Posts by Saryta Rodriguez

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We All “Drank the Kool-Aid” with Respect to Animal Testing

by Saryta Rodriguez

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.

 

Retiring “Vegetarian”

by Saryta Rodriguez

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 […]

 

Animal Agriculture and Food Sovereignty: One Piece of the Puzzle

by Saryta Rodriguez

What follows is a sneak peek at Saryta Rodriguez’s next book project— a compilation of essays, from various contributors, exploring the many facets of the struggle for food sovereignty through a vegan praxis. This excerpt comes from the first essay: “Animal Agriculture,” by Saryta Rodriguez. Enjoy! It may be surprising to some readers that a […]

 

Hayden

by Saryta Rodriguez

This is Hayden. Hayden was tortured for many years in a science lab, where tests were run on his skin. Even before the testing began, Hayden was enslaved from birth by having been bred to be hairless, so as to facilitate testing. This is just one of many examples of how domestication and breeding violate […]

 

Cruelty Isn’t Fun

by Saryta Rodriguez

What follows is an excerpt from Chapter Three of Saryta Rodriguez’s Until Every Animal is Free. The book is currently available on Amazon, our website, and in select bookstores. Enjoy! *** Cruelty isn’t Fun When speaking about veganism to those who are less engaged in the broader movement but have made or are considering making a […]

 

Is Veganism a Social Justice Issue?

by Saryta Rodriguez

For today’s blog, Saryta discusses how promoting “cutting down” on animal exploitation, or reducetarianism, is illogical and entirely counterproductive from a social justice perspective.

 

GMOs, Veganism and the Media

by Saryta Rodriguez

There is a direct correlation between the way in which the media portrays pro- vs. anti-GMO advocates and how it portrays vegans vs. non-vegans. However, whether you are a vegan or not, you will want to read this informative article about how GMO’s effect you, your food and the world at large.

 

We’re Better Because…

by Saryta Rodriguez

Today we bring you an excerpt from Saryta Rodriguez’s powerful new book Until Every Animal is Free. In the second chapter of Until Every Animal is Free, Speciesism: The Final Frontier, Saryta details several reasons humans have developed to justify the notion of human supremacy and attempts to disprove each. You can help fund the publication […]