P. GREANVILLE—omebody left a few tightly sealed boxes in an alley, and by sheer luck a kindhearted passerby heard some anguished cries and took the boxes to a rescue group. No one knows why this stranger —or strangers—did that instead of simply leaving the boxes right outside a shelter, and then calling to alert the staff. It’s also fortunate they were not killed outright, the fate of untold millions of young animals down the ages. Surprisingly, the kittens were thirsty and demised, and covered in fleas, but otherwise in acceptable health. Also, equally important for their future, they were not wild; they had obviously had human contact.
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Chris Hedges and Jeff Gibbs: Criticism and Censorship of Michael Moore’s Film “Planet of the Humans”
In this episode, Chris Hedges focuses on the harsh criticism Michael Moore’s new film Planet of the Humans has received in many quarters, including some with solid ecological qualifications in knowledge and activism. Guest is the film’s director, Jeff Gibbs. The film is an indictment of a corporate-friendly environmentalist bureaucracy apparently incapable or unwilling of understanding the nature of corporate power. .
PATRICE GREANVILLE—A victim of lead poisoning, an eagle is rescued and rehabbed. Now she is being returned to the wild. But why did she get sick in the first place? The short answer is she is an indirect victim of “recreational hunting”.
Lead poisoning can occur from the ingestion of lead slug or bullet fragments found in the systems and carcasses of deceased and live prey. Millions of birds are affected annually. … Eagles frequently scavenge carcasses of deer, pheasants and other wildlife that may harbor lead or lead fragments.
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MAXIMILIAN WERNER—Given that the lives of hundreds of black bears, lions and coyotes were at stake, I held out hope that the representatives would subordinate their own personal beliefs in service of the larger truth. But the longer I sat there, the more I realized that the meeting was not designed to consider the bigger picture. It was designed to remain impervious to it.
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FRANS DE WAAL—What happens when two monkeys are paid unequally? Fairness, reciprocity, empathy, cooperation — caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.