Empathy versus Sympathy

Empathy and sympathy differ dramatically when it comes to animal welfare. Individuals with high levels of empathy are more likely to take actions to benefit non-human animals.

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The Tragedy of Willful Ignorance

How does one feel outrage over the killing of dogs in Korea and China for food, the massacre of dolphins in Japan, the slaughter of elephants, lions, and rhinos in Africa, but accept the mistreatment and annual slaughter of billions of hogs, chickens, cows, sheep, and other animals in the United States? How does one […]

SENATE COMMITTEES – DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS & RANKING MEMBERS

The Democrats in the Senate released Committee assignments for the 114th Congress. Below are the assignments for key Committees. If I missed a Committee, you can find its membership list on the full list. The list is in order of seniority, with the Ranking Member identified as such. AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION & FORESTRY Patrick Leahy, Vermont […]

Senate Committees – Republican Members & Chairman

The Republicans in the Senate released Committee assignments for the 114th Congress. Below are the assignments for key Committees. If I missed a Committee, you can find its membership list on the full list. The Chairman is listed first and has an asterisk by his/her name. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry *Pat Roberts, Kansas Thad Cochran, […]

THERE’S NEWS FROM THE ARCTIC & IT ISN’T GOOD

Welcome to Federal Policy Week. You can subscribe by entering your email address under the “Follow” label at the upper left section of the page. Thank you! IN THIS ISSUE: Bad Arctic Report. NOAA released the latest reportcard on the Arctic and the news isn’t good. Some lowlights include: Decreasing sea ice has lead to […]

CROmnibus FY2015. The Good, the Bad, and the (lots of) Ugly

Welcome to Federal Policy Week, a blog that covers federal policy developments in conservation, natural resources, wildlife, and animal welfare.  To subscribe for Federal Policy Week enter your email address under the “Follow” label at the upper left section of the page. You will receive a verification email to confirm your subscription. Thank you! Congress […]

GLASS WALLS FOR SLAUGHTERHOUSES

Welcome to Federal Policy Week, a blog that covers federal policy developments in conservation, natural resources, wildlife, and animal welfare.  To subscribe for Federal Policy Week enter your email address under the “Follow” label at the upper left section of the page. You will receive a verification email to confirm your subscription. Thank you! IN […]

SAGE GROUSE SURVIVAL (AND OTHER ARTICLES)

Welcome to Federal Policy Week, a blog that covers federal policy developments in conservation, natural resources, wildlife, and animal welfare.  To subscribe for Federal Policy Week enter your email address under the “Follow” label at the upper left section of the page. You will receive a verification email to confirm your subscription. Thank you! Fascinating […]

House Ranking Members – The Leading Democrats on House Committees

Leader Pelosi Introduces Ranking Members (C-SPAN) The House Democrats elected and re-elected Ranking Members of the House Committees. Most of the names of the Committee Ranking Members were released by Democratic Leader Pelosi. Some information (with links, including to the Members, their Committees, and highlighted legislation), which gives you an idea of where these leaders […]

House Committee ChairMEN

We recently discussed potential House Committee Chairs in Federal Policy Week. The Republican Caucus voted and the Chairs are now set. The House Republican Conference approved the full list of Committee Chairmen (20 men and 1 woman) this week. Chairman, and some information on selected positions over the years, for key Committees include: Agriculture: As […]