Matthew Calarco, PhD, Associate Prof of Philosophy, who lives in California with his dog, Nietzsche, became vegan at the age of 18, and has been concerned about both the environment and the oppression of both humans and other animals since then.
Matthew has written seven books, including Zoographies, in which he writes "While there is no widely agreed upon definition of what precisely constitutes animal studies, it… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on June 3, 2012 at 15:00 —
This is a poem form the "institute for critical animal studies" journal, i found it particularly moving. this to my mind is the best example, i have come across, of the coming together two potentially very moving things. the kind of writing that is poetry and the oppression subjugation and harm that many non-human animals live every day. for me this poem does not just talk about the disconnect between people that… Continue
Added by olly stearn on March 16, 2012 at 7:31 —
Very interesting study about the effects of categorising animals as food. Below is a brief summary and some of my thoughts on the matter but there is a lot more in the paper, which can be found here http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666311001413
The study seeks to understand “the effect of categorization as food on the perceived moral standing of animals”. it has been suggested…
Added by olly stearn on February 17, 2012 at 7:31 —
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
Added by Pranav Merchant on January 6, 2012 at 3:23 —
To me, the greatest joy and sense of wonder flows from opening to the beauty, power, intricacy, and magnificent abundance of our Earth. Swimming in lakes and streams, wandering through forests and mountains, snorkeling around coral reefs, watching birds, fish, and other animals soaring, darting, and celebrating their lives, camping in remote…
Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 22, 2011 at 14:00 —
New blog post by ARRNT; a vegan abolitionist group in North Texas! Taken from here:
Hello there ARRNT and fellow supporters! I’d like to take a moment and speak with you about what you can do, as individuals, to benefit other animals today! Activist groups should be encouraged because of the camraderie and cooperation they bring, but it is, of course, always still important to realize… Continue
Added by Adam Little on November 16, 2011 at 14:57 —
Built-in Fairness Meters
The more biologists and psychologists delve into understanding innate behavioral drives, the more they find that we humans seem to be hard-wired to be highly sensitive to fairness in social interactions. Interestingly, this universal taboo against unfairness in human relationships is also… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on November 16, 2011 at 13:00 —
Originally published ThisDishisVeg.com
November 2, 2011
There are many reasons one would choose to go vegan—and many justifications in opposition. Often, the argument for each "side" involves discussions of… Continue
Added by NR on November 8, 2011 at 10:30 —
Originally Published on This Dish is Veg
August 26, 2011
In a twist of audacity, the fur industry has committed misdirection worthy of Houdini—fooling many a stalwart environmentalist and vegan into becoming walking advertisements for their… Continue
Added by NR on November 8, 2011 at 8:24 —
Transcript of ARZone Workshop 8
Are You Too Vegan or Are You Vegan Enough?
29 October 2011
6pm US Eastern Time…
Added by Carolyn Bailey on November 5, 2011 at 18:46 —
I don’t eat lamb…You feel guilty. It just feels kind of like…they are very gentle. Well, cows are [gentle, too, but] we eat them. I don’t know how to describe it….It seems like everybody eats cow. It’s affordable and there are so many of them but lambs are just different….Seems like it’s…
Added by Carolyn Bailey on November 4, 2011 at 11:30 —
A list of Frequently Asked Questions commonly heard by many vegans.
What is a vegan?
A vegan is one who fully respects the lives and well-being of others. A vegan strives to avoid harming others and does everything possible to avoid using any living being as a resource or a thing. A vegan doesn’t eat other animals and she does… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on November 2, 2011 at 15:00 —
What is a counterfactual and why should you care? Suppose that I say, “If only Thomas Jefferson had championed the cause of the abolition of slavery then slavery in America would have been abolished when the United States was founded.” That’s a counterfactual. It poses a solution to a problem (or a cause for some effect) that runs counter to the facts as we know them. Why should you care? Because, staying with the example, it the counterfactual was true, then supposedly we would know… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on October 2, 2011 at 16:40 —
Transcript of Louise Wallis’ Live ARZone Guest Chat
17 September 2011
6pm US Eastern Time
11pm UK Time…
Added by Carolyn Bailey on September 18, 2011 at 15:30 —
Many of us are concerned with the animal testing status of our cosmetics and skin care products. Websites like Leaping Bunny
have devoted their entire existence to ensuring the public has easy access to cosmetic companies that no longer test their products at any stage of development. How would you feel if this were no longer an option? There is currently legislation that could eliminate your choice for… Continue
Added by NR on August 10, 2011 at 15:00 —
ARZone's special guest for PC7 is Ronnie "The General" Lee, longtime British animal protectionist, co-founder of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), and ethical vegan since 1971. Continue
Ronnie provides ARZone Podcast…
Added by Carolyn Bailey on July 27, 2011 at 10:00 —
There is nothing extreme about ethical veganism.
What is extreme is eating decomposing flesh and animal secretions.
What is extreme is that we regard some animals as members of our family while, at the same time, we stick forks into the corpses of other animals.
What is extreme is thinking that…
Added by Carolyn Bailey on June 29, 2011 at 18:00 —
After a productive ARZone guest interview, or "chat," with… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on June 28, 2011 at 17:00 —
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” ~ Sir Paul McCartney
There are horrors being committed in our names and for our benefit thousands of times each minute in feed lots, on dairy farms, in processing plants and in slaughterhouses across the globe. If Sir Paul is to be believed, if only we could see these horrors as they… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on May 17, 2011 at 8:43 —
Animal Rights Philosopher Tom Regan Addresses a New Generation
Animal Rights Zone (ARZone) is pleased to present the following wide-ranging interview with preeminent animal rights philosopher Tom Regan. In response to eleven questions from the members of ARZone, Professor Regan explains his ground-breaking rights-based theory of animal… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on May 16, 2011 at 14:00 —