Without the elephants, for many people it wasn’t worth the price of a ticket any longer.
Companionship Across the Abyss
Is there a hidden meaning behind the story of Adam and Eve and the Serpent? Jonathan Crane explains what it may be telling us about our relationship to our fellow animals ... and…
The State of Planet Earth Today
In his overview of the state of Planet Earth today, Carl Safina begins by asking the seemingly unrelated question: “Does my dog really love me? Or does she just want a treat?”
Thinking about Death Leads People to Support Killing Animals
A new study shows that any small reminder – even quite unconscious – of our inevitable mortality causes us to be more supportive of the killing of nonhuman animals
Love Dogs but Eat Pigs? It’s a Paradox
One of his friends calls herself a vegetarian even though she eats fish and chicken. “Well,” she says, “I don’t eat anything with a face.”
The “I Am NOT an Animal!” Symposium
It's the big question – perhaps the only one that truly matters right now: "Why is it that, despite the continuing work of animal protection, conservation and ecological groups,…
“When one person is in a cage and someone else is outside the cage, walking up and down and looking at that person, what do you think that suggests about our power relations?”
What does a piece of Ancient Greek tragedy have to do with our screwed-up relationship to our fellow animals? Quite a lot, in fact!
30,000 years ago, deep in a cave in France, artists painted some of the greatest portrayals of animals ever. In this video we look at what they tell us about our relaitonship to our fellow animals
Second in a new series: We humans have a constant sense of anxiety over our mortal, animal nature. And we deal with this by telling ourselves that we’re not really animals – despite all the evidence to the contrary.
In this first video of a new series, we look at our deep need as humans to insist that we’re not animals – despite all the evidence to the contrary.
What does the rise of Donald Trump have to do with the need to believe that “I am not an animal!”? Quite a lot, as it turns out.
A bishop, running for Congress, portrays the First Family as chimpanzees. Offensive and hateful. But it also tells us something about our fear of being great apes ourselves.
The incoming Trump administration promises to accelerate the disaster that’s now underway for animals and for the planet overall.
By Michael Mountain I’d been working in the field of animal protection for more than 30 years. In a few small areas, like finding homes for…
Carl Safina Carl Safina’s writing about the living world has won him a MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships; book awards from Lannan, Orion, and…
Each session lasts an hour and half, divided into three parts: * a half-hour presentation by the speaker; * a half-hour Q&A conducted by an invited…
In a war-torn region, three stories of people fostering life in the midst of death.
Sounds like something straight out of the ancient Biblical Ten Plagues: rivers of blood flowing down city streets. Except that it was happening last week right…
This week we’ve had the war on cats and the war on wild horses. Last week, it was wolves, and the week before, goats. Why are we always at war with the other animals?
What goes wrong when well-meaning animal advocates make deals with businesses and agencies that don’t have the interests of the animals at heart.
Up to now, most of the heat being generated by our industrial civilization has been being quietly absorbed by the oceans. But the oceans are now at a tipping point.
What do you call a luxury ship with 1,070 people paying up to $120,000 each for a cruise through the once-impenetrable Northwest Passage?
Overall, there was hardly anywhere that didn’t have some kind of weather-related drama going on.
Imagine having two separate auditory circuits in your brain. That’s what dolphins have. So, what does the second one do??