A large variety of species show a propensity for mutually supportive social behavior, few more than chimpanzees and other apes and monkeys.
"I cannot see an animals' expression - eyes, behavior, purring, etc. - and convince myself that it's anything other than a thinking, feeling, emotional individual."
Last month, an organization called the Nonhuman Rights Project filed a lawsuit in New York seeking the recognition of chimpanzees as legal persons.
Animal rights and environmental activists are suddenly snapping to attention in the face of this once-misunderstood music.
How does waiving the Endangered Species Act in Glacier National Park help secure the border?
When animal rights activist Ric O'Barry made the academy award winning documentary "The Cove" he assumed the international spotlight would finally put an end to dolphin hunting. Not so.
In the early 1970s, I took a job at a brand new "industrial" hen house in Indiana.