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Being Brave Enough to Make a Difference for Animals (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “Their suffering is my grief. Is my motivation.” In his TEDx talk, Damien Mander shares his transformation from a former special forces sniper to passionate conservationist. He says: “Back then, I’d no… More

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Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale

by David Duchovny

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 20, 2016 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, College/Adult, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Elsie Bovary is a cow, happily living her days on a farm with her friends. A chance encounter with the “Box God” (the TV) opens her eyes to the truths of factory farming. Elsie knows… 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

Companion Animals Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 17, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Global Issues Guides, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Find books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more related to companion animals issues to help you teach and/or learn more about these topics. More

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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