Smithsonian Magazine Spotlights Wildlife Trafficking

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HUGE article in the Smithsonian Magazine about wildlife trafficking out of Ecuador. Tags: wildlife trafficking ecuador latin america

On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

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For only $450,000, we could buy almost all of the habitat neded to protect Ecuador's remaining frogs. When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent. I know he's a conservationist, therefore I know he will advocate for "managing" the "resources" that are sentient nonhumans. And managing means killing them, breeding them, and otherwise fiddling with their populations. This is all very unveganly, but I went for it nevertheless.