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Featured Resource: “The Milk of Birds”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “The Milk of Birds” by Sylvia Whitman (363 pgs), K.C. is a young American girl struggling to find her place and to deal with her learning disability. Nawra… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Beyond Carnism”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 23, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our thoughts, numb our feelings, and act against our core values, and which enables a global atrocity that can make… More

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9 Online Resources for Finding Out More About Environmental Protection Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 19, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As effective humane educators, part of our role is to stay informed on global ethical issues, so that we can share accurate information and inspire positive action. But with so many global… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Gypsy Wulff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 18, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Teaching has been a part of Gypsy Wulff’s life for almost four decades. An alum of IHE’s online courses, Gypsy, who lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, has worked in primary schools, trained teachers, and has… More

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Overfishing and Industrial Fishing: IHE’s New Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Although about 71% of the Earth is covered by oceans, and we know that there is a whole world below the water’s edge, we can easily forget about our impact on those… More

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12 Online Resources for Learning More About Animal Protection Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As effective humane educators, part of our role is to stay informed on global ethical issues, so that we can share accurate information and inspire positive action. But with so many global… More

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Exending Empathy, Even When It’s Most Difficult

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | No Comments | Published on February 11, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Jessie Huart Sullivan As a freshman in college, I took a class in the education department at Indiana University called Introduction to Exceptional Children. Although the class mostly feels like a distant memory, I… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Changing Systems Through Design

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us make the choices we do because we’re trying to do the right thing – we want to do the most good and least harm for people, nonhuman animals, and… More

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Humane Education Activity: I Think Therefore I Act

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 5, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In 1989 the groundbreaking article “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh brought significant attention to issues of privilege, especially privilege related to race and gender. Since then the Privilege… More

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Ode to the Third Side

Written by Lexie Greer | 2 Comments | Published on February 4, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lexie Greer Watching the news these days often leaves me restless and down. Jaded language, biased views, a plethora of misconstrued facts and figures. We are bombarded with either/or thinking in all things: good/bad,… More