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Instructions: click through topic slides to see videos (slide 2) and activity (slide 3) used during the virtual event, along with additional resources on some topics (slide 4).
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Table of Contents
Planet et Earth
Frugal Plant-Based Meals
Sugar, Salt & Oil
Considering the Heart
The film clip names fish as even more sentient than humans because of a number of factors, including having taste buds and can see more colors.
According to What Fish Feel When They Are Killed for Food | NowThis video in the The Complex Experience of Pain topic.
Complex Experience of Pain
My Life as a Turkey
Touching the Wild
Grooming for a Rabbit is their way of telling each other they are part of group.
According to Burrowers: Animals Underground - Baby Rabbits | Wildlife Documentary | Natural History video in the Rabbit Holes topic.
Elephants have a highly developed emotional center in the brain.
According to Why Elephants Never Forget - Alex Gendler video in the Elephants topic.
Farmers in Transition
Vegan Dog and Cat Food
Da Vinci was one of the first to use the term speciesism and questioned the superiority of humans to the rest of the animal kingdom.
According to Why History's Greatest Minds Didn't Eat Meat | LiveKindly video in the Vegan History topic.
Planet et Earth
As of 2019, we and the animals we raise account for 96% of the mammals and 70% of the birds on earth.
According to How to Save Our Planet video in the Planet et Earth topic.
History of Humans
Fashions and Fabrics
Plants use air mail to warn each other of danger.
According to Do plants think? in the Day in the Life of Plants topic.
Day in the Life of Plants
Build a pond, feed the birds, include flowers, compost, and a bug hotel are all tips for a wildlife garden.
According to Wildlife Gardening Top Tips video in the Wildlife Habitats topic.