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Archive for ‘May, 2010’

  • Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary

    Tafi Atome looks like a typical forest in Ghana. The monkeys have been revered in this village for two centuries. But being “sacred” is no guarantee of survival.

  • How Sanctuaries Make Right What’s Wrong

    In a time of mass extinction that's been brought about by human exploitation and can no longer be stopped, what should we do?

  • The Great Irony of Animal “Rights”

    The great irony of the animal rights movement is there is still only one species that has any rights at all: humans. But the Nonhuman Rights Project is setting out to change that.

  • Why Mass Extinction Is Part of Human Nature

    Why would a supposedly “intelligent” species behave in a way that’s bringing about a mass extinction – one that will likely take us down along with so many other animals?

    The Avatar Paradox

    The intimate glimpse into the pulsing center of the natural world that modern technology delivers to us is threatening the natural world as never before. By Ptolemy Tompkins For a…

    Part 3: Last Try

    May 17, 2010 I wanted to explore a possible volunteer opportunity at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) in Gulfport, MS. I was greeted at…

    Big Apple’s No-Kill Goal

    New York on schedule with homeless pets “There’s never been a better time to be a dog in New York City,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proudly. The mayor…

    The Giving Tree

    Few people need convincing that trees are good. Their emotional and psychological value, though hard to define, is powerful and indisputable. Trees clean the air, provide protection from noise and wind, and impart a calming and peaceful aspect to the surrounding streetscape. Trees are not like mailboxes or benches or other site amenities; they are biological touchstones and quite literally living community participants. So if the street trees in your neighborhood or downtown aren’t looking so good, what to do?

    Why Me?

    By Jill Schensul The fish flew out the car window. The car never slowed down. The fish hit the road with a thwump, 10 yards ahead…

    World’s Biggest Dam

      It’s not the Hoover Dam or the Aswan Dam or even the huge Three Gorges Dam in China. It’s the Giant Beaver Dam in Canada.…

    The Slaves Fight Back

    British columnist Alexander Cockburn compares Tilikum the orca to Spartacus, and calls him “the slave whale who chose to fight back.” Tilikum attacked his trainer Dawn…

    Whazzup with WAZA?

    This post is in Part Two of our series on Dolphins and Us – their intelligence, culture and society, and why it’s time to bring an end to keeping them in captivity.

    A Whale of a Business

    This post is in Part Two of our series on Dolphins and Us – their intelligence, culture and society, and why it’s time to bring an end to keeping them in captivity.