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Today in Speciesism: Pretending That Dairy Cows Have Bodily Integrity

An article over at the New York Times has the following headline: “With Farm Robotics, the Cows Decide When It’s Milking Time.” This headline is trying to suggest that dairy cows have bodily autonomy. And yet, the dairy industry is only able to thrive by forcing cows to become pregnant and by taking away their … Continue reading

It’s Even Worse Than Usual To Be a Chicken

It’s absolutely terrible to be a chicken in America. Chickens are not given the same federal protections as other food animals because they are exempt from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, which dictates how our food animals are killed. This is shocking, especially in light of the fact that chickens make up over 90% … Continue reading

Video of the Day: Carl’s Jr. Reinforcing Male Meat Eating Culture

This new advertisement from Carl’s JR/Hardee’s reinforces various (and tired) myths of meat eating. In the video, a woman portraying Mystique, the shape-shifter character from X-Men, morphs into a stereotypically attractive white male as she eats a gigantic bacon burger.  The text on the screen reads, “Man Up.” As the male continues to eat the … Continue reading

A brief post — what I’ve been up to!

Apologies to my readers– I haven’t been good at blogging lately. I got very busy working three jobs, whittled those down to two, and now I’m down to one. And about to start looking for a new job! Hopefully something more permanent. I’ve been freelancing transcribing. It’s nice to have something somewhat non-routine, but I … Continue reading