Those of us who own pets appreciate the unconditional love they give us when we walk through the door. But is the care we give to them a fair exchange for their freedom? This hour, we’ll talk about the morality of owning cats, dogs, fish, birds and other animals with bioethicist Jessica Pierce, author of “Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets” (University of Chicago Press).
A Southern right whale breach in El Doradillo Beach, Patagonia, Argentina. Scientists watching for baby right whales off the Southeast U.S. coast have yet to spot a single newborn seven weeks into the endangered species' calving season , a dry spell researchers haven't seen in nearly 30 years. Maxi Jonas/AP Photo