Entries Tagged as 'Vivisection'

The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps

June 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI My three-year-old daughter has been obsessed with orangutans lately. It started when, in an effort toavoid the Memphis heat Memorial Day weekend, we stepped into an IMAX theater and saw the movie “Born to Be Wild.” The movie is adorable with cute baby orangutans in diapers drinking milk from a bottle, and […]

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Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

February 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY Surprisingly dark for a family film, “Babe: Pig in the City” didn’t please all the fans of the first “Babe” movie who had so eagerly awaited the sequel. Still, animal rights advocates will find much to like in the urban exploits of the titular pig. While the theme of pigs-as-food continues […]

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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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The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According To Susy)

June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN I have a very big soft spot for Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910). His literary works are touchingly raw and honest, and he himself was a unique character with a great affinity for animals, particularly cats. For the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death in 2010, PETA presented the Mark […]

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