Posts by Casey Taft

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Psychological Abuse in Animal Advocacy

by Casey Taft

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.

 

Why I’m a Pro-Intersectional Animal Advocate

by Casey Taft

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.

 

Trauma in Animal Advocacy

by Casey Taft

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.

 

An Open Letter to Non-Vegan Holiday Hosts

by Casey Taft

As Thanksgiving fades into the background and you prepare to see your vegan family member for upcoming holidays, I’d like to say a few things that your loved one may not be able to. I’m not writing this letter to anger or shame you, but rather to encourage you to attempt to develop greater insight into […]

 

Misuse of “Effectiveness” Language in Animal Advocacy

by Casey Taft

Those who advocate for reducing our exploitation of animals, rather than eliminating it, will often claim that their approach is more “effective.” The problem with such claims is that there is zero scientific evidence to support them. This article discusses how this misuse of the language of science may ultimately be harmful to animals.

 

Pseudoscience in the Animal Rights Movement

by Casey Taft

We need to be mindful of biased research used to promote specific approaches within the animal rights community. This article discusses such recent work that the author describes as “pseudoscience” and potentially dangerous.

 

In Defense of the Word “Vegan”

by Casey Taft

The term “vegan” has received criticism and debate abounds about whether we should even be using the term. Today Vegan Publishers’ own Casey Taft discusses why we need to embrace the “V” word.