Archive | June, 2013

Craig Childs

Craig Childs | Raven

When the first raven came it was alone, a piece of blackness laboring across a cold dawn sky. I too was alone, walking on an early-winter morning in southeast Utah, crossing a hard desert basin studded with towers of eroded rock. Three companions of mine were somewhere within a several mile radius, but we had split up with the fading stars, not planning to find one another back at camp […]

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Caught on video: Animals–aware and feeling!

Each of the two videos that follow reveal remarkable capabilities of animals–capabilities we have historically denied them. For that reason, they inspire sadness, as well as wonder. The elephant in Thailand who, as many viewers have commented, “Paints better than I do,” is reduced to performing “stupid human tricks” for his or her livelihood. The rats who delight in being tickled(!) nevertheless spend their lives the subject of laboratory experiments. […]

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Antoinetta Lilly

Antonietta Lilly | Invitation from a White Whale

For the past several years I have been exposed to vast amounts of information about whales and dolphins. A network of organizations, such as Save the Whales, Greenpeace, Dolphin Embassy, etc., has formed across the country. People everywhere are interested in what they sense are joyful beings, and they want to know more about them. They come to my husband, John Lilly, for advice and information because he was the […]

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Two dolphins

Dr. Toni Frohoff | Life among dolphins

Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., is a renowned wildlife author, science-based advocate, and marine mammal behavioral biologist who has been studying marine mammal behavior and communication for thirty years. She is the co-founder and research director at the international TerraMar Research and Learning Institute, a nonprofit cetacean research institute located in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Frohoff is also co-founder of Wild-Wisdom, a new nonprofit that not only provides educational and experiential opportunities […]

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