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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 […]

 

“I Prioritize Human Problems”: 7 Reasons to Go Vegan Anyway

by Patti Nyman

Concern for human problems is often used in an attempt to negate the importance of going vegan. Veganism is trivialized as something for “animal lovers,” not social justice advocates. The good news is that you don’t need to prioritize animal issues to go vegan, and here’s why.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

A Rude Awakening

by Shanti Urreta

The following excerpt is from Shanti Urreta’s book, Dear World, See What I See: My Vegan Path. The book is a series of letters written from the author to the world, through which she shares the lessons she learned on her path to veganism.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

U.S. Drought or: How We Learned to Stop Eating Meat & Live Vegan

by Lorelei Plotczyk
Save water go vegan light brigade

[This is a thoroughly sourced argument showing that discontinuing to breed “livestock” animals and shifting to a plant-based diet is the single most significant water-saving effort humanity could possibly make. If you’re short on time, scroll through for quotes in bold regarding this matter from leading water scientists, intergovernmental organizations and more. Click on any info graphic to see larger […]

 

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 […]