When is the word “euthanasia” used appropriately, to describe a mercy killing, and when is it used to hide the unpleasant fact that human action, inaction or incompetence led to the killing of an animal?
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.
In Foer’s new book, he discusses both that livestock are one of the main drivers of climate change and that he struggles to maintain a vegan diet. How do we understand and address this gap between knowing something and acting on it?
A trainer and dog advocate shares her thoughts on what dogs really need from us, and how adopter education could transform the adoption process and keep more dogs in their homes for good.
In an interview with the founder of The Gentle Barn animal sanctuary, we discuss what she’s learned over the past 20 years, the role of sanctuaries in the animal protection movement and what surprises visitors most about meeting turkeys.
In an interview with Sea Shepherd’s longest-serving crew member, Peter Brown, we discuss his misgivings about the organization’s post-Whale Wars trajectory, and the value of passion as a guiding principle.
There is no way to avoid the conclusion that dealing with climate change requires massive reforestation, and therefore considerable restrictions on — if not the elimination of — livestock agriculture.
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.
What do the Bible and the Catholic Church say about how we should treat animals? Catholic Action for Animals answers that question and explores a religious perspective on kindness towards animals.
“The stakes are high, the steaks are on every table, and the task seems incredibly daunting. Yet I am sure that we will win.”
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.