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Monkey Meals: Macaques in Thailand now use tools to crack nuts, shuck oysters
-- Coconuts Bangkok
coconuts.co | mar 2018

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I've been watching imgur n twitter posts of all kinds of animals. Even octopus. birds. insects. They are all getting smarter. Because of us? Or we are just now paying attention? Or ...?
-- tmx, 23 mar 2018
animals  animal-rights  consciousness  mind  type-article  from twitter
29 days ago by tometaxu
Guilty Dog Pictures and the Myth of Canine Shame - The Atlantic
In a 2009 study, she had owners forbid their dogs to eat a tempting treat, then asked the owners to leave the room. While each owner was gone, she either removed the treat or fed it to the dog. When the owners returned, they were told—regardless of the truth—that their dog either had or had not eaten it. If owners thought their dogs had indulged, reprimands followed, and guilty looks abounded. Yet dogs who hadn’t eaten the treat were more likely to appear guilty than dogs who had—so long as their owners lashed out. Far from signaling remorse, one group of researchers wrote in a 2012 paper, the guilty look is likely a submissive response that has proved advantageous because it reduces conflict between dog and human.
animal-rights  AtlanticMonthly 
8 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
To Save the Rhinos, Legalize the Horn Trade - Foundation for Economic Education - Working for a free and prosperous world
The best option available is to let rhino owners harvest their horns and to offer a far more humane, sustainable product in order to compete with the black market.
environmentalism  animal-rights  price-controls  Fee 
10 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
Why we must respect the rights of all sentient animals
The only way to recognize the moral personhood of animals is to accord them a right not to be property — and that means the abolition of animal exploitation.

-- Gary L. Francione and Anna E. Charlton
openDemocracy | opendemocracy.net | 28 jan 2018
animals  animal-rights  dharma  dharma-foundation4-extend  dharma-is-where-you-find-it  ethics  gaia  type-article 
11 weeks ago by tometaxu
Pigeons grasp the abstract concepts of space and time
New research adds to the growing recognition that animals beyond humans and primates show abstract intelligence.
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an organism does not have to perfectly mimic the human system to arrive at its own kind of intelligence.

-- Melissa Breyer
TreeHugger | treehugger.com | 5 dec 2017
animal-rights  animals  ethics  mind  mind-perception  type-article  type-research 
december 2017 by tometaxu
Focus: Animals
[Lots of interesting articles about animals - biology, behavior, etc.]

Nautilus | nautil.us | retr 22 nov 2017
00-Top  animals  animal-rights  gaia  environment  type-compendium 
november 2017 by tometaxu
Elephant Nature Park
Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Northern Thailand where you can volunteer and visit to help. We have been involved in dozens of rescues which have created our thriving elephant herd. The park provides a natural environment for elephants, dogs, cats, buffaloes and many other animals under our care.

Volunteers and visitors contribute to the healing while learning about their lives past and present. Arrange a visit to all our projects in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.

elephantnaturepark.org | retr 21 nov 2017

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wow.
costs, of course. expensive but would be so worth it.
need to have insurance.
-- tmx, 21 nov 2017
animals  animal-rights  travel  volunteer  Burma  Cambodia  Chiang_Mai  Thailand  type-website 
november 2017 by tometaxu
The FBI’s Hunt for Two Missing Piglets Reveals the Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms
Systematic abuse of animals lies at the heart of U.S. industrial farms, which are protected by the government. Despite a crackdown on activists, the public is seeing the barbarism.
animal-rights 
october 2017 by Pasanpr
The FBI’s Hunt for Two Missing Piglets Reveals the Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms
The pigs are so desperate to get out of their crates that they often spend weeks trying to bite through the iron bars until their gums gush blood, bash their heads against the walls, and suffer a disease in which their organs end up mangled in the wrong places, from the sheer physical trauma of trying to escape from a tiny space or from acute anxiety (called “organ torsion”).
activism  animal-rights  glenn-greenwald  dxe  vegetarianism 
october 2017 by JorgeAranda
Greenpeace UK
"... Earth – the only life support system we have. We are independent. That means we can tackle power, not problems. We do this by investigating, documenting and exposing the causes of environmental destruction. We work to bring about change through political lobbying, citizen action and consumer pressure. And we will take peaceful direct action to protect this fragile planet and promote the solutions for a green and peaceful future."

What we do: Stop climate change; Save the Arctic; Defend oceans; Protect forests; Eliminate toxics; Work for peace; Global campaigns; Reports
What you can do: Donate; Shop; Jobs and volunteering; Campaign online; Fundraise; Invite a greenspeaker

Greenpeace UK | greenpeace.org.uk | retr 29 aug 2017
activism  animal-rights  climate  earth  gaia  humans  pollution  type-website  type-information 
august 2017 by tometaxu
The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit - Motherboard
There's two related, but ultimately separate questions here:
1. Can a monkey have standing to sue under the Copyright Act?
2. Can a monkey be an author under the Copyright Act?

"It makes no sense to allow a monkey to enforce a copyright suit," she said. "But if you're going to do that, it's equally absurd to deny a monkey written notice of a right to intervene in a lawsuit."
selfie-monkey  copyright  intellectual-property  animal-rights  monkey-selfie 
july 2017 by tarakc02

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