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Is an animal a person?

Jessica Parker

October 14, 2014


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Do nonhumans have certain rights that we aren't currently granting them? This is one of the questions addressed in a case regarding chimpanzee personhood that is currently going though the New York Supreme Court. The Nonhuman Rights Project is pursuing lawsuits on behalf of several chimpanzees in...

Monkeys: They’re Just Like Us!

Jessica Parker

October 13, 2014


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Hello again humans! Today we have a hefty dose of anthropomorphism, and fortunately not much pessimism. Animals, specifically primates, have been observed participating in what was thought to be exclusively human practices for many years. These observations date back to Jane Goodall's research on...

Where Did All the Frogs Go?

Where Did All the Frogs Go?

Jessica Parker

October 5, 2014


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Hello again, animal enthusiasts! Today we have some exciting news along to go along with the usual dose of pessimism. A new species of poison dart frog was discovered in Donoso, Panama!   This frog has a unique call, but was originally thought to be a different variety of another poison dart f...

Hey, Hi, Hello!

Jessica Parker

September 23, 2014


Filed under Darwin's Finches

Salutations readers! I'm Jessica, a Boston native and a nature nerd. I constantly encounter environmental issues that I want to inform people about. As you probably noted from the description, this blog will contain a variety of critical discussions, mostly focused upon zoological issues (because animals...

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