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.
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.
The pandemic has revealed the truth about Thailand’s unsustainable and exploitative elephant tourism sector — and a chance to rethink the relationship between humans and elephants.
“Statements of solidarity are certainly needed, but where change actually happens is when racial equity work becomes integrated into our movement, our workplaces, and society.”
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.
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.
Anger often drives people towards activism. But is advocacy grounded in anger effective?
How would universal basic income benefit vegans and the fight for animal protection?
What would it look like if the superhero’s sense of justice and compassion extended to non-humans too?
In an interview with activist and children’s book author Clare Druce, we discussed her recent book and her thoughts on how to reach young people with messages about protecting animals.
The suffering humans cause can make it seem like the world might be better off without us. If you could make humanity painlessly disappear with the pressing of a button, would you press it?
Human activities have contributed to declines in wildlife populations for centuries, not just the past 40 or 50 years.