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Nightly Reader: Oct. 25, 2012

October 25, 2012

Calling All Thinkers: We could definitely use some big ideas, some counter-conventional arguments, some original thinking. One way to get inspired is to read some bold thinking from the past.

Marine Mammal Protection
: Sure, it could use an update. But the Marine Mammal Protection Act has achieved a lot. Here are 40 facts for its 40 years of existence (plus: a pretty great marine mammal photo gallery).

Polar Bear Possibilities: It looks grim, but can we save polar bears? Yes, says the world’s greatest polar bear researcher (and we need to if we want to save ourselves).

BONUS VIDEO: Watch Earthlings, a documentary about human dependence on–and abuse of–animals.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2012 11:06 am

    thanks tim – i think your nightly reader is such a great idea. i enjoy being able to take a more in depth look at these issues when i have the time to. is there something wrong with me that i can’t bear to watch ‘earthlings’? it’s so hard. the images stick with me….i know it’s necessary, people need to see these things. it’s what will ‘wake them up’. i will try to chip away at it.

    • October 26, 2012 11:14 am

      Thanks, Carol. I enjoy having a place to put all the interesting links that I see but don’t have time to really comment on. The images in Earthling are horrific, and you don’t need to look at it, because you already get it. And no one should find it easy. But I do think it’s important that all the people who are willfully ignorant, or in denial, on these issues should watch. Because that is the reality behind the food they are choosing to eat. It is a shameful global animal holocaust that goes on every day, and I have no doubt that future generations will look back and see us as barbaric.

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