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April 2012 Blog Posts (21)

Farmed Animal Sanctuary Meets Social Enterprise

***Thanks to everyone at AR Zone who replied to my inquiry into sanctuaries! This is one of many posts looking into the potential of sanctuaries. Please offer your feedback and insight***

For most folks trying to run a farmed animal sanctuary, they soon learn it is a money sink.  Not everyone is as fortunate, visionary, or aggressive in their fundraising as the founders of Farm Sanctuary.  The…

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Added by Anastasia Yarbrough on April 30, 2012 at 8:59 — 1 Comment

Traumatised elephant tragedy in New Zealand

This story in the news today.

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/panicattack-elephant-crushes-zoo-owner-to-death-in-trunk-20120426-1xmi1.html

It's incredible that they kept the elephant there while there was blasting going on nearby causing the elephant to suffer panic attacks.  Yet another not surprising outcome from…

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Added by Kerry Baker on April 26, 2012 at 14:53 — 3 Comments

Remembering the fallen animals of war.

Today, April 25th, is Anzac Day in Australia when we celebrate the sacrifices of soldiers since WW1 to present day.  It is a date that comes from the Anzac (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps) soldiers who fell in the battle at Gallipoli.

What is usually forgotten is the role that animals, in particular horses, played in the wars.  The treatment they received however was anything but honourable.

The Australian Waler Horse is well known for stamina, courage and strength. …

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Added by Kerry Baker on April 25, 2012 at 19:52 — 1 Comment

Sea Lions Rescued, Rehabilitated, Released and then KILLED!

"I want to live in a world where animals are protected and not slaughtered senselessly . . . where dolphins, whales, seals are not held in captivity and used for entertainment . . . I want Sea World to close . . . I am hoping…

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Added by Holise E. Cleveland III on April 23, 2012 at 17:36 — No Comments

Vegan, Peace, Justice, Wisdom, and Freedom ~ Dr. Will Tuttle

Vegan, peace, justice, wisdom, and freedom.…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on April 23, 2012 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Social Enterprise for Animals

Not a day goes by when I don’t sign into my email or search the web and find the phrase “social enterprise.”  It’s increasingly common where there’s “social change.”  More and more social justice groups are adopting it.  So what is it exactly that makes folks grab hold of it not unlike the sustainability frenzy?

Social enterprise offers a way to get to the heart of human values without having to take a single philosophy course.  And an unfortunate consequence, like sustainability, is…

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Added by Anastasia Yarbrough on April 21, 2012 at 22:36 — No Comments

Environmental Justice for Animals

Before some of y'all get mad or confused, the title is not an attempt to co-opt the phrase "environmental justice" away from communities of color plagued by environmental, health, and economic inequalities.  Nor is it an attempt to replace "animal rights."  This post is concerning issues of space and habitat I've been grappling with for a while.  As I've started working directly with urban animals, urban black communities living in poverty, and this notion of interspecies community, I've had…

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Added by Anastasia Yarbrough on April 20, 2012 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee [SNCC]: influence on US second-wave feminism, and outreach tactics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_Non-violent_Coordinating_Committee

SNCC and feminism

SNCC activist Bernice Johnson Reagon described the Civil Rights Movement as the "borning movement" of the 1960s.…

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Added by Billy L on April 19, 2012 at 15:38 — 3 Comments

An overview of how the [US] campaigns for abolitionism and woman’s rights emerged together and affected each other.

http://www.teachushistory.org/second-great-awakening-age-reform/articles/historical-background-antislavery-womens-rights-1830-1845

Historical Background on Antislavery and Women’s Rights 1830-1845

Jack Larkin, Chief Historian, OSV

Background Notes: An…

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Added by Billy L on April 18, 2012 at 8:28 — No Comments

flyer for the same action in French

Here is the flyer in french of this action for those wh o are interested: …

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Added by liouba on April 18, 2012 at 7:35 — No Comments

trying to organise demonstration for total animal liberation

Hello

I am looking for people who would like to organise demonstrations on if possible monthly basis in Belgium where I could help and everywhere else also.

They are doing it in France  in 9 cities in Zwitzerland and Italy but we are looking to spread this event all over the world.

They ask the end of all kind of animal uses, all animal exploitation

The idea behind is clearly explained on …

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Added by liouba on April 18, 2012 at 4:00 — 3 Comments

Volunteer as a Cyber Whale Warrior

“It is worth reminding ourselves that the greatest joy and satisfaction in life come from actions we undertake out of concern for others.” ~ Dalai Lama

We need an army of warriors in Marine Conservation. Whether you…

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Added by Holise E. Cleveland III on April 17, 2012 at 8:57 — No Comments

How have other movements organized and where has it taken them?

http://urbanhabitat.org/20years/sen

Rinku Sen: Organizing for Racial Justice…



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Added by Billy L on April 16, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Debate - Animals should be off the menu - features Peter Singer

This has a duration of 55 minutes and was a debate in Melbourne.  I'm not sure how long it will be available on the ABC website but here is the link.

http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/index

Added by Kerry Baker on April 15, 2012 at 13:00 — 6 Comments

DO DOGS (ANIMALS) HAVE SOULS?

An article that appeared (01/05/2012) in today.msnbc.msn.com said:

"A lawsuit filed in against a New York pet store aims to change the way a pet is legally viwed..."etc.

Though the issue relates to "pet" I think it is still very interesting "to prove the existence of soul" (or spirit) for all animals,  which will only make any sense for those of us, humans that believe in souls and spiritual content in humanas...

And I am not talking about religion, any of…

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Added by conce nunes on April 13, 2012 at 4:48 — 8 Comments

Classic animal rights theory and action publication online.

I just wanted to share that the complete collection of The Beast is available at Conflict Gypsy. It features articles by and about Richard Ryder, Brigid Brophy, Peter Singer, Paul Watson, and others. It also has some amazing bits of our history, like a 1972 picture of Ronnie Lee hunt sabbing in a suit! Check it out at …

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Added by Joshua Harper on April 7, 2012 at 12:39 — 3 Comments

Kim Hollingsworth ARZone Interview

Kim Hollingsworth ARZone Interview





Kim Hollingsworth is an advocate for other animals who lives in New South Wales, Australia. Kim has experienced the best and worst of humanity, and works tirelessly to improve the lives of every individual she comes into contact with. Kim is well known for…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on April 5, 2012 at 15:30 — 9 Comments

Exploitation and the “Resource” Mentality of John Wayne

In a previous blog post, I suggested that the history of animal exploitation was like a centuries-old ‘trail of tears’ in that, just as the Indian Removal Act of 1830 forcibly separated Native Americans from their homelands, so the treating of animals as mere commodities separated them from their natural lives and habitats. In the case of the Cherokee and other tribes, white Americans sought to acquire their land and the tribes were simply “in the way.” In the case…

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Added by Paul Hansen on April 3, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

“The Last Cowboy” Syndrome

During August of 2010, the Animal Planet channel repeatedly televised a documentary entitled “The Last Cowboy,” which narrates the lifestyle, work habits, struggles, and rewards of three Wyoming cattle ranches—those owned by the Stuckey, Hughes, and Galt families respectively. 



Every year at the end of “calving” season, family members must assist in branding each new animal in the herd, which may include as many as 400 “head.” This entails roping, dragging, innoculating, and…

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Added by Paul Hansen on April 2, 2012 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

rape by any other name...

i read an alarming article the other day that appalled and sickened me – well, let’s face it, there are many things that appal and sicken me about human treatment of animals – but this is disturbing on so many levels, its prevalence frightening…
"Bestiality brothels spur call for animal sex ban
 
Animal sex abuse is on the rise in Germany, with bestiality brothels being set up across the country, according to a state…
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Added by sharon tupper on April 1, 2012 at 8:58 — 21 Comments

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