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Archive for ‘August, 2012’

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    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.

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    Conservation, Restoration, Reparation

    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…

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    Circus Lions Fly to Sanctuary. Orcas Soon?

    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.

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    The New Tree of Life

    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.

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    When Animals Are Drafted

    On this Memorial Day, let's also remember how, for 5,000 years, animals have been conscripted into war, from charging elephants to bomb-sniffing bees.

    Is Dog Pee Killing City Trees?

    You’ve probably never thought about it as you lead Fido from tree to tree on his neighborhood walk, or as he mingles with other dogs for the latest water-cooler gossip around the trees of the dog park. But there’s mounting evidence that Fido and his pals are killing those trees.

    Just Close Marineland Down!

    There’s only one fitting conclusion to the investigations currently being conducted into the shocking conditions at the Canadian marine zoo Marineland, following the revelations by the…

    The Country Vet

    For the weekend: A rescued stallion who’s all hormones … a pit bull who literally ate the homework … a pheasant with a broken leg ……