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I especially appreciate the work they do on those horrific bear bile farms that are really just a form of torture for the animal. Our animal ambassadors embody the ideal that empathy for one animal can evolve into empathy for an entire species and ultimately for all species. Tags: bears bile farming asia I recently wrote my first check to Animals Asia. They are doing very important work on animal welfare in Asia.

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From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: It is deeply troubling that a legally mandated and urgently needed decision to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act has been delayed by one agency of the Interior Department even as another agency rushes ahead with plans to sell oil and gas leases across a huge expanse of critical polar bear habitat in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea (“ Regulatory Games and the Polar Bear ,” editorial, Jan.

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Steve Best on The Left's Ignorance of Cognitive Ethology

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In each case, "rational man" had to rethink human identity ¯ his species identity common to all other humans, or rather, all those counted as "human" and as part of the valuer´s community. Having misled us for so long about animals, science is initiating a revolution in our understanding. Mockingbirds bear a grudge against particular people ( Steve Best's verbal presentation of his ideas sometimes irks me.

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From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: Re “ Bearing Up ” (Op-Ed, Jan. Sarah Palin of Alaska, the scientific literature is very clear that polar bear survival is highly threatened in the wild. Because polar bears are at the top of the marine food chain, their bodies accumulate persistent organic pollutants that disrupt their reproductive systems. We must recognize the shortsighted nature of Governor Palin’s appeal not to list the polar bear as endangered.