The animal world at large

Erica Fudge (Strathclyde): What Was It Like to Be a Cow? History and Animal Studies. Billy-Ray Belcourt (Alberta): Animal Bodies, Colonial Subjects: (Re)Locating Animality in Decolonial Thought. Jack Ferguson (SAC): A Philosophical Critique of Rational Vivisection. John Hadley (UWS): A Metalevel Problem for Animal Rights Theory. The introduction to Political Animals and Animal Politics, ed. M.L.J. Wissenburg, David Schlosberg. Our animal hell: We like to think of ourselves as the stewards or even saviors of nature, yet the fact of the matter is, for the animal world at large, the human race represents nothing less than a natural disaster. Esther Inglis-Arkell on how mice turned their private paradise into a terrifying dystopia. A study finds we’ve killed off half the world’s animals since 1970. Bald eagles are back from the brink. If half of all species go extinct, will one of them be us? Last to see: Lucy Ingham on the future rise of extinction tourism. Diana Webster on the economic impact of stray dogs and cats at tourist destinations on tourism. A strange new gene pool of animals is brewing in the Arctic: Scientists have seen the future and it is “grolar bears”. These males are cheating animals: The tricks they play would make Darwin blush. Erica Goode on learning from animal friendships: Interspecies interactions are all over YouTube — yes, they’re cute, but are they useful to scientists? Australian dog magazine Four&Sons strikes a balance between beautiful photography and short, intelligent copy.