Looking back over the month that was…
- Whaling remains controversial; while some talk compromise, others call for human rights for whales. Obama is accused of supporting whale slaughter. Australia heads to the ICJ, and New Zealand struggles to catch up. Still others criticise the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for, apparently, cutting New Zealander Peter Bethune loose, on trial in Japan. Is whaling in the balance?
- The Florida Gulf oil spill has put the brown pelican back on the brink of extinction.
- On Human-Nonhuman Relations continues to add new dimensions to the animal rights discourse, now stressing the importance of language.
- Great advances! Mankind has created the first…mathematical…model…of…cow…behaviour. Um.
- I couldn’t make it up: ‘Hippopotamus on menu at Beijing zoo‘.
- Crafar Farms is still making news (‘Mr Norman earlier said the top-level visit would add pressure from China to win approval for a bid to buy thousands of hectares of dairy farm land from the Crafar family.’). Nandor Tanzcos editorialises. Prime Minister John Key’s blind trust has invested in…the Dairy Investment Fund.
- The link between cruelty to animals and to humans receives more comment.
- Interesting links between veg(etari)anism and empathy.
- Worldwatch criticises food waste (such as omnivorous diets?).
- Another year, another animal law course, another article on the growth of AnimalLaw (via AnimalBlawg).
- Mike King reprises his attack on the NZ pork industry.