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¿Quién Soy?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 6, 2016 | Filed under Animal Protection, Elementary, Language Arts, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Esta actividad sirve como una gran introducción para pensar a cerca de los aspectos comunes que humanos, vacas, cerdos y pollos compartimos y por qué tratamos a los animales “de granja” de la manera que… More

Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 8, 2016 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, High School, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Websites

Animal Sentience is an online journal dedicated to the study of animal sentience and feeling. Articles are “concerned with the current empirical findings on what, when and how nonhuman animals feel, along with the practical,… More

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Who Am I? Exploring Commonalities in Humans, Cows, Pigs, and Chickens (lesson plan)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on February 29, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw   As we spend more time studying nonhuman animals, we humans are learning just how intelligent, complex, and sentient they are. Recent studies have highlighted the significant intellectual and emotional capacities of… More

Animal Emotions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 22, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Humane Education, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Websites

Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His column in “Psychology Today” uses current events as a springboard for discussing animal protection issues, as well as… More

Thinking Animals

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 26, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Websites

The mission of Thinking Animals is to “educate the public—providing them with a scientific and ethical rationale for valuing the intrinsic worth of other species and the importance of their survival. We believe that the… More

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Chicken Run

by Peter Lord and Nick Park

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

In “Chicken Run” (84 min) (ages 7 and up), set in 1950s England, when the owners of a farm have decided to switch from making their hens lay eggs to selling chicken pot pies, Ginger,… More

Animal Sentience, Emotions and Intelligence Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Global Issues Guides, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources related to nonhuman animal sentience, emotions and intelligence to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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Animal Sentience, Emotions and Intelligence: Our Newest Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In 2012 an international group of prominent scientists signed the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which asserts that many species of nonhuman animals are conscious and aware, some to the degree that humans are. Recently Scientific… More

Mouse vs. Zucchini: A Lesson on Perspective

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 7, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Using a brief video featuring a mouse and a zucchini on a kitchen counter, students will consider the issue of perspective and discover and think about the perspectives of other people and of nonhuman animals…. More

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Humane Issues in the News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking.   “Maine school engages… More