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Humane Education

I'm Sure Glad I'm Not Sarah Palin's Dog: Dogs Aren't Stools

Marc Bekoff | Posted 03.09.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Frankly, I'm not sure what more to say other than this was an important missed opportunity for Ms. Palin to educate her son and her numerous followers that dogs and other animals are sentient beings who care about what happens to them, and not merely tools to be used for our convenience.

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

There's No Evidence Zoos Educate In A Meaningful Way

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.11.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

I'm surely happy that a zoo visitor may learn something she or he didn't previously know, but if they don't use this information in a meaningful way to do something for the animals, then it's knowledge for knowledge's sake and that is not a sufficient reason for keeping animals in cages.

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

University of Colorado Reconsidering Using Live Animal Laboratories

Marc Bekoff | Posted 08.26.2013 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

As a Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who has long studied the social and emotional lives of other animals I was deeply disappointed to read that faculty at the school continue to have students kill hundreds of animals in outdated classroom laboratories every year.

From Starving Sea Lions to Solutionary Kids

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Megan Pincus Kajitani

Plenty of thoughts raced through my mind as we looked down at the dead sea lion pup, thoughts of both a mother and of a humane educator. Should we stop coming here, is it too traumatic? Is it good for her to see what's really happening?