Many people ask this question. ‘Why bother protesting small farms? Large industrial farms are the problem and the biggest animal abusers.’ Actually a good point. Why do some groups like DXE and others focus so much on supposedly ‘humane’ establishments instead of the indisputably horrible ‘factory farms’? Well the simple answer is this. Killing an… Continue reading Why Focus on ‘Humane Farms?’
Ag-gag laws are laws that ban the use of film, photography , undercover investigations, or even whistleblowing in places like slaughterhouses and farms. Some are passed after undercover investigations showing conditions in these places, like Utah’s ag-gag law, which was passed the same day a fifth employee of butterball pleaded guilty to animal cruelty as… Continue reading What are ‘Ag-gag’ laws?
Many activists and organizations use disruptions as an activism tactic. Basically, a disruption is activists marching into an establishment or other location, and chanting, speaking, or otherwise drawing attention. The animal rights movement is famous for this, especially the group Direct Action Everywhere, but this is a tactic used throughout history many times. Disruptions are… Continue reading Is Disruption a Good Tactic?
Update: Tragically, William had been killed by the University of Iowa. We must honour his memory by speaking up for all animals in laboratories. Recently, the news broke that a goat had escaped from the University of Iowa. The University admits he was used in painful experiments. After ten days… Continue reading Let William Go!
On February 1st, 1995, 31 year old mother and animal rights activist Jill Phipps was tragically killed while defending animals. She had a long history of defending the voiceless, and even received a suspended prison sentence in 1984 for the raid on Unilever, while she was pregnant no less, who tortures animals in experiments for their products.… Continue reading Today We Remember Jill Phipps
Anita Kranjc is the co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, a group who films pigs on their way to slaughter, hosts demonstrations to raise awareness about the atrocities of the slaughterhouse, and gives water to pigs deprived of it during transport to the slaughterhouse, sometimes for days. Canadian law says it is perfectly legal for pigs to… Continue reading The Anita Kranjc Case
Veganism and animal rights activism has often been criticized as a middle class movement, made up of people with money to spare. It may be true to an extent, because people tend to be more open to social justice messages when they aren’t focusing on their own survival. And a starving person will eat any… Continue reading Is Veganism for the Privileged?