Parrots Not Going Gentle into the Night

Parrots Not Going Gentle into the Night

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Dylan Thomas Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they […]

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Dogs Save Penguins

Dogs Save Penguins – Another Story of Transspecies Conservation

  It’s an all too familiar story:  an introduced species comes to an island causing an indigenous population to plummet.  In this case, Australia’s Middle Island population of an endangered species had dropped from 700 Little Penguins to 4 in a span of 4 years due to the introduced European Red Fox. It was looking […]

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How to Reconcile Stoning a Parrot

How to Reconcile Stoning a Parrot

This past week, a boy on a field trip with his school picked up a rock and threw it at a kea, an endangered parrot in New Zealand.  The bird died.  The reports indicate that there was no premeditated maliciousness in the boy as the act was a spontaneous one not uncommon in the young. What […]

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What's A Kakapo to You

What’s A Kakapo to You?

How much would you pay to keep a certain species from going extinct?  This question demands our moral attention much like another question that frequently arises amongst friends and colleagues:  “How much would you pay to have cancer palliative care offered to your dog:  $5,000, $10,000 ,$20,000?” There is no easy answer to this question […]

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