11 February 2011

The chasm between great apes and people

For all the claims that apes and humans are genetically ‘98.5 per cent the same’, there is still an unfathomable gap between us.

3 November 2010

Animals are useless, unless humans make use of them

We have built cities, cured diseases and created art, yet some people think humans are worth no more than apes.

25 October 2010

In defence of factory farming

The celebs campaigning against a mega-dairy in Lincolnshire don’t know which side their bread is buttered on.

9 August 2010

Putting the ‘underclass’ on a tighter leash

Dangerous dogs are back in the news, and as always it’s their allegedly dangerous owners who are being demonised.

2 July 2010

Animal experimentation: nothing to be ashamed of

The scientific and political defensiveness about vivisection gives the green light to misanthropic animal-rights activists.

29 April 2010

Monkeys mourning? Don’t make me laugh

A handful of chimp mothers carrying around their dead babies is not evidence of ‘human-like’ qualities.

9 April 2010

Hands off the Grand National

For millions of human beings, the National is fun, thrilling and escapist. So who cares what the horses ‘think’?

27 January 2010

Just monkeying around with a camera

A BBC film ‘made’ by chimpanzees at Edinburgh Zoo only confirms how different humans and apes really are.

24 July 2009

Restating the case for human uniqueness

Despite all the media hype about ‘clever chimps’ using tools and feeling emotions, in truth there is nothing remotely human about primates.

9 June 2009

The fishy message of The End of the Line

Instead of guilt-tripping Western consumers about overfishing, we should invest our energy in developing aquaculture.