Both fiction and animal liberation rely upon our capacities to imagine and speculate something that is not (yet) here, not already existing. We are asking the question: “What does the world we want to live in actually look like?”
Browsing: Human Rights
Vegan Doesn’t Always Mean Cruelty-Free: An Interview With lauren Ornelas of Food Empowerment Project
You may not realize that chocolate bar you bought was produced using slavery, or that your bananas were picked by children working long hours for very little pay. These products might be vegan, but that doesn’t mean they’re cruelty-free.
It is estimated that approximately 10% of homeless people have one or more pets. Despite past criticism of homeless people having pets by animal advocates, efforts to support the pets of homeless people are increasing.
What would it mean to decolonize veganism as a way of eating, political commitment, and social movement? This interview with Mi’kmaw scholar Dr. Margaret Robinson is an effort to explore that question.
Dr. Andrew Rowan, chief program officer for WellBeing International, discusses the connections between the wellbeing of humans, animals, and the environment.
The outpouring of litigation against companies like Tyson illustrates the necessity for the industry to reckon with its cruel practices, which have led to the deaths of over a hundred people and millions of farmed animals.
The co-founders of WildlifeSOS discuss combating wildlife crime through community development.
Humane communities would endorse animal-friendly affordable housing, living wages, and recognize the importance of human-animal bonds.
We discuss the importance of grounding activism in real relationships with animals, the relationship between feminism and animal liberation, cockfighting rooster rehabilitation, and her advice for advocates who find their compassion for humans waning.
The head of policy for Born Free Foundation discusses how wildlife crime harms humans, nonhuman animals, and ecosystems alike.
There are changes happening in the veganism and animal liberation movements. Mainstream veganism, which is largely food-focused and apolitical, just isn’t cutting it, and its inattention to other forms of oppression besides speciesism is a big problem.
Dr. Chinny Krishna discusses the impact of free-roaming dogs on human communities and the effectiveness of TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) as compared to lethal culling.