Almost everyone has heard of free range, cage free, certified humane, free run, or ‘naturally raised’ animal products. Most corporations will state they have a huge commitment to ‘animal welfare.’ Some companies, when exposed for their gruesome practices, like castration without pain relief or gestation crates(stalls so small pregnant pigs cant turn around), they will… Continue reading What is ‘humane washing’?
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
Many people say being a vegan is a personal choice, and this is understandable, considering the world we are raised in. But personal choices affect only the person making the choice. It is a personal choice how to style your hair or paint your house. Harming others isn’t a personal choice. Even if you think… Continue reading Personal Choice?
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
This post should not be taken as inciting any form of illegal action, it is merely supposed to inspire debate about different activism tactics. An Open Rescue is when activists rescue animals from places of violence, while not hiding their faces or identities. It is different from liberations carried out by groups like the… Continue reading Open Vs Masked Rescue
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?