MARCH 31, 2009
Here is information about an upcoming conference
Let’s Catch Up!
SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
Alec Baldwin wrote a great piece for the Huffington Post about the vilification of Michael Vick, and how in a lot of ways it’s hypocritical of a lot of people – specifically, if you are a meat eater, a leather-wearer, and an animal user.
Why Do Animals Exist?
JUNE 1, 2010
This weekend I got into a rather passionate debate with some friends of friends about animal rights. I said that I think animals exist for their own purposes, not for ours. “To eat animals..
Breed Bans are NOT the Answer
FEBRUARY 3, 2009
They are loving and loyal animals. Tags: Animal Welfare animal advocacy companion animals dogs pictures I get frustrated when people suggest that all Pit bulls are a danger to society.
Air Canada To Stop Shipping Lab Primates
JANUARY 20, 2012
Animal advocacy groups have been lobbying for this for a while. Today, more than 40 animal advocacy organizations across Canada praised Air Canada for its recent decision to stop shipping non-human primates into the country for use in research laboratories. We applaud Air Canada for wanting to get out of the monkey business," said Brian Vincent, Coordinator of the CCAARE and Director of Stop UBC Animal Research. "We Excellent news!
Book Chronicles History of Animal Rights
JANUARY 9, 2009
The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA by Norm Phelps came out in 2007. In a brisk, readable narrative, The Longest Struggle traces the campaigns of animal rights pioneers like Henry Spira, Alex Hershaft, and Ingrid Newkirk, as well as leaders who have come more recently on the scene like Heidi Prescott, Karen Davis, and Bruce Friedrich. Tags: animal rights
Don’t Kill Bill Event
4 The Love Of Animals
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
It entailed an aerial fabric performance (think Cirque du Soleil or that hotel commercial with the lady swinging from the drapes) set to beautiful music by animal advocate Marilyn Milano and a slide show about puppy mills and volunteering with rescues.
On "Animal Activism"
MAY 23, 2009
I've used the term "animal activism" lately as an experiment. I notice that if I use "animal rights activist" or anything with the word "rights" in it, because it's loaded and misunderstood, my listener often has an immediate bias of some kind. People have a relationship, whether or not they are aware, to the term "animal rights." I want to talk about why we shouldn't be using animals and that it's infinitely easier to be a vegan than it was 20 years ago.
From the Mailbag
FEBRUARY 22, 2007
The animal advocacy group Compassion Over Killing has created a new website to bring attention to the fact that Morningstar Farms continues to use "battery eggs" from caged birds in their products. Hey Keith, I wanted to drop you a line on this because I thought it would be up your alley. Here is the link. The site specifically names Gardenburger as a company that does not used caged chickens to get the eggs for their products and links to Gardenburger's statement on the practice.
On Fighting for "Animal Rights"
APRIL 5, 2011
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 the same understanding of the term as I do. would call HSUS an animal rights group (after all, HSUS doesn't even do that). Or how a paragraph would refer to animal rights and animal welfare as if they're interchangeable. Isn't my time better spent fighting for actual animal rights than the term "animal rights?".
Listen Today on WALO Radio
MARCH 30, 2009
Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends! Today, March 30th, at 3:00 East Coast time, Susan Soltero of Puerto Rico will interview me live on the air at WALO Radio about Responsible Policies for Animals' 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry! Achieving humane treatment of animals is inconceivable with our big, popular universities teaching the opposite!
Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”
FEBRUARY 18, 2009
Travis, like all other chimps, no matter how many amazing “human-like behaviors they exhibit, are still wild animals who do not belong to anybody else, and who will undoubtedly revert back to their instincts eventually.