Aquariums & Colonialism
Northwest Animal Rights Network
by NARN Board
3w ago
Aquariums & Colonialism By Emil Davityan The Seattle Aquarium is set to unveil its Ocean Pavilion expansion this summer. Given the exorbitant price tag—now over $160 million—peak-season visitors will presumably be eagerly welcomed. The costly expansion draws attention to potential incongruities with Seattle Aquarium’s self-proclaimed focus on conservation and respect for Indigenous communities. This is not unique to the Seattle Aquarium. City aquariums commonly mask entertainment as conservation work and education. In reality they contribute to an array of problems for marine ecosystems an ..read more
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Seeking a Communications Intern!
Northwest Animal Rights Network
by Hannah Thompson-Garner
6M ago
NARN Communications Internship   Job description The Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) is excited to offer a fully remote communications internship to undergraduate students who are seeking communications or nonprofit development opportunities in animal and human rights advocacy and activism, and experience working with a small but tenacious nonprofit focusing on animal rights and social justice. Internships are conducted on a rolling basis and typically last between four and six months.  Qualifications: Current enrollment working towards a degree in Communications, Marketing ..read more
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From CAFOs to Catastrophe: The Shocking Toll on Aquatic Life
Northwest Animal Rights Network
by NARN Board
7M ago
In the heartland of industrial agriculture, vast Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) churn out copious amounts of animal “products”. Cows, Pigs, Chickens, and Turkeys in CAFOs are housed typically in large buildings or feedlots. They are not allowed to roam freely or have anything resembling a normal life. Instead, they are crammed in a space with thousands or tens of thousands of animals to make feeding and waste collection “efficient” and reduce the land area needed. Having limited or no access to pasture or outdoor areas, the “livestock” are fed a controlled diet, often consistin ..read more
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U.S. Potential ESA Listing for Macaques
Northwest Animal Rights Network
by NARN Board
9M ago
By Bella Niven Introduction Macaques are intelligent and social nonhuman primates who are considered sacred in some of their native regions of Southeast Asia; they are also the most “popular” primate used for testing in research laboratories. Their popularity amongst researchers, specifically for disease and neuroscience experiments, comes from the similar physiology Macaques share with humans. With the unfortunate growing interest in obtaining Macaques for research, captive-breeding and trafficking of wild Macaques has in turn increased. Just this year, a laboratory in the U.S. by the name o ..read more
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NARN Needs Board Members!
Northwest Animal Rights Network
by NARN Board
9M ago
The Northwest Animal Rights Network is seeking applications for two critical board member positions: Communication/Social Media Coordinator and Fundraising Coordinator. Past board experience is not required! We are also seeking general applications for at-large board members, apply here. Communications/Social Media Coordinator We need someone who can help be the outward ‘face’ of NARN on our socials! We currently have Facebook, Instagram, and Discord. Help bring NARN to audiences across other social platforms, as well as cultivate the ones we are already engaged with. Board experience is NOT ..read more
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Do Aquariums Really Help With Conservation?
Northwest Animal Rights Network
by NARN Board
1y ago
An aquarium visit can appear fun and informative. As you wander through the halls, marveling at  the exquisite creatures in each tank, it’s easy to forget that you are merely a spectator. Meanwhile, the marine animals you’re observing are trapped in their tiny spaces, doomed to swim in repetitive  circles for their entire existence. While you can choose to leave the aquarium when you grow tired  or bored, they have no such luxury.   In the wild, these animals roam far and wide. A Dolphin, for example, swims several miles every  day. However, the Animal Welfare Act ..read more
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Aquarium Aquaculture : What is it?
Northwest Animal Rights Network
by NARN Board
1y ago
Aquarium Aquaculture : What is it? By Izzy Shirah Aquaculture, also known as fish farming, is the practice of cultivating aquatic nonhuman animals and plants under controlled conditions. This can include Fish, Shrimp, Mollusks, and seaweed, among other organisms. Aquaculture can be conducted in freshwater or marine environments, and can be done in a variety of systems, such as ponds, tanks, and cages. In some cases, aquaculture can provide a source of food and income for humans, however, it can also have negative impacts on the environment and is harmful and deadly to the nonhuman animals livi ..read more
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NARN Animal Law & Policy Internships
Northwest Animal Rights Network
by Hannah Thompson-Garner
1y ago
NARN is excited to offer internships/externships to law students, graduate students, and junior/senior undergraduate students who are seeking opportunities in animal law, local and federal legislation and policy, advocacy and activism, and experience working with a small but tenacious nonprofit focusing on animal rights and social justice. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Qualifications: Current enrollment as a 1L, 2L, 3L, or 4L law student, or, Current enrollment as graduate student or junior/senior undergraduate student working towards a degree in public policy, political science ..read more
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POTH, Others, Irresponsible Care Masquerading as Sanctuary for Wild Animals
Northwest Animal Rights Network
by NARN Board
1y ago
A Wolf is contained on a leash by a POTH staff member.  Credit: Predators of the Heart Facebook page For Immediate Release    March 18, 2023   Contact: Hannah Thompson-Garner, Director of Advocacy and Mission Advancement, Northwest Animal Rights Network, hannah@narn.org       Predators of the Heart, others, are irresponsible animal care masquerading as responsible wildlife rescues Updated on March 18, 2023   Seattle, WA –  Many people want to support organizations that contribute to the care and well-being of nonhuman animals and sanctuaries, a ..read more
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NARN Statement on Use of Child Labor in the U.S.
Northwest Animal Rights Network
by NARN Board
1y ago
According to a recent exposé by the New York Times, the number of underage workers in factories and construction sites has increased substantially since the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies are easily exploiting displaced children vulnerable to indentured servitude and enslavement because more children are entering the U.S. without a parent or legal guardian and there is little government oversight of children released from U.S. custody. Companies are flagrantly disregarding child labor laws and seemingly setting labor rights for major sectors of the U.S. workforce back nearly a hundred years.&nbs ..read more
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