This last weekend saw the Gadhimai festival in southern Nepal, an annual Hindu event that involves the ritual slaughter of hundreds of thousands of animals.
Many people express outrage that such an event can take place… and then go off to a chicken BBQ, or a fish fry, or to cook themselves a nice […]
Sitting on a stone wall outside, I put down a plate that had been holding a sandwich. I went back to reading my book, but when I looked up 5 minutes later, I saw that the plate had about 50 ants on it, gathering the crumbs.
Immediately, I felt a sense of revulsion. I wanted […]
Genesis 2:19-20 tells the story of Adam’s task:
“Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So […]
Can you guess what animal a group of senators proposed as the national mammal of the USA? […]
If we are to follow the logic of Harold S. Martin and his brethren, we should actually encourage female-to-male sex change operations. […]
You may not care much about the moapa dace and the desert tortoise in particularly, but more generally, whether President Obama upholds the law when it comes to these powerless animals will indicate whether he will uphold the law when it’s your own legal rights that are on the line. […]
Even though an animal may seem to have super-adaptive features, those features are actually a kind of super-specialization that can make the species vulnerable to extinction. Perhaps that’s why the giant cheetah went extinct. […]
Perhaps I’ll go on an expedition to the Bering Sea in order to photograph ribbon seals myself. In the meantime, before I an hire a boat, I wanted to provide interested readers with a couple of related links to organizations I found that are working on protecting marine life around Alaska. […]