Effective Advocacy: Stealing from the Corporate Playbook
by Bruce Friedrich, director of Vegan Campaigns
I've been involved in social justice advocacy for more than 20 years. I spent six of those years running a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Washington, D.C., before coming to work for PETA. If you are reading this, then you, too, must be concerned about making the world a better place.
Over the years, I've found that those of us who are concerned… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 6, 2010 at 15:25 —
By recognizing and understanding the violence inherent in our culture’s meal rituals and consciously adopting a plant-based diet, becoming a voice for those who have no voice, we can attain greater compassion and Continue
happiness and live more fully the truth of our interconnectedness with
all life. In this we fulfill the universal teachings…
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People have become increasingly aware that virtually all of the 10 billion
land animals slaughtered in the U.S. each year for their meat, eggs and
milk are terribly mistreated. In fact, routine farming practices are so
abusive that they would warrant…
Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 5, 2010 at 13:26 —
Is Every Campaign a Single-Issue Campaign?
Posted by Gary L. Francione in Blog
In response to my comments (1,2) about the Johnny Weir matter and to my general comment on single-issue campaigns, some have suggested that if the Johnny Weir matter is a single-issue campaign, then all campaigns, including efforts to promote adoption/rescue, sanctuaries, and even veganism are single issue-campaigns.
This suggestion reveals a profound lack of… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 3, 2010 at 18:10 —
And You Wonder Why the Public Thinks That “Animal Rights” People Are Crazy?
Written by Gary L. Francione
Dear Colleagues:… Continue
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Transcript of Dave Warwak’s Live ARZone Guest Chat
30 January 2010
3pm US Pacific Time
6pm US Eastern… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 31, 2010 at 16:00 —
What exactly happened to Warwak and his teaching job?
For those unfamiliar with my case, this is as much of a condensed version as I can make of my struggle not to be complicit in the lie:
I was an art teacher at Fox River Grove Middle School in Illinois for eight years until I started incorporating veganism in my lessons. My principal, Tim Mahaffy told me to stop doing work with animals in my art lessons. I said I… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 27, 2010 at 7:10 —
adapted from The Star Thrower
by Loren Eiseley
1907 - 1977
Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 26, 2010 at 20:28 —
Transcript of Prof. Gary Francione’s ARZone Live Guest Chat
23 January 2010 at:
6pm US Eastern Time
11pm UK Time…
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 26, 2010 at 11:30 —
Learning to look the other way brings spiritual death in everyone who practices it. In encouraging it, religious institutions show how far they have strayed from the passionate mercy and all-seeing kindness taught and lived by those whose spiritual evolution and illumination inspired the institutions themselves. Photo: John
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 24, 2010 at 19:56 —
In Ingrid Newkirk’s attempt to deal with Victor Schonfeld’s powerful essay, Five Fatal Flaws of Animal Activism, Newkirk tried to defend welfare reform in the folowing way:
For those who decry gradualism, the practical philosopher Peter Singer would ask, “Would you prefer to live in the horror you’re in, bred to grow seven times more quickly than natural so that your bones splinter and your organs collapse, or would you prefer to be able to live without… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 24, 2010 at 7:00 —
Every one of us, as representatives of our culture, is an essential part of the fundamental transformation and awakening. It is exciting to contemplate educational, economic, governmental, religious, medical, and other institutions based on honoring and protecting the rights and interests of both animals and humans. When as a culture we stop commodifying creatures, a new world of kindness, fairness, cooperation, peace, and freedom will naturally… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 21, 2010 at 15:07 —
Some people were raised on violence and only know violence as an answer
Opening cages is way cool. Life matters to that animal for sure no matter what the law says. I have rescued animals here and there so I can write of such things.
Burning down buildings is not cool. Vandalism is a waste of valuable time that could be spent actually helping animals. Corpse-munching industries will only rebuild bigger, newer, faster killing machines with the insurance… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 20, 2010 at 10:29 —
Veganism in a Nutshell' By Bruce Friedrich
"Let's face it: animals suffer and they die, just like we do. They are made of the same stuff that we are. Eating them is an act of gluttony and disregard for our own health, it is an act of disregard for the environment and for the global poor, and most of all, it is an act of disregard for our fellow animals."
-- Bruce Friedrich
With "Veganism in a Nutshell," a 67-minute recording, available on CD or cassette, by Bruce… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 18, 2010 at 18:41 —
Perhaps in the past people thought they needed to enslave animals and people to survive, and that the cruelty involved in it was somehow allowed them. It’s obviously not necessary for us today, as we can plainly see by walking into any grocery store, and the sooner we can awaken from the thrall of the obsolete mythos that we are predatory by nature, the sooner we’ll be able to evolve spiritually and discover and fulfill our purpose on this… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 12, 2010 at 7:26 —
Video Can Be Viewed at http:
PRESS RELEASE FROM SSCS WEBSITE
Japanese Whalers Ram Sea Shepherd Ship Ady Gil
Famed Catamaran is sinking in the Southern Ocean
Six crewmembers Rescued by the Sea Shepherd Ship Bob Barker
In an unprovoked attack… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 6, 2010 at 17:45 —
Everyone on earth could be fed easily, because we currently grow more than enough grain to feed ten billion people; our current practice of feeding this grain to untold billions of animals, and eating them, forces over a billion of us to endure chronic malnutrition and starvation while another billion suffer from the obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer linked with eating diets high in animal foods.…
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 3, 2010 at 14:41 —
from Paul Sheehan, SMH, October 2009
Eight nights ago Channel Nine's 60 Minutes ran a blood-curdling story about the herding and slaughter of dolphins near the Japanese fishing town of Taiji, describing what it called the ''Dante's inferno'' for dolphins. It was harrowing. It was also a classic case of Australians in glass houses.
The reporter Liam Bartlett confronted a hapless official in the local council offices… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 3, 2010 at 10:01 —
More people are becoming aware of the atrocious conditions that factory farmed animals live in, as well as the shocking cruelty inflicted on them. This is largely due to revelations in the media showing what really goes on behind the closed doors of intensive animal farming.
Authors including Jonathan Balcombe and Jeffrey Masson have documented the emotional lives of farmed animals, demonstrating beyond a doubt that they experience grief, pain and pleasure, and form deep social and… Continue
Added by Carolyn Bailey on December 29, 2009 at 11:30 —
Interview with the Head of the Winsome Constance Kindness Trust, Phil Wollen
(from IVU Online News)
About a year ago, a reader recommended that we interview Phil Wollen of the Winsome Constance Kindness Trust - www.kindnesstrust.com
- because of the great work the Trust does for human and nonhuman animals in Australia and elsewhere. Read more about Phil at… Continue
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