Here you will find posts offering the environmental version of ‘what would you do.” There are no right, nor wrong answers of course--we just hope to challenge your perspective and encourage discussion on related scenarios that will test your ethical nature. Please feel free to add one of your own nature-related situations! We would love to join in the discussion :)

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May 28, 2010

Whales and dolphins - 'Resource' or 'Right'?

Please read this insightful article (including the comments!) from BBC News, "Whales and dolphins - 'resource' or 'right'?" written by Margi Prideaux.

"Do you agree with the article's author? Do whales and dolphins display signs of sophisticated intelligence and complex culture? If so, should that change our relationship with them? In particular, does it proscribe hunting them and keeping them in captivity?"

"Perhaps it is time for us to decide that we believe whales and dolphins do have a right to their lives, their liberty and the protection of their home and family."

After reading this article, tell us what YOU think, please share your thoughts...