Articles written by Madhu Anderson

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  • Letter: Resident opposes traveling circus for animal cruelty

    Madhu Anderson|Jun 30, 2022

    Dear Editor, I was disappointed to learn that the C&M circus will be in Green River on July 1. Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, operated by Eugene “Trey” Key III and Key Equipment Inc, was cited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for failure to provide shelter to animals from the elements, proper veterinary care, nutrition, and handling. In addition, USDA had confiscated an underweight tiger cub from the circus. And its license was suspended for six months by an administrative law judge. The link to all the violations is...

  • Coyote contests should be banned

    Madhu Anderson, Guest Columnist|Mar 3, 2021

    As a longtime resident of Rock Springs, I was disturbed to find out that a coyote killing contest is being organized in my town. So along with a few friends I decided to protest it. We held signs outside Buddha Bob’s Bar at the Sands on third, fourth, fifth and sixth of February. A group called Wyoming Best of the Best has organized this contest. In this contest participants completed for cash and prizes to see who can kill the most coyotes in one day. There are 2 main reasons why we want these events to be banned. The first one is these c...

  • Protesting the slaughter of pigs

    Madhu Anderson, Guest Columnist|Jan 20, 2021

    "Hey, I am going to the lake, what about you," says seven-year-old Bella, a black lab mix, as she pokes her head out of a car window at a stop light on a warm sunny day in Rock Springs. "What's a lake? Maybe I am going to the lake too," replies six-month-old Charlie, a pig who struggles to reach his snout out through a small opening in an overcrowded transport truck. The truck carries two hundred pigs en route to slaughter. My heart was filled with joy when I read the press release in the...

  • Pain only matters if you are cute

    MADHU ANDERSON, Guest Column|Nov 13, 2019

    On the afternoon of September 13, 2019 I called 911 to report a criminal animal cruelty happening in the middle of the city of Rock Springs. I approached a transport truck due to the strong foul smell from half block away. I heard animal noises as I got closer. When I peeked inside, I saw dozens of pigs cramped up together, standing shoulder to shoulder in their own feces and some standing on the top of others since there was barely any space to turn around. I noticed their bodies were covered...