animal rights http://kuow.org en The Joys And Ethics Of Insect Eating http://kuow.org/post/joys-and-ethics-insect-eating A week ago today, I ate my first crickets.<p>It was a first step into entomophagy, the practice of insect eating. I <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2014/01/14/262491723/the-katydid-dilemma-will-you-eat-insects">wrote about this topic</a> here at 13.7 in January but had never before tried it myself (excluding accidental ingestion of the insect parts often found in peanut butter, chocolate, vegetables and other foods).<p>Because the crickets, in the form of cricket flour, were baked into chocolate-chip cookies, it wasn't as if I found myself crunching down on visible insect parts. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:37:39 +0000 editor 31861 at http://kuow.org The Joys And Ethics Of Insect Eating 'Horrible Torture:' The Argument Against Elephants Kept In Zoos http://kuow.org/post/horrible-torture-argument-against-elephants-kept-zoos <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="http://kerulos.org/about-us/people/">Gay Bradshaw</a> about why she thinks elephants don't belong in zoos. Bradshaw is the executive director of the Kerulos Center in Jacksonville, Ore., and author of <a href="http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300127317">"Elephants on the Edge: What </a><a href="http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300127317">Animals Teach Us About Humanity." Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:44:37 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 31786 at http://kuow.org 'Horrible Torture:' The Argument Against Elephants Kept In Zoos Every Dog Has Its Day (In Court) http://kuow.org/post/every-dog-has-its-day-court <p>Ross Reynolds sits down with Adam Karp, a Bellingham-based attorney, about <font face="Tahoma"><span style=" font-size:12pt">working to define laws regarding animals in Washington.</span></font> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:12:22 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 29143 at http://kuow.org Every Dog Has Its Day (In Court) UW Regents Approve $123M Underground Animal Testing Lab http://kuow.org/post/uw-regents-approve-123m-underground-animal-testing-lab <p>The University of Washington Board of Regents unanimously voted to move ahead with a new, underground animal testing lab on Thursday, saying that it will mean better conditions for animals used in medical and scientific research.&nbsp; Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:39:47 +0000 Amy Radil 23873 at http://kuow.org UW Regents Approve $123M Underground Animal Testing Lab Report: Meat Producers Ignore Pleas For Health, Environmental Reform http://kuow.org/post/report-meat-producers-ignore-pleas-health-environmental-reform Five years ago, a <a href="http://www.ncifap.org/_images/PCIFAPFin.pdf">landmark report</a> excoriated the animal agriculture industry's practices and laid out a road map for how it could do better. But in the years since, the problems are just as bad — and maybe even worse.<p>That's the conclusion of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Eliza Barclay 22602 at http://kuow.org Report: Meat Producers Ignore Pleas For Health, Environmental Reform Task Force Recommends Breeding More Elephants At Woodland Park Zoo http://kuow.org/post/task-force-recommends-breeding-more-elephants-woodland-park-zoo <p>For years, animal rights groups have been raising concerns about the <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2019809167_elephants02m.html">health and treatment of elephants at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo</a>, particularly after the death of six-year-old elephant Hansa. And seven months ago, the Zoo’s board assembled a task force to look at this issue. Their <a href="http://www.elephanttaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/FULL-FINAL-REPORT_Task-Force-on-the-WPZ-Elephant-Exhibit-and-Program.pdf">final report</a> says the overall health of elephants at Woodland Park Zoo is good, and they should breed more. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:12:34 +0000 Steve Scher 22549 at http://kuow.org Task Force Recommends Breeding More Elephants At Woodland Park Zoo No Room In Northwest For Hundreds Of Retiring Research Chimps http://kuow.org/post/no-room-northwest-hundreds-retiring-research-chimps <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062613TB_Chimps_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The National Institutes of Health Wednesday announced it will retire the great majority of chimpanzees used in federally-supported medical research.<p>The institute director says the use of our closest animal relative for invasive studies can no longer be justified in most cases. That means more than 300 chimps are headed into retirement. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:38:21 +0000 Tom Banse 15703 at http://kuow.org No Room In Northwest For Hundreds Of Retiring Research Chimps Should Zoos Have Elephant Exhibits? http://kuow.org/post/should-zoos-have-elephant-exhibits <p></p><p>Critics of Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo say that the elephants there are not being treated well and that they don’t do well in captivity. Defenders say zoos are key to global conservation efforts. Should zoos, including Woodland Park, continue to display elephants?</p><p>David Hyde talks with Carter Roberts, president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, University of Guelph researcher Georgia Mason who has studied elephants in zoos, and Michael Berens, the investigative reporter for the Seattle Times who has<a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019930931_elephant19m.html"> written about the Woodland Park Zoo.</a> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:30:07 +0000 David Hyde 5377 at http://kuow.org Should Zoos Have Elephant Exhibits?