9 Resources for Teaching About Unconscious Bias
by Marsha Rakestraw We all have biases. We’ve heard many times that those biases are an evolutionary adaptation that helped…
Being Brave Enough to Make a Difference for Animals (video)
by Marsha Rakestraw “Their suffering is my grief. Is my motivation.” In his TEDx talk, Damien Mander shares his transformation…
Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale
Books
by David Duchovny Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015 206 pgs Grades 10 and up Elsie Bovary is a cow, happily…
Widening Our Circle of Compassion: An Interview With Animal Rights Photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur
Jo-Anne McArthur’s love of animals began when she was a child. She says, “The neighbour had a backyard dog who…
Companion Animals Global Issues Guide
Global Issues Guides
Find books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more related to companion animals issues to help you teach and/or learn more…
Whom Do You Pet and Whom Do You Eat? (lesson plan)
by Marsha Rakestraw “The line between pet and pest differs depending on where you are on the globe. Dogs are…
Who Am I? Exploring Commonalities in Humans, Cows, Pigs, and Chickens (lesson plan)
by Marsha Rakestraw As we spend more time studying nonhuman animals, we humans are learning just how intelligent, complex, and…
The Trouble With “It”
by Shannon Finch I’d like to discuss a small word with a big problem: “it.” First, a little grammar review…
Toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices
Videos/Movies
by Melanie Joy TEDx 2015 18:53 min “Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our…
Humane Education in Action: Writing for the Future
by Michele Leavitt and Célie Pierre From Michele: In 2012, Zoe Weil visited our campus as the Women’s Environmental Leadership…
5 Minute Changemaker: Language Matters
by Marsha Rakestraw We can kill two birds with one stone. The dog wagged its tail. I’m feeling crazy. That…
Animal Emotions
Websites
Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His column in “Psychology…