“Summer leather” is one trend that has me scratching my head in confusion. Besides the obvious reason of leather sticking to you in very uncomfortable ways as it gets warmer, I’ll give you five more reasons to reconsider this trend and still look your best this season…
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At its best, No Happy Cows offers a primer on some of the most pressing aspects of human, social, and planetary health, and in doing so makes a case for how intimately connected these separate spheres are—that they are, in fact, not separate at all. The health of one depends on, and in turn supports, the health of them all.
The discovery of an endangered species doesn’t have to mean the end of human activity in its habitat. The story of the Barton Springs Salamander shows that people and threatened animals and plants can coexist… with a little planning.
Would opening Sundays to hunting in the few states that still prohibit it really create more opportunity for hunters, and revenue for states?
Amidst all the hubbub of elections this November 2nd, one potentially revolutionary vote was cast: San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted eight to three to prohibit free toys in McDonald’s infamous Happy Meals in the city. Specifically, as reported by Reuters, the law would allow free toys only in restaurant meals for kids that have […]
Author’s Note: A free review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher, Little, Brown and Company. Jonathan Safran Foer has received great critical acclaim and worldwide attention for his wring style in novels such as Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel. His most recent book, however, is non-fiction and edgy in its […]
Ask nearly any school-aged child if cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, and other common farm critters are “animals,” and that child almost surely will tell you, “Yes!” Then she probably will giggle at your silliness or utter a bemused “Duh!!!” to mock your simplicity. Really, this question is a no-brainer… Except, that is, for the United […]
How many times have US urbanites taken a country drive, and on more than one occasion have had to hold our breath, when passing those farms where the farmer is out in the fields spreading a load of manure? It is all part of growing up right? It was a big delight for kids to […]
Author’s Note: A free review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher, Wiley-Blackwell. Wiley-Blackwell’s series of philosophy books for general readers, Philosophy for Everyone, aims to serve general, non-expert readers without actually treating them as “dummies” or creating watered-down, one-size-fits-all philosophy. The risk such an endeavor always faces is to end […]
Book Review: The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons for Expanding Your Compassion Footprint, by Marc Bekoff
Author’s Note: A free review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher, New World Library, which is part of the Green Press Initiative. Like most of their titles, the book was printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. There may be few clearer signs of a book’s impact on you than if […]
Author’s Note: A free review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher, Greystone Books. Like all of their titles, the book was printed on acid-free, 100% post-consumer recycled paper without chlorine. To be perfectly candid and transparent, I must start this review by saying I am wholeheartedly opposed to hunting, for […]
Book Review: Ninety-Five: Meeting America’s Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs, ed. No Voice Unheard
Author’s Note: This is the third of three reviews of books published by the non-profit animal organization and book publisher No Voice Unheard, based in Santa Cruz, California. (For my previous reviews, see the posts on One at a Time and Thought to Exist in the Wild. No Voice Unheard provided me with free review […]
Book Review: Thought to Exist in the Wild: Awakening from the Nightmare of Zoos, by Derrick Jensen and Karen Tweedy-Holmes
Author’s Note: This is the second of three reviews of books published by the non-profit animal organization and book publisher No Voice Unheard, based in Santa Cruz, California. (For my previous review, see the post on One at a Time; the third review will be of Ninety-Five. No Voice Unheard provided me with free review […]