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Happy Mother’s Day!

Check out “On Motherhood and Pizza” at Animal Rights & AntiOppression, by yours truly, and have a Happy Mother’s Day!

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On Children’s Books, Introverts & Films

First, Chris directed me to ePub Bud, which appears to be a timely and fantastic idea given my recent plea for more books for children about veganism. In addition, it looks like a great way to get your book into…

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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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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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On Animal Abuse Registries and Anthropolatry

This morning I posted “On California’s Animal Abuse Registry Proposal” over at Animal Rights & AntiOppression and welcome any discussion about it. I should be able to watch the press conference about the bill this afternoon if a conference call…

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On Why My Food Bill Just Got a Lot Cheaper

Deb wrote “Do Food Miles Matter?” after reading “Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly, by James E. McWilliams last month. Shortly thereafter she visited and brought me the book, and as a…

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On Deep Vegan Outreach and Dr. Ray Greek

This week I asked “Is this ‘War’?” over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression and I welcome comments (and will respond to the current ones shortly). I also saw two items of particular interest to the mission of Animal Rights and…

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On the Banning of Eating Cats and Dogs in China

I’ve been blogging here less partly because I’ve been blogging at Animal Rights & AntiOppression (check out my latest post “On Corporate Personhood and Animal Rights” and the better-than-the-post comments) but also because I’ve been feeling like a broken record…

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On Indigenous People and Animals

A couple of years ago I catalogued the dozens of excuses/rationalizations from well-meaning, compassionate people about why they eat animals, and all fell into one of six categories: It’s what god wanted (and other versions, such as: That’s why they…

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On Atheism and Veganism, Part Deux

“On Atheism and Veganism” created what was for the most part a respectful, interesting discussion that brought up a couple of items I’d like to clarify or explore. First off, I began the post with, “For me, atheism and veganism…

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How Do You Deal With Shopping?

There’s an interesting discussion about the frustrations of shopping (“On the Perils of Purchasing”) over at Animal Rights & AntiOppression. If you haven’t stopped by, please do and let me know what your priorities are when shopping, and how you…

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On Dolphins as a Gateway to Animal Rights

My life-as-a-tweeter is less and less significant these days. It’s just not all that interesting to me. Something about jockeying for position in 140 characters or less, rather than interacting and sharing, I guess. I did tweet about “Scientists Say…

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