For decades, testing on nonhuman animals has been considered standard practice in order to develop medications and ensure that consumer products are safe for humans. However, not only is this patently unethical, whatever the reason it is being done, but also there now exist several more accurate methods of testing and research that do not involve abusing nonhumans.
An important strategy in the propaganda used to oppress inferior groups is a concerted assault on the identity of those groups. The fictions of animal identity covered in this chapter have been enormously successful at distancing us from the animals we exploit. If we think of farmed animals at all, we are most likely rationalizing away why they don’t matter, why they shouldn’t be given the same consideration as other animals, and even why they deserve their fate.
“Power and Responsibility” by Ren Hurst. Chapter 17 of Riding on the Power of Others: A Horsewoman’s Path to Unconditional Love.
A historical examination of plant-based diets among Native Americans.
How to recognize and deal with psychological abuse as animal advocates.
The misinformation campaign on soy by the meat and dairy industries.
Dr. Casey Taft discusses the importance of listening in animal advocacy.
Dr. Casey Taft discusses how some animal advocates attempt to silence other advocates.
For the blog this week, Dr. Casey Taft discusses the harmful impacts of psychological abuse, how we can identify such abuse in animal advocacy, and the benefits of non-abusive communication approaches.
Dr. Casey Taft discusses his pro-intersectionality stance as it applies to animal advocacy and principles of clinical psychology. Excerpts of this article are from the recently released Motivational Methods for Animal Advocacy: A Clinical Psychology Perspective.
Dr. Casey Taft, author of “Motivational Methods for Vegan Advocacy, A Clinical Psychology Perspective,” discusses an important but rarely discussed topic in animal advocacy: the impacts of exposure to trauma.
As 2016 dawned upon us, a natural time of change and reassessment, I found myself wondering if the time has come to put the term “vegetarian” to bed. Perhaps the word had more meaning in the nineteenth century and was of greater value in terms of sparking dialogue around the role of nonhuman animals in […]