America’s 4-H creed of teaching truth, kindness and sympathy is in tatters

E.L. and Cedar when they were together. Now Cedar has been eaten and E.L. is sad.

NEWS AND COMMENT: This story is very concerning to anybody interested in animal welfare and the welfare of children in this instance. In America there is a program called 4-H which is a network of youth organisations. Their mission is “engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development”. …

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Many types of bug can feel pain. Discuss.

Green Fly, Yellow Flower

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London found that insects have an ability called ‘nociception’ which allows them to “detect potentially or actually damaging stimuli”. Humans have a similar process as the source of signals which translate into a sensation that we regard as pain. The acute discomfort of pain is a warning to …

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