Category «Books/Movies/Talks»

The Ghosts in our Machine (movie review)

by Trent Grassian The Ghosts in Our Machine is one of the most striking films I have ever seen and just might be my new favourite documentary. In the film, director Liz Marshall follows photographer Jo-Ann McArthur as she documents exploited animals around the globe. Unlike many other animal rights films, such as Earthlings, the …

Veganomics: Book Review

Cooney’s Veganomics  is a goldmine of information for activists and anyone wanting to help animals   By Trent Grassian Veganomics is a must-read for anyone interested in helping animals and promoting kind diets. Cooney’s 2013 book presents a comprehensive overview of existing research into who goes vegetarian or vegan and why. I started reading the …

Earthlings: Movie Review

by Bronwyn Slater Are you already a vegan? If not then you need to watch Earthlings – a documentary about the use of animals for food, clothing, entertainment and science. This movie is not easy to watch, but if you eat, wear or use animal by-products then it is only fair that you should witness …

Carnism

Extracts from Melanie Joy’s work on the belief system supporting the culture of meat eating.  By James O’Donovan   Carnism is the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat certain animals. This concept was first described in the book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by author Melanie Joy. …

Book Review: “A Vegan Ethic” by Mark Hawthorne

A Roadmap to Ethical Living and Social Justice   “If veganism is about doing your best to not harm any sentient life, we must logically extend that circle of compassion to human animals as well,” observes Mark Hawthorne in this concise, engaging guide to veganism and animal rights that illustrates in clear language the benefits …