How Our Cultural Narcissism Is Killing The Planet

Laura Bridgeman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living
Laura Bridgeman

Some say that the selfie is the epitome of individual narcissism. The rise in selfie popularity seems to align with the trajectory of Western anthropocentrism, as both climb to a fevered pitch. Gone are the days when people were content to take photos where the landscape or other animals were the central features; now, humans are often centered in these shots, as though the scenes would be meaningless without a human face. The world increasingly exists as a mere backdrop for the comings and goings of Westernized humanity.

Vancouver Aquarium's Political Gaming Is Legal, But Is It Ethical?

Jeff Matthews | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

It is an odd Vancouver tradition that each municipal election brings with it a debate over the fate of the whales and dolphins in Stanley Park. Recent history suggests this is because the Vancouver Aquarium is gaming the system.

Zoo Elephants Deserve a Second Lease on Life

Camille Labchuk | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada
Camille Labchuk

The ethical dimension of confining elephants in zoos has generated a great deal of debate in Canada. Elephants are intelligent, sensitive creatures whose physical, psychological and emotional needs simply cannot be met in zoos. Releasing them to sanctuaries is the best way to express our compassion for animals.