here
What’s In a Bird Name?
“On November 1, 2023, the American Ornithological Society announced that it will change all English bird names currently named after people. The effort will start next year and initially focus on up to 80 species found primarily in the United States and Canada. Before changing any Latin American bird names, which are also under its jurisdiction, the society said it will confer with ornithologists and organizations throughout Latin America.”