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Visions of Caliban : On Chimpanzees and People Visions of Caliban : On Chimpanzees and People by Dale Peterson, Jane Goodall

A sweeping reevaluation of humankind's closest animal relative explores human perceptions of the chimpanzee and the reality of their life in the wild and in captivity.

For the last 35 years British biologist Jane Goodall has been living among African chimpanzees, recording their behavior and explaining it in a number of fine books. With literature professor Dale Peterson, Goodall here looks at the place of chimpanzees in the popular imagination, from Shakespeare's play The Tempest (whence the book's title) to David Letterman's monkey-cam, while Goodall recaps her work among chimps and decries their probably unhappy future. As she tells us in chilling detail, the chimpanzees' rain forest habitat is on the decline due to consumption of fuel wood as well as industrial logging, and chimps are thus threatened with extinction. The authors even wonder whether, given the relentless destruction of the chimpanzees' home, the poor creatures might not be better off in zoos. Peterson's and Goodall's point-counterpoint makes for fascinating, if somber, reading.

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Antihunting

This web page is for the serious antihunter. You'll find valuable, detailed information about hunting and wildlife management on this page. 

Excerpt:

...Its been said that kindness to animals is the hallmark of human advancement. A truly progressive society has no need to persecute the helpless or show contempt for the lives of sentient beings. Eventually, recreational killing may die a natural death, slowly fading from sight as more humane public attitudes develop. There's no such thing as a kinder, gentler hunter. The very essence of the sport demands violence and violence is devoid of compassion. 

 

Feminists For Animal Rights
Feminists for Animal Rights  is a national educational organization dedicated to ending all forms of abuse against women and animals. We welcome you to our online exploration of the interconnections between the exploitation of women and animals and how you can help bring about a more caring society for all. 

Site Includes:

Animal Rights Resource Site
Improve Ititarod Dog Kennel Conditions!
EcofeminismWeb Ring
 
International Fund for Animal Welfare
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was founded in 1969 to stop the cruel commercial slaughter of harp and hood seals. Since then, we have expanded our campaigns to embrace all animals and have been recognized as "one of the most effective organizations for animal welfare in the world."

Site includes:

History
Programs
Education
You Can Help
Links

 

Animal Rights: Econet
Site Includes:
Animal Health, Well-being, and Rights. This page has four subsections: 1) general sites with focus on many types of animals 2) specialized sitesthat focus on one type of animal 3) miscellaneous documents and images and 4) related subjects in the Virtual Library.
Animal Rights -- a brief yet academic review of animal rights philosophy and policy as well as its state in the current political climate.
Animal Rights Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
This Animal Rights Movement page was created for hunters and other outdoor sportsmen so that they can "keep tabs on us." You might also want to check out Alex's Outdoor LinXs to keep tabs on "them."
Animal Rights Resource Site, a large collection of info pertaining to all aspects of animal rights.
AR-Views and AR-News -- info about both internet mailing lists.
EcoNet's Endangered Species and Wildlife pages are important starting points for web exploration of related issues.
Henry Salt's "Animals' Rights" -- an informative dedication to animal rights pioneer Henry Salt, who began publishing his writings on the subject over 100 years ago.
The International Primate Protection League is working to protect all gorillas and living primates.
NetVet, including the Electronic Zoo. Loads of veterinary and animal info.
MIT Students for Ethical Treatment of Animals. Contains articles covering several animal rights issues as well as links to other sites.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, (PETA), factsheets, action alerts and other resources for activists and all net-surfers.
The Vegetarian Pages are intended to be a definitive guide to what is available on the internet to vegetarians and the like. Great both as an introduction or reference for the more experienced.

 

World Animal Net
World Animal Net is a worldwide network of societies campaigning to improve the status and welfare of animals.

On this site you will find:

World Animal Net Directory - With over 6,000 organisations world-wide and links to more than 1,500 Web Sites
Animal Welfare Science - A project by World Animal Net and the Cambridge University Animal Welfare Information Centre
World Animal Net Resources - Campaign tools and background information on global issues, including:
Campaigns: Cosmetic Testing, Battery Hens, and Anti-Fur
Animal Protection Law
World Animal Net - New Out! Books, reports, videos and other useful resources
About World Animal Net: Organisation, Affiliation
World Animal Net's E-mail Lists for animal protection societies
Links - to other important web sites with information on animal issues

 

Hog Watch
Hog Watch is a service of the member-supported Environmental Defense Fund.

Site Includes:

Get The Facts
Make Your Voice Heard- What You Can Do
Where the Hogs Are
Resource Center

 

Save the 
Elephants
This site represents a group in Kenya working very hard for the benefit of  African elephants.

The Mission Statement:

It is our mission to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the  beauty and ecological integrity of the places where they live; to promote  man's delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to  develop a tolerant relationship between the two species.

 

Farm Sanctuary
Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has established America's premier farm animal shelters and waged effective campaigns to stop farm animal cruelty. In addition to it's 'No Downers', Boycott Veal, and Farm Animal Defense campaigns, Farm Sanctuary promotes a vegan lifestyle.

Every year, thousands of people visit Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York and northern California. Here, people have the opportunity to be touched by rescued farm animals. Farm Sanctuary also hosts various conferences and events, and operates Bed & Breakfast cabins at its New York farm.

Farm Sanctuary has videos, photos, and other resources to help educate people about farm animal abuse, and it has reached millions through the media. The organization also publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep its members informed.

Site Includes:

Campaigns
Visit the Farm
Shelter / Adoptions
Resources / Books
Farm Animal Information
Vegan Information
Photo Gallery
In the News
Links

 

Richmond Animal Rights Network
Based in Virginia, Richmond Animal Rights Network (RARN) was formed out of concern for the rising amount of animal abuse throughout the city of Richmond. RARN is dedicated to the promotion of animal rights and the elimination of cruelty to animals. We promote a vegan, cruelty-free alternative way of living. We are a grassroots collective organization that is run without hierarchies. All of our members are volunteers and anyone can join. 

Site Includes:

Action Alerts
Fact Sheets
News
MCV Facts
Links

 

Animal Rights Resource Site
One of the best animal rights sites on the www. 

Site Includes:

Animal Rights Organizations
Animal Rights Around the World
News Stories
The "Best" of ARRS
FAQ's and References
Animal Rights Voices
Subject Wrappers
Picture Gallery
AR Opponents Speak
AR Supporters Speak
E-Mail Lists
What's New on the ARRS

 

Livestock
From the Virtual Library. 

 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than six hundred thousand members, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. Founded in 1980, PETA is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. 

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the fur trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs.  

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and direct action.

 

Farm Animals Reform Movement
Promoting plant-based eating and humane treatment of farm animals since 1976. FARM conducts seven national campaigns, including Great American Meatout, World Farm Animals Day, National Veal Ban Action, Letters from FARM, CHOICE (Consumers for Healthy Options in Children's Education), and Industry Watch.

 

Whales
This site is extensive.  By watching the whales you can prolong the life of cetaceans as a species . This may be the last chance before they say goodbye for this Planet. 

 

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