Ready or Not… Here She Comes Shortly after Thanksgiving, I lost my beloved dog, Banksy. Her death was sudden and I was not with her when it happened – I had recently […]
I was lucky enough to receive a complimentary copy of Jacki Skole’s Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Dog Problem some time back through Ashley Creek Press. I meant to […]
“People who consider animals’ usefulness to humans are called utilitarians and they practice utilitarianism. […] Utilitarians typically believe that neither animals nor humans have rights. The only criterion by which they decide […]
It was established in the last chapter that animals are sentient (aware of pleasure and pain). Because animals are sentient, we should not cause them intentional and unnecessary pain and suffering. For […]
For animals, do feelings matter? Or, to put another way, are animals sentient? The answer is yes, they are: Animals are conscious and aware of pleasure and pain. In this brief but […]
Summer Book Series: Blogging Animals Matter by Marc Bekoff, chapter by chapter. This week's blog is about Chapter 2: Animals in a Human World.
An overview and response to the Introduction of Marc Mekoff’s book, “Animals Matter.”