Are animals people, too?

Unlocking the Cage, by legendary filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, profiles the 30-year struggle by Steven Wise to win legal personhood for nonhuman animals. If Wise and his colleagues succeed, they will usher in a near-literal sea change in our relationship with nonhuman animals.

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Beneath The Surface: Diving Into Our Obsession With Dolphins

While a predisposition towards optimism is by no means a prerequisite for involvement in the animal welfare movement, we can all agree that these are auspicious times for the cause. The last ten years have brought enormous change to the way Western society thinks about and engages with species other than our own. 

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The Call of the Wild

When I tell you that my pet Max is stubborn and hilarious, you’ll probably assume I’m talking about a cat or a dog, possibly even a bunny rabbit. But what if Max weren’t a cat or a dog? What if, instead of being an elderly Wheaten terrier who likes to play ball-in-cup, Max were a crocodile, a wallaby, or a tarantula? Would you think I was crazy?

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