On Small Victories

Animal Person

A famous Ottawa restaurant removed foie gras from its menu after being pressured by activists. Both, of course, were seen as victories, but the article's author, Richard Foot, asks: Do such successes mean the animal rights movement is winning its long, controversial campaigns to gain the same legal protections for animals as those ascribed to humans? Yesterday's " Do Small Victories Affect Big Picture in Animal Rights Debate?

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

9 editorial “ Justice on the Farm ” describing a “visit to a duck farm in Sullivan County where workers toil through exhausting shifts to force feed poultry for foie gras” encapsulates one of the fundamental problems facing agriculture today: the perpetual chain of exploitation that occurs on many farms. To the Editor: The sentence in your Sept.