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How Animal are Humans?
Philosopher Crispin Sartwell writes about rationality as a marker for human-ness.
"Why We Need the Wolf"
An essay by Cal Flyn about the planetary ecosystem's need for apex predators like the wolf..
"A Compassionate Carnivore's Manifesto"
An essay by English farmer John Lewis-Stempel. "Farm livestock are not Descartian flesh-robots but sentient creatures deserving of a good life and a good death — which should come only near the end of a natural lifespan."
In Praise of Ugly Animals
by Margaret Renkl. Even the most unlovely creatures contribute to the ecosphere.
The Moral Status of Animals
A scholarly overview article from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Urban Raccoons Can Teach Tolerance
In 2015, Toronto's mayor John Tory said “I have not for a moment, ever, for one second, underestimated the intelligence the ingenuity and the determination of the raccoons."