The following is drawn from a paper written for the class, Animal Welfare: Animals in Science, taught by Professor Becca Franks for New York University’s Master’s program in Animal Studies. Fireflies are natural magic. The pulse of bioluminescent light emitted by fireflies as a form of mating communication inspires a near-universal sense of wonder. Unfortunately, […]
The following is a reaction paper to Animal Spaces, Beastly Places, edited by Chris Philo and Chris Wilbert. Does the apartment that I rent belong to me, or to the mice and rats that frequent the space behind my oven? A wire leading to the oven’s ignitor had broken. A repair person fixed it, and […]
What happens when you try to ask an aquarium about the whale shark that died under their care?