On What the Animal Ag Alliance Thinks of Us

Animal Person

The industry calls us all "animal rights activists" and of course uses the ridiculous "extremists" (read: a person with a principle manifested in her actions) and the Communications Director of the AAA, Philip Lobo, says of extremists, "many of whom are vegans, who are willing to use drastic measures in their attempts to impose their dietary choices onto others." Are we pinning people down and force-feeding them vegan burritos? .

Where Does Entertainment Begin and End?

Animal Person

Is it possible that videos of open rescue or undercover videos taken of vivisection could be somehow lumped in with snuff and other vile videos and considered unacceptable (and don't think that wouldn't be intentional), therefore taking an important tool away from activists? Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Language animal rights animal snuff films free speech Supreme Court Vamsee Juluri veganism

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On "Compassion," "Nonviolence" and "Justice"

Animal Person

Being vegan because you want to live as nonviolently as possible and you don't want to contribute to violence and you don't want to respond to violence with violence is admirable to some, though refusing to support the defense of sentient nonhumans when you probably would if they were humans bothers me. Or vegan pumpkin pie. Why all the quotation marks? Because I've been thinking about the evolution of my own thinking--and languaging--regarding animal rights.