The Blog

The Giraffe on Your Plate

Millions of people are rightly outraged over the Copenhagen Zoo’s recent killing of Marius, a young giraffe.

But on the heels of the Marius tragedy, I cannot help but bring to light another important point. Giraffes have a close bovine cousin whom we kill and eat by the millions every year – and without a second thought.

Those animals are cows. Here are just a few of their shared characteristics:

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Kimmela News

Next Steps for Orca Welfare & Safety Act

Passage of the bill would require the phasing out of captive breeding of orcas and of their continued use for entertainment purposes.

By the time it goes before the committee again next year, we are confident that we can make a very strong case that will gather the support of large numbers of California voters.

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Kimmela in Action …

The Nonhuman Rights Project: The Kimmela Center is providing scientific expertise, data and guidance for upcoming court cases.

The Los Angeles Zoo Elephant Case: Dr. Marino has testified as an expert witness.

Campaigns against Dolphin and Whale Captivity: Dr. Marino provides ongoing expert research and testimony.

The Someone Project: Kimmela works with Farm Sanctuary to analyze scientific evidence for cognitive and emotional complexity in farm animals

“I Am Not an Animal”: Kimmela adds a new dimension of human psychology to its work on human-nonhuman animal relationships.

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