Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Stop Trading Ivory

Despite a 1989 worldwide ban on ivory sales by CITES, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, poaching of African elephants has increased dramatically in recent years, with an estimated 22,000 killed in 2012. According to data presented by CITES at the 2013 African Elephant Summit in Botswana, up to 20% of Africa's elephant population could be wiped out over the next ten years if poaching continues at its current rate. Find out more at

Friday, May 9, 2014

Lunchtime Sketch: The Bare-Chested Boulevardier

Here in the Queen City we know that the surest sign of Spring is not the robin or the crocus- it's the Bare-Chested Boulevardier, the free-spirited stroller who peels his shirt at the first sign of warm weather. Proud and resolute, undeterred by dull convention, undaunted by the benighted (and be-shirted) passersby, he ambles on, freedom incarnate, a de-flanneled flaneur. Saunter forth, good sir! Your blinding torso is a beacon of hope to the fully-clothed multitudes, your doffed Metallica T-shirt a banner of liberty!