2015: Animal issues taking much greater prominence in the news! This great post is the perfect partner to my recent “Persons not Property – Could the Tide be Turning?” Animals are really starting to matter!
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The animal activist Karen Dawn has put together a wonderfully informative and uplifting look back on news related to good news for animals published in 2015:
“Cecil was undoubtedly the biggest animal media story of the year. The outpouring of grief was not limited to the one single lion who was lured out of national park and shot by a trophy hunter. In a monologue that was uploaded to YouTube and Facebook, receiving 17 Million views, Jimmy Kimmel epitomized public opinion as he asked why anybody would want to kill a lion. Cecil’s death brought trophy hunting into the limelight and under scrutiny in 2015. Many airlines banned the transport of hunting trophies as we saw the tide turn forcefully against the macabre sport.
The Pope made huge news when he released his encyclical, “On Care of our Common Home.” With the directive that we should not “cause animals to…
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