On Cat Killers and Mental Competency

Animal Person

There have been inquiries as to the possible relationship between his dissection of cats in school and the 19 counts of cruelty he is being charged with. Weinman had participated in cat dissection in school, and that is being discussed as a possible trigger for his behavior. We humans have decided that, for a combination of reasons that are important to us, cats are worthy of our respect.

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Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

To protest against the rights view that justice applies only to moral agents, or only to human beings, and that we are within our rights when we treat animals as renewable resources, or replaceable receptacles, or tools, or models, or things—to protest in these terms is not to meet the challenge the rights view places before those who would reject it.

Review: National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America

10,000 Birds

Fortunately for you, though, when I got home I found a review copy of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America by Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess ready and waiting to be dissected for your delectation. The main body of the guide covers 150 species of North American birds that are found in close proximity to humans and likely to be seen well.