This article reflects the attempts for us to provide some restitution for the use of chimpanzees as unwilling research subjects for decades. The chimps are personified as him or her with feelings and specific preferences. ... See MoreSee Less
Great article reminding us to be thoughtful and strategic about the words we use in environmental and animal protection so that they accurately convey the violence that is being done by us but also the wonder and inspiration that we feel about fellow animals and the splendor of the natural world -- don't just settle for the dry, clinical, and sometimes euphemistic or objectifying terms used in policy and scientific arenas. ... See MoreSee Less
It's useful to assess whether all the animal videos posted are indeed cute and funny or whether, in some cases, the individual might be stressed or suffering (or suffered cruel training beforehand). Think from their perspective. Give some context to any video posted. And speak up if you think something should be problematized as unkind instead of trivialized as comic. ... See MoreSee Less
It's good to see Newsweek giving attention to Dr. Lori Marino's new co-authored literature review detailing cows' cognition and capabilities. We tend to underestimate anyone we want to exploit (to make it easier on us psychologically), so we don't often think about cows as having personalities, feelings, and preferences as the studies show. ... See MoreSee Less
It's useful to call out journalists if their reporting/interviewing is unprofessional or irresponsible, as I believe Piers Morgan's is here on Good Morning Britain when discussing veganism. Hopefully journalists will be open to arguments in support of farmed animal animal welfare and rights as a serious ethical issue and the need to phase out animal farming. Morgan's co-host Susanna Reid is much more professional in trying to cover substance and not sensationalism. Good Morning Britain takes feedback about the show at firstname.lastname@example.org In cases like this, I like to share the link to the animalsandmedia.org guidelines. ... See MoreSee Less
Burgers made with synthetic meat, meat grown in Chinese laboratories, road kill, soya replacement and plant-based diets is what our future of food looks like, according to vegan writer and broadcaster, George Monbiot. He wants all livestock banned and believes the arrival of cheap artificial meat wi...