November 16, 2015
companies like kikkoman, igor purlantov, soy product, still testing on animals, testing
Kikkoman, the Japanese soy-product manufacturing company known for their ubiquitous bottles of soy sauce, is on blast this month for conducting violent experiments on animals while testing their products. PETA, the animal rights organization, published an investigation of the company’s history of animal testing and found multiple examples of experiments where animals are mutilated and killed for the testing of soy products.
November 12, 2015
igor purlantov, peanut butter, suburbia, the person who taught me to love animals, trees
Every evening after dark she’d begin to make the sandwiches. She’d spread out peanut butter on the bread, then the sliced bananas. She’d use a whole loaf each night. We’d put the sandwiches out on the wooden platform she’d affixed to the sill of the window that looked into the towering trees behind her house in suburbia. We’d turn out the kitchen lights.
November 11, 2015
clean, grooming, hairy animals, how to keep robots clean, igor purlantov, licking, teach us, technologies
If you own a cat or a dog, you’re familiar with their grooming habits. All of that licking might seem excessive — especially if the dog is doing it under the dinner table or the cat is doing it on the pillow next to your head. But staying clean is essential to their health and their grooming habits could actually teach hairless creatures such as ourselves how to improve the cleanliness of a range of technologies.
November 10, 2015
igor purlantov, national war memorial, ottawa, remembering the animals, remembrance day, that served alongside our soldiers
Whether attending a Remembrance Day service or simply paying respects to those who gave their lives in conflicts, how many people actually study the sculpture of the men and horses at the core of the National War Memorial in Ottawa?
November 6, 2015
how animals actually rescue us, igor purlantov, image, photo perfectly captures
Sometimes an image surfaces that perfectly captures a feeling we thought could never be totally conveyed. This particular image shows a woman tearfully embracing a dog in an emotional moment that appears to be a reunion or a first-meeting. It was posted on October 19 on Facebook by a user who compiles “funny, inspirational animal photo quotes” and shared over 54,000 times.