In Our View








Vote for the planet and all its inhabitants during elections
By Priscilla Feral

We are living at a crucial time in human history, FoA President Priscilla Feral notes in her latest In My View column. The decisions we make right now regarding our treatment of the planet and all its human and non-human inhabitants will affect future generations, for better or worse. We must resist the urge to be complacent on climate issues.










Nonhuman animals can do the math too

Nonhuman animals’ counting capabilities allow them to navigate, protect themselves, forage, and find mates. The Wildlife Law Program examines the issue here.









On the Trail: Leave the leaves
By Fran Silverman

Have a pile of leaves in your yard staring at you, screaming to be raked up? Well, hold off. There’s actually many good reasons not to do that including protecting pollinators and enhancing soil.








Be less trashy

By Dustin Rhodes

Did you know that less than 10 percent of the plastic you put in your recycling bin gets recycled, with the rest ending up in landfills and the ocean, endangering countless wildlife and marine mammals? But there are easy ways to be a less throw-away consumer. Here’s 20 tips from FoA Vice President of Development Dustin Rhodes.











Washington Post article diminishes wild horses

By Nicole Rivard

A recent Washington Post article covering the plight of America’s wild horses highlighted the different characters in this real-life drama. But it was the wild horses who should have been center stage in the piece. From the get-go the article labels wild horses as an out-of-control problem, and later suggests they only have value if they can be domesticated, trained and paraded around and that is a national disgrace.









Tuning into the natural world
By Meg McIntire

When it comes to nature and wildlife, there’s a wide variety of fascinating and informative podcasts to tune into that range from everything you want to know about dog behavior to birding. Here’s a rundown.