Pakistan’s lonely elephant Kaavan arrived in Cambodia by cargo plane today to start a new life with fellow pachyderms at a local sanctuary, the culmination of years of campaigning for his transfer by American singer Cher.
We know that like us, rats are intelligent, kind and empathic and sometimes experience regret, have an active memory life, laugh and play games, plan ahead, engage in bartering and trading, are super helpful, and are great at tasks, using tools and learning. So why, when we have scientific evidence of all of these attributes, do we treat rats so inhumanely–in the scientific lab, as well as the outer world?
We are in the midst of a movement among some scientists, animal advocates and philosophers arguing that elephant intelligence and social capabilities justifies classifying them as having “personhood”.
A unanimous decision (sigh). So it is back to the drawing board for animal activist attorneys in their fight to … More
Here is an alternative way of perceiving the world, and your place in it, for Thanksgiving…an op-ed piece printed in … More
Another victory is in the wings for stopping the use of animals as entertainment. Go for it, Jersey City! Jersey … More
Animals held captive inside zoos in Venezuela are literally starving to death–a symptom of a troubled economy. Also a symptom … More
A big change is underway. But raising a hen in a “cage free” environment doesn’t mean it will live in … More
Painful to read, even more so to experience… Wild Indian Elephant Dies Trying to Escape Captivity Maharaj died trying to … More