Entries Tagged as 'animal rights'

Claude and Medea

February 2nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Authored by humane educator extraordinaire Zoe Weil, Claude and Medea traces the compassionate awakening of two twelve year olds. Both students at a prestigious private school in Manhattan, Claude comes from a background of wealth and privilege while his classmate Medea’s background is working class. The two are not friends at […]

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The Secret of NIMH (1982)

January 31st, 2012 · 6 Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY When a mama mouse living in a field must save her family from the plow, including her son who is stricken with pneumonia, she discovers a secret world of super-intelligent rats who have suffered at the hands of vivisectors (at the National Institute of Mental Health, or NIMH) and are seeking […]

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Call Me Madame President

December 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI I like the idea of this book. Eight-year-old Amanda uses her IMAGINATION to pretend that she is president. When she is president, she and her dog Coolidge will have the run of the White House, attending state dinners and meeting with the troops. She won’t have any problems with public speaking, because as […]

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The Lucky Lobsters

September 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Life isn’t so lucky for most lobsters. Snatched from their habitats, they are kept in crowded tanks until they’re bought and boiled alive. Given new evidence that despite their simple nervous systems, lobsters may feel pain and I think you’d be hard pressed to find any human who’d be willing to trade […]

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