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5 Minute Changemaker: Read Just a Few Comments

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 21, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “Don’t read the comments” is a common refrain. We’ve all seen articles or blog posts with comments brimming with hate, misinformation, bullying, unsubstantiated assertions, and just plain unkindness. Avoiding comments seems like… More

Jane Goodall’s Good News for All

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 20, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Websites

A project of the Jane Goodall Institute, this blog highlights some of the positive advances being made to help protect wildlife and the actions we humans can take to make a positive difference. More

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What Messages Are We Modeling?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on July 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw A 2015 Gallup poll shows that a third of Americans “want animals to have the same rights as people.” Other polls show that a strong majority of people in the U.S. believe… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Pick Up Others’ Trash

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The last couple of years, I’ve made a point of picking up at least one piece of trash a day from a street or parking lot. Since trash abounds, I readily exceed… More

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Animal Rescue

by Patrick George

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 27, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Early Childhood, Elementary, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

In this wordless book, readers become animal rescuers, just by turning the page. A two-page spread shows an animal (or her body parts) being oppressed or exploited on one side – flip the transparent page… More

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Widening Our Circle of Compassion: An Interview With Animal Rights Photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on June 20, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Jo-Anne McArthur’s love of animals began when she was a child. She says, “The neighbour had a backyard dog who didn’t live a very exciting life so I would take him for walks, despite his… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Take Just Enough

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not think about the amount of stuff we’re consuming each morning — the soap and shampoo in… More

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Let’s Be Women Who Support Women, For Our Daughters’ Sake

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | 1 Comment | Published on June 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Jessie Huart Sullivan Last year, I became a mom for the first time to a beautiful daughter. I was recently asked in an IHE interview what scares me most about raising a child for… More

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The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals

by Jenny Brown

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 13, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Health, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

In The Lucky Ones (227 pages) Jenny Brown writes with humor and honesty, allowing us to accompany her on her journey from child cancer survivor to McDonald’s employee, to TV producer, to animal rights advocate… More

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Maintaining Hope Amidst Atrocity: The Humane Educator’s Paradox

Written by Zoe Weil | 2 Comments | Published on June 13, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil It’s painful to learn about the terrible injustices and cruelties in the world. Sometimes, the more we know, the more hopeless we become. Even when we also learn about the great courage,… More