I was thrilled to watch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest chapter of a true rarity -- a big-budget summer franchise imbued not only with cutting-edge visual effects, but with a tremendous amount of soul and thought. But unfortunately, there were so many missed opportunities in Dawn that I left feeling disappointed.
In this modern day and age, saying that we have to kill something in order to save it is just no longer acceptable. There are ways to help communities in Africa living among (and, sometimes in conflict with) wildlife, that does not necessitate killing the animals.
Grocery stores are jammed with people planning for July 4th. Packages of hot dogs, chicken and steaks are piled into carts. People chat. "I've got 36 people coming, and they love to eat!" a bulky woman behind me explains as I eye her cart.
In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...
When you bite into a hamburger or steak, you already know the cost to the cow, but what about the wolves, coyotes, bears and other wildlife that were killed in getting that meat to your plate?
With the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moving toward dropping Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears that live in and around Yellowstone National Park, few Americans likely realize the bears occupy a mere 4 percent of their historic range in the lower 48 states.
We wondered what was up, and the answer was a bit surprising, most of the ropes can be traced back to a couple of 9-year-old girls. What? That's right, two kids with a big idea had a huge impact on the ecosystem of the region.
This was field work in the raw, where six bears were going to be anesthetized and examined -- undergoing procedures to remove pain they had been suffering for years.
Think about what that means: Nearly 5,500 animals a day, 228 every hour, 5 every minute.
There can be no question now that wolves will repopulate California, as well as western Oregon, where they have been absent for decades. And the Commission's vote to protect wolves represents a tremendous victory for wolf recovery.
Breeding pigs spend most of their lives in crates only inches larger than their bodies. Crushing boredom and depression cause compulsive behaviors like head-banging. Do you really want your choices to support such a system?
Species are going extinct at a pace not seen in tens of millions of years, and unlike past extinction events, the cause is us.
Most people understand there's a difference between selling a puppy and selling a toaster oven, but do our laws? It depends where you look.
In the 27 years since the inception of her organization, Cynthia Branigan has successfully placed over 5,000 retired racing Grayhounds in good homes with caring owners.
Back in the day, slaughtering, butchering/fabricating and packaging was done at the same place... but not anymore. Today, this process can be a logistical nightmare of additional issues for the farmer.
How would your life change if you gave something away every day? In 2012, I made a commitment to give away $1000 grants, every single day, to individ...