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Through Their Eyes – Why I am a Vegan

Through Their Eyes – Why I am a Vegan

Through Their Eyes An essay about why I am a Vegan People will ask me occasionally, “Why are you a vegan?” To which I will typically reply, “For moral reasons.” Usually the conversation ends there, or turns into some form of “I agree, but I could never do it myself.” Both of these responses IRead more about Through Their Eyes – Why I am a Vegan[…]

Can dogs understand human language?

Can dogs understand human language?

“If you can hear me human, for the love of all that is holy, why did you do this to me!?” Let’s talk dogs (Andics et. al. 2016) The short answer is no, dogs do not understand human language. A recent study published in the journal Science looked at this question using functional Magnetic ResonanceRead more about Can dogs understand human language?[…]

Can elephants can differentiate between different groups of people?

Can elephants can differentiate between different groups of people?

Elephant’s never forget a voice apparently! In this fascinating piece of science, elephant researchers have figured out that the these giant walking tanks are able to pick out different groups of people based on their voices. The researchers from the University of Sussex and Amboseli Elephant Research Project recently published their work in Proceedings ofRead more about Can elephants can differentiate between different groups of people?[…]

Update to Idaho Senate Bill 1337: What the LITERAL f*** people!?

Update to Idaho Senate Bill 1337: What the LITERAL f*** people!?

Idaho Senate Bill 1337 Update: it passed… I recently wrote a post about Idaho Senate Bill 1337. As a recap, this was an ag-gag bill that would criminalize whistle blowers attempts to film inside of farms. This would essentially shut down any attempts of animal rights organizations to capture evidence of animal abuse taking placeRead more about Update to Idaho Senate Bill 1337: What the LITERAL f*** people!?[…]

Insects, should we be eating them? 5 reasons why I think so

Insects, should we be eating them? 5 reasons why I think so

Eating insects I’m just going to start off by saying that I am a vegetarian, and almost a vegan at that, because of ethical reasons. That is where I am coming from with this piece, I am biased towards that point of view. Are you really going to eat me? Look at my cute floppyRead more about Insects, should we be eating them? 5 reasons why I think so[…]