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What is it like to be a dolphin?
The differences between dolphins and humans, that’s where the beauty lies—in the notion that a nonhuman animal could exhibit such cognitive complexity and yet be so utterly alien to us.

[really interesting and also written very beautifully]

-- Maggie Ryan Sandford
Nautilus | nautil.us | 23 apr 2018
animal-rights  animals  animals-dolphins  animals-sentient  consciousness  humans  mind  format-article  type-information 
7 weeks ago by tometaxu
How playing with sloths taught me about sexual consent
As I sniffed my sweatshirt to ensure that it was sloth-friendly, I realized that this was more than being merely mindful. This was what building a consent culture was about: not demanding attention or consent from others, but doing minor things to create a safe space for a yes while also accepting a no.

-- Kitty Stryker
Pacific Standard | psmag.com | 19 apr 2018
animals  animal-rights  awareness  dharma  dharma-is-where-you-find-it  love  loving-kindness  mindfulness  format-article  type-information 
8 weeks ago by tometaxu
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
march 2018 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 
february 2018 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 
february 2018 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 
january 2018 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

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