January 24, 2023 Clinic Cephalopods are ‘incredibly intelligent.’ Wildlife advocates are urging regulators to do more to protect them.
As more studies reveal the intelligence of cephalopods and explore their perceptions of pain, wildlife advocates have pressed regulators to do more to protect them and require that researchers abide by the same rules they must follow when experimenting on vertebrates.
Dr. Helen Harwatt, a senior research fellow at Chatham House and a climate policy fellow at Harvard University, states, “The major difference to previous measures is a reduction in livestock numbers.”
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling Thursday against the Center for Biological Diversity, which filed suit after the department’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) denied its petition to add several new areas in the western U.S. as potential recovery-zone habitats for the threatened grizzly.
January 18, 2023 Program New Year promises won’t resolve our meat problem
We need to transform the entire system – from what we grow, how we grow it and where we grow it, to what we consume and how much of it we consume,” said Helen Harwatt of Chatham House and Harvard Law School's Animal Law & Policy Program. “[We need to go] way beyond the scope of technological fixes.”