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There are some in the Animal Rights movement who are as intellectually open minded as are cult members.  They seem to believe that people will just go from eating meat and wearing leather to being vegans in one fell swoop. All that is required is posting horrific images and railing against speciesism. Continue reading »

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Apr 152014
 
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The egg industry grinds baby male chicks alive because they’re “useless.” 

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Isaac Bashevis Singer

“As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behaviour towards creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right.”
― Isaac Bashevis SingerEnemies, A Love Story, Nobel Prize, 1978

Neither their innocence nor their helplessness merit any consideration from the factory farming system where animals are mere cogs in a gigantic and impersonal money machine.  How much does this brutalize the humans who carry out these tasks day and day out, obviously out of desperation and sheer necessity? That is also carefully hidden from view. Continue reading »

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Apr 152014
 
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One of the biggest risks facing animals in the third world is lack of access to basic healthcare. This disparity accounts for a large number of dog culls, rabies outbreaks and street dogs. In Kampala, with the help of private donors and public campaigns, progress is being made. Continue reading »

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In Practical Terms
For the crime of simply being: every single one sentenced to death. Who gave US this right except might?

For the crime of simply being: every single one sentenced to death. Who gave us this right except might? Photo: Pigs held in a factory farm. 

by JON HOCHSCHARTNER

At the 2013 Subversive Festival in Croatia, Marxist writer Richard Seymour was asked by an interviewer whether he believed the dichotomy between revolutionaries and reformists in the context of class struggle was useful. His answer, I think, would help inform similar debates held between animal advocates who seek for non-humans revolutionary and reformist change, or what is also called abolitionist and welfarist change. Continue reading »

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