Utilitarian philosophies and a focus on bottom-line effectiveness have brought the animal protection movement so far –– but we can’t expect to go much further unless these principles encompass more of the things that matter.
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By supporting imprisonment as a solution to violence against animals, we are advocating that the oppression of being imprisoned itself is not a problem, but only who is being imprisoned.
How would universal basic income benefit vegans and the fight for animal protection?
Recognizing the connections between animal protection and the SDGs can help advocates maximize impact, win government support, and collaborate with other stakeholders.
Instead of despairing that the loss of economic growth is the end of civilization, we should embrace these limits and get to work building a new society.
Taking animal rights seriously means starting at the beginning, limiting the power and influence our species exerts. If we care about animals, we should have smaller families.
John Howard Moore’s book The Universal Kinship has been held up as a foundational antispeciesist text, but the book is unfortunately full of pseudo-scientific racism.
ANIMAL PEOPLE affirms that Black Lives Matter, and calls on animal protection activists to also stand up for human rights in the face of oppression and persecution.
Pre-emptive action is needed now to halt the spread of the coronavirus and stop the next pandemic. Shut down slaughterhouses and factory farms!
As COVID-19 plagues the US, large meat companies and the USDA continue to put slaughterhouse workers’ lives in jeopardy and completely disregard animal welfare.
The COVID-19 pandemic will hopefully accelerate new policies to prevent and mitigate the impact of new emerging pathogens and give new impetus to ending wildlife consumption and habitat destruction.