From Resurgence, a special section on Animals: A New Ethics. From THES, a review of Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight by Timothy Pachirat; and a review of Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights by Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka. The case against born-again carnivorism: Pigs, chickens, and other animals raised for food are sentient beings with rich emotional lives — they feel everything from joy to grief. Who would intentionally kill blackbirds? Martha Rosenberg wonders. From Rain Taxi, a review of books on animals. Why cockfighting persists: The blood sport is defended as a rural tradition under fire from the long, government arm of the law. Mark Bittman on the human cost of animal suffering. What animals don't need: Strips of land linking wildlife reserves are one of the most widely used tools in conservation, but do they even work? Chris Jones on the Zanesville Zoo Massacre, the most dramatic story of the year. Are animal rights activists terrorists? The law concerning animal rights protest is too broad, protecting commercial interests and making terrorists out of people who want to voice concerns.

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