• The Discerning Brute's very own Joshua Katcher was featured in the new, 'Visionaries' issue of The Wild Magazine. You can read the article, "J.K. To The Rescue" by Mia Kim, here. You can also purchase a copy of the magazine here or at various retailers in New York City. You can also purchase the shoes featured in the article at BraveGentleMan.com.
"Katcher is a modern day hero in the making. Sporting faux leather boots and two armfuls of tattoos (paying homage to extinct species of birds), he makes his way through New York City... campaigning for a more conscious world, particularly that within the fashion industry."
The Wild was founded on the premise that fashion, design, and style are not mutually exclusive from the social and cultural issues that impact our world.
• On Dec 15th, The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (IOM) released results of their nine-month long study, called for by the NIH, to investigate the current and future need for chimpanzees in research. The IOM concluded that 'most current biomedical research use of chimpanzees is not necessary.' This is groundbreaking news - that perhaps there truly is hope for animals experimented upon in laboratories.
" ...the IOM report --- along with other scientific, public and legislator support— as instrumental to passage of the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (H.R. 1513/S.810), the bill now before Congress that will end the use of all great apes in invasive research and retire federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuary."