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January 2012 Blog Posts (14)

Why would you want to watch that?

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…


Added by Lise Duck on January 26, 2012 at 6:59 — 5 Comments

PETA: Futile Efforts and Destructive Consequences

Originally published on

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…


Added by NR on January 26, 2012 at 5:30 — 10 Comments

Animal Welfare ~ Dr. Roger Yates

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…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 24, 2012 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

The Spectrum of Acceptable Opinion - A Response to Rob Johnson

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…

Added by Tim Gier on January 23, 2012 at 14:30 — 7 Comments

Is ‘Christian Agrarianism’ Thoroughly Compassionate? Is ‘Humane Slaughter’ an Oxymoron?

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…


Added by Paul Hansen on January 21, 2012 at 20:30 — 5 Comments

An example of what I've been ranting about all these years!

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…


Added by Lise Duck on January 21, 2012 at 2:16 — 3 Comments

The Evil Fur Trade

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 to get Ebay leaders to ban the sale of new and vintage fur on Ebay's sites worldwide The link is

Added by Patricia Betty on January 16, 2012 at 0:18 — 9 Comments

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Added by Vegan Era on January 10, 2012 at 10:46 — 1 Comment

Transcript of Mark Jordan's Live ARZone Guest Chat

Transcript of Mark Jordan's LIve ARZone Guest Chat

7 January 2012

5pm US Eastern Time

10pm UK…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on January 8, 2012 at 19:30 — 8 Comments


Well all I have to say is that ARCO - Animal Rights Community Online is still online and will stay online!

Added by Vegan Student on January 7, 2012 at 9:21 — 4 Comments

Call For Aid: Activist Friends - Please be discreet

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…


Added by Holise E. Cleveland III on January 6, 2012 at 1:31 — No Comments

Assistance Needed: Homeless man finds inspiration through activism

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

Is this world ruled by violence?

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…


Added by Tim Gier on January 3, 2012 at 2:40 — 2 Comments

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