Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and positive solutions.
Here’s some news to know for this week:
- National Geographic reports on the success story of Chad’s Zakouma National Park, which has managed to decrease poaching and increase the elephant population.
- Via The Conversation: Studies indicate that there is “no evidence to indicate that immigration leads to more crime and it may, in fact, suppress it.”
- The Washington Post reports that the USDA has removed “inspection reports and other information from its website about the treatment of animals at thousands of research laboratories, zoos, dog breeding operations and other facilities.”
- The Guardian offers an opinion piece about the rise in corporations capitalizing on activism to promote themselves.
- Via NPR: The Army Corps of Engineers has cut short its environmental impact assessment and public comment period and decided to grant the easement to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to be completed.
- CNC News reports that a small herd of wild bison has been returned to Banff National Park, the first time there have been bison there for more than 100 years.
And add these resources to your humane education/changemaker toolkit:
- The NY Times offers a lesson plan exploring reactions to Trump’s recent immigration ban.
- Former Congressional staffer Emily Ellsworth has created a terrific pay-what-you-think-it’s-worth PDF guide called “Call the Halls: Contacting Your Representatives the Smart Way.” It includes great tips and sample scripts for calling your representatives.