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
Humans are very peculiar creatures. We are very inconsistent. People who rescue dogs and cats or bunnies kill and eat cows and pigs and chickens and fish. Most never think about it. Most humans at least consider themselves animal lovers, if not animal rescuers. While many people have different opinions on what love actually means,… Continue reading Why Do We Pet Cats But Eat Pigs?
Animal rights activists employ many different forms of protesting, some legal, some not. Some involve large numbers, some involve only one person. Different groups and different activists have different tactics. PETA Protests While PETA is not the only group to employ controversial tactics to gain publicity for animal rights, they are most enthusiastic and most… Continue reading Forms of Protest
Many well meaning people, upon hearing that I am a vegan and an activist, say ‘Well, why don’t we just make better conditions?’ Or’ I know people who treat their animals really well, they love them.’ The answer, in short, is that humane violence and humane exploitation do not exist. Some farms may be less… Continue reading Humane Meat?
Foie Gras- otherwise known as torture in a tin- translates to ‘fatty liver’ in French. This barbaric product is made by force feeding ducks and geese several times a day with steel tubes until their liver swells to three times it’s normal size. The animals often suffer from internal bleeding, and injuries related to having… Continue reading Foie Gras Ban Overturned in California.