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  • Quite the Trophy

    Quite the Trophy
    The Truth Behind Trophy Hunting and Conservation by Lena Cavallo — Our thanks to Animal Blawg, where this post originally appeared on June 29, 2015. This past March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved the request to import ?trophies? of two American hunters. These ?trophies? will be the remains of two dead black rhinos […]
  • The Captivating World of the Octopus

    The Captivating World of the Octopus
    Though the slapstick quality of the animal's motion across the seabed might adumbrate an amused human manipulator, some mountebank of a marine biologist trying to pull one over on the scientific establishment, the footage was actually captured by Australian researchers off the coast of Indonesia. While the novelty of the behaviour is certainly enough to capture the attention of even the most jaded "amusing video forward" recipient, to biologists, it is truly revelatory in terms of its implications to the understanding of animal intelligence. These octopi appear to be the only known invertebrates to use tools.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    — Each week the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) sends out an e-mail Legislative Alert, which tells subscribers about current actions they can take to help animals. NAVS is a national, not-for-profit educational organization incorporated in the State of Illinois. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect, and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical […]
  • The Community Impact of CAFOs

    The Community Impact of CAFOs
    Saratoga, WI is a small town in central Wisconsin. Set on the banks of the Wisconsin River, this community of a few thousand people is likely not a major destination for tourists roaming through the state, but by all appearances it seems a typical mid-western settlement from the 19th century that evolved into a small town befitting a Prairie Home Companion yarn. It is also the setting of an ongoing fight between the community and a proposed CAFO, one that has drawn intense public ire.
  • Pretty Doesn?t Have to Hurt

    Pretty Doesn?t Have to Hurt
    The passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act would not only spell relief for countless animals. It would send a message to the rest of the world that we don't need to use cruel and outdated methods to ensure the safety of beauty and personal care products.