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.
Often discussions of our moral responsibilities to animals hinge on the question of consciousness. The Sentience Institute makes the surprising argument that consciousness doesn’t exist, and argues instead for the concept of sentience.
Here are five important qualities to keep in mind when spreading the animal rights message.
The lab monkey, fur mink, and racing horse will not be liberated through compromise. They need so-called extremism. As Dr. King suggested, an extremist for justice is a label that carries no shame; indeed, it should be embraced.
While the global number of vegans rises each year, so does the number of animals killed for meat. Without a larger commitment to antispeciesism, what purpose does the vegan label serve, and how much change can it ultimately create?
Christians are increasingly exploring compassion towards animals as a faith issue, thanks to individuals willing to start conversations in their churches and Bible study groups.
If we do not understand why humans do the things they do, and what drives them to change, we will never be effective at making the world a better place for animals.
Here are some simple yet effective strategies that can help us manage compassion fatigue-related stress. Many of them are rooted in building daily, sustainable self-care practices.
Learn about the ritual animal sacrifice of Kaporos, which begins in only a few short days in New York City. There are hundreds of people ready to take a stand for the innocent victims, and you’re invited to join if you possibly can.
The Declaration of Rights recognizes that elephants cannot be paraded in temples, or forced to beg on the streets, or kept enslaved, not just because it’s cruel, but because it compromises their basic rights. Sign today to help achieve a rightful and dignified life for elephants in India!
Taking place in Waterloo, London on Saturday, November 3rd from 5pm to 9pm, this unique event aims to provide people, primarily Christians with an interest in animal advocacy, with a chance to network with others from a variety of backgrounds and traditions.
While securing legal protections for animals has always been a top priority for activists, the Nonhuman Rights Project is leading a novel approach toward animal rights law, as director Kevin Schneider explains in this special interview.