In Our View







Canada’s Complicity in Seal Clubbing Needs to End
By Priscilla Feral

Canada’s obtuse government officials blame seals for the collapse of the cod fishery, but for more than five decades, Canada has been wedded to its fur industry. It has to stop.










Nonhuman animals can do the math too

Nonhuman animals’ counting capabilities allow them to navigate, protect themselves, forage, and find mates. The Wildlife Law Program examines the issue here.









On the Trail: Hawkish behavior a crime?
By Fran Silverman

When a red-tailed hawk appeared in my front yard, my family was eager to get a glimpse and take photos. In another part of town, a red-shouldered hawk drew headlines in the media when police sent out warnings. Why the fuss?









Keep calm and compost
By Dustin Rhodes

I was very slow to hop on board the composting train. It’s mainly because I am already an Indigo Girls fan, and also because it stinks (so I thought) and, well, how many hobbies does one need? Also, I don’t have a garden, so what on earth would I do with it? But I am here to tell you: Composting is everything. It is super easy, and you can use it for practically anything.











Find your trail on National Trails Day
By Nicole Rivard

It’s the 50th anniversary of the National Scenic Trails Act and FoA correspondent Nicole Rivard digs into the law and its goal of connecting the nation one hike at a time. Here’s what she learned.

Facebook is helping drive elephants towards extinction
By Meg McIntire

Right this very second, Facebook is still showing advertisements on group pages run by wildlife traffickers selling the body parts of dozens of threatened animals, including elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth  despite promises to crack down.  What can we do to stop this?