New York, NY – The Arcus Foundation, a global foundation promoting respect for diversity among peoples and in nature, announced today the launch of www.PoliticsOfSpecies.com, an online resource that takes a look at the way humans regard and interact with other animals. The resource is based on the Cambridge University Press book of the same title, edited by Raymond Corbey and Annette Lanjouw. The Politics of Species draws upon essays and video interviews with researchers, philosophers and legal scholars including Steven Wise, Lori Gruen, Edouard Machery, Lori Moreno, and many others.
The Politics of Species challenges many widely held assumptions about the environment and the non-human animals who share it with us. Among the voices presented throughout the resource are a lawyer who has brought a habeas corpus suit to free captive chimpanzees; neuroscientists at the cutting-edge of research into animal consciousness; and an expert who worked behind the scenes on the award-winning documentary Blackfish….