As a vegan, should you always reject and refute the reasons other people give for not being (entirely) vegan? I think not. I think “making apologies” – the thing so frowned upon by hardliners – is often a good thing.
Browsing: Human Rights
What Animal Advocates Can Learn From 19th Century Slavery Abolitionists: An Interview With Dr. Wlodzimierz Gogloza
To what extent can those who advocate the abolition of animal exploitation compare themselves to, and draw inspiration from, slavery abolitionists? Were their goals and tactics similar? Is there anything that can be learned from their failures and successes?
The bond between pets and their owners is unbreakable, but the lack of pet-friendly housing options for domestic violence victims often leaves them with a heartbreaking decision: endure abuse in order to stay with their beloved pet, or leave their pet behind. The Purple Leash Project is aiming to solve this problem.
For the Idu Mishmi people, the tiger is their brother. In order to save the Idu tigers, this exceptional relationship must also be preserved.
Iowa’s Ag-Gag law criminalizes undercover investigations at a broad range of animal facilities, preventing advocates from exposing animal cruelty and environmental, workers’ rights, and food safety violations. The law achieved its goal of suppressing undercover investigations; no investigations have taken place since the law’s passage in 2012.
Animal advocates are often prone to compare the struggle for animal rights with other social justice issues, like racism and sexism. In an interview with Dr. Kristof Dhont, we explore to what extent these issues are connected, and how to discuss their connection in a way that isn’t alienating.
Read the stories of four dogs who have been involved in legal battles, where instead of tucking their tails between their legs, they fought for their rights and the rights of their owners.
We need to focus on fighting capitalism and large corporations, instead of blaming the powerless people who are also victims of a violent system, being used for profit just as non-human animals are.
A primer on service dogs and therapy dogs clears up any confusion there may be about the work each type of dog does.
The Center for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights in Osijek, Croatia has awarded the Krunoslav Sukić peacekeeping award to the tireless activist, who they say “is leading by example and showing us how to transform our very concept of peace and peacekeeping from a human-centered understanding towards a holistic one.”
There is an undeniable link between animal cruelty and family violence. This one-of-a-kind partnership will be an opportunity to educate juvenile and family court judges in the United States on addressing and recognizing animal cruelty in order to help children, families, and pets who have experienced violence.
A majority of domestic violence survivors report that their family pets were abused as part of the cycle of violence experienced at home. With few DV shelters offering pet-friendly housing options, many survivors delay leaving abusive situations out of concern for their pets. RedRover offers resources to help families, including their animal members, escape abuse.