Bean Loves Raspberries

Bean is a mischievous and playful rescued Chacma Baboon - he was raised by human parents after his baboon family was murdered by farmers. He's quite used to interacting with people. This video was taken in the ...
Troop Life

Troop Life

Six months living with rescued and wild primates has deeply affected me. For the better - mostly - but I'm also left somewhat haunted by the similarities between us. I've seen shocking cruelty executed towards ...

Dalai Lama on Animals

"Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures."...

Sam Harris on Character

"Almost all our suffering is the product of our thoughts. We spend nearly every moment of our lives lost in thought, and hostage to the character of those thoughts. You can break this spell, but it takes traini...

Lawrence Anthony on Animals

"But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living cre...

Mark Twain on Animals

"I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the “lower animals” ( so called ) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me."...

Mark Twain on Animals

"Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one… that possesses malice. H...

In Conversation with Raquel Riskin

Local Vancouver starlet and Maxim, FHM, Spike TV model and tiger-taming femme fatale Raquel Riskin joins us for a wee tête-à-tête about her career, animal rights and conservation issues. Was there ever one e...

Darwin Primate Group Sanctuary

It's been a month now, sorting through the difficult circumstances facing Darwin Primate Group and its fledgling primate sanctuary for rescued and orphaned Chacma Baboons and Vervet Monkeys. I didn't think t...
Bean

Walking With Baboons

The first time I stepped out onto the trail behind the baboons, I didn't know what to expect. Karin Saks called them into formation and off we went; through the endangered Yellowood forest with three or four yo...