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    David KatesFeb 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

    This is an engaging discussion of animal welfare.

    I would recommend the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer, which looks at the ethics of what we eat, particularly factory farmed animals. It is available at the Library.

    Also, Ms. Ordower pointed out January 25’s Torah portion commentary in The Jewish Journal by Rabbi Haim Ovadia, “Sustainable Judaism”:

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    studentFeb 2, 2011 at 9:56 pm


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      Ms. DreyerFeb 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Regarding the state of the fish tank, I would be curious to know what you think “dirty” means for a fish tank. Depending on the fish tank, certain algaes and other visually off-putting growths in aquariums can be desired. They sometimes can be beneficial to the ecostystem and the health of the fish. Often, aquarium owners clean the aquarium walls and decorative objects to preserve a pristine appearance. But the reality is that surfaces do not need to LOOK clean in order to BE clean. Many experienced hobbyists only scrape down the front side of the glass (to see the fish) and leave the other three walls natural, to promote the growth of good bacteria.

      As Rachel points out so well, we should all consider it our responsibility to look out for the welfare of all living things, including our fish on campus. However, I would encourage you, if you are genuinely concerned for the fish, to speak to the biology teachers and make sure that what you think is “dirty” is really cause for concern.