Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
If I recall correctly, the question was first asked of me (in a vegan/AR context rather than a more general one) when I expressed interest in seeing the slightly infamous documentary involving interaction between Peter Singer and Tipu Aziz. It seemed that certain acquaintances thought even watching the show constituted letting the side down. I think my reasons at the time were along the following lines:
-To see for myself whether Singer does in fact capitulate and express pro-vivisection…
Originally published on ThisDishisVeg.com
January 23, 2012
It is true that any social movement succeeds in stages. The time necessary for a society to see an issue as a problem, to see how their actions contribute to suffering…Continue
In August 2010, I wrote a blog entry about whether specific animal welfare campaigning is necessary. The argument is predicated on the idea that there is a three-way relationship among social movements, their countermovements, and (broadly) the state - or specific state agencies.
There may be a complex web on interactions among these groups or…
It seems like Rob Johnson just can’t let go of his obsession with ARZone.
On Brandon Becker's Facebook page, Rob Johnson said a number of things that are all equally banal, but I’d like to focus on just this:
Similarly the latest ARZone blog, which I am told Yates was promoting yesterday, is on the fact that they deem ARZone to be successful and so they deem the AR movement to be successful as ARZone supports open debate. There's a famous Chomsky quote that…Continue
Nicolette Hahn Niman argues in her recent book, Righteous Porkchop, that it’s acceptable to raise animals for food as long as they are treated humanely and killed quickly. She assures consumers that the animals at the ranch that she manages with her husband, Bill Niman, have a “good life and an easy death.”1 Similarly, meat industry advertisers are doing all they can…Continue
Vegansaurus highlights an obnoxious advert by Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine. Now, I like PCRM, in general. I have a few reservations about any group promoting veganism on health grounds, but can appreciate one that doesn't actually push it as a miracle cure/source of immortality. Likewise, they've always been a bit too anti-dietary fats for my taste (even if we ignored the health benefits of, say, olive or…Continue
I hate the fur trade and I want to make the suffering stop for 50 million animals each year that are murdered brutally because they have a fur coat that someone else wants. Please sign my petition on Change.org to get Ebay leaders to ban the sale of new and vintage fur on Ebay's sites worldwide The link is http://www.change.org/petitions/fur-sales-on-ebay
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Transcript of Mark Jordan's LIve ARZone Guest Chat
7 January 2012
5pm US Eastern Time
Well all I have to say is that ARCO - Animal Rights Community Online is still online and will stay online!
An ex-vegan has created a website called Let Them Eat Meat, where he writes about veganism, poking holes in vegan logic, theory, philosophy.
The blog's author does a cogent, serious, fair, and thorough job exploring veganism (though at times he does not restrain himself from having some fun at veganism's expense, but this doesn't take away from the actual discussion), and as an ex-vegan he knows arguments in favor of veganism very well. Any vegan proponent who supports open…Continue
Please Assist or Pass this along to qualified parties: Seeking trace-route documentation on IP addresses (including geographical locations) of Naysayers and Trolls: Please see comments attached to the article here.I suspect the attacks on me are originating from certain local establishments and would like to…Continue
Added by Holise E. Cleveland III on January 6, 2012 at 1:31 — No Comments
My dear friends,
During the last incident involving the homeless in Rome, Georgia, you made the article in the Rome News-Tribune the “Most Commented Upon” issue for the week. Of course, you had some help.
As I have always said, “Controversy turns a mere subject into an issue.” The naysayers are at it again.…
Added by Holise E. Cleveland III on January 4, 2012 at 1:00 — No Comments
Yale University Professor of History Timothy Snyder reviews Steven Pinker's new book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why violence has declined.
According to Snyder, Pinker's libertarian bent contributes to a basic flaw in his analysis: he "overlooks the crucial relationship between…Continue