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Hillary, Bernie, and Monsanto

Most animal protection campaigns are knee jerk responses to one horror or another. They are driven by immediacy of need or media publicity or emotional shock or public outrage. We seldom have, or take, the opportunity to plot a course of action solely upon the number of animals that might be saved. Impacting animal agriculture…

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Hillary, Bernie, and Guns

One of the more absurd political dramas is unfolding as Hillary Clinton attempts to paint herself as further to the left than is Bernie Sanders. The issue? Guns! It would be laughable except for the fact that she advances her arguments with a straight face. What is Hillary’s position on guns? That we should close…

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Sanders Is Rehabilitating The Word “Socialist”

Bernie Sanders may not be nominated. If nominated he may not be elected. But Sanders has already done what most observers thought impossible only a few months ago. He has made the term “socialist” almost respectable! Certainly he has made it commonplace. It is now being discussed, explored, queried. Socialism has been unrelentingly attacked for…

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Would The Animals Vote For Your Politician?

Politicians across the spectrum seek the votes of animal activists, some more ardently than others. Many advocate for higher penalties for animal cruelty, for protecting wildlife, or for opposing horse slaughter. Is there a litmus test that animal activists can apply to political candidates and political parties that would ensure our votes deliver the most…

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How Bernie Sanders Could Change The Course Of History

We’ve been inundated with positions, posturing, politics, and pundits. Hillary has moved left. Bernie is stirring up the troops. Argument is rife about who will win and what they will do. Democrats, it’s time for a political reality check. Neither Clinton nor Sanders will be able to get a damn thing done. Period. While the…

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What Do We Believe?

Animal Rights advocates believe animals have the same right to be here as do humans. Animal Rights advocates believe animals have the same rights not to be exploited, enslaved, or murdered as we humans claim for ourselves. Animal Rights advocates believe the test of the value of life is not intelligence, reason, or speech, but…