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Video of the Day: Phillip Wollen – Animals Should Be Off The Menu

Dylan, pictured to the left, was going to be veal. Can you imagine? Now he’s thriving, happy, and sociable at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. I met Dylan when I visited Woodstock a couple of years ago. I snapped this photo as he ran over to us, eager to get to know us and to receive … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Marc Bekoff Responds To Rhys Southan

Rhys Southan is a former vegan who recently had an essay, “The Enigma of Animal Suffering,” published in the New York Times. Not too long after, Marc Bekoff published a response in his Psychology Today column, Animal Emotions, in which he wrote: “They don’t have to do what we do nor feel what we feel … Continue reading

“Animals Matter” Chapter 3: Making Decisions About Animal Use

In chapter 3 of “Animals Matter,” Marc Bekoff introduces the concept of speciesism, which “reflects a prejudicial attitude, like racism or sexism, in which one judges others not on their individual characteristics but on their membership in a group – in this case, their species.” Speciesists often place humans as the most valuable, more superior … Continue reading

Animals and the Law: Spotlight on Protection Orders

Note: Help for Abused and Battered Women, via If you need immediate assistance, call 911 or your local emergency service. For domestic violence helplines and shelters, click here. If you’re a man in an abusive relationship, read Help for Abused Men. In this post, I will be discussing orders of protection for companion animals … Continue reading

I Want Your Articles!

I would love to publish your polished, thoughtful articles on my page! Ideally, I’d love to publish at least one guest blogger post per month. Topic can vary, but please familiarize yourself with the issues I discuss on the site. Posts should relate in some way to animal welfare, animal law, or veganism. You may … Continue reading

Michael Mansfield: Lawyer, Socialist, and Vegetarian

Originally posted on Species and Class:
By Rachel Berardinelli “I stopped eating meat when I realised that meat production contributes to a society in which the value of a life is measured by profit margins alone and comfort is of no concern.” – Michael Mansfield QC in his op-ed, “Abolishing meat is an ethical issue…

Video of the Day: “The Animals Film” trailer

This documentary film actually came out in 1981, but until yesterday, I had never heard of it. Have you? If so, have you seen it? It obviously predates “Earthlings,” and seemed to have a similar impact to viewers — if you google the film, you’ll find many people writing that they went vegetarian or vegan … Continue reading

New study suggests fruit & vegetable consumption correlates to greater happiness and life satisfaction

The findings of a recent study has provided first evidence of an association between eating fruits and vegetables and what’s called “greater eudaemonic well-being,” or “a state of flourishing characterized by feelings of engagement, meaning, and purpose in life.” The study’s findings have been published in the British Journal of Health Psychology. 405 participants in … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: U.S. Beef and Dairy Slaughter Waning

“Clearly, beef cow slaughter is waning – not only in absolute terms but also in the total cow slaughter mix. Simultaneously, though, dairy cow slaughter is also declining, as higher milk prices and declining feed costs have introduced new culling strategies within the dairy sector.” Source: Beef Magazine, August 13, 2014 Interested in going meat-free? … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Animal Cruelty Apparently Increases Popularity of Church #WisconsinShame

“This has been our tradition for 44 years. This is our big draw for our parish picnic. If we don’t have the pig rassle down here, we don’t hardly see any people come to our church,” said Bruce Learman, pig rassle co-chair. Over the weekend, St. Patrick’s Parish in Wisconsin hosted it’s 44th annual “pig rassle,” … Continue reading