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Can Animals Save Us?

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Issue 57
Spring 2011

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New Visions

Solving today’s big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.

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Our Animal Selves

Western culture draws a sharp line between humans and animals. An indigenous writer reflects on what happens when we accept animals as our relatives and offer compassion to the entire living world.

Quote Page: Mary Lou Randour

How Warring Baboons Found Peace

Scientists have long said humans are naturally    violent and,  like other primates, can’t change. Then a trick of fate turned a troop of baboons into peacemakers.

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World & Community

New models that foster justice and real prosperity, and sustain the Earth’s living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?

 

Wildlife Right of Way

Big mammals shouldn’t be a casualty of modern society. They could make a comeback—if we give them what they need most: space.



20,000 New Species Under The Sea

Plunge into the world's first census of the sea.

What's So Special About Humans?

Do dolphins have rights to the ocean? Does a river have a right to exist? Small-town America, Spain, Ecuador, and Bolivia fight for the rights of Mother Nature.


How Happy Was Your Meal?

Temple Grandin thinks like an animal—and makes sure cattle get respect.

  • Buy Happy

    Mystified by all the labels? How to buy humane eggs and meat,


Giraffe

New domesticated play button

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The Power of One

Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today’s world .

SHOULD WE EAT ANIMALS?

Yes.

Farmer Joel Salatin says he respects his animals—and eats them, too.

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No.

If you have to kill your conscience to eat, it’s not worth it.


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Jane Goodall: 10 Best Things We Can Do for Animals

YES! asked Jane Goodall to tell us what we can do in our everyday lives to care for the animals we love.

PLUS: The Teatime Series: How backyard hummingbirds gave a healing photojournalist a new lens on life.

National Treasures

How one Baltimore-born Motown veteran is preserving two of the country's most precious resources: wild mustangs and at-risk children.


Breaking Open

Humor, story-telling, and the arts—taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.

 

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Just the Facts:

How you can sustainably have
a cheeseburger—or three.


PLUS:

Happy Hunting?

Our intern Alyssa finds out
what it means to take a life.

 
 

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Emotional Lives of Animals

Magpies grieve. Elephants empathize.
Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience.

 

Wild mustang photo by Black TigerEagleowlTurtle


Features


No Impact Man: My Life As An Accidental Activist

Take the first step, even if you don’t know where it leads: What happened when a regular guy tried changing the world. 

  • When Colin Beavan partnered with YES! for No Impact Week in January, more than 3,000 people joined him. Read their stories here.

Nuclear Disarmament Is People's Work  

Remember the nuclear scare? It hasn’t gone away. How to end nuclear weapons by fighting complacency.


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

COMMENTARY:
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Young Voters: Don't Write Them Off

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PEOPLE WE LOVE

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