Declare ‘Human’ Rights For Dolpins & Whales, Scientists Urge
by Nancy Roberts
February 22, 2012
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A session this week at the world’s largest annual science conference presented the case for considering whales and dolphins as non-human persons, with basic rights to life, liberty and well-being. The session at the American Associaton for the Advancement of Science considered the ethical and policy implications of recent advances in scientific understanding of the intelligence and behavior of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises.) and urged support for the Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans, originally proposed in 2010.
Sponsored by: Save Japan Dolphins with the Earth Island Institute
In Taiji, Japan, home to the notorious Taiji Whale Museum, captive dolphins are kept in abysmal conditions. This museum is right around the corner from the killing Cove where thousands of dolphins are slaughtered brutally every year, as depicted in The Cove documentary.
Money of the U.S. Civil War features different types of emergency money such as demand notes and “greenbacks,” encased postage stamps, fractional currency and Civil War tokens, plus the first U.S. coin to feature the motto “In God We Trust.” In addition, the exhibit explores the use of war bonds, the basis for modern war financing, which were first used by the Union, and later by the Confederacy, to help finance Civil War debt. Money of the U.S. Civil War is included with museum admission of $2 per person, or $6 per family.
Camp Floyd was established in 1858 to quell a Mormon rebellion, which never took place. Soldiers were stationed here until they were recalled to the Civil War in 1861. Today, the park and museum tells the story of this historic event.
Camp Floyd State Park is located in the town of Fairfield, 22 miles southwest of Lehi on Highway 73. The park and museum are open Monday – Saturday from 9a.m. to 5p.m. For more information, contact the park at: 801-768-8932.
We had a great opportunity to spend the weekend at a friends cabin in the mountains west of Heber City, Utah. Veronica had Friday off work so she and and Gary arrived Thursday night as she announced on her facebook page.
I had to work Friday night so Shawna and I didn’t get on the road until Saturday morning. It was a two-hour drive but well worth it.
This January we took a drive up North Willow Canyon. We went up as far as we could and found this great spot just a short hike off the road. We spent the afternoon practicing our bushcraft skills and had a great time!