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Greenpeace UK
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What we do: Stop climate change; Save the Arctic; Defend oceans; Protect forests; Eliminate toxics; Work for peace; Global campaigns; Reports
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Greenpeace UK | greenpeace.org.uk | retr 29 aug 2017
activism  animal-rights  climate  earth  gaia  humans  pollution  type-website  type-information 
26 days ago 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 
10 weeks ago by tarakc02
Stupendous intelligence of honey badgers – TheTLS
"Frans de Waal ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE?"
book  review  animals  animal-rights  consciousness  science  mind 
june 2017 by tsuomela
Yet Another Reply to Huemer on the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
However, it's also very plausible to me that the gap in intelligence between cows and the average human is so enormous that even a linear value function would yield similar results.  This is trivially true on a conventional IQ test, where all bugs and cows would score zero.  But it seems substantively true for any reasonable intelligence test: Bugs' and cows' ability to evaluate or construct even simple logical arguments stems from their deficient intellects, not inability to communicate.  Or at least that seems clear to me.
animal-rights  caplan 
october 2016 by HispanicPundit
Bugs, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
The most compelling objection to animal rights, to my mind, has long been... bugs.  Bugs are animals.  Every human being directly kills bugs just by walking - and indirectly kills bugs by renting and buying constructed housing.  Yet I've never heard even a strict vegan express a word of moral condemnation for this mass animal killing.
animal-rights  caplan 
october 2016 by HispanicPundit
When the McCartneys came for lunch | Nigel Slater
Nigel cooks lunch for Paul, Mary and Stella. Discuss gardening, vegetarianism, Linda. Nice, warm, light.
The_Beatles  animal-rights 
august 2016 by pml1003
Creature Comfort - Animals and compassion
"there are too many examples of animals caring for one another to ignore."
"the obvious continuum and link we share with the rest of the animal world."
-- Joanna Burger| LionsRoar.com
[24 may 2011]
buddhism  dharma-practice  animal-rights  animals 
july 2016 by tometaxu
Do insects have consciousness?
“'In humans and other vertebrates (animals with a backbone and/or spinal column) there is good evidence that the midbrain is responsible for the basic capacity for subjective experience,' Klein tells Viegas. 'The cortex determines much about what we are aware of, but the midbrain is what makes us capable of being aware in the first place. It does so, very crudely, by forming a single integrated picture of the world from a single point of view.'

"That combined with recent research of insect brains shows that their central nervous system probably performs the same function that the midbrain does in larger animals,"

-- Melissa Breyer
Tree Hugger | treehugger.com | 1 july 2016
animal-rights  animals  consciousness  dharma-foundation4-extend  mind  self  type-article 
july 2016 by tometaxu
Family name giant monitor lizard 'Selena', say it's a frequent visitor
"Humans have invaded the animals’ habitats so now they don't know where to go. Not having a home is sad enough, and humans still try to get rid of them. Let’s say we can all live together as long as we don’t hurt one another," he spoke fondly of the monitor lizards.

Attanai said an employee at his house took the lost lizard back to the forest.

-- Coconuts Bangkok | bangkok.coconuts.co
[16 june 2016]
dharma-practice  animals  animal-rights  compassion 
june 2016 by tometaxu

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