From the daily archives: Sunday, September 11, 2011

Study shows people automatically respond to seeing an animal (or picture of one)-

It makes intuitive sense that when people are shown a photo of an animal, any animal, perceived as friendly, dangerous, rare, useful, whatever, they automatically respond with emotion in way they don’t if shown a photo of a rock, chair, tree, automobile, […]

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Wildlife management experts suggest improvements to the model used by many wildlife professionals-

Many of the better debates over wildlife management in this forum have referred to the “North American Model of Wildlife Conservation,” which purports to describe how North Americans came to embrace wildlife conservation. The model also prescribes how wildlife should be ethically […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey