“Banning dissection: Where California goes, so goes the nation,” the latest article by Will Winograd, my son, in the Stanford Daily. A North Carolina pound kills a family dog after only 45 minutes in violation of law. An off duty police officers kills a young dog because he thought Parker was a “pit bull.” Is it ethical to keep pets? A sociologist says “No.” I say “Yes.” Animals in Maine will get their own lawyers to represent them in cruelty cases, if legislation introduced in the state becomes law. A mountain lion dies of poisoning at the hands of pseudo-environmentalists who have waged war on nature under a banner of biological xenophobia. And a Florida humane society claims to have achieved No Kill despite a placement rate for dogs below the national average.

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And finally, “Banning dissection: Where California goes, so goes the nation,” the latest article by Willoughby Winograd, my son, in the Stanford Daily. In it, he calls for a ban on dissection in California schools citing the rights of animals, existing humane alternatives, and a growing ethics movement among students. Animals deserve life, not death. And, he writes, students in “the twenty-first century require… twenty-first century solutions in line with our evolved moral values.”

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