Posts by Christopher Sebastian

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Talking to a Hunter? Four Things You Need to Read Right Now!

by Christopher Sebastian

In an effort to stabilize the growing number of black bears in Florida, the state’s Wildlife Conservation Commission is allowing hunters to kill a total of 320 of them. If you happen to be a person who cares about animals, this is obviously bad news. And eventually you might find yourself in an unpleasant debate with someone who vehemently defends this type of violence. So here’s a handy list of hunting discussion points.

Domestication and Breeding

by Christopher Sebastian

Please enjoy the following excerpt from Saryta Rodriguez’s debut book, Until Every Animal is Free, which was released by Vegan Publishers on October 1st, 2015. This excerpt comes from Chapter Seven: Liberation as Autonomy.

Plants Tho: Navigating the Murky Waters of Plants Rights

by Christopher Sebastian

So here we go again. You’re talking to someone about the importance of justice for nonhuman animals (either in person or online). And things are going well. In fact, they’re going too well. A moment before it happens, you detect a slight change in the air and your intuition tells you that it’s coming. You […]

Thug Love: Ferguson and the Politics of Race in Veganism

by Christopher Sebastian

So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several days, you and just about everyone on the north American continent has heard about the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Ferguson, Missouri, resident Michael Brown. And unless you’ve completely abandoned social media, you and just […]

Does This Dog Make Me Look Racist?

by Christopher Sebastian

For this week’s blog, Vegan Publishers’ staff writer Christopher-Sebastian delves into the ethical issues surrounding the breeding of dogs for particular aesthetic traits, and talks about the connection between breed and race. Whether you are a human animal or a non-human animal, “putting someone into a box based on what we believe to be true of others who share some physical features does that individual a harm.”

Slavery. It’s Still a Thing

by Christopher Sebastian

For this week’s blog we are thrilled to post an excerpt from our upcoming book: “Circles of Compassion.” The author, Christopher-Sebastian McJetters is a talented up-and-coming vegan writer who sheds light on a difficult and uncomfortable topic- the connection between human and animal slavery.