The ethics of zoos is a polarizing and complicated topic, even amongst vegans. Let's see whether zoos are really the centers of education, amusement, conservation, and research they purport to be.
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Humans have long used our ability to experience complex emotions to distinguish ourselves from other animals. But is this ability really isolated to our species? And if non-human animals do have the capacity to emote, what does that say about how we treat them?
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How Autism Connects Me With Animals
Growing up Autistic, I believe my difficulties with communication strengthened my empathy for animals. It broke my heart that no matter how desperately and clearly they communicated their terror and pain, they were ignored and discounted.Read more about How Autism Connects Me With Animals
Kids! Say NO WAY To ZOO DAY!!!
This video is for kids and adults alike. If you’re like me, you LOVE animals! Going to the zoo can be really exciting. Today we’re going to talk about why even though it may be fun for you and me, the zoo isn’t a happy place for the animals.Read more about Kids! Say NO WAY To ZOO DAY!!!
Learning to Love Horses | One Trainer’s Journey Away From Riding
Giving up riding is incomprehensible to most horse lovers. So what would lead a lifelong trainer, trader, and rider of horses to not only walk away entirely, but even question the concept of domestication itself? Hear Ren Hurst’s incredible journey.Read more about Learning to Love Horses | One Trainer’s Journey Away From Riding
Are Halal And Kosher Slaughter Humane?
The debate over halal (حلال) and kosher (כשר) ritual slaughter is a hotbed of religion, politics, corporate greed, systematic abuses, and special interests. Amidst all the controversy, the core question remains: is it possible to end the life of another being in a way that is kind?Read more about Are Halal And Kosher Slaughter Humane?
Do Fish Have FEELINGS? [For Kids!]
This video is for KIDS! [but adults can watch too] We’re going to talk about FISH FEELINGS! We’ll learn about whether fish can feel pain and how even though they look really different than us, they have families, friends, and feelings!Read more about Do Fish Have FEELINGS? [For Kids!]
Last Embrace of Mother & Child
The heartbreaking final embrace of mother child – just moments before they are forever torn apart. You may be contributing to this heartbreak with your daily choices. But you can prevent this from happening to another family with one simple choice.Read more about Last Embrace of Mother & Child