Things Are Good: Enter an Endangered Animal and Learn of Their Plight

Artist Evelyn Roth is using classroom sized animals to spread the word about endangered animals. She has created bright and cheerful looking versions of animals that are endangered to provide a pop-up space for kids to learn all about these animals. Her work is presently travelling the world and educating children. “The designs interact with ...

Things Are Good: Blackfish Documentary Hurts SeaWorld

SeaWorld is an entertainment company that has large aquatic mammals in captivity performing tricks for humans. Their entertainment shows look impressive, but what goes on behind the scenes is rather scary. The good news is that in 2013 this aquatic animal abuse got mainstream attention. In Canada, the Toronto Star ran an exposé on Marineland ...

Things Are Good: EU Bans Cosmetics Tested on Animals

The European Union has banned the selling of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. This will make the lives of many animals better and may encourage innovations in cosmetic testing . The ban applies to all new cosmetics and their ingredients sold in the EU, regardless of where in the world testing on animals ...

The Scott Ross: Hurting Animals Hurts You

PETA should use a new argument against animal cruelty, Luka Magnotta. Luka Magnotta, the accused killer who dismembered a man and sent body parts in the mail across Canada, shares something in common with most psychopaths, animal cruelty. In 1963 forensic psychiatrist J.M. Macdonald wrote a paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry that ...

Art Threat: Wild At Heart: Keep Wildlife In The Wild – New Contemporary artists paint the endangered and beloved

Animals inspire, intrigue, and move people in a way nothing else can. Andrew Hosner and Amanda Erlandson gathered together a group of incredible ‘new contemporary’ artists for “Wild at Heart – Keep Wildlife in the Wild”, to touch on that connection while raising awareness about wild creatures around the world. Now on at Thinkspace Gallery ...

Art Threat: Animals in the Hen House – Interview with Our Hen House executive director, Jasmin Singer

Back in January I posted an article highlighting a video about Sue Coe’s art that was produced by Our Hen House, a “Multimedia hub for people who want to change the world for animals.” Jasmin Singer, one of the founders of Our Hen House, immediately stood out as someone who was not only passionate about ...

Things Are Good: Pet Therapy For Your Health

Any pet owner can attest that having a cute loving animal around can make you feel better, but did you know that having a pet can make you physically healthier? What’s even better is that animals benefit benefit in a similar way that we do. I wonder what this has to do with eusocial evolution, ...

atypicalalbertan: BKACPP – Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada

Elizabeth May is quite concerned that the Green Party will not be included in the televised debates. And while I like the Green Party and believe that their contribution to the general political discourse is valuable, I believe that it is important to have a reasonable and consistent principle on which to judge the parties ...