Even though we can never fully recompense these apex predators for what they’ve lost, having their own sanctuary can help to heal the deep wounds we have inflicted upon the fabric of nature itself.
Two Aquariums, Two Choices
As the National Aquarium announces bold plans to create a seaside sanctuary for its dolphins, an exploitation company builds a swim-with-dolphins center in the Arizona desert.
Pigs with Human Brains
Researchers are trying to grow human organs in pig embryos. But if the human stem cells start migrating around the embryo, the baby pig might start growing a human brain, too.
Are You More Important than a Gorilla?
In a world of 7.3 billion thoroughly destructive humans and just 125,000 very peaceable gorillas, was Harambe's life worth less than Isaiah Dickerson's?
Can There Ever Be a ‘Humane Economy’?
Is it possible for us humans to coexist peacefully with our fellow animals in a modern capitalist economy? Two books come to opposite conclusions.
It’s the dawn of a new era for whales and dolphins. A new organization has been formed to create seaside sanctuaries for whales and dolphins being retired from marine circuses.
On the same day SeaWorld was pushing back against retiring killer whales to sanctuaries, 33 lions from circuses in Peru were heading to a sanctuary in South Africa.
Great escapes like those of Inky, Frank Lee Bull and the priceless Tamworth Two, remind us that our fellow animals prize freedom as highly as we do.
The Tree of Life, a diagram that shows branches of life on Earth, has just changed radically. The dominant life form on Planet Earth is actually bacteria.
What would it be like to be eaten by a large predator? We humans are, after all, basically a prey species, and our drive to dominance is a product of human frailty.
It was all a bit too good to be true. Even as the CEO of SeaWorld and the CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S. were smiling together, SeaWorld was preparing an advertising blitz trashing animal protection organizations with a series of blatant untruths.
World-renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen is predicting a rapid ocean rise of 20 to 30 feet – enough to submerge every coastal city on Earth – along with catastrophic shutting down of ocean circulation, leading to massive storms and other climate upheavals. And the key word is RAPID.
Orca captivity will still continue for at least another 30 to 50 years.
The remarkable, heroic work of veterinarian Dr. Amir Khalil of Four Paws to rescue and care for animals in the shattered world of Gaza.
He has an infection, SeaWorld says, that is “very resistant to treatment.” The company is expecting yet another miserable, and for them very embarrassing, death.
As climate change accelerates, our warming planet is driving crises that range from war on one side of the globe to brain-damaged babies on the other. A few reports from recent days …
They’re wealthy men of the old aristocracy, who believe in “Honoring God by Honoring His Creatures” — that is, by killing them.
The judge and the Lagotta Romagnolo’s handler both wore blue, knee-length skirts that really showed off the muscle tone of their legs.
One of the world’s few remaining pageants of objectification and commoditization.
Thomas Berry writes about the real choices we face this year and the Great Work upon which we should be embarking.
It’s the largest refuge for bears in the world. A tour of Romania’s LiBearty Sanctuary.
How’s the animal rights movement doing? If you rate it by the simple question “How many animals have rights?” you’d have to say “Not very well.” Call it the animal rights paradox.
Premiered at Sundance, the movie follows attorney Steven M. Wise as he argues to a high court judges that chimpanzee Tommy has the capacity for legal rights and should be set free and sent to a sanctuary.
The Ancient Greek Chimaera had the body of a goat with a lion’s head and a dragon’s rear end. But why settle for mythology when you can make your own real-life chimera in the lab, and lots of money at the same time?