1. Respecting Animals


    October 19, 2013 by Lori Gruen

    I was part of a symposium hosted by the NYU Animal Studies Initiative and the Philosophy Department to discuss new directions in …
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  2. Ritual Slaughter, Religious Difference & the Animal Proxy

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    October 16, 2013 by Beatrice Marovich

    The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha ended last night. Yesterday morning, on my way to the train in Brooklyn, the …
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  3. Stuffed Animal Slaughter in the Streets of New York

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    October 14, 2013 by Beatrice Marovich

    Apparently this truck is making the rounds in Brooklyn & Manhattan over the next couple of weeks. The guy who’s …
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  4. Animals, (Zombie) Chemicals & the Politics of Obesity


    October 12, 2013 by Beatrice Marovich

    How much can the obesity epidemic be attributed to individual and virtue-laden issues such as personal discipline when obesity is …
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  5. The Blame Game & the Mysteries of “Suicidal Reproduction”

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    October 9, 2013 by Beatrice Marovich

    A study, published through the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on October 7th has been making its rounds …
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  6. Dog Brains & Science Journalism


    October 6, 2013 by Beatrice Marovich

    Yesterday, the New York Times published an opinion piece by the neuroscientist Gregory Berns, “Dogs Are People, Too”. He stresses, particularly, the …
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  7. Citizen Science and Animal Behavior


    October 4, 2013 by Ann Marie Thornburg

    Would you consider contributing to animal behavior research as a “citizen scientist”? Have you? If so, what was the appeal, …
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