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Fischer, Kim. Classroom Companion Helps Writing Students Understand Non-Human Emotion. Temple News. 2 April 2012.
A new participant enters Dan Featherston’s First-Year Writing class and takes a seat at a desk near the front of the room in Gladfelter Hall. She looks up at the professor, glances over her shoulder at the rest of the students, and moves on to her next activity… sniffing a shoe. Continue Reading…

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Brown, Eryn. Bringing Your Dog to Work Can Ease Stress, Study Finds. The Los Angeles Times. 30 March 2012.
If your office seems like it’s going to the dogs, try bringing your dogs to the office. Researchers reported Friday that bringing Rover to work seems to reduce stress on the job. Continue Reading…

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Tuffrey, Larie. Nose to Tail Eating: It’s Sustainable, but Can You Stomach this Type of Meat? The Ecologist. 28 March 2012.
It came as a bit of a surprise to see someone putting ‘sustainable’ and ‘meat’ together in a recent newspaper article. Tim Wilson, a butcher and the founder of the Ginger Pigrestaurant in London, explained in the Times that because almost the entire pig could be eaten, it was the ‘ultimate sustainable meat’. Continue Reading…

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Editorial Board. An Appetite for Ethics. The Chronicle. 23 March 2012.
For students concerned with animal welfare, some of Duke’s most loved foods may taste a little bit sweeter in coming years. Bon Appetit Management Company, which manages vendors like the Marketplace and the Great Hall, has recently committed to purchasing 25 percent of its meat and eggs from producers that treat their animals humanely and, beginning 2015, will no longer purchase eggs laid by chickens confined to battery cages or pork raised in gestation crates. Continue Reading…

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Johnson, Eric Michael. The Case for Non-Human Personhood Rights. The Huffington Post. 12 March 2012.
Americans take their rights seriously. But there is a lot of misunderstanding about what actually constitutes a ‘right.’ Religious believers are correct that they have a right to freely express their beliefs. This right is protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that prohibits Congress from making any “law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” However, as a result, devout believers feel it is a violation of their rights when intelligent design creationism is forbidden in the classroom or when prayer during school sporting events is banned. After all, shouldn’t the First Amendment prohibit the government from interfering with this basic right? Continue Reading…

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Gorman, James. Animal Studies Cross Campus to Lecture Hall. The New York Times. 2 January 2012.
Once, animals at the university were the province of science. Rats ran through mazes in the psychology lab, cows mooed in the veterinary barns, the monkeys of neuroscience chattered in their cages. And on the dissecting tables of undergraduates, preserved frogs kept a deathly silence. Continue Reading…

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Kelly, Tara. Stella McCartney Fashion Week PETA Ad: Designer Sheds Light on the Leather Industry. The Huffington Post. 6 February 2012.
Famed for her commitment to animal rights and avegetarian lifestyle, British fashion designer Stella McCartney is taking her activism one step further by appearing in a PETA video looking into the leather industry. Continue Reading…

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