Man Sues State of South Carolina for Speciesism

A couple of years back, the Massachusetts Supreme Court heard the case of Jane Doe v. State of Massachusetts, in which a woman who had been ticketed for HOV lane violation successfully maintained that the company of her three dogs made her car a high occupancy vehicle and that any claims to the contrary were […]

President of Latvia Names New Species of Bird

Plesiga Pundurvista

Latvian President Andris Bērziņš announced the name of a new species of bird just introduced in his country. The species was developed by ornithologist Jānis Ozols (pronounced “Yonniss Wozzles”) at Bauska University, with the support of the Latvian government. Last Sunday, the president appeared on national television to, in his words, “Welcome our new national bird: […]