Animal People executive director Wolf Clifton is currently visiting animal projects in Indonesia, prior to the Asia for Animals 2015 conference in Kuching, Malaysia. Highlights so far include: the aftermath of the Eid al-Adha, dogs and monkeys in Jakarta, and big wins for animals in Indonesian politics!
Monthly Archives: September, 2015
Are the American horses of the west, sometimes called mustangs, really a native wild species or are they instead, a once-domesticated, feral species?
A wild animal’s status as endangered or non-endangered is irrelevant from an animal rights perspective. Conservation approaches are not going to be successful in resolving the fundamental problems of how animals and humans can share the earth.
Blessed are the animals
For they shall lead us back
To our lost innocence…
“I don’t mean to say that women who eat meat are bad feminists, but I do encourage feminists to examine the parallels between our oppression and the way animals used for agriculture are treated. To me, veganism is the logical conclusion to be drawn from feminism.”
By Denise Fleck n her tell-all memoir, Rebel in High Heels, long-time animal activist, Charlotte…
Blind terror and bewilderment
As the guns crash and echo
Through once virgin forest…
This study will be the first to examine the lives of the founders of animal welfare/rights groups. More needs to be known about them for, as a group, they offer a strong voice for societal change and justice for animals.
During a January 1999 visit to the Tambopata-Candama Reserved Area in southeastern Peru, we were struck by the contrast between the Amazonian rainforest as it is and the image most people have of it.
A common objection posed by meat-eaters to considering a vegetarian diet is that “plants have feelings” which may be comparable to the feelings of animals, or that the result of a vegetarian diet is for more plants to die than animals and thus the net amount of killing is somehow equal.
The logo of the Animal People Forum includes a stylized version of the Chinese character 仁. Pronounced “Ren” in English, it signifies in Confucian spiritual philosophy an aspect of human nature that emerges in relation to others, including animals.
For more than a decade and with many others, I have been trying to think through the multiple entanglements between human and non-human joys and suffering. Our thinking about human issues necessarily involves thinking about animal issues. Similarly, considering animals expands our understanding of the world around us including some of the most pressing issues at hand, such as climate change, food justice, racial violence, and colonial legacies of dispossession and environmental degradation.