In Our View







There’s no such thing as “Clean Meat”
By Priscilla Feral

The notion of meat grown in labs as being “clean” is as ridiculous as “clean coal”.  Read more.










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?









Off Leash: Dispelling the myth that eating vegan is expensive
By Dustin Rhodes

When people are poo-pooing the idea of becoming vegan—claiming it’s expensive or somehow bourgeois—I can’t help but think about all the ridiculously delicious meals I eat that taste luxurious and cost nearly nothing. I often make bread from scratch—which is a fraction of the cost of anything at the grocery store and surprisingly simple to make. Here are some tips on how to eat vegan on a budget.










On the front lines: Make America stop killing our horses
By Nicole Rivard

America’s wild horses being gunned down for no reason would have been a national disgrace. That’s why we were relieved when we found out Congress did not allow that to happen. But there is still work to be done.



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?