Category: Animal sacrifice

The Cult of Hunting and Its Timely Demise

DAVID MATTSON—The ethos informing this vendetta against nature and natives was one of violence and death, but under the putatively ennobling rhetoric of Manifest Destiny—of Taming the Wilderness to clear the way for White Anglo-Saxon Civilization. Those who styled themselves as hunters were at the heart of this enterprise. Thus it was that my ancestors showed up in South Dakota at the end of the 19th Century to lay claim to a seemingly vacant land, emptied of Indians and wildlife, begging to be populated with sheep, cattle, and (more-or-less) God-fearing white people.

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(VIDEO) WORLD NEWS: Pope on Circuses, Animal Rights in Pakistan, and More!

WOLF CLIFTON—Although laws regulating human treatment of animals are common worldwide, only a few recognize animals as having legal rights of their own. If the Sindh Welfare and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act is passed, the Pakistani province will join Switzerland, Germany, Spain, India, New Zealand, Argentina, and Colombia, becoming one of a small but growing number of jurisdictions to acknowledge that animals are sentient persons rather than mere objects to be used.

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This Precious Rescue of a Tiny Bee Proves Why Every Little Life Matters

KATE GOOD—In protecting this little bee, this person not only did something incredibly kind for another living creature but also did something great for the whole of humanity. Bees are vital pollinators who are responsible for making the majority of the food we eat every day possible. Sadly, the bee population is in rapid decline largely because of neonicotinoid pesticides. These pesticides are commonly used in the agriculture industry to ensure “high yields.”

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IN MEMORY OF MOHAN

This last month, luck dealt Mohan its final blow. As the abuse he faced his entire life caught up with him, a hairline fracture in his limb escalated into something more serious, his bones and his entire body too weak to combat the injuries.

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