The language we use about wild animals both shapes our relationships with the wild and reflects it. Acknowledging that non-humans are sentient beings, has the power to drastically alter our interactions.

“Beavers are not beholden to the human-caused issues of our planet, and it’s time to adjust our language to reflect that simple but profound fact.”

From The Revelator op-ed by Adam Burnett and Debra Merskin


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