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.
Introducing the Whale Sanctuary Project
This blog is taking a break for the next few months so that I can devote my energies to the Whale Sanctuary Project. Here's why.
Is the Sloth Sanctuary a Zoo?
The Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica was the first of its kind for these wonderfully engaging animals, and it was a model for others that followed. But questions have arisen. And…
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.
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 incoming Trump administration promises to accelerate the disaster that’s now underway for animals and for the planet overall.
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, the situation for most of our fellow animals continues to go from bad to worse?”
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??
It’s now an unfolding pandemic, and it may be caused in part by intensive cattle farming.
Dingoes are being released onto an island in Australia to kill the feral goats. The dingoes have been implanted with poison “time-bombs” that will then kill them.
A classic case of international greed in the name of economic “progress” that’s destroying vast numbers of animals and their homes.
Perdue Foods, announces new “humane” policies, like having windows in at least some of its chicken factory barns. Wow … windows!
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.
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.