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December 2010 Blog Posts (20)

Transcript of Dr. Will Tuttle's ARZone Guest Chat

Transcript of Dr. Will Tuttle's Guest Chat of 9 January 2010 at:

3pm US Pacific Time

6pm US Eastern

11pm UK Time

and 10 January 2010 at:

9am Australian Eastern Standard Time

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 30, 2010 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Noone ever asks why? ~ Cameron Blewett

Sitting back watching TV tonight Channel 10 was doing a little bit of heavy promotion for their 2011 News and Current Affairs line up. George Negus came on to give us a little promo of what he will be doing regarding the new lineup.

The thing that got me interested in what he was saying was one simple statement that he made. Now the quote isn’t exactly verbatim, though the general gist of it should be ok. He said something along the lines of He asks the 1 question that other reporters…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 29, 2010 at 7:30 — 3 Comments

Forums, Frustrations and Friends ~ Tim Gier

I ventured into another forum not that long ago to meet and talk with others about veganism and animal rights.  My involvement didn’t last all that long.  Maybe I ought to just accept that forums and… Continue

Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 29, 2010 at 7:00 — 1 Comment

Is Abolition Intuitively Odd??



In the new book, Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation, Co-author Professor Robert Garner says this:…

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Added by Tim Gier on December 28, 2010 at 1:39 — No Comments

Transcript of ARZone Christmas Day Open Forum

 

ARZone Open Forum Transcript

25 December 2010 at:…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 26, 2010 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Transcript of Jose Valle's ARZone Guest Chat

Transcript of Jose Valle’s ARZone Guest Chat

18 December 2010 at:

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 19, 2010 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Vegans Against PETA

Felicitations,



People are asking me what's up with the Vegan's Against Peta thing, as my primary Facebook profile image.



Thank you for your interest.



I apologize for any lack of clarity, and I will attempt to explain.



This will be an overview of *some* of the reasons PETA is lacking.



Let me make clear, I have no particular beef with PETA.



I'm not here to focus my energy on PETA'S shortcomings.



My focus is Vegan… Continue

Added by Douglass on December 17, 2010 at 22:30 — 6 Comments

‘How Long …?’ Revisited ~ Ronnie Lee

Veteran animal liberationist Ronnie Lee looks back at an article he wrote 35 years ago.





In 1975 I wrote a review, entitled ‘How Long Shall These Things Be?’, of Richard D. Ryder’s book Victims of Science for Peace News…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 16, 2010 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

An Unequal Right to Life – by Joan Dunayer, New-Speciesist Philosophy, SPECIESISM pages 94 – 98

An Unequal Right to Life – by Joan Dunayer, New-Speciesist Philosophy, Speciesism, pages 94 – 98

Pluhar doesn’t accord all sentient beings – or even all mammals and birds – an equal right to life, She writes, “It is morally preferable for a human to kill and eat a fish than to slaughter and barbecue a chicken (let alone a calf, a monkey, or another human). It is also better to eat clams than fish.” Especially given that a calf’s remains will feed a human…

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Added by Kate✯GO VEGAN+NOBODY GETS HURT Ⓥ on December 15, 2010 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Abolition of Animal Exploitation: The Journey Will Not Begin While We Are Walking Backwards ~ Gary L. Francione

In The Longest Journey Begins with a Single Step: Promoting Animal Rights by Promoting Reform (http://www.satyamag.com/sept06/singer-friedrich.html), Peter Singer and PETA's Bruce Friedrich claim that an "odd" controversy has developed in "recent years" about whether animal advocates ought to pursue animal welfare as a means to achieve animal rights. This controversy is…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 15, 2010 at 10:05 — No Comments

Transcript of Rob Garner's ARZone Guest Chat

Transcript of Prof. Rob Garner’s ARZone Chat of

11 December 2010 at:

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5pm US Eastern…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 12, 2010 at 15:30 — 8 Comments

ÜberVegan Blogging Begins!

UberVegan Blog Link:

www.ubervegan.wordpress.com/



Posted on October 28, 2010 by ubervegan



berVegan is dedicated to Vegan Advocacy.

The best thing you can do for animals, right now, is become Vegan.

Being Vegan is not just a diet. Being Vegan is much more then “lifestyle.”

Being Vegan raises character to the highest potential, aligning our actions with our principals. Being Vegan actually makes us closer… Continue

Added by Douglass on December 12, 2010 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

POLITICAL IDEOLOGY AND THE LEGAL STATUS OF ANIMALS ~ Professor Robert Garner

This essay argues that the benefits of changing the legal status of animals from their current position as items of property have been exaggerated. This assertion is based on the arguments that abolishing the property status of animals is not a sufficient guarantee that they will cease to be exploited and that, whilst the abolition of animals’ property status is a necessary step towards the fulfilment of an animal rights agenda, it…
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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 9, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments

Defending Animal Rights ~ Professor Robert Garner

IN the two decades after the second world war, animal welfare was largely absent from public discourse. Even the burgeoning environmental movement in the 1970s, in so far as it touched upon animals at

all, focused upon wild species and, more specifically, the plight of whales. Many animal protection societies still existed but they tended to be dormant, engaging in little active campaigning and relying financially on bequests rather than subscriptions from an active…
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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 8, 2010 at 13:04 — 2 Comments

Razor Blades and Moral Philosophers ~ Tim Gier

I’ve been thinking about razor blades and moral philosophers lately.



We are all familiar, no doubt, with the case of David Jentsch, the UCLA research psychologist who allegedly received a threatening note and some razor blades supposedly coated with AIDS tainted…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 6, 2010 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Transcript of Barbara DeGrande's ARZone Guest Chat of 4/5 December 2010

Transcript of Barbara DeGrande’s ARZone Guest Chat…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 5, 2010 at 20:00 — No Comments

"The Bible Says So" - by Joan Dunayer SPECIESISM, Old-Speciesist Philosophy, pages 11-12

"The Bible Says So" - by Joan Dunayer SPECIESISM, Old-Speciesist Philosophy, pages 11-12

Many Christians believe that nonhumans exist for human use because the Bible says so. As expressed by one man, "God put us in charge over animals."

Saying that humans are entitled to dominion over nonhumans doesn't make it so. (Some sexist men likewise claim that men are entitled to dominion over women.) Humans wrote the Bible, so it isn't surprising that the…

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Added by Kate✯GO VEGAN+NOBODY GETS HURT Ⓥ on December 5, 2010 at 11:17 — 8 Comments

A Vegan World in 8 Years ~ Tim Gier

Did you know that the world’s current population of human beings is about 6.7 Billion?



That’s a lot of people!



If only 1% of them are vegan, that means that there are 67 Million vegans walking the earth right now. That’s a lot of people too!



So here’s the deal. Every vegan has one year to help one other person become…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 4, 2010 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Animal Welfare and the Moral Value of Nonhuman Animals ~ Gary. L. Francione

Abstract:



The animal welfare position, which represents the prevailing paradigm for thinking about our moral and legal obligations to nonhuman animals, maintains that animal life has a lesser value than human life and, therefore, it is morally acceptable to use animals as human resources as long as we treat them ‘humanely’ and do not inflict ‘unnecessary’ suffering on them.…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 3, 2010 at 20:00 — No Comments

It's Better to Kill Others ~ Tim Gier

It’s better to kill others.



That’s it in a nutshell. That’s all the argument comes down to. That’s all they have to say. There’s no other justification. There’s no other reason or rationale. That is the essence of their world view.…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 2, 2010 at 7:00 — No Comments

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