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On SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer

I finally read SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer, which was published a couple of years after ANIMAL EQUALITY, which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. This book has so many great quotes that I’m going to have to write…

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Deadline Approaching for Animal Essays

“Creative Nonfiction is seeking essays about the bonds–emotional, ethical, biological, physical, or otherwise–between humans and animals. We’re looking for stories from a variety of viewpoints . . . For the past 16 years, Creative Nonfiction has devoted itself to publishing…

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Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo, Part Deux

Coincidentally, last night was a board meeting for our homeowner’s association, and though I wasn’t on the agenda there’s always time for homeowner comments about, say, the petting zoo and pony rides that are scheduled for the spring “BBQ” (here’s…

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Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo

´╗┐After my long weekend up North I returned to a message from our neighborhood association announcing a picnic on April 11 on the Village Green. We paid a heap of extra money to live on the Village Green, so anything…

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On “Pets” and “Its”

I went back to New York to the areas where I grew up and went to college and graduate school for a five-day weekend. I’d been longing for NYC and, as usual, thinking about moving back. The Nor’easter cured me…

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On Honoring Living “Things”

William Horden’s, “The Sacred Space of the Shared Heart” is exactly the type of piece I am talking about when I express frustration over “spiritual” people who kill nonhuman animals or who have them killed for a meal. “My father…

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SHAC7 Trailer

SHAC 7 Trailer from Sparrow Media on Vimeo. I credit Will Potter as the catalyst for shifting my focus away from critiques of other activists and activist groups (particularly his post, “While the Government Continues Attacks on Activists, Animal Rights…

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On ANIMAL EQUALITY, by Joan Dunayer

A handful Animal Person readers since May of 2006, when I started this then-daily blog, have asked me if I’ve read Joan Dunayer. And now that I’ve read Animal Equality and begun Speciesism, I think I know why. My deconstructions…

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