Saturday, 21 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
We hate to complain about Aberystwyth University again, but we get a fair few emails on this topic, obviously people feel let down by the university's actions. We have had more emails, enough to add together as a new post. Wouldn't it be great if we could instead have positive posts about the university? E.g. they decided to preserve a greenfield site instead of building on it; or established a new wood; or instituted a policy of full consultation before any building projects; or halted expermentation on GMOs and their use of animals in vivisection?
We often hear 'humans' and 'animals' referred to as if they are separate things. However humans are a species of mammal: therefore we are animals in the same way that dogs, porpoises and rats are. However, few people stop to think about this kinship, or what our relationship really is, or should be. Sadly, in many cases, the relationship is to the detriment of other species, as these rare photographs of now extinct animals show.