Today the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship shows us a real life example of The Fox and the Hound currently taking place in a forest in Norway. Sniffer the wild fox and Tinni the domestic dog first met by chance while Tinni was out for a walk with his human, photographer Torgeir Berge. The unlikely pair became fast friends and now Torgeir photographs their heartwarming daily encounters. Sniffer and Tinni frolic in their secluded woodland playground until they’ve tired each other out, at which point they settle down and relax together.
The tender and playful relationship between the two is captured in these photos and Berge was so inspired by it that he decided to release a book chronicling the canine duo called The Fox and the Dog which will feature fairytales based on their friendship.
More so, Berge noted how similar his dog and Sniffer were and his thoughts on Norway’s controversial fox-fur trade changed so much that he is now campaigning to have it banned. Berge observed ‘how similar foxes and dogs actually are’ and labels the fox, the ‘dog of the forest’.
Berge will donate a large portion of the proceeds from the book to help his conservation and anti-fur trade campaign.
As Californians voted down proposition 37, street artist Mear One (a.k.a. Kalen Ockerman) stands up against the production of genetically modified organism with the completion of his newest mural in the parking lot of Wood Café at Washington and Inglewood Boulevards in Los Angeles. The mural was produced in collaboration with Vyal One, Werc, Griffin One and Ernest Doty. The use of overly saturated colors mimics that which is unnatural and toxic within genetically modified food. Mear One literally represents GMO with “the man” juxtaposed near a family standing amongst their own homegrown garden and in resistance to the omnipresent hypnotic GMO man.
Powerful, creative, meaningful.