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by Sarah Howell The gorgeous city of Venice, Italy has faced many threats over the years. These threats have been a consistent companion to the inhabitants of the city for generations – overabundant tourism, pollution, flooding, finance, and unemployment, just to name a few. Fortunately there exists a campaign to help ensure that Venice stays preserved for the generations to come. Venice in Peril was founded after the great floods of Venice and Florence in 1966 and helps raise funds to restore and conserve works of art and architecture. Not only that, but proceeds also go toward ensuring the sustainability of Venice and helping to alleviate ecological, demographic, and socio-economic issues. The Fund is supported by many benefactors, both private and corporate, but one such benefactor has a very special tie to the city. Musical trio, “The Gondoliers” consists of Luca, Michael, Claudio, and together these gentlemen capture the sounds and senses of Venice through their smooth, rich, romantic sound. It’s not difficult to see why this group would […]Read More
by Sarah Howell The country of Denmark made headlines once again this week, and the reasons for which were still seen as an outrage. Earlier this week, a healthy young giraffe by the name of Marius was shot in the head and fed to lions, which the scientific director of the zoo, Bengt Holst, said was completely viable. Despite the many online petitions and communications from other zoos offering to take Marius, the zoo disposed of Marius due to the potential happenstance of inbreeding. Just days later, another Denmark zoo was on the receiving end of backlash due to outrage surrounding the same circumstance. Jyllands Park Zoo houses a male giraffe, that, in a horrible irony, shares the same name as the Marius. However, the zoo made an official Facebook statement that declared the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria indicated that Jyllands Park Zoo was not to receive a female giraffe, and therefore the zoo would be able to keep Marius. They also stated that “[t]here is no plan, […]Read More