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Discrimination

Western gray squirrels are native, & eastern grays are invasive. You can easily tell difference by reading descriptions of them. I believe Audubon euthanizes all eastern grays.
- Susan from Portland, OR, posting on Nextdoor, Aug. 22, 2017


Nick Metrowsky Longmont CO  [7/3/2019]
Humans think, because they have the ability to speak that they are top tier among all mammals. They think just because a lower form of mammal cannot speak, it has not concept of time, memory, self, emotion, and other human characteristics. They also think only their brain is superior.

If a person has cared for a pet, be it a mouse, rat, gerbil, cat, dog, horse, mammal farm animal, etc. know that these mammals are not just furry living things that are devoid of intelligence, and other attributes which can only be attributed to humans.

I have been taking care of a pair of sister gerbils for nearly a year. Not only do they recognize me, they also show various emotions, show levels of intelligence, and have worked out solutions to problems. Some things they have been able to do surprise me.

The point is, no mammal should be seen as expendable, just because they are not human. This article alludes to experimentation that is not ethical. These experiments, if allowed to continue, not only could revive the cells, but revive cognitive function. A living brain with locked in syndrome; torture for any mammal; awake but not sensory functions.
- Comment on Matthew Shaer, Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?, NYT, July 2, 2019


We arrived in New York safely, and I hastened to Boston to look after my children. I found Ellen well, and improving at her school; but Benny was not there to welcome me. He had been left at a good place to learn a trade, and for several months every thing worked well. He was liked by the master, and was a favorite with his fellow-apprentices; but one day they accidentally discovered a fact they had never before suspected—that he was colored! This at once transformed him into a different being. Some of the apprentices were Americans, others American-born Irish; and it was offensive to their dignity to have a "nigger" among them, after they had been told that he was a "nigger." They began by treating him with silent scorn, and finding that he returned the same, they resorted to insults and abuse. He was too spirited a boy to stand that, and he went off. Being desirous to do something to support himself, and having no one to advise him, he shipped for a whaling voyage.

- Harriet A. Jacobs. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself (Kindle Locations 3051-3058).


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