Category «Animal Advocacy»

Guide to Going Vegan

by Bronwyn Slater Going vegan has never been easier. It is now possible to buy vegan versions of every type of food you have been accustomed to eating – from cheese, cream, milk, eggs, yoghurt, ice-cream and chocolate to fake meats such as burgers, sausages, mince, bacon, roasts and slices. You can now find many …

The Nonhuman Rights Project

At VSM we believe that all species should be able to live out their lives free from human imprisonment, abuse, or interference. The Nonhuman Rights Project is working in the US to establish a legal precedent for these rights using the court system.   Q&A about the Nonhuman Rights Project   Q:  What is the …

The Kimmela Centre for Animal Advocacy

The Kimmela Centre for Animal Advocacy was founded by Dr. Lori Marino who is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence, formerly on the faculty of Emory University. She is internationally known for her work on the evolution of the brain and intelligence in dolphins and whales and comparisons to primates. Kimmela is …

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 …

Tactics in Vegan Advocacy

By Jordan Collins    Among animal rights advocates, there is little disagreement about the fundamentals: we can all agree that animals used by humans suffer, and that that suffering is unacceptable. To varying degrees, we accept that the effects of our animal agriculture industry is destroying the planet and exacerbating the starvation of individuals in …

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. …