March 1 is the anniversary of Chunee’s murder by soldiers at the Exeter Exchange on the Strand in London in 1826. He was an Indian elephant who was imported into Britain in 1809 or 1810. Like many wild-caught elephants who are forced into slavery, he rebelled against his captivity not least because of musth–the periodic condition… Read More


Jonathan Safran Foer said this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week that his book, Eating Animals, was not a book in support of vegetarianism but a book against factory farming. Then, why is its thesis about whether he should raise his son a vegetarian?… Read More