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Whom Do You Pet and Whom Do You Eat? (lesson plan)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 14, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “The line between pet and pest differs depending on where you are on the globe. Dogs are considered pets in Western countries, unclean vermin in some Middle Eastern and Asian countries and… 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

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Beyond Carnism

by Melanie Joy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 20, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Food & Diet, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“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 even the most… More

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Humane Education in Action: Writing for the Future

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on July 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Michele Leavitt and Célie Pierre From Michele: In 2012, Zoe Weil visited our campus as the Women’s Environmental Leadership awardee, and so began my interest in humane education. Later that year, with three other… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Language Matters

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw We can kill two birds with one stone. The dog wagged its tail. I’m feeling crazy. That movie was so lame. That’s so gay. Our everyday language is filled with messages, framing,… 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

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Extending Empathy to Non-Human Animals

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | No Comments | Published on May 25, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Jessie Huart Sullivan The ideologies of slavery that kept human beings classified as property for hundreds of years continue to be used today to oppress non-human animals. Does this statement make you uncomfortable? This… 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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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