Thomas Spitzley (UDE): Weak-willed Animals? Animal suicide sheds light on human behavior: Suicide is not just a human behavior. A review of The Wolf in the Parlor: The Eternal Connection Between Humans and Dogs by Jon Franklin. Dolphins as Persons: The bedrock of our assumptions about human preeminence is shifting as scientists explore the social complexity and intelligence of other species. Sophisticated cognition in animals and those that find hard limits to animal intelligence has created a debate over animal “personhood”. For the love of pets: Father John Flynn on the growing trend to humanizing animals (and a response). Is the ability to do calculus morally better than the ability to fly with your wings?: Gary L. Francione on his book Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation. We might, indeed, wonder whether the label “humanist” has always carried a certain amount of hubris, as well as what it would take to become “post-human” — perhaps the liberation of all the apes now held in captivity, not to speak of all the other animals. In Congo's Virunga Hills, gorillas are under siege. A review of The Death of the Animal: A Dialogue by Paola Cavalieri. A review of Why Animal Suffering Matters by Andrew Linzey (and more and more). Jonathan Safran Foer on the truth about factory farming and fish farming. Steven Kellman reviews Eating Animals (and more and more and more and more and more and more and more). Orca resistance at Sea World: An excerpt from Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance by Jason Hribal. Is a killer whale a moral being? A review of The Emotional Lives of Animals by Marc Bekoff (and more). In defense of speciesism: Wesley J. Smith is a speciesist — and he thinks you should be, too.

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