Entries Tagged as 'Zoo'

Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee

November 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Books

Review  By JESSICA ALMY Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee allows emerging readers to discover the touching real-life tale of an unlikely companionship. (You may have seen the duo on CNN or NBC.) While there is a sad side to this story — the young hippo Owen befriends the tortoise Mzee after he […]

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Rights for Animals?

October 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Now out of print, Rights for Animals? in the Viewpoints series provides a close-up, bi-focal look at the myriad of issues plaguing animals, us and our ethics. Thoughtfully including quotes from notable organizations, philosophers, campaigners, and historical figures on either side of the AR debate, each topic is covered over […]

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Happy Feet (2007)

July 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY Vegetarians who forgo fish for environmental reasons will adore “Happy Feet.” Along with giving kids a glimpse into the natural history of penguins, this animated movie also deals with issues of overfishing, environmental destruction, and animal suffering in zoos. Kids will learn that we need to leave the fish in the oceans […]

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When Lulu Went to the Zoo

July 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY When I found out my daughter’s camp was taking a field trip to the National Zoo, a facility that still keeps elephants and uses free contact to handle them, I knew I had to take action. Happily, the wonderful parents on the Vegetarian Resource Group’s parent listserv suggested I get my […]

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