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Getting animals out of shops… or is it?

You may have seen Say No To Animals In Pet Shops info, pamphlets, or the website before – a campaign against the proliferation of puppy farms/mills and generally seeing “pet” animals as commodities to be bought and sold with little … Continue reading

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The Malicious Cup

Yesterday the Melbourne Cup was held in Australia, as part of the Spring Racing Carnival. During this time, women stick dead birds in their hair, calling it fashionable and attractive, and everyone sits on their lazy asses to watch horses … Continue reading

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An ethical wardrobe: it's so hot right now

The UK media, from what I’ve seen, seems to be reasonably vegan-friendly. From pro-animal rights articles to health, they aren’t quite so afraid as certain other western nations of throwing the v-word around. *cough*Australia*cough* *cough*UnitedStates*cough*cough* The Guardian has been doing … Continue reading

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Psychological blind spots

People “prefer” the meat version of foods, even if… it tastes, looks, and feels exactly the darn same. “An ingenious study just published in the Journal of Consumer Research has provided a striking demonstration that taste perceptions and product preferences … Continue reading

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Abolish welfarism?

If you’ve read up on animal rights or ethics for more than a few minutes, you’ve no doubt stumbled across the very popular abolitionism vs. welfarism debate. Why do animal welfare groups fail to make a significant impact? Why is … Continue reading

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Save the animals, save the world

If you like contributing to human rights groups, but are a little concerned when providing “aid” sometimes means animals for farming and slaughter, then Vegfam might be for you. It’s like Oxfam without the ox/chicken/goat abuse. Vegfam promotes sustainable environmentally-friendly … Continue reading

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Cut class, not rabbits

ALV (Animal Liberation Victoria) in Australia has been protesting against the unnecessary abuse and slaughter of bunnies in undergrad science courses. Seriously nasty. Here’s some details: Monash University conducts completely unnecessary live experiments on rabbits as part of undergrad science … Continue reading

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VegQuotes

If less-informed folks have been hassling you about veganism, it can be helpful to remember that you’re not alone. In fact, by standing up for the rights of the oppressed and giving a voice to the voiceless, you’re keeping company … Continue reading

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The Thinking Animal: Compassion Beyond “Pets”

Anyone who has adopted an animal and brought it into their home knows that animals are more than automatons. For those of us who pay close attention to our animal companions, we’ve witnessed a full range of emotions, mischievous thinking … Continue reading

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