What would it mean for systems of animal exploitation if instead of looking away, we turned towards animals who were suffering? In an interview with the founder of The Save Movement, we discuss what bearing witness looks like, how it helps animals, and why she considers it an ethical duty.
Browsing: Human Rights
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil exists to reassure consumers that the products they buy don’t contribute to rainforest destruction and human rights abuses, but a new report reveals that these are empty promises.
Using ag-gag laws, farmers and legislators seek to silence whistleblowers and undercover investigative reporters who try to expose the truth to the public about animal agriculture.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has made it illegal to sell or produce fur, hunt bobcats, use wild animals in circuses, sell the skins of exotic animals, and strengthened protections for California’s horses facing slaughter!
A recent letter published in the journal Science argues that banning trophy hunting imperils biodiversity, which simply doesn’t stack up.
the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a rule allowing pig slaughterhouses nationwide to police themselves and kill pigs at very high line speeds.
What humans do need to do is to grasp the concept that life on Earth is interconnected, and that to mess with one part of it is to mess with it all.
Recent guidelines backed by the American Heart Association, who receive financial support from the dairy industry, recommend cow’s milk over plant milks for children, despite no demonstrated health benefits from dairy consumption.
Ballooning human population is projected to grow by 2 more billion by 2050. Veganism and animal rights needs to include a focus on human population and family planning if they want to truly address the threats animals face.
19th century extermination campaigns slaughtered millions of buffalo in an attempt to wipe out Native Americans and free up land for cattle ranching. Buffalo “management” today is a direct descendent of those actions.
Research demonstrates a direct link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence, including intimate partner abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse.
Where do we draw the line on hazards of the job when the workers are animals and have no choice in the matter?