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    Every Creeping Thing: True Tales of Faintly Repulsive Wildlife: “Conniff is a splendid writer–fresh, clear, uncondescending, and with never a false step; one can’t resist quoting him.” (NY Times Book Review)

    The Species Seekers:  Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth by Richard Conniff is “a swashbuckling romp” that “brilliantly evokes that just-before Darwin era” (BBC Focus) and “an enduring story bursting at the seams with intriguing, fantastical and disturbing anecdotes” (New Scientist). “This beautifully written book has the verve of an adventure story” (Wall St. Journal)

    Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time by Richard Conniff  is “Hilariously informative…This book will remind you why you always wanted to be a naturalist.” (Outside magazine) “Field naturalist Conniff’s animal adventures … are so amusing and full color that they burst right off the page …  a quick and intensely pleasurable read.” (Seed magazine) “Conniff’s poetic accounts of giraffes drifting past like sail boats, and his feeble attempts to educate Vervet monkeys on the wonders of tissue paper will leave your heart and sides aching.  An excellent read.” (BBC Focus magazine)

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Twitter Rant Names Me World’s Laziest Journo

Posted by Richard Conniff on November 7, 2013

Mom would be so proud.

O.K., it’s a little odd, though entertaining, for me to be attacked by a group that calls itself the Endangered Species Coalition.  Odder still, they’re attacking me for my article describing the threat to endangered species from free-roaming and feral cats and dogs.

But, gosh, it sure makes Tweeting between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. seem like fun.  Is that “leagerly” or “Ieagerly”?

  1. I do research so @RichardConniff doesn’t have to, apparently. Ieagerly await his reply on his ridiculous TNR assertion.

  2. @NYTmag your contributor @RichardConniff says trap/neuter/release is just “animal abuse by a different name”. Do you agree?

  3. .@NatGeo Your contractor @Richardconniff is representing himself as your agent with his inaccurate piece about TNR http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/04/when-cruelty-comes-masked-animal-welfare …

  4. 4h
    mitch merry and 3 others retweeted a Tweet you were mentioned in
    4h:

    We understand issues with feral cats but @RichardConniff is irresponsible in suggesting that TNR can’t work. http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/04/when-cruelty-comes-masked-animal-welfare …

    mitch merry Kathe Garbrick katz cats Mitch

  5. 4h
    ESC favorited a Tweet you were mentioned in
    4h:

    We understand issues with feral cats but @RichardConniff is irresponsible in suggesting that TNR can’t work. http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/04/when-cruelty-comes-masked-animal-welfare …

    ESC

  6. We understand issues with feral cats but @RichardConniff is irresponsible in suggesting that TNR can’t work. http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/04/when-cruelty-comes-masked-animal-welfare …

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