June 29, 2022

The Human Mania for Roadbuilding Is a Threat to the Great Apex Predator Species

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Tigers and leopards are among the 10 apex predators most threatened by the world’s roads. By Jeffrey Dunnink / Independent Media Institute Designed for speed and efficiency, roadways across the globe are effectively killing wildlife whose futures are intrinsically linked to the future of the planet: apex predators, those species including big cats like tigers […]

On International Respect for Chickens Day, try thinking about them differently

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Chickens deserve our respect. By Karen Davis / Independent Media Institute “I hear the universal cock-crowing with surprise and pleasure, as if I never heard it before. What a tough fellow! How native to the earth!” —Henry David Thoreau Chickens are indeed native to the earth. Despite centuries of domestication—from the tropical forest to the farmyard […]

If factory farm conditions are unhealthy for animals, they’re bad for people too

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By Tia Schwab Source: Independent Media Institute and Stone Pier Press Lack of governmental oversight of factory farms has created a public health crisis of antibiotic-resistance diseases in people. In 2014, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, commissioned by the UK government and Wellcome Trust, estimated that 700,000 people around the world die each year due […]