Tag Archives: exploitation

Egg use by humans – a look at whether it’s humane.

Today the first post I saw was about hens who had been used for eggs and it tore my heart out. I should have known better and not looked at the comments, but I did and guess what? There they … Continue reading

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Victims in the shadows: octopuses, squids and cuttlefishes

Octopus are soft-bodied, eight-limbed molluscs of the order Octopoda. The order consists of some 300 species and is grouped within the class Cephalopoda with squids, cuttlefish, and nautiloids.  This blog was originally inspired by the many excellent articles I’ve read … Continue reading

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On taking things at face value – when ‘cute’ is a lie

I’ve written short posts in the past about my extreme discomfort at seeing animal videos on social media being presented as ‘cute’ and ‘adorable’ or ‘funny’ and ‘hilarious’. They are clearly very popular, very widely shared, and the comments range … Continue reading

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Wool; it’s been pulled over our eyes for too long

‘ Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! One for the master, And one for the dame, One for the little boy Who lives down the lane. Able to recite this before … Continue reading

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Users and losers – looking at ‘exploitation’

Originally published 1 September 2015, updated 22 January 2019 The word ‘exploitation’ is frequently used in connection with our behaviour towards other animal species. Like many others, ‘exploitation’ is a word we seem to save specially for this circumstance, perhaps … Continue reading

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