It is the nature of humans to see themselves as standing apart from other species and the rest of the natural world. But that view is being challenged from two directions: awareness that human survival depends on a web of relationships with other species; and growing questions about the morality of exploiting other sentient beings for our own purposes. In 2014, Arcus was proud to partner with Cambridge University Press in creating and publishing “The Politics of Species.” On the the Politics of Species website, you can find essays and interviews with the leading thinkers and activists on animal rights – researchers at the cutting edge of animal intelligence and psychology, the lawyer who is mounting a serious challenge to the idea that animals cannot possess legal rights, philosophers questioning the intellectual basis for human exceptionalism, and many others. Click here to visit the site.