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Interview with vegan philosopher David Benatar about why it's better never to have been born

Better Never to Have Been Born: An Interview with David Benatar…


Added by Kate✯GO VEGAN+NOBODY GETS HURT Ⓥ on June 11, 2015 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Tom Regan, Gary Francione and Ingrid Newkirk discuss abolitionism, divisiveness and incrementalism.

Point/Counter Point: A Movement's Means Creates It's Ends. Professors Regan and Francione advocate for abolitionist animal rights and Ingrid Newkirk responds.

Animals' Agenda Magazine Jan/Feb 1992



Added by Carolyn Bailey on June 6, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

Clarifications on “What Is Speciesism?”

In a recent post, Paul Hansen has presented several objections to the account of speciesism I present in my paper “What Is Speciesism?” (which can be found in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 23 (3), 243-266 and …


Added by Oscar Horta on August 16, 2011 at 21:16 — 11 Comments

On Fighting for "Animal Rights" by Mary Martin

"Being featured on ARZone's worldwide Live Guest Chat has reinvigorated my thinking about a couple of topics (here's the transcript). And then I read the "OMG!!!!!OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" in today's New York Times, and I couldn't resist posting.

A couple of years ago I wrote about whether it's a good use of my time to be a purist about the term "animal rights" when most of the world doesn't have…


Added by Tim Gier on April 6, 2011 at 3:28 — No Comments

In Defense of ARZone ~ Tim Gier

"ARZone is facilitating and exacerbating the confusion about animal ethics by acting as a showcase for new welfarists, who are presented in a format that does not allow for any effective challenging of their claims.”   

~ Gary Francione, writing at the Abolitionist Approach forum.


In your opinion, Professor Francione, in your opinion. Now, I realize that in the circles you run, your opinion is gospel, but out here in the real…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 1, 2011 at 17:34 — 8 Comments

The Methodology of ARZone

Animal Rights Zone (ARZone) exists to engage with guests and their ideas about human-nonhuman relations, therefore, a statement of ARZone’s methodology is appropriate. It is important to recognize at the outset that ARZone is constantly evolving, and while it’s guiding principles will not change, the specific methods it uses while adhering to and forwarding those principles surely will. ARZone is always seeking to improve.


ARZone hosts weekly Question… Continue

Added by Animal Rights Zone on January 30, 2011 at 12:13 — 3 Comments

Anti-Vivisection Panel Discussion

The following is a series of videos posted on YouTube. It depicts a panel discussion on animals used in research and education that occurred on April 21, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at the University of Toronto, Hart House, Music Room. Featured is an introduction by graduate student PaulYork, and three panel contributions with Q & A to… Continue

Added by Tim Gier on January 13, 2011 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Nathan Winograd's "Biological Xenophobia"

Published on his blog on January 8,…


Added by Tim Gier on January 10, 2011 at 5:38 — 15 Comments

Thinking Critically About The Animals We Use

In a new blog post, Mary Martin, PhD links to a new…


Added by Tim Gier on January 7, 2011 at 11:20 — 4 Comments

Is Abolition Intuitively Odd??

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


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

Transcript of ARZone Open Forum 27/28 November 2010

Transcript of ARZone Open Forum…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on November 28, 2010 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

Transcript of Brandon Becker's ARZone Guest Chat of 20/21 November 2010

Transcript of Brandon Becker’s ARZone Guest Chat…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on November 21, 2010 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

Transcript of Robin Lane's ARZone Guest Chat of 13/14 November 2010

Transcript of Robin Lane’s ARZone Guest Chat…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on November 14, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Transcript of Shaun Monson's ARZone Guest Chat of 6/7 November 2010

Transcript of Shaun Monson’s ARZone Guest Chat…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on November 7, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Transcript of Priscilla Feral's ARZone Guest Chat of 30/31 October 2010

Transcript of Priscilla Feral’s ARZone Guest Chat…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on October 31, 2010 at 16:30 — 14 Comments

Priscilla Feral Interview ~ Abolitionist-Online


Tell us about "Dining With Friends" Priscilla. It's a truly terrific vegan cookbook that you and Lee Hall have put together. How did it come about, how did you choose the recipes and who did the test tasting?…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on October 25, 2010 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Transcript of Bob Linden's ARZone Guest Chat ~ 23/24 October 2010

Transcript of Bob Linden’s ARZone Guest Chat

23 October 2010…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on October 24, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

Veganism as a Minimum Standard of Decency

In discussions with non-vegans – particularly non-vegans on the Internet who are familiar with the assertions of both the vegan animal rights movement and the assertions of the countermovement – the issue of

“drawing the line” is often raised as a sort of objection to veganism. While it’s true that vegans avoid a lot of harm, so the argument goes, vegans also indirectly cause a lot of harm: animals are killed by crop

harvesters and…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on October 22, 2010 at 7:30 — No Comments

Bruce Friedrich Debates Bruce Friedrich's Monster ~ Al Nowatzki

I’m going to start this post with a disclaimer of sorts. I generally don’t write about animal rights theory on this blog unless it relates to my family. Though I frequently read animal rights books, blogs and consider myself well versed on animal rights theory, this blog is about raising my kids. So I don’t tend to focus on theory too much. Also, there are others who articulate animal rights theory much better than I do, and I feel that what I… Continue

Added by Carolyn Bailey on October 19, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments

Transcript of Harold Brown's ARZone Guest Chat of 16/17 October 2010

Transcript of Harold Brown’s ARZone Guest Chat

16 October…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on October 17, 2010 at 14:30 — 1 Comment


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