Posts Tagged with Animal rights

  1. A Step Forward in Animal Rights: But Do We Have The Capacity To Classify Animals?

    [ By on July 14, 2014 ]

    Last month, Yale University held the Personhood Beyond the Human conference, attracting experts from the fields of law, ethics, science and activism to discuss re-examining the status of non-human animals as “things” without rights, and changing the paradigm to a position of personhood with legal rights. Although most of the discussion surrounded primates, the conference is also looking to discuss animals, such as elephants and cetaceans because there is a considerable body of science that recognizes that these animals have critical capacities required for legal personhood designation, including self awareness, awareness of others, complex social relationships, mental time travel, culture, and complex problem solving. This is a fantastic effort and is the first conference that is attempting to bring people ...

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  2. Sirens of the Lambs

    [ By on July 14, 2014 ]

    Check out Banksy's performance art that clearly demonstrates his position about animals and the food industry.  Thanks to Brian Swift for sharing this.  What do you think?  

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